Randy Johnson shoots NHRA Winternationals
POMONA, Calif. (AP)
Randy Johnson went behind the lens at the NHRA Winternationals, trying out his favorite hobby of photographing motorsports.
The former major league pitcher snapped shots of 7,000-horsepower Top Fuel dragsters and Funny Cars from the starting line photo area at Auto Club Raceway on Saturday.
Johnson has previously shot a NASCAR race in Phoenix.
The co-MVP of the 2001 World Series who retired in 2009 developed a love of photography while majoring in photojournalism at Southern California, where he shot for the student newspaper.
Says Johnson: ''It's adrenaline. When one of those cars goes by I want to grab a baseball and throw it through a brick wall. It's been a pleasure to come out here and meet some of the drivers and take it all in.''