Statement of Intent
I’ve been a passionate follower of the sport of drag racing in the UK for over 40 years. I was asked to photograph one of the top teams in the Fuel Funny Car class. These race cars have around 10,000 horse power and can reach speeds of 285mph in just 4.3 seconds.
The brief from the team principle was to record the inner workings of the team from within the pit area to the start line, as seen from a crew members’ point of view.
My panel is made up of candid images that show the effort, concentration and sometimes tension behind the dramatic spectacle that is Top Fuel drag racing, with the power, sound and smells that this entails.