Drag Racing Stock Photography Magazine Assignment Images
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Drag Racing Stock Photography Magazine Assignment Images

Check out the outstanding paint job on this drag racing car. This photograph was taken at the 2017 NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway in Epping, NH. It is just one of the hundreds of cars I photographed over two days of covering this NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series national event. Most of the credentialed professional press photographers at these national events devote most of their attention "The Big Three" classes…Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Car and Pro Stock. Of course I took my fair share of pictures of those prestigious race cars, many of which can be seen right here on my web site. But my personal library of stock images contains photos of hundreds of cars that compete in the various Sportsman Classes that are covered by this sanctioning body. I love photographing these cars for a variety of reasons. First of all I believe I am performing a valuable service for the racers and race teams. Often the credentialed photographers at the tracks pay them little attention and therefore there is a lack of good photographs of them in action. Secondly, these cars are beautiful! Just check out the stunning paint job on this car with just minimal sponsor graphics cluttering up the presentation. In a series where all of the cars look like rolling billboards (and rightly so…the sponsors are the reason they are able to field a race team in the first place) it is refreshing to see an unadorned vehicle that looks as much like a show car as it does a racing machine. Finally, these cars are just a blast to watch in action. They often leave the starting line in impressive wheel standing fashion (Wheelies) and usually have some of the most incredible close finishes in all of drag racing (even if it does take them an excruciatingly long seven or eight seconds to reach the finish line). Browse around my web site and you’ll see a few examples of Sportsman Class drag racers in action. Even if you don’t see your car here on my web site it is quite possible I have your car in my library of stock racing photography images. In 2017 I was trackside not only at The New England Nationals but also at The Summernationals at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ. If you’re looking for a photo of your car on the drag strip drop me a line. Let me know what your car is and I’ll let you know if I have any pictures of you in action from "The Good Seats".