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Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Clay Millican (left) celebrates on the podium alongside funny car driver Ron Capps after winning the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

Continue on to see all my favorite images from a great weekend of racing in Thunder Valley!

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Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/5000th, Manual
NHRA pro mod driver Rickie Smith does a wheelstand as he launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Jim Campbell suits up prior to climbing into his car during qualifying for the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/3200th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Cruz Pedregon does a burnout during qualifying for the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
Overall view of Bristol Dragway as a pair of NHRA funny car drivers race across the finish line during qualifying for the Thunder Valley Nationals.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 125iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
NHRA pro mod driver Troy Coughlin Sr stands alongside the dragster of his son, top fuel driver Troy Coughlin Jr during qualifying for the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/2500th, Manual
NHRA top fuel nitro Harley Davidson rider Chris Smith explodes an engine on fire during qualifying for the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/2500th, Manual
NHRA top fuel nitro Harley Davidson rider Chris Smith jumps off his bike after exploding an engine on fire during qualifying for the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/2500th, Manual
NHRA top fuel nitro Harley Davidson motorcycle rider Rickey House leans to steer as he launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 125iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority
The sun sets behind the Sandvik sponsored Dodge of NHRA funny car driver Matt Hagan in the staging lanes during qualifying for the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f6.3, 1/20th, Manual
Slow shutter speed view as NHRA funny car driver Matt Hagan does a burnout during qualifying for the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
Crew members push the Toyota Camry of NHRA funny car driver Cruz Pedregon into position during qualifying for the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett fist bumps my camera during qualifying for the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 1000iso, f5, 1/500th, Manual
Ground level view as NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown launches off the starting line beneath a cumulus cloud lit by the setting sun during qualifying for the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 250iso, f10, 1/60th, Aperture Priority
Storm clouds form behind NHRA fans on the roof of the timing tower suites during qualifying for the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 1000iso, f4.5, 1/100th, Manual
Overall view of the christmas tree on the starting line of Bristol Dragway following NHRA qualifying for the Thunder Valley Nationals.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA funny car driver Alexis DeJoria reflects in the window of her tow vehicle as she takes off her helmet following a run during qualifying for the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f5, 1/1600th, Manual
NHRA pro stock driver Vincent Nobile coasts down the downhill return road back towards the pits during qualifying for the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 800iso, f5, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Shawn Langdon violently explodes an engine on fire during qualifying for the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 800iso, f5, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Shawn Langdon explodes an engine on fire during qualifying for the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1250iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA jet funny car driver David Douthit shoots smoke from his jet engine into the tower suites during qualifying for the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1250iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
Heatwaves trail the jet funny car of David Douthit as he crosses the finish line to close out NHRA qualifying for the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Aperture Priority
Detailed view of smoke trickling from header exhaust pipes on an NHRA funny car during the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 320iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Scott Palmer (near) defeats eight time world champion Tony Schumacher during the first round of the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 320iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Manual
Crew members push the car NHRA funny car driver Tim Wilkerson into the teams pit area after the first round of eliminations of the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 320iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver John Force (left) crosses lanes in front of Del Worsham during the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. The close call led to words between the two legends of the sport at the top end.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1600iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Aperture Priority
NHRA pro stock driver Alex Laughlin strapped into the cockpit of his Gas Monkey Energy Camaro during the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 200iso, f4.5, 1/2000th, Manual
Crew chief Rahn Tobler holds his ears as NHRA funny car world champion Ron Capps does a burnout during the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 500iso, f4, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
Tanner Gray (center) looks on as NHRA pro stock driver Alex Laughlin is interviewed after defeating him during the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. While the two drivers have had some issues, Gray congratulated Laughlin on the win after the interview.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f5, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
Qatar prince Sheikh Khalid Bin Hamad Al Thani, former sponsor of Al Anabi Racing in attendance of the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA pro stock driver Alex Laughlin celebrates with a bottle of Mello Yello after winning the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps slides down the hood of his NAPA Auto Parts Dodge as he celebrates after winning the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps almost crashes as he slides down the hood of his NAPA Auto Parts Dodge as he celebrates after winning the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
Overall view as NHRA top fuel driver Clay Millican (left) defeats Leah Pritchett in the final round of the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel driver Clay Millican celebrates after winning the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway for the first win of his 19 year NHRA career.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel driver Clay Millican gets emotional as he discusses his son who died just over a year ago after winning the Thunder Valley Nationals on Fathers Day at Bristol Dragway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 125iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel driver Clay Millican is all smiles as he celebrates after winning the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett (right) congratulates race winner Clay Millican as he celebrates after winning the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/640th, Aperture Priority
Crew members and fans in the pits cheer as NHRA top fuel driver Clay Millican is driven to the winners circle after winning the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/640th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Clay Millican celebrates the first victory of his NHRA career after winning the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Clay Millican (left) celebrates on the podium alongside funny car driver Ron Capps after winning the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel driver Clay Millican celebrates after winning the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway. It is the first victory of his NHRA career.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel driver Clay Millican celebrates with crew after winning the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 800iso, f2.8, 1/640th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Clay Millican reacts as team owner Doug Stringer drinks from a bottle of Patron after winning the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps (right) kisses top fuel driver Clay Millican as they celebrate after winning the Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

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