Some pictures from the June 21, 2008 NHRA qualifying at Englishtown, NJ. Please let me know what you think. The day ended on a tragic note. Two-time NHRA champion Scott Kalitta died in an on-track accident. As a result of that accident, the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) shortened the length of Top Fuel and Funny Car races from 1/4 mile to 1,000 feet. This was done to give the vehicles more room to stop at the end of the track. Top Fuel cars reach 300 MPH, and complete their pass down the track in less than 5 seconds. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Track maintenance: 7. Some fans: 8. And some pictures of our fellow photographers: 9. 10. 11.