NHRA Arizona Nationals Drag Racing and Rain

OK, so what do you do at the track when it’s raining? Well, I guess you wait for the rain to stop and the crew to dry out the track, while all that is happening I guess I’ll look for some stuff to point my camera at.

NHRA Arizona Nationals Drag Racing

Water drips from the “christmas tree” just after a batch of rain showers came through and soaked the track.

You know the drill, clickity-click the “more” link to see, yea you guessed it, more images.

NHRA Arizona Nationals Drag Racing

As soon as the rain stopped I went out to the track to capture some rain images and was looking at a few people in the stands who were roughing out the rain so they could get their drag racing on. That is some serious dedication to the sport right there.

NHRA Arizona Nationals Drag Racing

The water was pooling up pretty good on the track surface which can make for some good reflections, but the lack of sunshine made the colors kind of flat.

NHRA Arizona Nationals Drag Racing

The track officials at Firebird International Raceway were using everything they could to get the track dried out, jet driers, vacuum trucks and even a small helicopter were used to remove the moisture from the racing surface. The process takes about an hour and a half at best, so I went looking for optional shooting locations and other things to point my camera at.

NHRA Arizona Nationals Drag Racing

In the pits someone had a nice springtime yellow Yenko Camaro.

NHRA Arizona Nationals Drag Racing

Tough to have to let a nice Yenko sit out in the rain like that, but what are you gonna do?

NHRA Arizona Nationals Drag Racing

One of the nostalgia funny car bodies also had to sit out in the rain.

NHRA Arizona Nationals Drag Racing

The Jungle Jim nostalgia funny car body was kept under a canopy so it didn’t get wet and looked nice and shinny.

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