Win It or Wear It
by Joyce Standridge
WIN IT OR WEAR IT is a headlong rush into the wild world of sprint
cars, the pinnacle of racing on America's dirt tracks. It is a world
without pretense, loaded with hair-raising risk, relentless work,
bleary highway miles, and fleeting moments of glory.
Joyce Standridge profiles the sport, mid-20th century to present,
illustrating it with hundreds of captivating images from drivers’
personal files and many of racing’s foremost photographers.
The soul of WIN IT OR WEAR IT, however, is in the intimate and
heartfelt interviews with some of the most colorful and legendary
characters ever to wheel a sprinter. Hear the memories and share the
laughter with Bobby Allen, Shane Carson, Richard “Gas Man” Griffin,
Johnny Herrera, Hooker Hood, Skip Jackson, Bubby Jones, Lenard
McCarl, Lealand McSpadden, Curt Michael, Lynn Paxton, Daryn Pittman,
Jimmy Sills, Mares Stellfox, Gary Wright, and more.
Foreword by Dick Berggren.
256 pages, 375 B&W photos.
by Doug Wolfgang
with Dave Argabright
Doug Wolfgang, winner of
five Knoxville Nationals, is one of the finest sprint car drivers of
all time; Dave Argabright is one of the finest writers.
This is a brand new and haunting volume, full of the intensity,
triumph, tragedy, and controversy so much a part of the sport.
Hard cover, 300
pages, color and B&W photos.
One of auto racing’s most likable personalities, Kenny Wallace
is also a dedicated racer.
In a fascinating recounting of his roller coaster life and career,
Wallace shares hilarious stories from a racing-obsessed youth, the
pain of losing his best friend, and remarkable insights from a life
A NASCAR crew chief before he was 21 years old, a nine-time winner
in the Busch Series, and a go-to driver for Nextel Cup car owners,
“Herman” provides an insider’s view of great drivers such as Dale
Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Richard Petty and so many
more, including brother Rusty Wallace, as well as a
behind-the-scenes view of
Inside Herman’s World is the rollicking good-time fans would expect,
but it’s also poignant and perceptive. Another must read for NASCAR
and short track fans alike!
By Ken Schrader
with Joyce Standridge
He is an ultra-popular, four-time Winston Cup winner and three-time
pole sitter at the Daytona 500. Ken Schrader is also America’s
acknowledged Prince of the Short Tracks – race anywhere, any time.
Told to Joyce Standridge in Kenny’s own distinctive voice, with
forewords by Rick Hendrick and Bones Bourcier, the book covers all
of Schrader’s career – from his beginnings in the 1970s at tiny St.
Louis-area bullrings, to wild open-wheel rides around the country,
to the glamour of Indianapolis and Daytona. The author also shares
an intimate look at family life, his views on racing today, and
thoughts on how to get started in racing. A successful entrepreneur
who now owns tracks in Missouri and Kentucky, Schrader talks about
the business side of racing and his plans for the future, once he
hangs up his Nextel Cup helmet.
GOTTA RACE! also
provides insight into Schrader’s many racing relationships. One
chapter is devoted to his friendships with luminaries like Dale
Earnhardt, Sr. and Jr., Richard Petty, Tony Stewart, Cale
Yarborough, and many others. The book is packed with photographs,
both dramatic and touching, that serve as a personal history of the
past 35 years of the sport. It also includes 59 pages of Schrader’s
race records, detailing his races from 1971 – 2005, listing date,
track, type of car, car owner, race winner, Schrader’s finish, and
comments about the race.
GOTTA RACE!, written for real racing people, is destined to be a
precedent-setting, historic book about the raciest man of our times.
Soft cover, 336 pages, 300+ photos, and complete 35-year race
PAVED TRACK, DIRT TRACK
By Lew Boyd
PAVED TRACK DIRT TRACK covers the evolution of racing from just
after World War II right up to the 1990s. The formative years were
gritty, colorful, and dangerous, presenting a kind of racing that
would never be permitted or possible today. The book includes 330
evocative photographs, many borrowed from private scrapbooks and
collections and never before published.
PAVED TRACK DIRT
TRACK author Lew Boyd chose Old Bridge and Nazareth to exemplify the
heart of East Coast modified racing. One asphalt and the other dirt,
the two notorious speedways both ran on Sunday nights, usually open
competition. Each attracted road warriors and outlaws from Maine to
Florida, as well as a dedicated core of homegrown heroes. Boyd
conducted more than 100 interviews with living legends like Mario
Andretti, Frankie Schneider, Pete Frazee, Wally Dallenbach, Tommy
Hager, Gil Hearne, Bob Pickell, and Buzzie Reutimann, as well as
capturing the stories of many whose lives ended tragically on the
race track, like Jackie McLaughlin, Otto Harwi, and Mike Grbac. Then
there are tales of the feisty Eastern Bandits like Ed Flemke and
Denny Zimmerman and the NASCAR “drop ins” like Ned Jarrett, Bobby
Allison, and Fireball Roberts, who came to test their mettle on
these challenging tracks.
The Fast Life and Times of NASCAR's Greatest Modified Driver
by Bones Bourcier.
farm boy to nine-time NASCAR National Champion, Richie Evans raced
through life in the fast lane. Motorsports biographer Bones Bourcier
was along for much of the ride as a reporter, observer and friend,
and now he tells the complete and unabridged story of the man voted
“NASCAR's greatest modified driver.” Weaving together over 200
photographs and excerpts from hundreds of hours of interviews with
competitors, crew members, friends and family members, “RICHIE!”
takes us on a virtual journey back to the time when modifieds ruled
and Evans was King.
This is the perfect gift for racing fans of all ages.
Soft cover, over 350 pages
The Life and
Times of Bugs Stevens, three-time NASCAR National Modified Champion
Modified fans everywhere know the legendary name Bugsy Stevens,
and his amazing story has at last been told. Whether tooling around the tiny bull rings in
Texas while in the service, or driving the famous NASCAR ovals nearer his Massachusetts
home, or competing on the high banks of Daytona International, Bugsy Stevens did it all
with the skill of a seasoned professional and the merriment of a Saturday night beer hall. Stevens perspective is profound and
touching, as he deals deeply with issues such as racing ethics, driving styles, track
types, and even the deaths of so many of his buddies.
Told to his friend Bones Bourcier, an internationally claimed motorsports
300 pages, over 150 photographs.
Hot Cars, Cool Drivers
By Lew Boyd
Cars Cool Drivers is the story of three great Massachusetts
speedways, Norwood, Westboro, and The Pines. With four hundred
photographs and scores of interviews with the Northeast’s most
colorful competitors, the book chronicles the amazing rise and fall
of the midgets and then the stock cars.
If you ever attended a race in Massachusetts or if you are serious
about understanding the evolution of racing, this book is an
Soft cover, 240 pages, black & white
by Joe Scalzo
A beautifully designed and presented hard-covered book about an amazing and chilling era.
Nobody knows and tells tales of behind the racing scene like Joe Scalzo. This is a
complete history of most of the roadsters with little known vignettes about owners,
mechanics, and drivers. The photography is brilliant.
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