by Thom Ring
Thom Ring’s latest novel in the
RED RACECAR young-adult book-series, DINOSAUR RACING,
tells the story of Tony Stella, who’s bored stiff. He lives in the
Golden Acres Residential Community, an "old-folks" home he calls
"the waiting room to heaven." He hates it. He longs for some
excitement, and he knows where he'll find it: Spring Valley
Speedbowl, where he was a multi-time champion as a racecar builder
Stella decides he'll build a new car – a new car
built the same old way as the Late Models he drove to his
championships. But Tony won’t be driving now. He signs Dale Hammond,
a high-school kid just named The Bowl’s Late Model rookie of the
year – days before losing the high-buck, top-shelf ride that took
him to the title.
Can the young gun and the old warrior team
up so that Dale can avenge being dumped and Tony can avoid making
bingo the most exciting thing he does all day? Can the two find
common ground between the past and the future? And what's Santa got
to do with it?
Ring, a vocational counselor as well as
occasional Midget racer, wrote DINOSAUR RACING to give boys
and young men something they might really want to read.
cover, 192 pages, ages 12-15.
ABC of Auto Racing History
a book about auto racing history with a difference, one that's
written and illustrated to appeal to people of all ages even if
they're not racing fans in the first place.
ABC of Auto Racing History is unique in that it's really two
books in one.
Book A features cartoons in color with
versified captions to be read to or read by kids.
side is Book B that explains to young adults, racing neophytes and
parents of kids with questions the stories behind B for Bonneville,
D for Daytona, I for Indianapolis, L for Le Mans, S for Sebring and
so on through the alphabet from A to Z without being too technical.
Martin & T.J.’s Race Car Repair
By Sue Kelly Hearn
Hold on tight! It's a racing adventure when Martin & T.J. are the
only ones in the shop who know why the team's race car has stopped
winning races. The pace picks up when these two clever mice take it
upon themselves to repair the car in secret, but to their surprise
they become stowaways on an unexpected trip to the speedway. Young
race fans will be delighted to discover a tool search challenge at
the back of the book.
Hard cover, 9¼” x 9¼”, 32 pages