My best friend Tommy Bolton organizes several motorcycle drag races each year. This time he organized “Soul in the Valley” at Thunder Valley Raceway in Noble, Oklahoma. I love photographing sunset races there, since the sun sets right off the end of the track, giving me the opportunity to take some beautiful pictures that show the epic scene of “Saturday Night at the Drag Strip”.
This year Tommy invited both motorcycle and automobile drag racers to the event. It was a hot night in early August so was dripping sweat all evening. I wanted to capture the feel and excitement of drag racing, and what better way than to do this at night. This could have been any drag strip Saturday night in America.