31
May
Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 250iso, f8, 1/800th, Aperture Priority IndyCar Series drivers take the green flag during the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 250iso, f8, 1/800th, Aperture Priority
IndyCar Series drivers take the green flag during the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Just returned home from my traditional Memorial Day weekend spent in Indiana covering my favorite motorsports event, the Indianapolis 500 for the 10th time. Continue on to see my 50 favorite images from the 100th edition of the greatest spectacle in racing.

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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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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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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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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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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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12
Nov
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Manual The black smoke from the engine mixes with the rooster tail of water producing a cool look to the shot.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Manual

Got to spend a few days out at Firebird Lake to shoot the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series World Finals. Continue on to see my favorite shots from the weekend…

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