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Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 125iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
Exhaust smoke is backlit by the sun as NHRA top fuel driver  Leah Pritchett comes out of the shadows as she does a burnout during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Here are all my favorite images from one of the crown jewel events on the NHRA series, the Gatornationals. Continue on to see all my best shots!

To see all my images from the weekend and to purchase prints from the Gatornationals CLICK HERE!

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 3200iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Cruz Pedregon sits strapped into the cockpit of his Camry during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 160iso, f3.2, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett does a wheelstand as she launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
Udo, the dog of NHRA funny car team owner Jim Head chews on an empty plastic bottle as driver Jonnie Lindberg puts on his safety gear before a qualifying pass at the Gatornationals. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Jack Beckman does a burnout during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 200iso, f3.5, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
Crew members look on as NHRA funny car driver Robert Hight launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
Detailed view of the front wing and wheels on the top fuel dragster of Ike Maier as he sits in the water box waiting for the signal to fire up the car. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 2500iso, f3.2, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Doug Kalitta sits strapped into the cockpit of his Mac Tools dragster during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 125iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
Exhaust smoke is backlit by the sun as NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett comes out of the shadows as she does a burnout during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 250iso, f3.5, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence does a burnout during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 250iso, f4, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
Crew member Bob Lagana (right) hits the rear wing on the dragster of NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence for good luck as he prepares to race during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 250iso, f4.5, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher races down track during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f3.5, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
Smoke from the car of NHRA jet dragster driver Jake Elliott surrounds the timing tower and suites as it does a burner pop during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 250iso, f3.5, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA jet dragster driver Jake Elliott  puts on a fire show during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f3.5, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA jet dragster driver Jake Elliott  launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
A young fan watches from the shoulders of her dad as NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett warms up in the pits. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 250iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett puts on her helmet prior to an exhibition race during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 250iso, f3.5, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top alcohol dragster driver Justin Ashley launches off the starting line on the way to an incredible 5.143 second elapsed time on his way to winning in his first career start. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 100iso, f8, 1/125th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top alcohol funny car driver Bill Naves races down track during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f4.5, 1/320th, Aperture Priority
NHRA fans get an up close view as Doug Kalitta warms up the Mac Tools sponsored dragster in the pits. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA pro stock rookie Tanner Gray sits in the cockpit of his Gray Racing Chevy Camaro. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/400th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence walks to his car during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver John Force waves to the fans during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Del Worsham climbs from his car at the top end during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Jonnie Lindberg walks from his car after a third round qualifying pass. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/640th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Tommy Johnson Jr puts on his glasses prior to strapping into his car. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Aperture Priority
Crew chief Jimmy Prock makes an adjustment to the car of NHRA funny car driver Robert Hight during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority
Overall view of fans in the grandstands of Gainesville Raceway during NHRA qualifying for the Gatornationals. In my seven years coming to Gainesville it was the biggest crowd I’ve seen there! CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 200iso, f3.5, 1/3200th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Larry Dixon does a burnout during qualifying for the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 200iso, f4.5, 1/2500th, Manual
NHRA pro mod driver Sidnei Frigo (far) loses control of his 250mph Corvette alongside Steve Jackson during the final qualifying session for the Gatornationals. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/400th, Manual
NHRA pro stock bike rider Hector Arana Jr at speed on the Lucas Oil Racing TV sponsored motorcycle. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 200iso, f4.5, 1/2000th, Manual
Rookie nitro funny car driver Jonnie Lindberg is shown on the giant Sunoco Vision TV screen as he does a burnout in the Head Racing funny car during qualifying for the Gatornationals. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 320iso, f4.5, 1/2000th, Manual
Multi time NHRA pro mod champion Rickie Smith (left) gets his car on two wheels alongside Michael Biehle III during round one of eliminations at the Gatornationals. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 400iso, f3.2, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
A skydiver parachutes into Gainesville Raceway with the American flag prior to the start of final eliminations for the Gatornationals. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
View from behind the starting line as NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett does a burnout during the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 160iso, f5.6, 1/1250th, Manual
NHRA pro mod driver Mike Janis crosses the centerline and hits a timing block alongside Steven Whiteley during the Gatornationals. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver John Force races down track during the semi finals of the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority
Crew members lower the Camry body on the NHRA funny car of Jonnie Lindberg during the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 1000iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher sits in the cockpit of the US Army dragster during the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA funny car driver John Force celebrates after winning the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
An upset Jonnie Lindberg throws his glove as he reacts after the first loss of his professional career in the final round to John Force. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA funny car driver John Force (left) greets runner up Jonnie Lindberg as he celebrates after winning the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA funny car driver John Force sings as he celebrates after winning the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA funny car driver John Force (left) reacts with runner up Jonnie Lindberg as he celebrates after winning the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 1600iso, f2.8, 1/3200th, Manual
NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Eddie Krawiec celebrates with the Wally after winning the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 1600iso, f2.8, 1/2500th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver John Force celebrates with the Wally after winning the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 1600iso, f2.8, 1/2500th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher, pro stock bike rider Eddie Krawiec, funny car driver John Force and pro stock driver Shane Gray celebrate with their Wallys after winning the Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway. CLICK HERE TO ORDER PRINT

To see all my images from the weekend and to purchase prints from the Gatornationals CLICK HERE!

Next up for me is my first NCAA Final Four here in Arizona next weekend!


 
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