22
May

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual

During the Monday rain delayed NHRA Heartland Nationals I would witness one of the rarest crashes that can happen as top alcohol dragster driver Steve Collier would ride out the dreaded blowover, the first at an NHRA event in 11 years!  Continue on to see my full sequence from start to finish….

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29
Mar

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 1250iso, f6.3, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority

During the second round of eliminations at the NHRA Gatornationals I would witness one of the rarest things that can happen in the sport when funny car drivers Robert Hight and Matt Hagan would BOTH blow the bodies off their cars in spectacular fiery explosions.   Continue on to see my view of something I can almost guarantee that I will never witness for the rest of my life!

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22
Mar

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority

During the second round of qualifying at the 49th annual NHRA Gatornationals, funny car drive John Force would suffer his third major body destroying explosion of the year in his Peak Auto sponsored Chevy.

Continue on to see the full sequence!

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26
Feb

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Manual

During the second round of eliminations of the NHRA Arizona Nationals, living legend John Force would suffer a massive engine explosion before losing control and crashing with opponent Jonnie Lindberg. Continue on to see all the shots from this breathtaking incident.

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12
Feb

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual

As if the weekend for the John Force family hadn’t been enough with John Force’s wild qualifying explosion that sent him to the hospital, during the first round of eliminations at the season opening NHRA Winternationals, reining World Champion Brittany Force would ride out a wild crash in her Monster Energy sponsored dragster that would have Brittany bouncing off both walls before getting upside down and then on fire. Continue on to see the crash from start to finish through the lens of my Canon 1dx mk2….

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09
Feb

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5, 1/4000th, Manual

During the second round of qualifying on the opening day of the NHRA season, funny car driver John Force would go for a wild ride after enduring a big explosion during the Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

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21
Dec

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 1250iso, f2.8, 1/125th, Manual
Big flames pour from the header pipes on the dragster of NHRA top fuel driver Doug Kalitta as he does a burnout during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Its finally that time of year where I put together my Best of the Year blog posts for the various sports I shoot throughout the year.  First up are my Best Drag Racing photos of 2017. Enjoy!

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16
Oct

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm with 1.4 converter (420mm), 2000iso, f4, 1/8000th, Manual

During the second round of eliminations at the NHRA Fall Nationals top fuel driver Steve Torrence would suffer a blown tire at over 320mph which would cause him to lose control and crash.  Thankfully Steve would walk away. To see all my shots of the hard crash continue on….

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29
May

Canon 1Dx mk2, 800mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Scott Dixon (9) flies airborne as Helio Castroneves (3) drives under him during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Totally worn out from a long day covering the 101st Indianapolis 500 but before I fall asleep for 12 hours I wanted to post all my favorite images from the greatest spectacle in racing!

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23
May

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f5.6, 1/15th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series driver Will Power streaks through turn one during the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix at Phoenix International Raceway.

A few weeks ago the Verizon IndyCar Series raced on the one mile oval at Phoenix International Raceway. Continue on to see my best shots from the weekend!

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