New Photos: 2Hot2Handle - Drag Racing

I went along to a combined carshow/drag meet today - conveniently located across the street from work. I'll put the car show pics up tomorrow, but here is some of the on-track action...

I didn't have any press privileges (for pretty obvious reasons...) so I had an interesting time trying to see past all the fences, cones, posts, and pro photographers that were determined to get in my way. In the end I gave up trying to find a perfect spot and incorporated them as foreground elements and compositional enhancements.


Some precision drifters appeared, and put in a great show of sliding around on the drag strip. Pretty wild stuff, really...


Three cars drifting around a shared cone


The photographer certainly had a nice spot... Maybe I should get a pink jacket with 'media' on it


Exploring the space...


The jet car made a lot of smoke and bangs and then took off at warp speed. One of the spectators behind me suggested that it would make a really great way to get your milk in the morning





Bikers provided some entertainment, not without a moment of drama...








Nothing broken, but the bike was a bit worse for wear


Damn cone














I thought Mercs were supposed to be dignified...





Needless to say, the Lamborghini won...









Good to see a Viper being thrashed


Viper vs Holden Camaro - the Viper won after a bit of a slow start. Large size version here