Motorsports Photographer, Mary Robinson
Drag racing is one of the best forms of racing. From the smells, the sounds & the people who form a family of racers, there is nothing more invigorating & soothing, all at the same time.
When you hear the low rumble of the engines as the racers pull up to start line, the anticipation begins to build & crescendos as the horsepower builds like the gates of hell are about to open up.
The cars start to shake as the driver holds the horsepower in check until the tree lights up & sends them streaking down the track. As the racers pass, the air around you fills with race fuel, alcohol, nitrous or methanol, your eyes water, your nose burns & the whoosh of the air pushes against you & it’s exhilarating.
Nothing else compares to it.
My adventures in Motorsports Photography began 5 years ago when I was given the opportunity to shoot at Tulsa Raceway Park for a day. I rediscovered drag racing and I was so hooked! I have been very blessed to be able to continue shooting my new found passion.