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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Posted in 10 Spot, Arizona, Drag Racing, Firebird International Raceway, NHRA, Racing   8 Comments
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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Posted in Drag Racing, Firebird International Raceway, Me, NHRA, Racing, Sports   | Leave a comment
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
14
Jan

With the bulk of the motorsports I shot this year being NHRA drag racing I was unable to cover as many Off Road races and NASCAR as I usually used to do. With that in mind I combined the two motorsports into my latest installment of my “Best of 2011” series. Strap in and hold on…

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Posted in Best of, Daytona, Firebird International Raceway, Florida, GoPro, Las Vegas, LOORRS, NASCAR, Off Road Racing, Racing, Remote Camera, Sports, Talladega   | 1 Comment
23
Dec

A few weeks ago the final race of the 2011 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) would visit my hometown of Phoenix for their championship race. On top of loving the hell out of this sport for the excitement, cool drivers and amazing photo access I was motivated to produce cool stuff since this would be my last motor sports event of the year.

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Posted in Firebird International Raceway, GoPro, LOORRS, Me, Off Road Racing, Racing, Remote Camera, Sports   | 1 Comment
02
Nov

With the NHRA circuit down to just three races remaining, the Arizona Nationals near Phoenix would make our break the championship hopes of several professional drivers. While temperatures would exceed 100 degrees all weekend at Firebird International Raceway making for a miserable time shooting and getting down the track for drivers, it was still 20 minutes from my place so I would get to sleep in my own bed every night.

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Posted in Drag Racing, Firebird International Raceway, Me, NHRA, Pocket Wizard, Racing, Remote Camera, Sports   | 9 Comments
28
Mar

After shooting NASCAR and NHRA the previous month I was very excited to shoot the season opening race for the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS). Even more exciting though was the fact the race was taking place just 10 miles from my place. One of my favorite sports + a weekend in town = WINNING!

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Posted in Firebird International Raceway, LOORRS, Me, Off Road Racing, Portraits, Racing, Sports   | 4 Comments
29
Dec

We are down to five Best of 2010 blogs. Now on tap is my best of drag racing. 2010 was a great year in that I got to cover more drag racing than I have covered since 1997. By covering several races this year I got some pretty cool stuff. Check it out.

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Posted in Best of, Drag Racing, Firebird International Raceway, NHRA, Racing, Sports   | 4 Comments
17
Dec

After a few weeks of shooting only NBA and NFL it was good to get back out to a race track for what is my last motorsports event of 2010, the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) finale. With the race only being a 10 minute drive from my house I gotta say I was excited for the weekend. It did not disappoint.

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Posted in Aerial Photography, Firebird International Raceway, LOORRS, Off Road Racing, Racing, Sports   | 1 Comment
26
Feb

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Back in the day when I was growing up rarely would I ever miss the Arizona Nationals in Chandler, AZ. The track was only 12 miles from where I lived so it was always a must attend. As I have gotten older and been busier with work the years began to go by that I haven’t been able to attend my home town race. Finally this year I decided I was not gonna miss the race. All I can say is I am glad I made the 2010 Arizona Nationals……because I doubt they will ever race at this track again. Put on your seatbelts, its about to be a bumpy ride!

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Posted in Drag Racing, Firebird International Raceway, NHRA, Pocket Wizard, Racing, Remote Camera, Sports   | 21 Comments

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