Late-Night Drag Racing

The year was 2002 and I felt as if I were on the dark side of the moon… but the place actually was Pacific Junction, Iowa, where Mid-America Motorplex was hosting heads-up drag races in the dead of night. I had taken a totally unsuitable car (my 1974 Saab Sonett) and dubiously suitable photo gear (a Canon 7s rangefinder camera, a 50mm f/0.95 lens, and a couple of rolls of black-and-white film) to explore this alien landscape. This is what I saw.