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Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver Tim Gibbons has a fire after blowing an engine during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Gibbons was uninjured.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Tim Gibbons has a fire after blowing an engine during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Gibbons was uninjured.

Sitting in Austin, TX on a layover to my trip to Miami, FL for NASCAR gave me some time to throw together a post of my favorite images from the final event of the 2015 NHRA season. Continue on to check them out!

 

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Einsten Strobe 2015 NHRA top fuel dragster champion Antron Brown poses for a portrait with his championship trophy beneath the spectator grandstands on Thursday prior to the start of the Auto Club Finals.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Einsten Strobe
2015 NHRA top fuel dragster champion Antron Brown poses for a portrait with his championship trophy beneath the spectator grandstands on Thursday prior to the start of the Auto Club Finals.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 200iso, f4, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver Alexis DeJoria does a burnout during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 200iso, f4, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Alexis DeJoria does a burnout during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 320iso, f4, 1/8000th, Manual NHRA top alcohol funny car driver Jonnie Lindberg goes into the sand trap in a cloud of dust during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 320iso, f4, 1/8000th, Manual
NHRA top alcohol funny car driver Jonnie Lindberg goes into the sand trap in a cloud of dust during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f4, 1/3200th, Manual NHRA pro stock driver Allen Johnson slows in the shutdown area during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f4, 1/3200th, Manual
NHRA pro stock driver Allen Johnson slows in the shutdown area during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1000iso, f4, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Alexis DeJoria (left) races alongside Tommy Johnson Jr during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1000iso, f4, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Alexis DeJoria (left) races alongside Tommy Johnson Jr during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1250iso, f4, 1/1600th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Del Worsham is illuminated by the setting sun in the cockpit of his DHL sponsored funny car during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1250iso, f4, 1/1600th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Del Worsham is illuminated by the setting sun in the cockpit of his DHL sponsored funny car during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver John Force slows in the shutdown area during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver John Force slows in the shutdown area during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Billy Torrence crosses the finish line at speed during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Billy Torrence crosses the finish line at speed during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 10,000iso, f3.2, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority The MetLife blimp with an advertisement for The Peanuts Movie makes a low pass over NHRA top fuel dragster qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 10,000iso, f3.2, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
The MetLife blimp with an advertisement for The Peanuts Movie makes a low pass over NHRA top fuel dragster qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver Tim Gibbons has a fire after blowing an engine during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Gibbons was uninjured.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Tim Gibbons has a fire after blowing an engine during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Gibbons was uninjured.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver Tim Gibbons has a fire after blowing an engine during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Gibbons was uninjured.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver Tim Gibbons has a fire after blowing an engine during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Gibbons was uninjured.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver Tim Gibbons has a fire after blowing an engine during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Gibbons was uninjured.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Tim Gibbons has a fire after blowing an engine during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Gibbons was uninjured.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver Tim Gibbons (right) is tended to by the NHRA Safety Safari rescue team after blowing an engine and suffering a fire during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Gibbons was uninjured.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Tim Gibbons (right) is tended to by the NHRA Safety Safari rescue team after blowing an engine and suffering a fire during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Gibbons was uninjured.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority NHRA pro stock driver Greg Anderson slows in the shutdown area with his parachutes deployed during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA pro stock driver Greg Anderson slows in the shutdown area with his parachutes deployed during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1600iso, f4, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Jenna Haddock is visible in the cockpit of her canopied dragster during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 1600iso, f4, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Jenna Haddock is visible in the cockpit of her canopied dragster during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown celebrates after taking the number one qualifying position during the final round of qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown celebrates after taking the number one qualifying position during the final round of qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 8000iso, f4, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver Tony Pedregon slows in the shutdown area during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 8000iso, f4, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Tony Pedregon slows in the shutdown area during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 12,800iso, f4, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver Del Worsham (left) races alongside Jack Beckman during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 12,800iso, f4, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Del Worsham (left) races alongside Jack Beckman during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 12,800iso, f4, 1/320th, Aperture Priority The car of NHRA funny car driver Cruz Pedregon is illuminated by the trackside lights during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 12,800iso, f4, 1/320th, Aperture Priority
The car of NHRA funny car driver Cruz Pedregon is illuminated by the trackside lights during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 800iso, f2.8, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority A fan reacts as he is overcome by the noxious nitromethane fumes as a top fuel dragster warms up in the pits at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 800iso, f2.8, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
A fan reacts as he is overcome by the noxious nitromethane fumes as a top fuel dragster warms up in the pits at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority The injector scoop from the engine of NHRA top fuel driver Doug Kalitta hangs off the side of the car after a blower explosion during round one of eliminations at the Auto Club Finals.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority
The injector scoop from the engine of NHRA top fuel driver Doug Kalitta hangs off the side of the car after a blower explosion during round one of eliminations at the Auto Club Finals.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA funny car driver Tony Pedregon reacts as he climbs out the roof hatch of his Camry funny car following the final pass of his career during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA funny car driver Tony Pedregon reacts as he climbs out the roof hatch of his Camry funny car following the final pass of his career during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA funny car driver Tony Pedregon cries as he embraces wife Andra Pedregon at the end of the track following the final run of his career during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA funny car driver Tony Pedregon cries as he embraces wife Andra Pedregon at the end of the track following the final run of his career during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver John Force climbs into his tow vehicle after losing in the first round of the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver John Force climbs into his tow vehicle after losing in the first round of the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority Courtney Force (right) hugs Alexis DeJoria at the top end of the track following their first round matchup won by Alexis.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
Courtney Force (right) hugs Alexis DeJoria at the top end of the track following their first round matchup won by Alexis.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 800iso, f6.3, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Shawn Gann walks his bike back from the top end during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 800iso, f6.3, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Shawn Gann walks his bike back from the top end during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash Sparks fly into the air as NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Andrew Hines celebrates with the trophy after clinching the 2015 championship during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
Sparks fly into the air as NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Andrew Hines celebrates with the trophy after clinching the 2015 championship during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 125iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA funny car driver Del Worsham holds up the 500,000 dollar check as he celebrates after clinching the 2015 funny car championship during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 125iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA funny car driver Del Worsham holds up the 500,000 dollar check as he celebrates after clinching the 2015 funny car championship during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 125iso, f5.6, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA funny car driver Del Worsham celebrates as he is paraded in front of the main grandstands after clinching the 2015 funny car championship during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 125iso, f5.6, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA funny car driver Del Worsham celebrates as he is paraded in front of the main grandstands after clinching the 2015 funny car championship during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 125iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Eddie Krawiec celebrates with the trophy after winning the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 125iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Eddie Krawiec celebrates with the trophy after winning the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 160iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA pro stock driver Allen Johnson celebrates with the trophy after winning what may be the final race of his illustrious career at the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 160iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA pro stock driver Allen Johnson celebrates with the trophy after winning what may be the final race of his illustrious career at the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f4, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority The front and rear brakes on the funny car of Tommy Johnson Jr glow orange from Tommy being hard on the brakes as he bounces around the corner to avoid going into the sand trap after a late parachute in the final round of Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f4, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
The front and rear brakes on the funny car of Tommy Johnson Jr glow orange from Tommy being hard on the brakes as he bounces around the corner to avoid going into the sand trap after a late parachute in the final round of Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 160iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA funny car driver Del Worsham celebrates with the Wally after winning the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 160iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA funny car driver Del Worsham celebrates with the Wally after winning the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f5 1/1250th, Aperture Priority Overall view of Auto Club Raceway at Pomona as NHRA top fuel driver Shawn Langdon (left) races alongside Antron Brown during the final round of the Auto Club Finals.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f5 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
Overall view of Auto Club Raceway at Pomona as NHRA top fuel driver Shawn Langdon (left) races alongside Antron Brown during the final round of the Auto Club Finals.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/125th, Manual with Flash NHRA top fuel driver Shawn Langdon celebrates with the Wally after winning the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/125th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel driver Shawn Langdon celebrates with the Wally after winning the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 1600iso, f7.1, 1/40th, Manual with Flash NHRA funny car champion Del Worsham (right) and top fuel champion Antron Brown pose for a photo as they celebrate after winning the 2015 World Championships in their respective categories.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 1600iso, f7.1, 1/40th, Manual with Flash
NHRA funny car champion Del Worsham (right) and top fuel champion Antron Brown pose for a photo as they celebrate after winning the 2015 World Championships in their respective categories.

Photo by Ted Yerzek For the fifth consecutive year I attended the NHRA awards ceremony in Hollywood with the love of my life Kendra. #luckyman

Photo by Ted Yerzek
For the fifth consecutive year I attended the NHRA awards ceremony in Hollywood with the love of my life Kendra. #luckyman


 
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