NHRA Drag race, Topeka

May 24, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Gary took us to this event in Topeka. It was kind of him. We left Omaha before daybreak, and returned early evening. Here are some of my exploits from the day :-)

Here are some sponsor ads that caught my eye :-) These were taken before the race began.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The contestants had put up tents and were checking out their cars. People crowded around for a peek. So did I :-)

Well, they were not into vices, the sign said "services", but given the loud noise and the amount of smoke, you'd have to wonder :-) Is there a pattern of lines and forms in the engine? Think so. I took this picture after they turned off the engine. Phew.

 

They also had radio-controlled cars. There I found a good picture. Ok, not that technically good. But I liked it :-)

Then we went to the gallery. This is how it looked.

The gallery across from us.

I tried to get a good panning shot, but it was not easy :-( Here is one of my better efforts. Unfortunately, I did not catch the front of that car.

There were other photographers around, in better locations than us. Here is one of them with his big glass. 800mm? Notice he carries a second body as well.

A bit of fireworks, much anticipated by the crowds, and equally disliked by the contestants.

There were crews finessing the track. One was sprikling water (?) and the other was doing something with rubber.

It was a long day, and some people put their feet up.

I proved to myself that I was not quite ready for the day. Have to go back there again. See ya!


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