19
Jun

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual

During the first pair in round one of pro mod at the Heartland Nationals, driver Jeremy Ray would ride out one of the wilder pro mod crashes we’ve seen in the last few years of the NHRA.   Continue on to see the whole sequence!

Everything looked fine as Jeremy Ray launched off the starting line alongside Erica Enders.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual         BUY PRINT

Right from the start Ray would track towards the left side wall. In most cases he would have lifted much earlier but in eliminations you gotta stay with it longer if you want the win.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual         BUY PRINT

Ray would get off the throttle but it would be too late as the rear end of his Corvette would start to swing around.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual         BUY PRINT

One of three things happen when a car spins at high speed. The car spins out, the car spins and gets air under and flies or there car catches an edge and rolls over.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual         BUY PRINT

Rays car would end up going with the latter of the three.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual         BUY PRINT

As he crossed the center line he would come dangerously close to clipping the car of Erica Enders.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual         BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual         BUY PRINT

Thankfully his out of control car would just miss Erica.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual         BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual         BUY PRINT

Now on its roof, the car made contact with the right lane wall.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual         BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual         BUY PRINT

It was a hard impact that would rotate the car backwards.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual         BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual         BUY PRINT

And off the ground.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual         BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual         BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual         BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual         BUY PRINT

Debris tears off the car as it flies through the air.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual         BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual         BUY PRINT

The car would come down on its side.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual         BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual         BUY PRINT

And roll over as the ruptured fuel cell sends racing fuel everywhere.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual         BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual         BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual         BUY PRINT

The car would do one complete roll.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual         BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual         BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual         BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual         BUY PRINT

The parachute deploying absolutely prevented a few more flips for Ray.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual         BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual         BUY PRINT

From there the car would coast through the shutdown area.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority       BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual         BUY PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual         BUY PRINT

Before being met by the NHRA Safety Safari before even coming to a stop.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual         BUY PRINT

Ray would exit the car under his own power before being transported to a hospital for evaluation.  He will be back racing very soon!


 
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