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Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 5000iso, f5.6, 1/400th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Doug Kalitta (near) launches off the starting line alongside Troy Buff during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 5000iso, f5.6, 1/400th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Doug Kalitta (near) launches off the starting line alongside Troy Buff during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Here are my favorite shots from the second to last race on the 2014 NHRA season from Las Vegas. Check  out my shots from a fun weekend in Sin City!

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f5.6, 1/200th, Manual The brand new 2015 Toyota Camry funny car of driver Del Worsham is unveiled to the fans in attendance at the NHRA Fanfest under the neon lights on Fremont Street.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2500iso, f5.6, 1/200th, Manual
The brand new 2015 Toyota Camry funny car of driver Del Worsham is unveiled to the fans in attendance at the NHRA Fanfest under the neon lights on Fremont Street.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f8, 1/2500th, Manual Crew members push the dragster of NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher through tech inspection prior to qualifying for the Toyota Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 640iso, f8, 1/2500th, Manual
Crew members push the dragster of NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher through tech inspection prior to qualifying for the Toyota Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f7.1, 1/2500th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Jack Beckman hangs out the side of his tow vehicle waving to the crowd while being towed back to the pits following a qualifying run.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f7.1, 1/2500th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Jack Beckman hangs out the side of his tow vehicle waving to the crowd while being towed back to the pits following a qualifying run.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA funny car driver John Force launches off the starting line in his special edition 16 time Champion paint scheme during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver John Force launches off the starting line in his special edition 16 time Champion paint scheme during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f8, 1/500th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown climbs into the cockpit of his Matco Tools sponsored dragster during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f8, 1/500th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown climbs into the cockpit of his Matco Tools sponsored dragster during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 800iso, f4, 1/640th, Aperture Priority NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Angelle Sampey sits on her bike in the water box prior to making a qualifying run at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 800iso, f4, 1/640th, Aperture Priority
NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Angelle Sampey sits on her bike in the water box prior to making a qualifying run at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 800iso, f4, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority A crew member wears a Gumby costume for Halloween as he watches NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Freddie Camarena do a burnout during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 800iso, f4, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
A crew member wears a Gumby costume for Halloween as he watches NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Freddie Camarena do a burnout during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 800iso, f4, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Hector Arana Sr (right) with a crew member wearing an embarrassing Halloween costume during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 800iso, f4, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Hector Arana Sr (right) with a crew member wearing an embarrassing Halloween costume during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1600iso, f5.6, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority The sun bathed mountains in the distance make a picturesque background as crew members stand alongside NHRA funny car driver Bob Tasca III during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1600iso, f5.6, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority
The sun bathed mountains in the distance make a picturesque background as crew members stand alongside NHRA funny car driver Bob Tasca III during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 1250iso, f7.1, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority A crew member wears a Halloween mask as he backs up NHRA funny car driver Cruz Pedregon during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 1250iso, f7.1, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority
A crew member wears a Halloween mask as he backs up NHRA funny car driver Cruz Pedregon during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 1600iso, f6.3, 1/500th, Manual NHRA funny car driver John Force launches off the starting line with header flames up during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 1600iso, f6.3, 1/500th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver John Force launches off the starting line with header flames up during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 2500iso, f5.6, 1/500th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Kebin Kinsley launches off the starting line in his Gas Monkey sponsored dragster during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 2500iso, f5.6, 1/500th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Kebin Kinsley launches off the starting line in his Gas Monkey sponsored dragster during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f5.6, 1/500th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver T.J. Zizzo ;fits the front wheels as he launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 4000iso, f5.6, 1/500th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver T.J. Zizzo ;fits the front wheels as he launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 5000iso, f5, 1/400th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Brittany Force (near) launches off the starting line in her special edition 2013 Rookie of the Year paint scheme alongside J.R. Todd during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 5000iso, f5, 1/400th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Brittany Force (near) launches off the starting line in her special edition 2013 Rookie of the Year paint scheme alongside J.R. Todd during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 6400iso, f5.6, 1/400th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett (near) races alongside Spencer Massey during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 6400iso, f5.6, 1/400th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett (near) races alongside Spencer Massey during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/400th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence does a burnout in his Capco Contractors sponsored dragster during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 5000iso, f4, 1/400th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence does a burnout in his Capco Contractors sponsored dragster during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 125iso, f10, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence autographs an artificial leg of a fan in the pits at Las Vegas.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 125iso, f10, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence autographs an artificial leg of a fan in the pits at Las Vegas.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f6.3, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA funny car driver John Force waves to the fans at a press conference to announce Peak Antifreeze as a new sponsor for 2015 during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f6.3, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA funny car driver John Force waves to the fans at a press conference to announce Peak Antifreeze as a new sponsor for 2015 during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 800iso, f6.3, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority NHRA pro stock driver Deric Kramer flips over as he crashes during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Kramer was unhurt in the accident.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 800iso, f6.3, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA pro stock driver Deric Kramer flips over as he crashes during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Kramer was unhurt in the accident.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 800iso, f6.3, 1/800th, Aperture Priority NHRA pro stock driver Deric Kramer flips over as he crashes during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Kramer was unhurt in the accident.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 800iso, f6.3, 1/800th, Aperture Priority
NHRA pro stock driver Deric Kramer flips over as he crashes during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Kramer was unhurt in the accident.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f6.3, 1/200th, Aperture Priority NHRA pro stock driver Deric Kramer flips over as he crashes during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Kramer was unhurt in the accident.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f6.3, 1/200th, Aperture Priority
NHRA pro stock driver Deric Kramer flips over as he crashes during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Kramer was unhurt in the accident.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 800iso, f6.3, 1/800th, Aperture Priority NHRA pro stock driver Deric Kramer flips over as he crashes during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Kramer was unhurt in the accident.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 800iso, f6.3, 1/800th, Aperture Priority
NHRA pro stock driver Deric Kramer flips over as he crashes during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Kramer was unhurt in the accident.

To see the full sequence from the Deric Kramer crash CLICK HERE

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 5000iso, f5.6, 1/1250th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett slows in the shutdown area beneath a picture perfect sunset during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 5000iso, f5.6, 1/1250th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett slows in the shutdown area beneath a picture perfect sunset during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 5000iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver J.R. Todd slows after a quick run during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 5000iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver J.R. Todd slows after a quick run during qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 8000iso, f5, 1/1000th, Manual The car of NHRA top fuel dragster driver Billy Torrence is silhouetted against a great sunset towed back to the pits following qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 8000iso, f5, 1/1000th, Manual
The car of NHRA top fuel dragster driver Billy Torrence is silhouetted against a great sunset towed back to the pits following qualifying for the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 8000iso, f4, 1/800th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence crosses the finish line at speed in his Capco Contractors dragster.

Canon 1Dx, 600mm, 8000iso, f4, 1/800th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence crosses the finish line at speed in his Capco Contractors dragster.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1000iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver Courtney Force (left) chats with sister, top fuel driver Brittany Force on their way to driver introductions in Vegas.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1000iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Courtney Force (left) chats with sister, top fuel driver Brittany Force on their way to driver introductions in Vegas.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Billy Torrence (near) defeats Tony Schumacher in a huge upset during the first round of the Toyota Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Billy Torrence (near) defeats Tony Schumacher in a huge upset during the first round of the Toyota Nationals.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f9, 1/800th, Manual A wide angle view from atop the suites of The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway as NHRA funny car driver Alexis DeJoria does a burnout during the first round of eliminations.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f9, 1/800th, Manual
A wide angle view from atop the suites of The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway as NHRA funny car driver Alexis DeJoria does a burnout during the first round of eliminations.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA top alcohol dragster driver Ashley Sanford does a burnout in the semi finals during the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f7.1, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA top alcohol dragster driver Ashley Sanford does a burnout in the semi finals during the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f5, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority NHRA top fuel driver Spencer Massey climbs into his car as crew members make final adjustments during the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f5, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Spencer Massey climbs into his car as crew members make final adjustments during the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 1000iso, f7.1, 1/1250th, Manual The car of NHRA funny car driver John Force is towed back to the pits in front of the crowd during the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 1000iso, f7.1, 1/1250th, Manual
The car of NHRA funny car driver John Force is towed back to the pits in front of the crowd during the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f10, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Andrew Hines celebrates with the Wally after winning the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f10, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Andrew Hines celebrates with the Wally after winning the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f10, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA pro stock driver Erica Enders-Stevens celebrates with the Wally after winning the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 500iso, f10, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA pro stock driver Erica Enders-Stevens celebrates with the Wally after winning the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA funny car driver Del Worsham (center) celebrates with his crew after winning the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA funny car driver Del Worsham (center) celebrates with his crew after winning the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA top fuel driver Spencer Massey celebrates with Pitboss, the track mascot after winning the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 400iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel driver Spencer Massey celebrates with Pitboss, the track mascot after winning the Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Next up are my best shots from the big NCAA Football matchup between Notre Dame and Arizona State!


 
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