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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13
Dec

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 1250iso, f5, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NASCAR Cup Series driver Martin Truex Jr. celebrates in victory lane with champagne after winning the 2017 NASCAR Cup Championship and the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

A few weeks ago NASCAR closed out its 2017 season in Miami to decide the champions across the three series. That always makes this race a big one to cover but this year it would be magnified by the retirements of three stars of the sport; Dale Earnhardt Jr, Matt Kenseth and Danica Patrick (kinda). Continue on to see all my shots from the weekend!

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25
Mar

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 125iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
Exhaust smoke is backlit by the sun as NHRA top fuel driver  Leah Pritchett comes out of the shadows as she does a burnout during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Here are all my favorite images from one of the crown jewel events on the NHRA series, the Gatornationals. Continue on to see all my best shots!

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04
Feb

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
Clemson Tigers quarterback DeShaun Watson (4) dives for the end zone against Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Ronnie Harrison (15) during the fourth quarter in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Considering the Super Bowl is tomorrow I’d say its about time to post my best shots from the awesome game between the Clemson Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide in Tampa. Continue on to see all my favorite shots from the instant classic!

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13
Dec
Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 1250iso, f3.5, 1/2500th, Manual The sun sets as NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers line up in turn two for a restart during the Ford Ecoboost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 1250iso, f3.5, 1/2500th, Manual
Was fortunate enough to cover my 11th career NASCAR championship race where some major history was made.  Continue on to see all my best shots from the weekend.

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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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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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28
Mar
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA top fuel dragster driver Pat Dakin (right) explodes an engine alongside J.R. Todd during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.

Race three of the 2014 NHRA tour took us to the swamps of Gainesville, Florida for the prestigious Gatornationals. Warm temperatures and sunny skies were sure to make for a great weekend of racing. Continue on to see my favorite images from the weekend.

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