The Big Go

Greatness, waits for no one.

Drag racing is a sport of momentary perfection. As each summer comes to a close, the world’s best converge on the one place where fleeting moments become eternal. This…is Indianapolis.

Welcome…to the one that started it all. Welcome…to the 65th running of the NHRA U.S. Nationals.

  • Services
  • Filming
  • Editing
  • Sound Design
  • Credits
  • Rule the World by Zayde Wolf (Generdyn Remix)
  • Beyond by Midway
  • Survivor by 2WEI (cover)

Hallowed grounds.

Part of establishing the drama leading up to the racing action was to elevate Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis as a facility with an aura unlike any other on the NHRA tour. React104 manipulated basic shots featuring iconic areas of the facility to establish a dreamlike setting for the event to live in.

  • Software
  • After Effects
  • Video CoPilot Optical Flares

The biggest test in drag racing.

For four straight days, React104 was a one person crew with one camera. Less than ideal weather conditions for nearly the entire event presented challenges for capturing content, but the final results speak for themselves.

  • Equipment
  • Sony A7iii
  • DJI Ronin-S
Ron Capps launches the NAPA Dodge at dusk at the 2019 NHRA U.S. Nationals.
Steve Torrence crew member, Justin Croslin, prepares to reattach a body panel to the Capco Contractors NHRA Top Fuel Dragster at the 2019 NHRA U.S. Nationals.
Antron Brown climbs into his Matco Tools NHRA Top Fuel Dragster prior to the first round of eliminations at the 2019 NHRA U.S. Nationals.
Doug Kalitta climbs into his MAC Tools Top Fuel Dragster prior to the first round of qualifying at the 2019 NHRA U.S. Nationals.
Hector Arana Jr. suits up prior to making his first qualifying pass at the 2019 NHRA U.S. Nationals.
Billy Torrence co-crew chief, Jason McCulloch, makes last minute adjustments on the Capco Contractors Top Fuel Dragster prior to the final round of the 2019 NHRA U.S. Nationals.
2019 NHRA U.S. Nationals Pro Stock winner, Alex Laughlin, reflects on a historic day while holding his Wally.
Leah Pruett and Shawn Reed back up their Top Fuel Dragsters during the first round of eliminations at the 2019 NHRA U.S. Nationals. Leah Pruett and Shawn Reed back up their Top Fuel Dragsters during the first round of eliminations at the 2019 NHRA U.S. Nationals.

A sport of momentary perfection.

On the biggest stage, React104 delivered an unforgettable recap for the 65th running of the NHRA U.S. Nationals.