27
Jun

The last time I shot a drag race at Bristol was in 1991 when I was an 11 year old punk kid with an old Nikon FM2 film camera. My father Gil would put me on top of a motorhome near the finish line and only instruct me to push the button if I saw a crash or a fire. Well the last time I was here it was for an IHRA drag race and funny car driver Richard Hartman would have a big fire in front of me. I shot a sequence of the whole thing only to find out when I handed my dad the camera to take the film out that he had forgotten to load the film for me. I was devastated and am pretty sure I cried when I found out. Well fast forward 20 years and check out my return to Thunder Valley!

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28
May

When I came to Topeka, KS for the NHRA Summer Nationals I was expecting an easy weekend of shooting the races during the day and relaxing at night. Little did I know I would spend an evening listening to Tornado sirens and then actually seeing my first tornado form before my very eyes!

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Posted in Drag Racing, Kansas, Me, NHRA, Racing, Sports, weather   | 2 Comments
22
May

Another weekend, another NHRA race, this time at Atlanta Dragway, one of the few remaining NHRA tracks I had not yet been to. Luckily for me the track was like all the other ones where it was a straight line with a starting line and a finish line so I was pretty confident I would be able to figure it out…

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Posted in Drag Racing, Georgia, Me, NHRA, Racing, Sports   | 1 Comment
13
Apr

Race three on the 2011 NHRA tour took us to nearly everyones favorite stop on the 300 mph traveling roadshow, Las Vegas! I like Vegas more because its a nice track to shoot at and most importantly its close to Phoenix so I am able to drive my own car instead of some lame economy rental car. After this weekend I am guessing this track will now be one of Antron Browns favorite tracks as well. On to the strip!

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05
Mar

A week earlier I was on the east coast covering NASCAR in Daytona, a few days later it was over to the west coast to shoot the season opening NHRA Winternationals. As everyone knows, drag racing is one of my favorite sports to shoot. With that in mind it was off to Pomona, CA motivated as hell to start off my 2011 NHRA season with some good shots!

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Posted in Drag Racing, Me, NHRA, Racing, Sports   | 4 Comments
04
Jan

Time for my last Best of 2010 blog of the year. Ladies and gentleman, I proudly present to you my best crashes (and explosions) of 2010.

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Posted in Best of, Daytona, Drag Racing, LOORRS, NASCAR, NHRA, Off Road Racing, Racing, Sports   | 5 Comments
29
Dec

We are down to five Best of 2010 blogs. Now on tap is my best of drag racing. 2010 was a great year in that I got to cover more drag racing than I have covered since 1997. By covering several races this year I got some pretty cool stuff. Check it out.

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Posted in Best of, Drag Racing, Firebird International Raceway, NHRA, Racing, Sports   | 4 Comments
24
Nov

The NHRA season always ends in Pomona, CA but it always conflicts with my NASCAR schedule as its always during the race weekend in my hometown of Phoenix. This year I decided a month in advance that I would be doing Pomona and skipping NASCAR. Keep reading and you will see that I made the right decision.

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Posted in California, Drag Racing, Me, NHRA, Racing, Sports   | 6 Comments
01
Nov

For the last few years I have been hearing nonstop buzz from my friends in the drag racing world how I had to go shoot an American Drag Racing League (ADRL) because it was wild and crazy racing with cars all over the track and amazing access. Those two things together had me salivating to shoot a race.

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Posted in Drag Racing, Me, Portraits, Racing, Sports, Texas   | 2 Comments
29
Sep

After a month of drag racing, baseball and football I was super excited to get back out on the dirt to shoot the stars of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series as they made their second stop of the year at Speedworld in Surprise, AZ. On top of the normal action stuff I shoot I decided prior to the event that it was time to bring out my soft box setup and do some driver portraits.

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Posted in LOORRS, Me, Off Road Racing, Pocket Wizard, Portraits, Racing, Sports   | 2 Comments

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