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Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 160iso, f2.8, 1/320th, Manual with Strobes NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps (left) and top fuel driver Antron Brown pose for a portrait with their world championship trophies after clinching their class championships during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 160iso, f2.8, 1/320th, Manual with Strobes
Here are my favorite shots from the final race of the NHRA season at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

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Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 200iso, f3.2, 1/4000th, Manual Living legend, NHRA funny car owner and former driver Jim Dunn waits for the call to fire the engine on the funny car driven by John Hale.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 200iso, f3.2, 1/4000th, Manual
Living legend, NHRA funny car owner and former driver Jim Dunn waits for the call to fire the engine on the funny car driven by John Hale.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 100iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps celebrates as the fans cheer on the return road during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 100iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps celebrates as the fans cheer on the return road during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 800iso, f5, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA pro stock driver Shane Gray is visible in the cockpit as he slows in the shutdown area during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 800iso, f5, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA pro stock driver Shane Gray is visible in the cockpit as he slows in the shutdown area during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 800iso, f5, 1/2000th, Manual The sun shines on the face of NHRA pro stock driver Alex Laughlin as he slows in the shutdown area during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 800iso, f5, 1/2000th, Manual
The sun shines on the face of NHRA pro stock driver Alex Laughlin as he slows in the shutdown area during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 1000iso, f4, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA funny car driver John Hale goes into a power wheelstand during qualifying in Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 1000iso, f4, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver John Hale goes into a power wheelstand during qualifying in Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 640iso, f3.5, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority The sun sets over NHRA funny car driver John Hale during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 640iso, f3.5, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority
The sun sets over NHRA funny car driver John Hale during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 640iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority The beautiful southern California mountains are lit by the setting sun as NHRA funny car driver Brandon Welch slows in the shutdown area during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 640iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
The beautiful southern California mountains are lit by the setting sun as NHRA funny car driver Brandon Welch slows in the shutdown area during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 8000iso, f4, 1/1250th, Manual Flames come from the exhaust header pipes from the engine on the dragster of NHRA top fuel driver Tripp Tatum during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 8000iso, f4, 1/1250th, Manual
Flames come from the exhaust header pipes from the engine on the dragster of NHRA top fuel driver Tripp Tatum during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/400th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence launches off the starting line during Friday night qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/400th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence launches off the starting line during Friday night qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 1000iso, f4.5, 1/125th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown blasts down track during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 1000iso, f4.5, 1/125th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown blasts down track during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/500th, Manual NHRA pro stock driver Jason Line (near) races alongside Bo Butner during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/500th, Manual
NHRA pro stock driver Jason Line (near) races alongside Bo Butner during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 6400iso, f4, 1/1250th, Manual Sparks blast all directions from the SealMaster dragster as NHRA top fuel driver J.R. Todd detonates an engine as he crosses the finish line during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 6400iso, f4, 1/1250th, Manual
Sparks blast all directions from the SealMaster dragster as NHRA top fuel driver J.R. Todd detonates an engine as he crosses the finish line during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/640th, Aperture Priority The sun sets as NHRA funny car driver John Hale slows in the shutdown area during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/640th, Aperture Priority
The sun sets as NHRA funny car driver John Hale slows in the shutdown area during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 6400iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual A member of the NHRA safety safari gets the fun of having to walk in front of the flame belching funny car of John Hale after the engine refused to shut down following the final qualifying session in Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 6400iso, f4, 1/1000th, Manual
A member of the NHRA safety safari gets the fun of having to walk in front of the flame belching funny car of John Hale after the engine refused to shut down following the final qualifying session in Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/60th, Manual with Flash NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps celebrates after clinching the 2016 funny car world championship during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/60th, Manual with Flash
NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps celebrates after clinching the 2016 funny car world championship during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 250iso, f4, 1/80th, Manual with Flash NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps celebrates after clinching the 2016 funny car world championship during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 250iso, f4, 1/80th, Manual with Flash
NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps celebrates after clinching the 2016 funny car world championship during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps celebrates after clinching the 2016 funny car world championship during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f5, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps celebrates after clinching the 2016 funny car world championship during qualifying for the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 160iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash Morgan Lucas walks across the stage during driver introductions prior to the final race of his NHRA career.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 160iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
Morgan Lucas walks across the stage during driver introductions prior to the final race of his NHRA career.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority A dejected Steve Johnson sits on his bike after losing in the second round of the NHRA Auto Club Finals in Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
A dejected Steve Johnson sits on his bike after losing in the second round of the NHRA Auto Club Finals in Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Matt Smith accidentally tackles newly crowned world champion Jerry Savoie at the top end of the track.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Matt Smith accidentally tackles newly crowned world champion Jerry Savoie at the top end of the track.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Jerry Savoie celebrates after clinching the 2016 pro stock motorcycle world championship during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Jerry Savoie celebrates after clinching the 2016 pro stock motorcycle world championship during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/320th, Manual Outgoing NHRA pro stock world champion Erica Enders-Stevens does a burnout during the semi finals of the Auto Club Finals in Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/320th, Manual
Outgoing NHRA pro stock world champion Erica Enders-Stevens does a burnout during the semi finals of the Auto Club Finals in Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 400iso, f5, 1/3200th, Manual NHRA funny car driver John Force launches off the starting line during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 400iso, f5, 1/3200th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver John Force launches off the starting line during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 400iso, f5, 1/3200th, Manual NHRA funny car driver John Force lleaves a trail of heatwaves in his wake as he races down track during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 400iso, f5, 1/3200th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver John Force lleaves a trail of heatwaves in his wake as he races down track during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority Newly crowned NHRA stock eliminator driver Jeff Strickland launches off the starting line in his Camaro during the NHRA Auto Club Finals. In addition to winning the stock eliminator championship, Strickland made NHRA history by also winning a second world championship with his crown in Top Dragster.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority
Newly crowned NHRA stock eliminator driver Jeff Strickland launches off the starting line in his Camaro during the NHRA Auto Club Finals. In addition to winning the stock eliminator championship, Strickland made NHRA history by also winning a second world championship with his crown in Top Dragster.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority Fireworks explode as the 2016 NHRA season comes to a close with the final round of top fuel where Doug Kalitta would pick up the victory in a close race against teammate J.R. Todd.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority
Fireworks explode as the 2016 NHRA season comes to a close with the final round of top fuel where Doug Kalitta would pick up the victory in a close race against teammate J.R. Todd.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual NHRA pro stock driver Jason Line celebrates on the podium after clinching his third NHRA pro stock world championship.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Manual
NHRA pro stock driver Jason Line celebrates on the podium after clinching his third NHRA pro stock world championship.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Matt Smith celebrates after winning the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Matt Smith celebrates after winning the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA pro stock driver Greg Anderson celebrates after winning the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA pro stock driver Greg Anderson celebrates after winning 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 Tommy Johnson Jr celebrates after winning 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 Tommy Johnson Jr celebrates after winning the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA top fuel driver Doug Kalitta celebrates after winning the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel driver Doug Kalitta celebrates after winning the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 125iso, f2.8, 1/250th, Manual with Strobes NHRA top fuel driver Doug Kalitta poses for a portrait on the track after winning the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 125iso, f2.8, 1/250th, Manual with Strobes
NHRA top fuel driver Doug Kalitta poses for a portrait on the track after winning the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 160iso, f2.8, 1/320th, Manual with Strobes NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps (left) and top fuel driver Antron Brown pose for a portrait with their world championship trophies after clinching their class championships during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 160iso, f2.8, 1/320th, Manual with Strobes
NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps (left) and top fuel driver Antron Brown pose for a portrait with their world championship trophies after clinching their class championships during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 160iso, f2.8, 1/250th, Manual with Strobes NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps (left) and top fuel driver Antron Brown pose for a portrait with the world championship trophies after clinching their classes championships during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 160iso, f2.8, 1/250th, Manual with Strobes
NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps (left) and top fuel driver Antron Brown pose for a portrait with the world championship trophies after clinching their classes championships during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 160iso, f2.8, 1/250th, Manual with Strobes NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps (left) and top fuel driver Antron Brown pose for a portrait with the world championship trophies after clinching their classes championships during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 160iso, f2.8, 1/250th, Manual with Strobes
NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps (left) and top fuel driver Antron Brown pose for a portrait with the world championship trophies after clinching their classes championships during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 160iso, f2.8, 1/250th, Manual with Strobes NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown celebrates as he poses for a portrait with the world championship trophy after clinching the championship during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 160iso, f2.8, 1/250th, Manual with Strobes
NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown celebrates as he poses for a portrait with the world championship trophy after clinching the championship during the Auto Club Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona.

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