12
Oct

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett (left) and funny car driver Alexis DeJoria celebrate after becoming the first women to sweep the nitro classes at an NHRA event during the Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.

Continue on to see all my favorite images from the 2017 Lucas Oil Nationals in Brainerd.

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18
Aug
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 3200iso, f5, 1/1000th, Manual

During the quarterfinals in the top dragster category at the NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals in Brainerd, Minnesota drivers Don Kritzky and Montee Green would be lucky to escape serious injuries when both lost control at speed. Continue on to see the dramatic sequence!

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18
Aug
Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f3.2, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority I was so waiting for this lawnmower to flip over backwards as the two men tried to control the out of control mini tractor. Good thing they had a wheelie bar!

If you’ve never attended NHRA in Brainerd then there is a good chance you aren’t familiar with what they call the “Brainerd Zoo.” If you are looking for “wild animals” in a party atmosphere then this is the zoo for you!

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17
Aug
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual

During the third round of funny car qualifying at the Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway, driver Ron Capps suffered a catastrophic engine explosion in his NAPA Auto Parts Dodge. Check out the full sequence…

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17
Aug
Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 800iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Matt Hagan during qualifying for the Lucas Oil Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Hagan would end the day at the top of the qualifying order with a 4.044.

This weekend marks my second return to Brainerd, Minnesota, home of the Lucas Oil Nationals. After missing last years race due to the Olympics I was happy to return to the land of 10 thousand lakes!

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