NHRA Testing in Indy

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sweet pics..

i was in medicine hat in mid-july, i really felt for the nitro-methane funny car guys... strapped to a freaking rocket. consistent 6 second passes.
 

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Cool stuff Indy. I love that IRP facility. Had a lot of fun races (and a few not so fun) there.
 

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Thanks Rich.

You know, there's something way too cool standing 10 feet from 8000 hp being unleashed! Oh the noise!
 

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Very few of them made full runs.. they'd shut them down about half track or so. But, I was only there for a couple of hours...
 

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IndyYZ85 said:
Thanks Rich.

You know, there's something way too cool standing 10 feet from 8000 hp being unleashed! Oh the noise!

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.

http://www.carsnotculture.com/usa/Zine2_1.htm

 
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Awesome pictures! I raced at that track about 12 years ago when I did the Jr. Drag Racing. I'd love to make a return sometime when ((if)) I ever make it to the "pro" level.

I'm hoping to go from Super Comp., to Top Comp., to Top Alcohol, and my dream would be Top Fuel.
 

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Nothing quite like the sound,smell and feel of a top fueler at full boogie, it's just a sensory overload.

Steve