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Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/1000th, Manual NHRA top fuel dragster driver Richie Crampton does a burnout during qualifying for the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

The final race of the grueling NHRA Western Swing took place under gorgeous blue skies near Seattle, Washington for the Northwest Nationals. Continue on to see my shots!

Lets jump right into my favorite images from the fun weekend up in the Pacific Northwest.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f4, 1/800th, Aperture Priority Cruz Pedregon peeks from beneath the visor of his helmet as he sits strapped into his Snap-On Tools funny car during qualifying for the Northwest Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f4, 1/800th, Aperture Priority
Cruz Pedregon peeks from beneath the visor of his helmet as he sits strapped into his Snap-On Tools funny car during qualifying for the Northwest Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1250iso, f4, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority Jesse James helps wife, NHRA funny car driver Alexis DeJoria suit up prior to making a qualifying pass at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1250iso, f4, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority
Jesse James helps wife, NHRA funny car driver Alexis DeJoria suit up prior to making a qualifying pass at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f4.5, 1/800th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver Courtney Force fist bumps a crew member prior to climbing into her car during qualifying for the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f4.5, 1/800th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Courtney Force fist bumps a crew member prior to climbing into her car during qualifying for the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f4.5, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Mike Salinas is assisted with his safety equipment by his three daughters prior to climbing into his dragster in Seattle.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f4.5, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Mike Salinas is assisted with his safety equipment by his three daughters prior to climbing into his dragster in Seattle.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA top fuel dragster driver Jenna Haddock launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Jenna Haddock launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/1250th, Manual NHRA top fuel dragster driver Shawn Langdon does a burnout alongside Tony Schumacher during qualifying for the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/1250th, Manual
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Shawn Langdon does a burnout alongside Tony Schumacher during qualifying for the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Manual NHRA top fuel dragster driver Antron Brown launches off the starting line in his new look Sandvik sponsored dragster at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Manual
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Antron Brown launches off the starting line in his new look Sandvik sponsored dragster at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f8, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver Paul Lee walks away from his smoking car after a small fire during qualifying for the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f8, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Paul Lee walks away from his smoking car after a small fire during qualifying for the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority NHRA fans sit in the grandstands with the timing tower visible behind during qualifying at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
NHRA fans sit in the grandstands with the old school looking timing tower visible behind during qualifying at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA rookie Jenna Haddock sits strapped into the cockpit of her top fuel dragster.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA rookie Jenna Haddock sits strapped into the cockpit of her top fuel dragster.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f7.1, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority NHRA pro stock driver Allen Johnson in action during qualifying for the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f7.1, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
NHRA pro stock driver Allen Johnson in action during qualifying for the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash Steve Torrence climbs into the cockpit of his Capco Contractors top fueler during qualifying at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
Steve Torrence climbs into the cockpit of his Capco Contractors top fueler during qualifying at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f7.1, 1/1250th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Mike Salinas launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f7.1, 1/1250th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Mike Salinas launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/1000th, Manual NHRA top fuel dragster driver Richie Crampton does a burnout during qualifying for the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/1000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Richie Crampton does a burnout during qualifying for the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f7.1, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver Matt Hagan does a burnout in his Mopar sponsored Charger during qualifying for the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f7.1, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Matt Hagan does a burnout in his Mopar sponsored Charger during qualifying for the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f4, 1/500th, Aperture Priority NHRA top alcohol dragster driver Ashley Sanford sits strapped into the cockpit during qualifying for the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f4, 1/500th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top alcohol dragster driver Ashley Sanford sits strapped into the cockpit during qualifying for the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f6.3, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority Tools sit laid out neatly in the pit area of NHRA funny car driver Cruz Pedregon.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f6.3, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
Tools sit laid out neatly in the pit area of NHRA funny car driver Cruz Pedregon.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 2000iso, f4, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver Courtney Force signs autographs during the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 2000iso, f4, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Courtney Force signs autographs during the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority NHRA Safety Safari crew prep the track prior to round one of eliminations of the Northwest Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
NHRA Safety Safari crew prep the track prior to round one of eliminations of the Northwest Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f5.6, 1/500th, Aperture Priority Jonathan Gray (right) hangs out with brother Shane Gray prior to driver introductions for the Northwest Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f5.6, 1/500th, Aperture Priority
Jonathan Gray (right) hangs out with brother Shane Gray prior to driver introductions for the Northwest Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f5, 1/250th, Aperture Priority Detailed view of the 7 time Champion patch on the uniform of NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f5, 1/250th, Aperture Priority
Detailed view of the 7 time Champion patch on the uniform of NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f5, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority NHRA official Graham Light reflects in the sunglasses of top fuel champion Shawn Langdon as the two talk prior to the first round of eliminations at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f5, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA official Graham Light reflects in the sunglasses of top fuel champion Shawn Langdon as the two talk prior to the first round of eliminations at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA top fuel dragster driver Tony Schumacher greets fans during driver introductions prior to the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways. The race marked the 400th start of his career along with his 1000th round of eliminations.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Tony Schumacher greets fans during driver introductions prior to the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways. The race marked the 400th start of his career along with his 1000th round of eliminations.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/8000th, Manual NHRA top fuel drivers Tony Schumacher (left) and Jenna Haddock do their burnouts during round one of eliminations.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/8000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel drivers Tony Schumacher (left) and Jenna Haddock do their burnouts during round one of eliminations.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Bob Vandergriff Jr fireballs an engine alongside Antron Brown during the first round of eliminations. Note the fire in the cockpit.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Bob Vandergriff Jr fireballs an engine alongside Antron Brown during the first round of eliminations. Note the fire in the cockpit.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f6.3, 1/800th, Aperture Priority Crew members push NHRA funny car driver John Force to the starting line during the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f6.3, 1/800th, Aperture Priority
Crew members push NHRA funny car driver John Force to the starting line during the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Tim Wilkerson does a burnout in his new look Rottler sponsored Mustang in Seattle.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Tim Wilkerson does a burnout in his new look Rottler sponsored Mustang in Seattle.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f6.3, 1/800th, Manual NHRA top fuel dragster driver Doug Kalitta races downtrack during the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f6.3, 1/800th, Manual
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Doug Kalitta races downtrack during the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f6.3, 1/800th, Manual Debris flies after NHRA funny car driver Jack Beckman explodes the carbon fiber body off his car as he loses to Alexis DeJoria during the second round of eliminations. Beckman would be uninjured in the explosion.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f6.3, 1/800th, Manual
Debris flies after NHRA funny car driver Jack Beckman explodes the carbon fiber body off his car as he loses to Alexis DeJoria during the second round of eliminations. Beckman would be uninjured in the explosion.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Cruz Pedregon (near) races alongside arch rival John Force during the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Cruz Pedregon (near) races alongside arch rival John Force during the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA top fuel dragster driver Antron Brown (near) races alongside teammate Tony Schumacher during the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Antron Brown (near) races alongside teammate Tony Schumacher during the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f6.3, 1/1600th, Manual Gary Densham would have a great day in Seattle where he would advance all the way to the final round before losing to long time friend John Force.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f6.3, 1/1600th, Manual
Gary Densham would have a great day in Seattle where he would advance all the way to the final round before losing to long time friend John Force.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f7.1, 1/800th, Manual After losing a close final round, a disappointed Sean Bellemeur would climb out of his top alcohol funny car and kneel in front of his car with his face into his arms. Race winner Doug Gordon noticed and was quick to come over to console Bellemeur.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f7.1, 1/800th, Manual
After losing a close final round, a disappointed Sean Bellemeur would climb out of his top alcohol funny car and kneel in front of his car with his face into his arms. Race winner Doug Gordon noticed and was quick to come over to console Bellemeur.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f7.1, 1/800th, Manual A few seconds later Doug Gordon had Sean Bellemeur smiling again. Gotta love the camaraderie in this sport.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f7.1, 1/800th, Manual
A few seconds later Doug Gordon had Sean Bellemeur smiling again. Gotta love the camaraderie in this sport.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA pro stock driver Jason Line celebrates after winning the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA pro stock driver Jason Line celebrates after winning the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f10, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA funny car driver John Force celebrates celebrates with the Traxxas girls after winning the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f10, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA funny car driver John Force celebrates celebrates with the Traxxas girls after winning the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA top fuel dragster driver Antron Brown (left) congratulates Doug Kalitta after winning the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Antron Brown (left) congratulates Doug Kalitta after winning the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/320th, Manual with Flash NHRA top fuel dragster driver Doug Kalitta celebrates with the Wally after winning the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways. The victory was the 35th of Kalittas career tying him with legend Don Garlits.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/320th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Doug Kalitta celebrates with the Wally after winning the Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways. The victory was the 35th of Kalittas career tying him with legend Don Garlits.

That closes out NHRA Seattle. Up next is a visit to the Land of 10,000 lakes for NHRA Brainerd!


 
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