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May
Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 8000iso, f4.5, 1/400th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps lights up the night sky with huge header flames as he launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 8000iso, f4.5, 1/400th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps lights up the night sky with huge header flames as he launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Behind on blogs as usual so here are my favorite images from NHRA Spring Nationals near Houston, TX. Continue on to see all the shots!

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f2.8, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority The car of NHRA top fuel driver Shawn Langdon on display during a sponsorship announcement with Bass Pro Shops at the Pearland, TX store.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f2.8, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority
The car of NHRA top fuel driver Shawn Langdon on display during a sponsorship announcement with Bass Pro Shops at the Pearland, TX store.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/800th, Aperture Priority The car of NHRA top fuel driver Shawn Langdon on display during a sponsorship announcement with Bass Pro Shops at the Pearland, TX store.

Canon 1Dx, 16-35mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/800th, Aperture Priority
The car of NHRA top fuel driver Shawn Langdon on display during a sponsorship announcement with Bass Pro Shops at the Pearland, TX store.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f8, 1/200th, Manual with Flash NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence (right) poses for a photo with Taya Kyle , wife of US Navy sniper Chris Kyle who inspired the movie "American Sniper" in the pits during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway. Torrence announced a partnership with the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f8, 1/200th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence (right) poses for a photo with Taya Kyle , wife of US Navy sniper Chris Kyle who inspired the movie “American Sniper” in the pits during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway. Torrence announced a partnership with the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f4.5, 1/200th, Manual with Flash NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence (left) explains drag racing to Taya Kyle , wife of US Navy sniper Chris Kyle who inspired the movie "American Sniper"  in the pits during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f4.5, 1/200th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence (left) explains drag racing to Taya Kyle , wife of US Navy sniper Chris Kyle who inspired the movie “American Sniper” in the pits during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority NHRA pro mod driver Kevin Fiscus blows an engine in a cloud of smoke during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority
NHRA pro mod driver Kevin Fiscus blows an engine in a cloud of smoke during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f2.8, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver John Hale during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f2.8, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver John Hale in action during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 800iso, f7.1, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority Television personality Richard Rawlings (left) reacts as he watches NHRA top fuel dragster qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 800iso, f7.1, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority
Television personality Richard Rawlings (left) reacts as he watches NHRA top fuel dragster qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 800iso, f7.1, 1/500th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett sits strapped into the cockpit of her Gumout sponsored dragster during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 800iso, f7.1, 1/500th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett sits strapped into the cockpit of her Gumout sponsored dragster during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 1250iso, f6.3, 1/800th, Aperture Priority Detailed view of a stuffed animal teddy bear in the exhaust pipe of the car of NHRA pro mod driver Shane Molinari during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 1250iso, f6.3, 1/800th, Aperture Priority
Detailed view of a stuffed animal teddy bear in the exhaust pipe of the car of NHRA pro mod driver Shane Molinari during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 800iso, f4, 1/640th, Aperture Priority NHRA pro stock driver Rodger Brogdon does a burnout during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 800iso, f4, 1/640th, Aperture Priority
NHRA pro stock driver Rodger Brogdon does a burnout during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 2000iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority Crew members look on as NHRA pro stock driver Vincent Nobile launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 2000iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
Crew members look on as NHRA pro stock driver Vincent Nobile launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority Crew members for NHRA funny car driver Alexis DeJoria (not pictured) have a wet towel fight during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
Crew members for NHRA funny car driver Alexis DeJoria (not pictured) have a wet towel fight during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority Detailed view as a caterpillar walks on the wall during NHRA pro stock qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 5000iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
Detailed view as a caterpillar walks on the wall during NHRA pro stock qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 1250iso, f6.3, 1/25th, Aperture Priority NHRA pro stock driver Larry Morgan during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 1250iso, f6.3, 1/25th, Aperture Priority
NHRA pro stock driver Larry Morgan during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 8000iso, f4.5, 1/400th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps lights up the night sky with huge header flames as he launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 8000iso, f4.5, 1/400th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps lights up the night sky with huge header flames as he launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 8000iso, f4, 1/400th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Brittany Force blasts off the Royal Purple Raceway starting line during a qualifying run for the Spring Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 8000iso, f4, 1/400th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Brittany Force blasts off the Royal Purple Raceway starting line during a qualifying run for the Spring Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f7.1, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett rides up the return road in the cockpit of her Gumout dragster during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway. Back in the day all the drivers would ride back in their cars waving to the fans. Now most drivers hide inside the air-conditioned comfort of their tow vehicles.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f7.1, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett rides up the return road in the cockpit of her Gumout dragster during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway. Back in the day all the drivers would ride back in their cars waving to the fans. Now most drivers hide inside the air-conditioned comfort of their tow vehicles.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f7.1, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority Paint chips fly after being peeled off the wall by the force of air as NHRA funny car driver Chad Head opens his parachutes following a 300mph run during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f7.1, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
Paint chips fly after being peeled off the wall by the force of air as NHRA funny car driver Chad Head opens his parachutes following a 300mph run during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f7.1, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver Alexis DeJoria deploys her parachutes during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f7.1, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Alexis DeJoria deploys her parachutes during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 125iso, f4, 1/250th, Manual NHRA driver Shawn Langdon surrounded by crew members as he warms up his car in the pits during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 125iso, f4, 1/250th, Manual
NHRA driver Shawn Langdon surrounded by crew members as he warms up his car in the pits during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 125iso, f4.5, 1/250th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Chad Head climbs out the roof hatch of his Toyota Camry during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 125iso, f4.5, 1/250th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Chad Head climbs out the roof hatch of his Toyota Camry during qualifying for the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 800iso, f6.3, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority NHRA top alcohol dragster driver Chase Copeland smacks his car as he reacts after losing during the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 800iso, f6.3, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top alcohol dragster driver Chase Copeland smacks his car as he reacts after losing during the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 800iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority Massive flames come from the headers of NHRA top fuel driver Kebin Kinsley as he loses traction and smokes the tires during the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 800iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
Massive flames come from the headers of NHRA top fuel driver Kebin Kinsley as he loses traction and smokes the tires during the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority A sky diver parachutes into Royal Purple Raceway with an American flag during the national anthem prior to NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett racing during the Spring Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority
A sky diver parachutes into Royal Purple Raceway with an American flag during the national anthem prior to NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett racing during the Spring Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Larry Dixon sits snuggly strapped into the cockpit of his dragster during the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f2.8, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Larry Dixon sits snuggly strapped into the cockpit of his dragster during the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f5, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Doug Kalitta launches off the starting line during the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f5, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Doug Kalitta launches off the starting line during the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Alexis DeJoria (left) races alongside Courtney Force during the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Alexis DeJoria (left) races alongside Courtney Force during the Spring Nationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Next up will be my favorite images from NHRA Atlanta!


 
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