A little over a week ago I was notified that I had won the 2008 Motorsports Photographer of the Year by the National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA). It is the second time in the last three years that I was fortunate enough to win the title. On top of Photographer of the Year I won my first Photo of the Year award for my shot of the drag boat crash. Continue on to see more of the images from my portfolio.

RACE ACTION Second Place:

Open Category Second Place:

Crash Action First Place and Photo of the Year:

Crash Action Third Place:

Below are the rest of my images from the competition.

And finally here is a picture of me with my trophies from this year.

Photo by Josh Lemoine

To see all the winners this year click the below link.


If interested in joining the NMPA please click the link below.


My site was nominated for Best Photography Blog!

Posted in Boat Racing, California, Drag Racing, Me, NASCAR, NHRA, Portraits, Racing, Sports   | 27 Comments

27 responses to “2008 Motorsports Photographer of the Year!”

  1. Matt Graves says:

    Congrats, Mark!!! Are you going to the Super Bowl by any chance?

  2. Don J says:

    Awesome and well deserved. The thought and work that you put into making unique images really shows. Thanks a ton for sharing your photo brain with the rest of us!

    Don j.

  3. Scott says:

    It’s well-deserved! Congratulations!

  4. Ariel says:

    Congratulations, Mark! A well-earned victory for sure. You’ve shot some fantastic images this past year.

  5. Rob says:

    Outstanding Mark, well deserved.

  6. Martin says:

    Congratulations with the awards – definitely well deserved.

  7. Dani says:


  8. Carla Bryce says:

    Hey there HOT SHOT, way to go. I think you have earned a nice tall TEA.
    U know what i mean!?
    Keep up the good work, love the Blog.
    #1 fan!

  9. Congratulations, Mark! You captured some great images, even in the eyes of someone who doesn’t watch motorsports 😉

  10. Tony says:

    Frickin Awesome!

  11. Congratulations Mark, You earned it.

  12. Norman Blake says:

    Congratulations!! Keep it up!!!

  13. Mark,


    It’s well deserved. As a motorsports fan and a photographer I have enjoyed following your blog and seeing your shots – and will continue to do so.

    Keep up the good work!


  14. Ross says:

    Congrats Mark!!

  15. Warren says:

    Congratulations, The shots are incredible.

  16. Amelio Rodriguez says:

    Mark, congratulations. You definitely have some great photos, and are well deserving of your awards. Keep up the great work and I look forward to your 2009 photos.

  17. Congrats Mark, So well deserved!

  18. Frederic says:

    Mark, congratulations !!
    As others have said before you deserved it with some incredible shots.

    Keep up the good work.

  19. Congratulations. You make it look easy when we all know it takes so much commitment. Good job – mate!

  20. Rodrigo says:

    Congrats Mark! looks like you took another cake http://www.sportsshooter.com/ Congrats again!

  21. JayT says:

    Congratulations Mark! Your work is awesome and inspiring.

  22. Dani says:

    I read in Sportshooters:

    “Mark J. Rebilas wins a tie-breaker for SportsShooter Photographer of the Year”

    Congrats and enjoy Canon Mark III 😀 you can change it by Nikon body?

  23. daniel mendez says:

    Congrats! well done…

  24. Andrew Meyers DINFOS says:

    Mark- Great job. That is what happens when hard work and talent fuse together. Don’t forget the little people, again GREAT JOB.

  25. Hey great job Mark and what a collection of piccies. Loving the boat crash, epic!


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