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VIDEO: A Night at the Races, Hot August Nights Drag Racing 2017


This is my second year capturing the excitement of the Hot August Night’s drag races. This is an exciting and high energy event with a very enthusiastic crowd.

The racers come to the track and do the ritual burnout, heating their tires and putting on a show for the crowd. My clothes still have the scent of burning rubber and exhaust.

Talking to the owners and drivers one gets the feeling that once the love of fast cars gets in your blood, and this is a love affair that lasts a lifetime.

This was the 31st annual Hot August Nights and as always the week long plus event did not disappoint. With venues in Reno, Sparks and Virginia City there was plenty of excitement for participants and spectators.

This is one of Reno’s events I look forward to each year. Even as this year’s Hot August Nights is ending, I look forward to next year’s event.

Watch the video below.

Dana Nollsch
Dana Nollschhttp://www.photozen.us
Dana Nollsch is a lifelong Reno area resident. He is a photographer, artist, journalist, and spiritual leader. His work has been seen in many local publications and many national publications as well, award winning for his photojournalism. Dana has a unique eye that shows in his photography and a unique voice that is evident in his writing. His involvement in the local theater and arts community gives him an informed and honest perspective. Owner and operator of PhotoZen he offers his skills and insight to many industries.