I sat first row near right at the starting line at Route 66 for the NHRA Spring National a couple of years ago. It was unreal seeing a funny car go over 330 mph. :yikes:
If you want to see the most amazing NHRA photography going check out the stuff from Marc Gewertz. He's the Sr. Staff Photographer for the NHRA, and has a MAGIC eye.
His brother Coby puts together this cool little magazine called "Church - Cars Not Culture" . The second issue was devoted to just Marc's shots. I learned more about how to shoot cars and bikes in an hour of looking at the pictures from Marc than I did in 30 years of reading and shooting. This is a MUST HAVE book for anyone who is serious about shooting something other than "me too" pictures.