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Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/1600th, Manual NHRA top fuel dragster driver Bob Vandergriff Jr has a fireball in the shutdown area after winning the first round during the Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Race four on the NHRA season brought us to sunny Las Vegas for the Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Whenever I tell my friends I’m heading to Vegas for a weekend everyone automatically assumes its gonna be a weekend of fun drinking, gambling and partying with friends. FALSE. A weekend in Vegas for me is waking up early, working my ass off all day then editing in my hotel room until I am too tired to see straight. Sounds fun eh?   It still is!

On to the pics…

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f7.1, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver Alexis DeJoria (near) races alongside teammate Del Worsham during qualifying for the Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f7.1, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Alexis DeJoria (near) races alongside teammate Del Worsham during qualifying for the Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f7.1, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel dragster driver Steve Torrence prays with Racers for Christ champlain Jim Jack prior to climbing into his car during qualifying for the Summitracing.com Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f7.1, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Steve Torrence prays with Racers for Christ champlain Jim Jack prior to climbing into his car during qualifying for the Summitracing.com Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 800iso, f8, 1/200th, Aperture Priority Dust and dirt on my lens is lit up by the sun producing a cool look to this shot of NHRA top fuel dragster driver Shawn Langdon in the cockpit of his dragster.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 800iso, f8, 1/200th, Aperture Priority
Dust and dirt on my lens is lit up by the sun producing a cool look to this shot of NHRA top fuel dragster driver Shawn Langdon in the cockpit of his dragster.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/800th, Aperture Priority Debris flies as the blower belt on the dragster of NHRA top fuel driver Brittany Force shreds during qualifying for the Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/800th, Aperture Priority
Debris flies as the blower belt on the dragster of NHRA top fuel driver Brittany Force shreds during qualifying for the Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA pro stock driver Vincent Nobile is towed back to the pits after making a qualifying pass.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA pro stock driver Vincent Nobile is towed back to the pits after making a qualifying pass.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual NHRA safety safari crews inspect the track as funny car driver Courtney Force does a burnout alongside Del Worsham during qualifying for the Summitracing.com Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual
NHRA safety safari crews inspect the track as funny car driver Courtney Force does a burnout alongside Del Worsham during qualifying for the Summitracing.com Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 250iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Manual NHRA wheelstander driver Ed Jones blows fire from his exhaust as he puts on a show for the fans.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 250iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Manual
NHRA wheelstander driver Ed Jones blows fire from his exhaust as he puts on a show for the fans.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/1000th, Manual Alexis DeJoria poses for a photo with a fan in the pits prior to the first qualifying session in Vegas.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/1000th, Manual
Alexis DeJoria poses for a photo with a fan in the pits prior to the first qualifying session in Vegas.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA top fuel driver Scott Palmer looks at oil on his engine during qualifying for the Summitracing.com Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel driver Scott Palmer looks at oil on his engine during qualifying for the Summitracing.com Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/400th, Manual This is something I was never aware of…. An NHRA official fills out an oil down report after top fuel driver Scott Palmer oiled the track during qualifying. After filling out the report, the official has the offending driver sign it.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/400th, Manual
This is something I was never aware of….
An NHRA official fills out an oil down report after top fuel driver Scott Palmer oiled the track during qualifying. After filling out the report, the official has the offending driver sign it.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority Here is a view from the end of the track looking straight down The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during NHRA qualifying.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
Here is a view from the end of the track looking straight down The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during NHRA qualifying.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Tommy Johnson Jr (bottom) defeats Jack Beckman during qualifying for the Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Tommy Johnson Jr (bottom) defeats Jack Beckman during qualifying for the Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Manual NHRA top alcohol funny car driver Greg Foster deploys the chutes during the first round of eliminations.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/1600th, Manual
NHRA top alcohol funny car driver Greg Foster deploys the chutes during the first round of eliminations.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 800iso, f6.3, 1/1600th, Manual NHRA top fuel dragster driver Scott Palmer drives through the shutdown area after losing some of the bodywork from his car during qualifying for the Summitracing.com Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 800iso, f6.3, 1/1600th, Manual
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Scott Palmer drives through the shutdown area after losing some of the bodywork from his car during qualifying for the Summitracing.com Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 800iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual NHRA top fuel dragster driver Terry McMillen (left) crosses the finish line alongside Troy Buff during qualifying for the Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 800iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Terry McMillen (left) crosses the finish line alongside Troy Buff during qualifying for the Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA pro stock driver Erica Enders-Stevens celebrates after winning 50 thousand dollars in the K&N Horsepower Challenge.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA pro stock driver Erica Enders-Stevens celebrates after winning 50 thousand dollars in the K&N Horsepower Challenge.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 1000iso, f5.6, 1/800th, Manual NHRA jet car drivers fill the starting line with smoke at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm with 1.4 converter (840mm), 1000iso, f5.6, 1/800th, Manual
NHRA jet car drivers fill the starting line with smoke at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/1600th, Manual NHRA top fuel dragster driver Bob Vandergriff Jr has a fireball in the shutdown area after winning the first round during the Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/1600th, Manual
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Bob Vandergriff Jr has a fireball in the shutdown area after winning the first round during the Summitracing.com Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA funny car driver Alexis DeJoria celebrates after picking up her second win of the young 2014 season.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA funny car driver Alexis DeJoria celebrates after picking up her second win of the young 2014 season.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA top fuel dragster driver Tony Schumacher celebrates after picking up his first victory in nearly a year.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f9, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel dragster driver Tony Schumacher celebrates after picking up his first victory in nearly a year.

That wraps up NHRA Vegas. I will be missing the next race in Charlotte but will be back at the next race in Houston!


 
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