23
May
Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 400iso, f4.5, 1/3200th, Manual

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 400iso, f4.5, 1/3200th, Manual

During the semi final round of eliminations at the NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka, veteran funny car driver Tim Wilkerson would lose control of his Ford Mustang right off the starting line.  Continue on to see the full sequence!

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18
May
Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA funny car driver John Hale explodes the carbon fiber body off his car during the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Hale was uninjured.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual

During round one of eliminations at the NHRA Southern Nationals, funny car driver John Hale would experience his first carbon fiber body tossing explosion of his drag racing career.  Continue on to see the shot by shot sequence!

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02
May
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1250iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Terry McMillen explodes an engine on fire during the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1250iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Manual
In the first pair of cars down the track on the final day of the NHRA Spring Nationals, top fuel dragster driver Terry McMillen experienced one of the biggest explosions in the last couple decades in his Amalie Motor Oil sponsored dragster. Continue on to see the entire sequence frame by frame…

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30
Apr
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1600iso, f4.5, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA pro mod driver Sidnei Frigo crashes during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway. Frigo was alert and transported via helicopter to a local hospital. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1600iso, f4.5, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA pro mod driver Sidnei Frigo crashes during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway. Frigo was alert and transported via helicopter to a local hospital. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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04
Jan
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f7.1, 1/200th, Manual with Studio Lights The funny car of NHRA driver Jack Beckman reflects off a puddle of rain during preseason testing at Palm Beach International Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f7.1, 1/200th, Manual with Studio Lights
The funny car of NHRA driver Jack Beckman reflects off a puddle of rain during preseason testing at Palm Beach International Raceway. Click here to purchase print.

2015 was a great year for photos of my favorite sport, Drag Racing!  Continue on to see all my best drag racing shots from 2015!

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18
Nov
Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver Tim Gibbons has a fire after blowing an engine during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Gibbons was uninjured.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Tim Gibbons has a fire after blowing an engine during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Gibbons was uninjured.

Sitting in Austin, TX on a layover to my trip to Miami, FL for NASCAR gave me some time to throw together a post of my favorite images from the final event of the 2015 NHRA season. Continue on to check them out!

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05
Nov
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 2000iso, f4, 1/1250th, Manual NHRA rookie funny car driver Brandon Welch explodes an engine in flames alongside Jeff Arend during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 2000iso, f4, 1/1250th, Manual
NHRA rookie funny car driver Brandon Welch explodes an engine in flames alongside Jeff Arend during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Here are my favorite images from a busy weekend of racing at the NHRA Toyota Nationals in Las Vegas.

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21
Oct
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f4, 1/2500th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher explodes an engine on fire during the Keystone Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f4, 1/2500th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher explodes an engine on fire during the Keystone Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.

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09
Sep
Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 160iso, f6.3, 1/250th, Manual with Einstein Strobe NHRA funny car driver Jack Beckman poses for a portrait with his two trophies after doubling up and winning the Traxxas Shootout and the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 160iso, f6.3, 1/250th, Manual with Einstein Strobe
NHRA funny car driver Jack Beckman poses for a portrait with his two trophies after doubling up and winning the Traxxas Shootout and the US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Trying to be more timely with my blogs so here are my favorite images from this years NHRA US Nationals. While the temperatures made for a difficult weekend, there is something amazing about being up close when the drivers climb out of their cars at the top end as Indy champions. Continue on to see my best from the Bigger Go!

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28
Jul
Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel dragster driver Morgan Lucas explodes an engine on fire during qualifying for the Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.

Canon 1Dx, 400mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Morgan Lucas explodes an engine on fire during qualifying for the Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.

Here are my favorite images from one of the crown jewel races on the NHRA schedule, the Summernationals at Raceway Park in Englishtown.

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