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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:35 am 
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More photos @ http://wrtsportsphotos.zenfolio.com/f831881221

Only my second time trying to shoot these beasts. What an awesome spectical that must be witnessed in person, like many sports, t.v. does nothing to let you feel the true power these machines have. :yessss:

Anyway, here's a few from the finish line...

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From the start line...

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:59 am 
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Nice Shots! :thumbleft: :thumbright: :cheers2:

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:08 am 
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Outstanding!! :thumbleft:


Skinner is right,anyone who hasn`t seen these cars in action should take a trip to Maple Grove. Two cars side by side with 16,000 HP total will blow your mind.

Last year the first Time I saw 2 funny cars launch the power and vibration was so sudden and extreme I almost dropped my camera! :thumbleft:

I had been to the drags many times in the 70s,but they are WAY more powerful now.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:25 am 
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The "sensation" from the nitro cars cannot be described! Absolutely amazing!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:10 pm 
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Always amazed how they can tear down those motors and rebuild them in such a short time.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:58 pm 
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Glad you had fun... I'll pass... :handoverhead:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:18 pm 
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If y'all think this is fun, try the 4-wide Nationals in Charlotte next year. 32,000 Horses driven in anger :yessss:

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:05 pm 
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Thanks all.

BLT I'm sure that would be something to see. I know just seeing the facility when down there for the World Finals, is pretty awesome in itself.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:37 pm 
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looking at those tires in your shots is crazy


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:53 pm 
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Last year I sat in the grandstands nearest the parking lot, top row. This was the first time I ever sat on this side of the track. Every time the nitro-fueled cars cars ran, dozens of car alarms would go off. Horns would blow and headlights would flash. I guess the ground-pounding vibration would set off the alarms. Unbelievable power! Definately one sport you must see live to appreciate.


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GREAT :clap: :cheers2: :dance:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:13 am 
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Great Shots...INCREDIBLE distortion of the rear tires!

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:yessss: ... Saturday? .... if so, were you there when Bernstein's slick ended up in the crowd? looks like you were 800 feet or so? ... :thumbleft: pictures ... slick ended up about 30 feet from where I was :ahhhh:


:muscle: ... look @ the army car flexing its muscles

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I love drag racing. The whole ground shakes and I haven't been there in over 12 yrs. Last time I saw them live was the Keystone Nationals when Amato broke the 300mph record. In fact, I still have my Amato shirt :yessss: Great pics!!!!!

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sprntlover wrote:
... when Amato broke the 300mph record. ...


:thinking: ... the Prock Rocket



... I hope your Dad is better?

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