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Jul
Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority Heatwaves fill the air as NHRA funny car driver Matt Hagan powers through the finish line during qualifying for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority
Heatwaves fill the air as NHRA funny car driver Matt Hagan powers through the finish line during qualifying for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Here are a few of my favorite shots from NHRA at Atlanta Dragway for the Southern Nationals. Enjoy!

On Thursday before the race I made my annual visit out to Lake Lanier and brought NHRA pro stock motorcycle husband and wife team of Matt and Angie Smith.  We had a lot of fun (despite Angie getting a bloody nose when she tried to kiss this fish and it fin slapped her in the face!)

On Thursday before the race I made my annual visit out to Lake Lanier and brought NHRA pro stock motorcycle husband and wife team of Matt and Angie Smith. We had a lot of fun (despite Angie getting a bloody nose when she tried to kiss this fish and it fin slapped her in the face!)

Friday morning before heading out to the track I went out fishing with two time NHRA funny car champion Matt Hagan. While these fish were small, we both had a great day with nearly 20 fish each!

Friday morning before heading out to the track I went out fishing with two time NHRA funny car champion Matt Hagan. While these fish were small, we both had a great day with nearly 20 fish each!

On to my real job…

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 2500iso, f6.3, 1/400th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver Alexis DeJoria throws up a deuce as she sits in her car during qualifying for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 2500iso, f6.3, 1/400th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Alexis DeJoria throws up a deuce as she sits in her car during qualifying for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f4.5, 1/800th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver Del Worsham pulls off his head sock after climbing out of his car in the staging lanes to wait out a long oil down.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f4.5, 1/800th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Del Worsham pulls off his head sock after climbing out of his car in the staging lanes to wait out a long oil down.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 640iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority Green header flames come from the engine of NHRA top fuel driver Morgan Lucas as he launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 640iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
Green header flames come from the engine of NHRA top fuel driver Morgan Lucas as he launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 640iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Manual Check out the tire growth as NHRA top fuel driver Larry Dixon loses traction and smokes the tires right off the starting line during qualifying at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 640iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Manual
Check out the tire growth as NHRA top fuel driver Larry Dixon loses traction and smokes the tires right off the starting line during qualifying at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Jack Beckman (left) explodes an engine on fire alongside John Force during qualifying for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Jack Beckman (left) explodes an engine on fire alongside John Force during qualifying for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Jack Beckman slows in the shutdown area as flames come from his car after an explosion during qualifying for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Jack Beckman slows in the shutdown area as flames come from his car after an explosion during qualifying for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 8000iso, f3.2, 1/400th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Morgan Lucas lights up the dusk sky with header flames as he launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 8000iso, f3.2, 1/400th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Morgan Lucas lights up the dusk sky with header flames as he launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 10000iso, f2.8, 1/50th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett sits strapped into the cockpit of her Gumout sponsored dragster prior to a Friday night qualifying pass.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 10000iso, f2.8, 1/50th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett sits strapped into the cockpit of her Gumout sponsored dragster prior to a Friday night qualifying pass.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 16,000iso, f4, 1/400th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Brittany Force debuted her new sponsor Monster Energy during qualifying for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Looking good!

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 16,000iso, f4, 1/400th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Brittany Force debuted her new sponsor Monster Energy during qualifying for the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. Looking good!

Canon 1Dx, 300mm with 1.4 converter (420mm), 500iso, f7.1, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver Courtney Force slows in the shutdown area following a qualifying run at the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm with 1.4 converter (420mm), 500iso, f7.1, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Courtney Force slows in the shutdown area following a qualifying run at the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Richie Crampton does welding work on the chassis of the Lucas Oil dragster in the pits during the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Richie Crampton does welding work on the chassis of the Lucas Oil dragster in the pits during the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 1250iso, f4.5, 1/500th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Brittany Force sits strapped in beneath the canopy of her Monster Energy dragster during the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 1250iso, f4.5, 1/500th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Brittany Force sits strapped in beneath the canopy of her Monster Energy dragster during the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f6.3, 1/1000th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Richie Crampton (near) races alongside Brittany Force during round one of eliminations at the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f6.3, 1/1000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Richie Crampton (near) races alongside Brittany Force during round one of eliminations at the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 500iso, f7.1, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Larry Dixon does a wheelstand as he launches off the starting line during the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 500iso, f7.1, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Larry Dixon does a wheelstand as he launches off the starting line during the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 800iso, f7.1, 1/500th, Aperture Priority Cruz Pedregon pays tribute to Tony Montana from the movie Scarface inside of the body of his funny car as a crew member lowers the body prior to a run in Atlanta.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 800iso, f7.1, 1/500th, Aperture Priority
Cruz Pedregon pays tribute to Tony Montana from the movie Scarface inside of the body of his funny car as a crew member lowers the body prior to a run in Atlanta.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 1600iso, f4.5, 1/500th, Aperture Priority Three time top fuel champion Larry Dixon sits in his hauler relaxing as his crew prepares his dragster between rounds at Atlanta.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 1600iso, f4.5, 1/500th, Aperture Priority
Three time top fuel champion Larry Dixon sits in his hauler relaxing as his crew prepares his dragster between rounds at Atlanta.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 640iso, f7.1, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Hector Arana Sr raises his arms as he celebrates his first victory in nearly six years!

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 640iso, f7.1, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Hector Arana Sr raises his arms as he celebrates his first victory in nearly six years!

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 640iso, f5, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Hector Arana Sr celebrates with his excited wife Grace after his victory at Atlanta.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 640iso, f5, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Hector Arana Sr celebrates with his excited wife Grace after his victory at Atlanta.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 640iso, f5, 1/640th, Aperture Priority NHRA pro stock driver Jason Line celebrates with the Wally trophy after winning the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 640iso, f5, 1/640th, Aperture Priority
NHRA pro stock driver Jason Line celebrates with the Wally trophy after winning the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 640iso, f5, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver Tim Wilkerson celebrates after winning the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. It was Wilkersons first victory since Seattle in 2011.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 640iso, f5, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Tim Wilkerson celebrates after winning the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway. It was Wilkersons first victory since Seattle in 2011.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Tim Wilkerson (middle right) douses his excited crew members with Mello Yello after winning the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Tim Wilkerson (middle right) douses his excited crew members with Mello Yello after winning the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 125iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown celebrates with the Wally after winning the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway to extend his points lead.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 125iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown celebrates with the Wally after winning the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway to extend his points lead.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 125iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett (right) congratulated Antron Brown after he defeated her in the final round at Atlanta. It was the first final round of Pritchetts top fuel career.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 125iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett (right) congratulated Antron Brown after he defeated her in the final round at Atlanta. It was the first final round of Pritchetts top fuel career.

Next up are my best shots from NHRA in Englishtown.


 
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