NHRA Driver Tony Pedregon Does Best Russian Meteor Impression – by Mark J. Rebilas

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During the second round of qualifying for the NHRA season opening Winternationals, two time funny car champion Tony Pedregon would be in the worst seat in the house as he suffered a massive engine explosion.

Phoenix-based photographer Mark J. Rebilas shot an explosion during the NHRA season opening Winternationals.

After spending the day shooting on the starting line yesterday I decided it was time for mt first day of top end shooting for the 2013 NHRA season.
In the second pair of funny cars I would be in the perfect spot to shoot an incredible 300mph explosion.
Two time NHRA funny car champion Tony Pedregon would be lined up alongside Todd Lesenko.
Just based off of Lesenkos track record last year of three body blowing explosions (Explosion One , Explosion Two , Explosion Three) in the last seven races my camera would be aimed at him.

Continue reading and see more photos on Mark’s blog.

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