Looks like I got my timing down on this alcohol rail dragster I photographed on my Toyo VX-125 4×5 film camera at Thunder Valley Raceway in Noble, Oklahoma. His front wheel is lifting, the light is green, and his rear tire is wrinkled up quite well as he launches from the start. When you only have one shot every 2-3 minutes, practice and timing is crucial to catch the decisive moment.
About James Pratt
I am an Oklahoma based writer, commercial photographer, editorial photographer and adventurer based in Oklahoma City. I love telling stories about people. A motorcycle is my preferred means of travel, and I have over 5,000 hours piloting small airplanes. My editorial photography has been published in hundreds of magazines and my commercial photography has been used by dozens of companies worldwide.