22
Mar

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority

During the second round of qualifying at the 49th annual NHRA Gatornationals, funny car drive John Force would suffer his third major body destroying explosion of the year in his Peak Auto sponsored Chevy.

Continue on to see the full sequence!

John Force sits in the cockpit of his 330mph funny car prior to the first round of qualifying in Gainesville.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority      BUY PRINT

For the Gatornationals race John would be running a special one race paint schemed designed by a fan.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 160iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority          BUY PRINT

In addition to the fans design appearing on the car, the winner would be a guest of John Force to see his design in action. Unfortunately the winner wasn’t coming out until Saturday.  Little did he know the car wouldn’t be around by then…

John Force explodes the engine of his car as he races alongside Dave Richards during Friday afternoon qualifying in Gainesville.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority         BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority         BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority         BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority         BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority         BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority         BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority         BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority         BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority         BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority         BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority         BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority         BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority         BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority         BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority         BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 250iso, f2.8, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority         BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 250iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority         BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority         BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority         BUY PRINT

John would quickly climb from his smoldering car into the arms of the quick-on-the-scene members of the NHRA Safety Safari.

Its crazy to think that in the hundreds of races throughout my career that I’ve photographed John Force prior to this season I had only shot him blowing one body off his car (Denver 2011), through three NHRA races this year I have shot him blowing three bodies off!

 


 
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