23
May
Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 400iso, f4.5, 1/3200th, Manual

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 400iso, f4.5, 1/3200th, Manual

During the semi final round of eliminations at the NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka, veteran funny car driver Tim Wilkerson would lose control of his Ford Mustang right off the starting line.  Continue on to see the full sequence!

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18
May
Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA funny car driver John Hale explodes the carbon fiber body off his car during the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Hale was uninjured.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual

During round one of eliminations at the NHRA Southern Nationals, funny car driver John Hale would experience his first carbon fiber body tossing explosion of his drag racing career.  Continue on to see the shot by shot sequence!

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02
May
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1250iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Terry McMillen explodes an engine on fire during the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1250iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Manual
In the first pair of cars down the track on the final day of the NHRA Spring Nationals, top fuel dragster driver Terry McMillen experienced one of the biggest explosions in the last couple decades in his Amalie Motor Oil sponsored dragster. Continue on to see the entire sequence frame by frame…

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30
Apr
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1600iso, f4.5, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA pro mod driver Sidnei Frigo crashes during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway. Frigo was alert and transported via helicopter to a local hospital. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1600iso, f4.5, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA pro mod driver Sidnei Frigo crashes during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway. Frigo was alert and transported via helicopter to a local hospital. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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21
Mar
Canon 1Dx, 800mm, 12,800iso, f5.6, 1/800th, Manual NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Christopher Bell (4) goes sideways sending a shower of sparks through the field of drivers during the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Canon 1Dx, 800mm, 12,800iso, f5.6, 1/800th, Manual
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Christopher Bell (4) goes sideways sending a shower of sparks through the field of drivers during the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

After missing the last few years due to scheduling conflicts with NHRA I was finally able to get back to one of my favorite events to cover. The Daytona 500. Continue on to see all my favorite shots from the busy weekend of 200mph racing. Enjoy!

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04
Jan
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f7.1, 1/200th, Manual with Studio Lights The funny car of NHRA driver Jack Beckman reflects off a puddle of rain during preseason testing at Palm Beach International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f7.1, 1/200th, Manual with Studio Lights
The funny car of NHRA driver Jack Beckman reflects off a puddle of rain during preseason testing at Palm Beach International Raceway. Click here to purchase print.

2015 was a great year for photos of my favorite sport, Drag Racing!  Continue on to see all my best drag racing shots from 2015!

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25
Nov
Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Busch celebrates with a burnout after winning the Ford EcoBoost 400 to win the Sprint Cup championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 4000iso, f4, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority

After missing last years NASCAR championship race for the first time since 2005, my schedule enabled me to attend this years finale which on top of deciding the champion, it would also be the last race of legendary NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon.  He would be my main focus of the weekend.  Continue on to see all my favorites from the season ending event in Miami

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14
Mar
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual

In the third round of NHRA top fuel dragster qualifying for the Gatornationals in Gainesville, Florida, multi time top fuel champion Larry Dixon would ride out one of the scariest rides the sport has ever seen. Continue on to check out the incredible accident frame by frame.

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26
Jan
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 2000iso, f5.6, 1/1250th, Manual Air gets beneath the Valvoline body and tears it into several pieces.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 2000iso, f5.6, 1/1250th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Jack Beckman explodes the Valvoline sponsored Dodge into pieces during qualifying for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Finally found a minute to post my final Best of 2014 photo blog with my best Crash and Burn photos of 2014. Continue on to check them out!

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05
Jan
Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f11, 1/200th, Manual with Studio Lights With the help of a smoke machine I produced this shot of the 2015 Dodge Charger of two time NHRA funny car champion Matt Hagan during a portrait shoot at the teams shop near Indianapolis.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f11, 1/200th, Manual with Studio Lights
With the help of a smoke machine I produced this shot of the 2015 Dodge Charger of two time NHRA funny car champion Matt Hagan during a portrait shoot at the teams shop near Indianapolis.

Time to get to some of my favorite Best of posts as we kick it into high gear with my Best NHRA photos of 2014. Continue on to see my favorite sport from an assortment of angles and moments!

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