NHRA Statement for Photographers

The NHRA Nationals kick off today at Indianapolis today and so there’s still some time left in the drag racing season as we head into the Countdown. Here’s a note from National Hot Rod Association’s Vice President of Public Relation/Communications to race photographers. Sometimes when we’re concentrating on “getting that shot” we forget simple things like the people who are paying to watch the race. Food for thought.

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All,

We wanted to send a note to all photographers to remind everyone to be aware of your location at national events.  I spoke to several of you in Gainesville and wanted to follow up with just a couple pictures sent in by our fans.   We know the role you play is very important in building awareness for the sport of NHRA and recognize the value that brings to the sport as a whole.

With that said, we want to make sure you’re aware of your surroundings and realize that our fans are behind you trying to watch and enjoy the racing action.   When you are down at the track shooting, please respect our fans and their desire to watch racing.   We believe we have a great system in place to accommodate both the needs of the fans and the needs of the photographers and don’t want to be put in a situation to change it any time soon.

Thanks, in advance, for your cooperation.