18
Feb
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 6400iso, f4, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver John Force (left) races alongside Ron Capps during Saturday night qualifying in Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 6400iso, f4, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver John Force (left) races alongside Ron Capps during Saturday night qualifying in Pomona.

The first race of the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Series is in the book following a great season opener in Pomona. Continue on to see all my favorites from the weekend!

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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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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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04
Apr
Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 4000iso, f6.3, 1/500th, Aperture Priority The sun sets over Scottsdale Stadium as San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Hudson throws against the Cincinnati Reds during a spring training game. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 4000iso, f6.3, 1/500th, Aperture Priority
The sun sets over Scottsdale Stadium as San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Hudson throws against the Cincinnati Reds during a spring training game. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

With one of the busiest months of my life in the rear view mirror it is now time to get caught up on some blogs. First up are my favorite baseball shots from MLB Spring Training around the Phoenix area. Continue on to see all my favorites from a busy March.

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05
Jan
Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f11, 1/200th, Manual with Studio Lights With the help of a smoke machine I produced this shot of the 2015 Dodge Charger of two time NHRA funny car champion Matt Hagan during a portrait shoot at the teams shop near Indianapolis.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f11, 1/200th, Manual with Studio Lights
With the help of a smoke machine I produced this shot of the 2015 Dodge Charger of two time NHRA funny car champion Matt Hagan during a portrait shoot at the teams shop near Indianapolis.

Time to get to some of my favorite Best of posts as we kick it into high gear with my Best NHRA photos of 2014. Continue on to see my favorite sport from an assortment of angles and moments!

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29
Dec
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/200th, Manual  Texas Rangers pitcher Joakim Soria poses for a portrait in a bathroom during photo day at Surprise Stadium.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/200th, Manual
Texas Rangers pitcher Joakim Soria poses for a portrait in a bathroom during photo day at Surprise Stadium.

Next up in my Best of 2014 blog posts are my best baseball photos from 2014. Continue on to see them all!

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05
Sep
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA  top fuel dragster driver Richie Crampton celebrates with his crew after winning the biggest drag race on Earth.

Over the course of four days at Lucas Oil Raceway for the 60th annual US Nationals I spent over 30 hours at the track and shot over 10 thousand images. It took a little time and a lot of motivation but I went through all the shots and now present to you my best shots from the biggest drag race on Earth! Continue on to check them out…

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15
Feb
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1600iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual

After two great days of qualifying in the books it was time to crown the first race winners of the 2014 season. Drivers would be taking their cars to the edge (and some beyond) in the quest for the Wally. Continue on to see the highlights of Pomona eliminations!

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