24
Sep
Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA pro mod driver Jay Payne flies through the air as Chuck Little deploys his twin parachutes.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
During the second round of Pro Mod qualifying at the NHRA Midwest Nationals driver Jay Payne would suffer a hard crash in his 250mph blown on alcohol Camaro alongside Chuck Little.   Continue on to see the first crash sequence shot with my new Canon 1Dx mk2 camera body…

 

First check out the NHRA video of the crash.

Now here is my view of the incident.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA pro mod driver Jay Payne gets out of the groove during the second round of qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA pro mod driver Jay Payne gets out of the groove during the second round of qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual The rear end of the high powered alcohol burning Camaro begins to get loose and come around.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
The rear end of the high powered alcohol burning Camaro begins to get loose and come around.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual At this point a crash is inevitable unless the parachutes were deployed.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
At this point a crash is inevitable unless the parachutes were deployed.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual Jay Payne starts to come across the track towards competitor Chuck Little.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
Jay Payne starts to come across the track towards competitor Chuck Little.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual Payne Camaro starts to grab on the track and begin a slow roll.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
Payne Camaro starts to grab on the track and begin a slow roll.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual From my angle I have no clue if I am about to shoot a two car crash.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
From my angle I have no clue if I am about to shoot a two car crash.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual Jay Payne misses Chuck Little as he is milliseconds away from a huge impact.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
Jay Payne misses Chuck Little as he is milliseconds away from a huge impact.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual If you're sitting in that car now is about the time you close your eyes.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
If you’re sitting in that car now is about the time you close your eyes.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual Payne impacts the concrete retaining wall.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
Payne impacts the concrete retaining wall.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual The car whips around and slams the wall on drivers side.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
The car whips around and slams the wall on drivers side.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual The force of the impact caused the car to leave the ground.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
The force of the impact caused the car to leave the ground.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual At this point I think I am about to get another pro mod backflip as the car starts going higher.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
At this point I think I am about to get another pro mod backflip as the car starts going higher.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual Instead of flipping over the car would do an aerial flat spin as parts shed from the destroyed car.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
Instead of flipping over the car would do an aerial flat spin as parts shed from the destroyed car.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA pro mod driver Jay Payne flies through the air as Chuck Little deploys his twin parachutes.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA pro mod driver Jay Payne flies through the air as Chuck Little deploys his twin parachutes.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA pro mod driver Jay Payne finally starts to return to Earth after his mini flight.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA pro mod driver Jay Payne finally starts to return to Earth after his mini flight.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual Fluid pours from the destroyed front end on Jay Paynes car.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
Fluid pours from the destroyed front end on Jay Paynes car.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA pro mod driver Jay Payne crashes during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA pro mod driver Jay Payne crashes during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA pro mod driver Jay Payne crashes during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA pro mod driver Jay Payne crashes during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA pro mod driver Jay Payne crashes during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA pro mod driver Jay Payne crashes during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA pro mod driver Jay Payne crashes during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA pro mod driver Jay Payne crashes during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f4, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority I would execute a camera change to have a wider angle as NHRA pro mod driver Jay Payne hit the wall one final time directly across from me.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f4, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
I would execute a camera change to have a wider angle as NHRA pro mod driver Jay Payne hit the wall one final time directly across from me.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f4, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority NHRA pro mod driver Jay Payne slides to a stop along the wall after crashing during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park. Payne walked away from the accident.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f4, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
NHRA pro mod driver Jay Payne slides to a stop along the wall after crashing during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park. Payne walked away from the accident.


 
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