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Oct
Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA funny car driver Jack Beckman leaps off his car as he celebrates after winning the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
Been so busy lately that I’ve neglected adding posts to my blog so Im going to try and post multiple blogs over the weekend. Here are my best shots from the NHRA playoff race in St. Louis.  Enjoy!

Canon 1Dx mk2, 24-70mm, 250iso, f5, 1/250th, Manual with Flash Standing on a metal table in the pits gives a cool perspective as crew members for NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett surround the car during warm up for qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 24-70mm, 250iso, f5, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
Standing on a metal table in the pits gives a cool perspective as crew members for NHRA top fuel driver Leah Pritchett surround the car during warm up for qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 160iso, f2.8, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority Andrew Cossette, crew member for NHRA pro stock driver Aaron Strong wears a giant red hat to get his driver fired up as he does a burnout during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 300mm, 160iso, f2.8, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
Andrew Cossette, crew member for NHRA pro stock driver Aaron Strong wears a giant red hat to get his driver fired up as he does a burnout during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f2.8, 1/400th, Aperture Priority Crew members for NHRA top fuel driver Terry McMillen watch from the starting line as their driver blasts down track during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 100iso, f2.8, 1/400th, Aperture Priority
Crew members for NHRA top fuel driver Terry McMillen watch from the starting line as their driver blasts down track during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 24-70mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence does a burnout during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 24-70mm, 500iso, f6.3, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence does a burnout during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual NHRA pro mod driver Jay Payne loses control of his Camaro just missing Chuck Little prior to a hard hit into the wall.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
NHRA pro mod driver Jay Payne loses control of his Camaro just missing Chuck Little prior to a hard hit into the wall.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual Jay Payne goes airborne after losing control and crashing alongside Chuck Little during pro mod qualifying. Payne was uninjured.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2000th, Manual
Jay Payne goes airborne after losing control and crashing alongside Chuck Little during pro mod qualifying. Payne was uninjured.

To see the full sequence of Jay Paynes crash CLICK HERE

Canon 1Dx mk2, 24-70mm, 640iso, f4.5, 1/2000th, Manual Rays of the setting sun peek through the grandstands as NHRA funny car driver John Bojec (near) races alongside Dale Creasy Jr during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 24-70mm, 640iso, f4.5, 1/2000th, Manual
Rays of the setting sun peek through the grandstands as NHRA funny car driver John Bojec (near) races alongside Dale Creasy Jr during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority NHRA funny car driver Brandon Welch launches off the starting line in his Auto Anything sponsored car during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/8000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA funny car driver Brandon Welch launches off the starting line in his Auto Anything sponsored car during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f2.8, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority NHRA driver Leah Pritchett, pilot of the Papa Johns Pizza sponsored top fuel dragster prepares to climb into the cockpit of her car during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 640iso, f2.8, 1/3200th, Aperture Priority
NHRA driver Leah Pritchett, pilot of the Papa Johns Pizza sponsored top fuel dragster prepares to climb into the cockpit of her car during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 640iso, f4, 1/400th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Richie Crampton launches off the starting line on his way to the top qualifying position during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 640iso, f4, 1/400th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Richie Crampton launches off the starting line on his way to the top qualifying position during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 800iso, f4.5, 1/320th, Manual NHRA top fuel driver Brittany Force does a burnout in the Monster Energy dragster during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 24-70mm, 800iso, f4.5, 1/320th, Manual
NHRA top fuel driver Brittany Force does a burnout in the Monster Energy dragster during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Cory Reed crosses the finish line at speed during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority
NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Cory Reed crosses the finish line at speed during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/4000th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Tommy Johnson Jr (near) deploys his parachutes alongside John Force during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 800iso, f5.6, 1/4000th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Tommy Johnson Jr (near) deploys his parachutes alongside John Force during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual NHRA pro mod driver Billy Glidden suffers a nitrous explosion sending the hood scoop from his Ford Mustang flying during the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 500iso, f5.6, 1/2500th, Manual
NHRA pro mod driver Billy Glidden suffers a nitrous explosion sending the hood scoop from his Ford Mustang flying during the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 640iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Manual Fans watch from the top of the timing tower as NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence (left) races alongside Leah Pritchett during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 600mm, 640iso, f5.6, 1/1600th, Manual
Fans watch from the top of the timing tower as NHRA top fuel driver Steve Torrence (left) races alongside Leah Pritchett during qualifying for the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 1250iso, f3.2, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority John Medlen , inspects clutch disks for the NHRA funny car of Jack Beckman during the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 1250iso, f3.2, 1/1000th, Aperture Priority
John Medlen , inspects clutch disks for the NHRA funny car of Jack Beckman during the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 320iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Manual Overall view of Gateway Motorsports Park as NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher (left) races alongside Leah Pritchett during the second round of the Midwest Nationals.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 320iso, f5.6, 1/1000th, Manual
Overall view of Gateway Motorsports Park as NHRA top fuel driver Tony Schumacher (left) races alongside Leah Pritchett during the second round of the Midwest Nationals.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 320iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual NHRA funny car driver Matt Hagan (near) is defeated by Tim Wilkerson during a close round two race at the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 70-200mm, 320iso, f6.3, 1/1250th, Manual
NHRA funny car driver Matt Hagan (near) is defeated by Tim Wilkerson during a close round two race at the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Angelle Sampey reacts at the top end of the course after losing in the final round of the Midwest Nationals on a red light at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/6400th, Aperture Priority
NHRA pro stock motorcycle rider Angelle Sampey reacts at the top end of the course after losing in the final round of the Midwest Nationals on a red light at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority Corey Reed (left) consoles teammate Angelle Sampey as she reacts at the top end of the course after losing in the final round of the Midwest Nationals on a red light at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 400iso, f2.8, 1/4000th, Aperture Priority
Cory Reed (left) consoles teammate Angelle Sampey as she reacts at the top end of the course after losing in the final round of the Midwest Nationals on a red light at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA pro stock driver Alex Laughlin drops to his knees as he celebrates after winning the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park for the first victory of his professional career.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA pro stock driver Alex Laughlin drops to his knees as he celebrates after winning the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park for the first victory of his professional career.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA pro stock driver Alex Laughlin celebrates with his first professional Wally trophy after winning the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA pro stock driver Alex Laughlin celebrates with his first professional Wally trophy after winning the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA pro stock driver Alex Laughlin celebrates with the hardware after winning the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA pro stock driver Alex Laughlin celebrates with the hardware after winning the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA funny car driver Jack Beckman leaps off his car as he celebrates after winning the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA funny car driver Jack Beckman leaps off his car as he celebrates after winning the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA funny car driver Jack Beckman celebrates with the Wally after winning the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA funny car driver Jack Beckman celebrates with the Wally after winning the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash NHRA top fuel driver Shawn Langdon celebrates after winning the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 16-35mm, 100iso, f8, 1/250th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel driver Shawn Langdon celebrates after winning the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Manual Confetti falls as NHRA top fuel driver Shawn Langdon (left) and funny car driver Jack Beckman celebrate on the podium after winning the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx, 70-200mm, 200iso, f2.8, 1/800th, Manual
Confetti falls as NHRA top fuel driver Shawn Langdon (left) and funny car driver Jack Beckman celebrate on the podium after winning the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 24-70mm, 100iso, f5.6, 1/200th, Manual with Flash NHRA top fuel driver Shawn Langdon (left) attempts to move out of the way as a crew member is doused with a trash can full of Mello Yello soda to celebrate his first time victory as a crew member after winning the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Canon 1Dx mk2, 24-70mm, 100iso, f5.6, 1/200th, Manual with Flash
NHRA top fuel driver Shawn Langdon (left) attempts to move out of the way as a crew member is doused with a trash can full of Mello Yello soda to celebrate his first time victory as a crew member after winning the Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park.

 


 
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