Drag racing is near and dear to me. My Dad has been drag racing since before I was born, so my brothers and I spent a lot of time in the stands and pits seeing some of the fastest cars in the world. I actually gained my initial photo-video experience with drag racing as my younger brother and I used to record all of Dad's passes on our home camcorders. When my Dad said he was going to Thunder Valley Raceway Park's Thunder in the Heartland event, I thought it would be an excellent opportunity to test my skills. Although I didn't get to photograph my Dad's passes, they started eliminations earlier than I expected, I captured some excellent images and networked with other professional photographers during this visit to TVRP.