10
Nov
Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 320iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual And here is something I don't believe I have shot in the 25 plus years Ive been doing this. Check out the clutch disk in the air to the right of the boat!!

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 320iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual
Heres all my favorite images from a weekend covering one of my favorite sports, top fuel drag boat racing!

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12
Nov
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Manual The black smoke from the engine mixes with the rooster tail of water producing a cool look to the shot.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Manual

Got to spend a few days out at Firebird Lake to shoot the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series World Finals. Continue on to see my favorite shots from the weekend…

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Posted in Arizona, Boat Racing, Drag Racing, Firebird International Raceway, Racing, Sports   Comments Off on Weekend Rewind / Drag Boat Racing World Finals
04
Mar

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Alexis DeJoria celebrates with her first pro Wally after winning the Carquest Auto Parts Nationals at Wild Horse Motorsports Park.

Just over a week ago the NHRA had their second race of the 2014 season at the newly rebranded Wild Horse Motorsports Park. (formerly Firebird International Raceway) On top of being the one race of the season I can sleep in my own bed, this is also the only racetrack with a bridge over the shutdown area that enables us to get some awesome views. Continue on to check out the great weekend of racing in the desert!

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08
Jan
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Manual NHRA pro mod driver Tim Tindle lands in the grass on the other side of the wall setting off a violent series of end over end rolls.

We close out my Best of 2013 blogs with my best crash and burn images of 2013. It was a year filled with some wild action. Continue on to see it all!

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Posted in Best of, Boat Racing, Crash, Drag Racing, Firebird International Raceway, Indy Cars, IRL, NASCAR, NHRA, P.I.R., Racing, Sports, Talladega   Leave a comment
30
Dec
Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Strobes Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Strobes NHRA funny car driver Matt Hagan sits in the cockpit of his 2014 Rocky Boots sponsored Dodge during a portrait shoot at Don Schumacher Racing.

Very few sports have the visual appeal that drag racing has. Colorful cars with loud fire spewing engine shaking the ground as they go from zero to 330mph in less than four seconds is nothing short of amazing. I am a lucky guy to cover the sport for a living that I grew up a fan of. Continue on to check out my favorite blog of the year…

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24
Feb
XXXXNHRA pro stock driver Erica Enders-Stevens was a happy girl after winning the Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway.

After two days of qualifying in Phoenix it was time to get to some racing and eventually hand out some hardware in the form of Wally’s! Lets get to race two of the 24 race Mello Yello NHRA tour. Green light!

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23
Feb
XXXX NHRA funny car driver Cruz Pedregon slaps the wall during qualifying for the Arizona Nationals.

Lets take a look at the action from Saturday at the Arizona Nationals where drivers would try hard to break into the field on the final day of qualifying.

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22
Feb
XXXXNHRA funny car driver John Force (left) crosses the centerline taking out the timing blocks alongside Alexis DeJoria during qualifying for the Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway.

Still feels pretty odd to be missing the Daytona 500 for the first time since 2006 but no way in hell I will miss the one NHRA race of the season where I can sleep in my own bed. Anyone who travels for a living knows how incredibly nice it is to spend time in your own bed! Its the little things in life people…  on to the days action!

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24
Apr

The second race on the 2012 NHRA was my favorite stop on the circuit. Not because its a cool track or its a big race but because I get to sleep on my own bed every night. Lets get right to the action of a gorgeous weekend in the Arizona desert.

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24
Jan

It is finally time to bring my “Best of 2011” series to an end with everyones favorite category (except those who appear in these pics) with my Best of Crash and Burn. Not many years ago many of the crashes you see in this post would have resulted in injuries for the drivers but thanks to todays safety technology every driver seen in this blog would walk away. The same can’t be said for their race cars!

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Posted in Best of, Drag Racing, Firebird International Raceway, Indy Cars, IRL, LOORRS, NASCAR, NHRA, Off Road Racing, Racing, Sports, Supercross, Talladega   | 1 Comment

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