30
Nov
Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 160iso, f2.8, 1/320th, Manual with Strobes NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps (left) and top fuel driver Antron Brown pose for a portrait with their world championship trophies after clinching their class championships during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 160iso, f2.8, 1/320th, Manual with Strobes
Here are my favorite shots from the final race of the NHRA season at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

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03
Nov
Canon 1Dx MkII, 600mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual Pedregon would nearly flip over backwards before the car would safely return to Earth. While Cruz picked up the win, the car was too damaged to return for the second round an hour later.

Canon 1Dx MkII, 600mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual
With 24 nitro funny cars on property for the NHRA Toyota Nationals I expected there to be some action but I certainly wasn’t expecting all the action in funny car that I ended up witnessing. Continue on to see all my favorite shots from a great weekend of racing in Las Vegas

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21
Oct
Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA funny car driver Jack Beckman leaps off his car as he celebrates after winning the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
Been so busy lately that I’ve neglected adding posts to my blog so Im going to try and post multiple blogs over the weekend. Here are my best shots from the NHRA playoff race in St. Louis.  Enjoy!

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06
Oct
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f4, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority The sun sets as NHRA funny car driver John Force (left) races alongside Ron Capps during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f4, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
From the better late than never department, here are all of my favorite images from the first race of the NHRA Playoffs in Charlotte!

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07
Sep
Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/500th, Manual Sparks fly from the header pipes as they grind the pavement as NHRA funny car driver Robert Hight attempts to get back into his lane alongside Dave Richards.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/500th, Manual
Sparks fly from the header pipes as they grind the pavement as NHRA funny car driver Robert Hight attempts to get back into his lane alongside Dave Richards.

Heres a look back on my favorite photos from the 2016 NHRA US Nationals!

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01
Aug
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 5000iso, f3.5, 1/400th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett lights up the Sonoma sky as she launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 5000iso, f3.5, 1/400th, Manual
Trying to get better about posting my NHRA blogs in a more timely manner so here are my favorite images from a solid weekend of shooting NHRA at one of my favorite tracks Sonoma!  Continue on to see all the shots.

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31
Jul
Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 200iso, f3.5, 1/4000th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher slows in the shutdown area after picking up the 82nd victory of his career at the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 200iso, f3.5, 1/4000th, Manual

Here is a look at my favorite images from last weeks NHRA event at Bandimere Speedway near Denver. Continue on to see them all!

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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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