06
Oct
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f4, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority The sun sets as NHRA funny car driver John Force (left) races alongside Ron Capps during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f4, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
From the better late than never department, here are all of my favorite images from the first race of the NHRA Playoffs in Charlotte!

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Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 160iso, f4, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett fist bumps a crew member prior to climbing into her dragster during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 160iso, f4, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett fist bumps a crew member prior to climbing into her dragster during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f4.5, 1/640th, Aperture Priority Carolina Panthers cornerback Teddy Williams and his family get a close up view of the dragster of top fuel driver Steve Torrence.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f4.5, 1/640th, Aperture Priority
Carolina Panthers cornerback Teddy Williams and his family get a close up view of the dragster of top fuel driver Steve Torrence.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f2.8, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett sits in her car during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f2.8, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett sits in her car during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver Cruz Pedregon (near) races alongside Chad Head during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Cruz Pedregon (near) races alongside Chad Head during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority A crew member backs up NHRA funny car driver Alexis DeJoria during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
A crew member backs up NHRA funny car driver Alexis DeJoria during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver Del Worsham during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Del Worsham during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f4, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority The sun sets as NHRA funny car driver John Force (left) races alongside Ron Capps during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f4, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
The sun sets as NHRA funny car driver John Force (left) races alongside Ron Capps during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f4, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Scott Palmer (left) races alongside Terry McMillen during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f4, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Scott Palmer (left) races alongside Terry McMillen during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f5, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Brittany Force during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f5, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Brittany Force during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 1000iso, f5, 1/500th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 1000iso, f5, 1/500th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority Crew members push the dragster of NHRA top fuel driver Doug Kalitta during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
Crew members push the dragster of NHRA top fuel driver Doug Kalitta during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 320iso, f5.6, 1/1250th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Matt Hagan suffers an engine fire during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 320iso, f5.6, 1/1250th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Matt Hagan suffers an engine fire during qualifying for the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 640iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority Crew members for NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence move the supercharger to the car.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 640iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
Crew members for NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence move the supercharger to the car in the pits.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown greets fans prior to the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown greets fans prior to the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA top fuel drivers (front row from left) Steve Torrence , Antron Brown , Brittany Force , Doug Kalitta (back row from left) Tony Schumacher , Clay Millican , Leah Pritchett , Richie Crampton , J.R. Todd and Shawn Langdon pose for a photo with the championship trophy prior to the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel drivers (front row from left) Steve Torrence , Antron Brown , Brittany Force , Doug Kalitta (back row from left) Tony Schumacher , Clay Millican , Leah Pritchett , Richie Crampton , J.R. Todd and Shawn Langdon pose for a photo with the championship trophy prior to the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual A body panel from the dragster of NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett flies off and blocks her view as it hits the protective canopy over her cockpit during the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
A body panel from the dragster of NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett flies off and blocks her view as it hits the protective canopy over her cockpit during the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett explodes an engine on fire during the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett explodes an engine on fire during the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Cameron Ferre (left) defeats Tony Schumacher for his first career round victory as a professional during the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 250iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Cameron Ferre (left) defeats Tony Schumacher for his first career round victory as a professional during the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 320iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Del Worsham (near) races alongside Jack Beckman in a matchup of champions during the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 320iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Del Worsham (near) races alongside Jack Beckman in a matchup of champions during the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 320iso, f3.2, 1/640th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence walks to his car during the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 320iso, f3.2, 1/640th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence walks to his car during the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority Exhaust fumes come from the engine of NHRA top fuel driver Doug Kalitta as he does a burnout during the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
Exhaust fumes come from the engine of NHRA top fuel driver Doug Kalitta as he does a burnout during the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 200iso, f8, 1/5000th, Manual NHRA pro stock driver Greg Anderson does a burnout beneath puffy clouds during the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 200iso, f8, 1/5000th, Manual
NHRA pro stock driver Greg Anderson does a burnout beneath puffy clouds during the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Chip Ellis celebrates after winning the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway. It was Ellis first win since 2008.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Chip Ellis celebrates after winning the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway. It was Ellis first win since 2008.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority NHRA pro stock driver Jason Line celebrates after winning the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
NHRA pro stock driver Jason Line celebrates after winning the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash The Wally trophy waits as NHRA funny car driver John Force pulls off the track after winning the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
The Wally trophy waits as NHRA funny car driver John Force pulls off the track after winning the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA funny car driver John Force celebrates after winning the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway. It is the 146th win of his career.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA funny car driver John Force celebrates after winning the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway. It is the 146th win of his career.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA funny car driver John Force celebrates after winning the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA funny car driver John Force celebrates after winning the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown celebrates after winning the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown celebrates after winning the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown celebrates with the Wally after winning the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown celebrates with the Wally after winning the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown (left) and funny car driver John Force celebrate after winning the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown (left) and funny car driver John Force celebrate after winning the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual NHRA funny car driver John Force (right) gives top fuel winner Antron Brown a kiss as he celebrates after winning the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver John Force (right) gives top fuel winner Antron Brown a kiss as he celebrates after winning the Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway.

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