Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals

Each year the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) comes to deafen the neighbors at Maple Grove Raceway, just outside of Reading PA. I understand that racing isn’t for everyone, but I love it. This is drag racing, down and dirty. Two cars approach the start line and race as hard as they can to the finish a quarter mile away. It’s about mental fortitude and timing. It’s about courage and daring. It’s about traveling from zero to very very fast in a few heartbeats. Mechanically, pistons and gears, rods and valves are moving hundreds of times each second, with tolerances less the 1/1000 of an inch. From engineering precision to personal chutzpah, this is not a sport for the faint of heart. So while you’re out enjoying the air this weekend, breath deep and you just might catch a sniff of burning rubber, high octane fuel, or testosterone coming from Maple Grove Raceway.

Little Red Corvette at Maple Grove Raceway

Nikon D5100 Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 @ 250mm f/5.6 ISO 100 1/250 sec HDR

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