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Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 200iso, f3.5, 1/4000th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher slows in the shutdown area after picking up the 82nd victory of his career at the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 200iso, f3.5, 1/4000th, Manual

Here is a look at my favorite images from last weeks NHRA event at Bandimere Speedway near Denver. Continue on to see them all!

 

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority NHRA team owner Don Schumacher (left) talks with former Dancing with the Stars contestant and military veteran Jose Rene “J.R.” Martinez on the starting line during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
NHRA team owner Don Schumacher (left) talks with former Dancing with the Stars contestant and military veteran Jose Rene “J.R.” Martinez on the starting line during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown (near) races alongside Doug Kalitta during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown (near) races alongside Doug Kalitta during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority Flames come from the exhaust pipes as NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher does a burnout during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
Flames come from the exhaust pipes as NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher does a burnout during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett launches off the starting line in her new look Mopar/Pennzoil themed dragster during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett launches off the starting line in her new look Mopar/Pennzoil themed dragster during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual Crew members line up behind the dragster of NHRA top fuel driver Clay Millican as he stages during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
Crew members line up behind the dragster of NHRA top fuel driver Clay Millican as he stages during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1000iso, f4, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority Gary Pritchett , crew member for NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence runs alongside the dragster as he does a burnout during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1000iso, f4, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
Gary Pritchett , crew member for NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence runs alongside the dragster as he does a burnout during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 640iso, f4, 1/1600th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Courtney Force (near) races alongside Jack Beckman during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 640iso, f4, 1/1600th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Courtney Force (near) races alongside Jack Beckman during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f4, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority Rain on the track during a delay to NHRA qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f4, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
Rain on the track during a delay to NHRA qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f4, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority A rainbow is visible over the merchandise trailer for NHRA team Don Schumacher Racing during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f4, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
A rainbow is visible over the merchandise trailer for NHRA team Don Schumacher Racing during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 500iso, f3.2, 1/500th, Aperture Priority Close up view of one of the coolest rainbows Ive ever seen. If only we had been racing so I could have included it in some action shots!

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 500iso, f3.2, 1/500th, Aperture Priority
Close up view of one of the coolest rainbows Ive ever seen. If only we had been racing so I could have included it in some action shots!

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 10,000iso, f5.6, 1/250th, Aperture Priority NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Hector Arana Sr approaches the finish line at speed during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 10,000iso, f5.6, 1/250th, Aperture Priority
NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Hector Arana Jr approaches the finish line at speed during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 10,000iso, f4, 1/500th, Manual Detailed view of flames from the header pipes on the engine of NHRA top fuel driver Richie Crampton during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 10,000iso, f4, 1/500th, Manual
Detailed view of flames from the header pipes on the engine of NHRA top fuel driver Richie Crampton during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 10,000iso, f4, 1/500th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Brittany Force (near) races alongside Clay Millican during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 10,000iso, f4, 1/500th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Brittany Force (near) races alongside Clay Millican during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 10,000iso, f4, 1/400th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence would pick up the top qualifying position in his Capco Contractors dragster during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 10,000iso, f4, 1/400th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence would pick up the top qualifying position in his Capco Contractors dragster during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 8000iso, f4, 1/400th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Matt Hagan at speed during Saturday night qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 8000iso, f4, 1/400th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Matt Hagan at speed during Saturday night qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 8000iso, f4, 1/640th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Tim Wilkerson loses control before hitting the wall during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. Wilkerson would be uninjured.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 8000iso, f4, 1/640th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Tim Wilkerson loses control before hitting the wall during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. Wilkerson would be uninjured.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 8000iso, f4, 1/640th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Tim Wilkerson crashes into the wall during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 8000iso, f4, 1/640th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Tim Wilkerson crashes into the wall during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 8000iso, f4, 1/640th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Tim Wilkerson crashes into the wall during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 8000iso, f4, 1/640th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Tim Wilkerson crashes into the wall during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 8000iso, f4, 1/500th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Tim Wilkerson climbs from the emergency roof escape hatch of his car after crashing into the wall during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. Wilkerson would be uninjured.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 8000iso, f4, 1/500th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Tim Wilkerson climbs from the emergency roof escape hatch of his car after crashing into the wall during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. Wilkerson would be uninjured.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 8000iso, f4, 1/640th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Courtney Force during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 8000iso, f4, 1/640th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Courtney Force during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 8000iso, f4, 1/500th, Manual Detailed view of flame coming from the engine of the car of NHRA jet dragster driver Tony Franco Jr during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 8000iso, f4, 1/500th, Manual
Detailed view of flame coming from the engine of the car of NHRA jet dragster driver Tony Franco Jr during qualifying for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/640th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence hangs out in his pit area during the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/640th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence hangs out in his pit area during the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 250iso, f2.8, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett walks the starting line prior to round one of eliminations at the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 250iso, f2.8, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett walks the starting line prior to round one of eliminations at the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence enters the stage as the top qualifier prior to the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence enters the stage as the top qualifier prior to the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 250iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver Alexis DeJoria walks onto the main stage during driver introductions for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 250iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Alexis DeJoria walks onto the main stage during driver introductions for the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Chris Karamesines (right) nearly collides with Steve Torrence after crossing into his lane in the shutdown area in the first round during the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Chris Karamesines (right) nearly collides with Steve Torrence after crossing into his lane in the shutdown area in the first round during the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority NHRA super stock eliminator driver Dan Fletcher checks the tire pressure on his car during the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. Fletcher sits just two victories from 100 national event titles.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA super stock eliminator driver Dan Fletcher checks the tire pressure on his car during the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. Fletcher sits just two victories from 100 national event titles.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash Crew member Kris Martin helps NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence into his dragster in the staging lanes during the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
Crew member Kris Martin helps NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence into his dragster in the staging lanes during the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f3.5, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver J.R. Todd sits in his dragster as crew members make final adjustments to his car during the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f3.5, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver J.R. Todd sits in his dragster as crew members make final adjustments to his car during the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f4, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence explodes an engine on fire during round two of eliminations at the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f4, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence explodes an engine on fire during round two of eliminations at the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f5, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority In a battle of multiple time world champions, NHRA funny car driver John Force (near) races alongside Matt Hagan during the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f5, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority
In a battle of multiple time world champions, NHRA funny car driver John Force (near) races alongside Matt Hagan during the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f5, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority NHRA fans pack the grandstands built into the mountainside during the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f5, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA fans pack the grandstands built into the mountainside during the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 200iso, f4.5, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver John Force throws his hat into the crowd during the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 200iso, f4.5, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver John Force throws his hat into the crowd during the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 200iso, f4.5, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car team owner Jim Dunn smiles during the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 200iso, f4.5, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car team owner Jim Dunn smiles during the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 125iso, f4, 1/125th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Courtney Force does a burnout in her new look Traxxas Camaro during the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 125iso, f4, 1/125th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Courtney Force does a burnout in her new look Traxxas Camaro during the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Andrew Hines celebrates after winning the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. The victory was the 45th of his career making Hines the winningest driver in class history.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Andrew Hines celebrates after winning the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. The victory was the 45th of his career making Hines the winningest driver in class history.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority NHRA pro stock driver Allen Johnson (right) defeats Vincent Nobile to win the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
NHRA pro stock driver Allen Johnson (right) defeats Vincent Nobile to win the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f10, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA pro stock driver Allen Johnson celebrates after winning the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. This was the tenth consecutive year that Allen has made the final round at Denver!

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f10, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA pro stock driver Allen Johnson celebrates after winning the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. This was the tenth consecutive year that Allen has made the final round at Denver!

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 125iso, f4, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver Courtney Force (near) slows alongside father John Force after losing to him on a holeshot in the final round of the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 125iso, f4, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Courtney Force (near) slows alongside father John Force after losing to him on a holeshot in the final round of the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA funny car driver John Force celebrates after winning the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. The victory was the 144th victory of his funny car career.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA funny car driver John Force celebrates after winning the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. The victory was the 144th victory of his funny car career.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA funny car driver John Force celebrates with the Wally after winning the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA funny car driver John Force celebrates with the Wally after winning the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA funny car driver John Force (right) consoles daughter Courtney Force after defeating her in the final round to win the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA funny car driver John Force (right) consoles daughter Courtney Force after defeating her in the final round to win the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 200iso, f3.5, 1/4000th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher slows in the shutdown area after picking up the 82nd victory of his career at the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 200iso, f3.5, 1/4000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher slows in the shutdown area after picking up the 82nd victory of his career at the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 200iso, f3.5, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher points to an official as celebrates after winning the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 200iso, f3.5, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher points to an official as celebrates after winning the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash Eight time NHRA top fuel champion Tony Schumacher celebrates after winning the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
Eight time NHRA top fuel champion Tony Schumacher celebrates after winning the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Flash (From left) NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher , funny car driver John Force , pro stock driver Allen Johnson and pro stock motorcycle rider Andrew Hines celebrate after winning the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
(From left) NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher , funny car driver John Force , pro stock driver Allen Johnson and pro stock motorcycle rider Andrew Hines celebrate after winning the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 125iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher (left) reacts as he celebrates with funny car driver John Force after winning the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 125iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher (left) reacts as he celebrates with funny car driver John Force after winning the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 125iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority Confetti falls as NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher celebrates with the Wally after winning the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 125iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
Confetti falls as NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher celebrates with the Wally after winning the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash It was super cool to get this shot of the two winningest drivers in funny car and top fuel history as NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher (right) and funny car driver John Force celebrate after both won their classes in the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
It was super cool to get this shot of the two winningest drivers in funny car and top fuel history as NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher (right) and funny car driver John Force celebrate after both won their classes in the Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.

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