Motorsports Photography Assignment Stock Images NHRAAt all NHRA Mello Yello drag racing events the top classes of Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle get most of the attention…all of it as far as the broadcast television programming is concerned. When I am at the drag strip on assignment as an event photographer for a major magazine publishing group, I get to see all of the action that takes place at the track during any given race weekend. The sportsman classes of Top Alcohol Dragster and Top Alcohol Funny Car, Super Stock, Comp, Stock, Super Gas, Super Comp, Super Street, Top Dragster, Top Sportsman, Pro Mod, are some of the best races to watch and to take pictures of. A sub eight second pass on the drag strip can seem painfully slow after you have been watching Funny Cars and Top Fuel Dragsters during their qualifying rounds. But when you realize that some of these Sportsman Class cars are actually street legal you’ll be amazed at what you are watching. The picture you are looking at right now is a beautiful example of a Sportsman class car. It is a Ford Mustang being campaigned by the Scardelli Racing team. Watching these cars launch off the starting line and seeing their front ends go up in a wheelie is such an awesome sight to behold. Notice the wheelie bars at the back of the car used to control just how much front end lift will be allowed and rear end traction will be applied. Wheelies make for some really cool, amazing drag racing pictures. One of the reasons that I love photographing drag racing cars in the Sportsman Classes is quite simple. The drivers and teams are so appreciative of my efforts and I sell a lot of my photographs of the Sportsman Series cars after every race that I attend. Many of my photographs travel back home with the racers and wind up being published in the sports sections of their local hometown papers. So few of the many credentialed photographers in attendance at any given race during the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series pay any attention at all to any classes other than the top televised classes… Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Car, Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle. As you poke around my web site you will see some other great examples of my images of drag racing cars in all of the Sportsman Classes.