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Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 6400iso, f3.2, 1/640th, Manual
NHRA nitro Harley Davidson motorcycle rider Takeshi Shigematsu launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Springnationals at Royal Purple Raceway.

Race five of the 24 race NHRA season is in the books, continue on to check out all my best shots from the NHRA Spring Nationals in Houston!

 

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence (left) poses for a photo with Taya Kyle , wife of US Navy sniper Chris Kyle in the pits during qualifying for the Springnationals at Royal Purple Raceway. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 200iso, f3.2, 1/3200th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Shawn Langdon does a burnout during qualifying for the Springnationals at Royal Purple Raceway. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 800iso, f8, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
Alex Laughlin straps into the cockpit of his Gas Monkey Energy Drink sponsored pro stock Camaro. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/640th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Jonnie Lindberg launches off the starting line during Friday night qualifying for the Springnationals. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/400th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Doug Kalitta launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Springnationals at Royal Purple Raceway. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1250iso, f2.8, 1/200th, Manual
Water is sprayed down in the burnout box prior to NHRA top fuel driver Clay Millican firing up his dragster during qualifying for the Springnationals at Royal Purple Raceway. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/400th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Clay Millican launches off the starting line on his way to the number one qualifying position with a 3.722 second run at 325.69 mph during qualifying for the Springnationals at Royal Purple Raceway. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 400mm, 6400iso, f3.2, 1/640th, Manual
NHRA nitro Harley Davidson motorcycle rider Takeshi Shigematsu launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Springnationals at Royal Purple Raceway. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Aperture Priority
Leah Pritchett is quick to grab a pepperoncini from a box of Papa Johns pizza after a delivery to her pit area at Royal Purple Raceway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
Two young girls pose for a photo in front of the car of NHRA funny car driver J.R. Todd during qualifying for the Springnationals at Royal Purple Raceway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
Leah Pritchett runs to help her crew members push the Papa Johns pizza dragster back into the pit area between rounds of qualifying in Houston.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 160iso, f3.2, 1/2000th, Manual
Doug Kalitta races alongside Clay Millican during qualifying for the Spring Nationals.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 125iso, f2.8, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
Nicky Boninfante, co crew chief for the Patron funny car of Alexis DeJoria on the starting line as she burns out past him.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 125iso, f2.8, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Alexis DeJoria (near) races alongside Del Worsham during qualifying for the Springnationals at Royal Purple Raceway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
Top fuel driver Scott Palmer talks with crew chief Ashley Fye prior to the final qualifying session for the NHRA Spring Nationals.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 250iso, f2.8, 1/1600th, Aperture Priority
8 time top fuel champion Tony Schumacher sits strapped into the cockpit of his US Army sponsored dragster.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 250iso, f2.8, 1/2500th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Antron Brown prepares to start into the cockpit of his Matco Tools dragster during qualifying for the Springnationals at Royal Purple Raceway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett climbs into her dragster alongside teammate Antron Brown in the staging lanes of Royal Purple Raceway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
The Capco Contractors dragster of top fuel driver Steve Torrence sits behind the burnout box waiting for the signal to fire up.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 1250iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett during qualifying for the Springnationals at Royal Purple Raceway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence launches off the starting line during qualifying for the Springnationals at Royal Purple Raceway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 800iso, f6.3, 1/2500th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Courtney Force slows in the shutdown area during qualifying for the Springnationals at Royal Purple Raceway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 800iso, f5, 1/1600th, Manual
NHRA pro mod driver Jonathan Gray suffers a nitrous explosion and fire during the Springnationals at Royal Purple Raceway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 1250iso, f4.5, 1/5000th, Manual
NHRA stock eliminator driver Bill McClister walks his Irish Wolfound named Darby in the pits during qualifying for the Springnationals at Royal Purple Raceway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 1600iso, f5, 1/1600th, Manual
NHRA top alcohol dragster driver Megan Meyer is towed up the return road after winning her round one race.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 12,800iso, f4, 1/800th, Manual
NHRA top dragster driver Chase Murray slows after his round one victory during the Springnationals at Royal Purple Raceway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 250iso, f2.8, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority
Fans surround the pit area of top fuel rookie Troy Coughlin Jr as he warms up his SealMaster dragster prior to the first round of eliminations at the Spring Nationals.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual
Top fuel driver Steve Torrence (right) defeats Shawn Reed during the first round of eliminations at the NHRA Spring Nationals.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx mk2, 300mm, 400iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA pro stock driver Tanner Gray (far) defeats Alex Laughlin during the first round of the Springnationals at Royal Purple Raceway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/1250th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps (left) with rookie driver Jonnie Lindberg in the staging lanes prior to their round two matchup at the Spring Nationals.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 320iso, f2.8, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
Clay Millican picks up speed as he blasts down track in the Great Clips Parts Plus top fuel dragster.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Aperture Priority
The engine in the dragster of NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett at full song as she races during the Springnationals at Royal Purple Raceway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 250iso, f2.8, 1/5000th, Aperture Priority
Clay Millican (right) congratulates winner Steve Torrence after their semi final round matchup.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 4000iso, f2.8, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority
Pro stock driver Tanner Gray reacts in his pit area after a round two red light against Jeg Coughlin Jr at the Spring Nationals.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f7.1, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
Bo Butner celebrates after finally winning his first career NHRA pro stock race.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
Robert Hight reacts as he looks at damage to the front end of his AAA.com sponsored Chevrolet Camaro after hitting the center line timing blocks in the final round of the Spring Nationals.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel driverLeah Pritchett celebrates with her crew after winning the Springnationals at Royal Purple Raceway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett celebrates with her crew after winning the Springnationals at Royal Purple Raceway. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett (left) celebrates with funny car teammate Ron Capps after winning the Springnationals at Royal Purple Raceway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps celebrates with his crew after winning the Springnationals at Royal Purple Raceway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA funny car driver Ron Capps and top fuel driver Leah Pritchett celebrate together after winning the Springnationals at Royal Purple Raceway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f2.8, 1/160th, Aperture Priority
NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett poses for photos in the winners circle after winning the Springnationals at Royal Purple Raceway.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
The Wally trophy rests on the engine that powered NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett to her third victory of the 2017 season.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE PRINT

Next up for me is the IndyCar Series visiting Phoenix this weekend!


 
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