The History of
America’s Speedways Past and Present, 4th edition (2017)
Allan E. Brown
edition of the History of America’s Speedway, Past & Present is now
available. This 900-page, library-quality hard cover book is one of
the most unusual books available, and an invaluable resource for
researchers and history buffs.
The new edition lists information on over 9,000 auto
racing facilities, including oval tracks, dragstrips and road
courses. It’s been 14 years since the popular book was lasted
updated. The 2017 edition lists 1,000 more tracks than the 2003
The book includes the years each track operated,
the various sizes, as well of the various names that each facility
operated as. Tidbits about some of the tracks are included, along
with over 700 photos spread throughout and articles on the various
types of tracks and types of race cars covered.
2016 Directory is out of print.
2018 version will be
available in May.
Speedway Directory 2016
Since 1975, the National
Speedway Directory has been the most respected
directory of race tracks in the United States and
Let this be your source for race
tracks, sanctions, media and other motorsports
The pocket-sized 592-page book lists
more than 1300 tracks, 300+ sanctions and a 2015 Race
Calendar and is one of the handiest tools in auto
The information includes phone numbers, web pages,
nights of operation, etc. for oval tracks, drag strips
and road courses.
History of Auto Racing in New England
- A Project of the
North East Motor Sports Museum
There has never
been a book like this one, a carefully researched and written
biography of automobile racing in New England.
A History of Auto Racing in New England
celebrates the colorful past of racing cars in the six states on
road courses, up mountains, along the ocean’s beaches, around dirt
and paved ovals, and down strips of concrete and asphalt.
More than the cars, we
have focused on the people who drove them and those who created the
stages on which the drivers exhibited their courage and their skill.
The early races that make up much of the book were profoundly
dangerous; participation required abnormal courage. As we celebrate
the winners, we mourn with the families and friends of those who
paid racing’s ultimate price.
A few have become wealthy
beyond their wildest dreams through New England racing. The majority
have participated for the love of going fast, the joy of turning
wrenches while looking for more speed or better handling or to hear
the cheers of the crowd following a winning Saturday night or Sunday
Go inside this book’s covers to discover how
racing in New England has made so many lives more thrilling and
fulfilling – and in ways that could never happen again.
Proceeds benefit NEMSM.
Hard cover, 400+ B&W
photos, 304 pages.
THE MILWAUKEE MILE
by Brenda Magee
with foreword by Michael Andretti
Speed has always been the Milwaukee
Mile’s hallmark, and the one-mile oval track has given race fans and
drivers thrills, chills, and memories for 130 years. “The Mile,”
once a proving ground for the latest in mechanical engineering, has
seen it all: from harness racing to endurance races, NASCAR,
Midgets, Sprints, and Indy open wheel.
The checkered flag
has waved at the Mile for greats such as Barney Oldfield, Rex Mays,
Al Unser, and Mario Andretti, as well as a newer generation of
drivers, including Dale Jarrett, Kurt Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr.,
Danica Patrick, and Will Power.
The infield saw its share of
action, too, including circus acts under the big top and Green Bay
Soft cover, 180 images, 128 pages.
NASCAR Library Edition
months following Pearl Harbor, an area of swampy land north of
Portland, Oregon, was transformed into shipyard housing, and within
six months, Vanport became the fifth-largest city in Oregon. But in
1948, the Columbia River levees burst, and the entire town was
waters receded, only the streets of the town remained. Throughout
the 1950s, these streets were known for clandestine racing. In the
spring of 1961, the Portland Rose Festival Association and Cascade
Sports Car Club decided to hold a sports car race on the old
blacktop. The Rose Cup races established the viability of West Delta
Park as a road racing circuit.
Over time, the track was improved and
extended by the local racing community, and its name soon changed to
Portland International Raceway (PIR). What followed was the
development of the only major road racing circuit located inside the
borders of a major American city.
Trans-Am, IMSA, CART, Champ Car, ALMS,
and, of course, NASCAR have all raced at PIR, and the Rose Cup is
going strong into its sixth decade.
Soft cover, 128 pages.
NASCAR Library Edition
seen it all in 64 years of racing at Stockton 99 Speedway. The
quarter-mile bullring on the east side of this rowdy port city in
Northern California has been the site for 44 divisions of racing,
from the Jalopy division of the 1950s to the all-time quickest lap
in speedway history, which was wheeled by Johnny Brazil, a legendary
local lead foot whose hot laps in a Super Modified fire breather on
the night of June 1, 1985, left a normally boisterous gathering
hypnotized in jaw-dropping silence as the scoreboard logged quick
time after quick time, finally dipping under 12 seconds before
bottoming out at 11.899.
99 has served as a stepping stone for future Daytona 500 champions
(Ernie Irvan) and as a Saturday-night getaway for local hot shoes
who saved their pennies just to keep their rods running for the one
thing they loved to do on a Saturday night: race.
The old track flat-lined in 2006—at
the age of 60, stricken by development—but was shocked back to life
in 2009 and again is hosting races in the NASCAR Whelen All-American
Series and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.
Soft cover, 128 pages.
Speedway – Auto Racing’s
by S.S. Collins and Gavin
Around the world lie a number of long-forgotten raceways; windswept
and abandoned, the derelict pit roads and crumbling concrete are all
that remains of once great race tracks. From the NASCAR heartland of
North Wilkesboro and Middle Georgia to the great European super
speedways at Monza and Brooklands.
All photographed as they are now, but remembered in their prime.
Gorgeous full-page color and black and white photos.
Hardbound coffee table book, 176 pages.
Lost Race Tracks
By Gordon Eliot White
The stories of more
than 100 Twentieth Century race tracks that once held
the exciting races of yesteryear. The Board tracks,
the concrete speedways, the dirt bullrings, the beach
course at Daytona, the Vanderbilt Cup courses-the asphalt
ovals where midgets ran at mid-century that are now
dark and silent. Photos, maps and descriptions of these
long ago race tracks, some that we remember, some that
existed only briefly, some that disappeared only yesteryear.
Gordon Eliot White
has also authored the books, Kurtis-Kraft, Masterworks
of Speed and Style, Offenhauser, The Ledendary American
Racing Engine and the Men Who Built It, and The Indianapolis
Racing Cars of Frank Kurtis, 1940-1936.
Soft cover, 128 pages, 10 1/4" by 8 1/2"
Black & white photos
Dirt Track Auto Racing:
1919-1941, A Pictorial History
by Don Radbruch
Prior to World War I, auto racing
featured expensive machines and teams financed by auto factories.
The teams toured the country, and most of the races were held in
large cities, so the vast majority of Americans never saw a race.
All this changed after World War I, though, and in the 1920s and
1930s there were approximately 1,000 dirt tracks in the United
States and Canada. The dirt tracks offered small-time racing—little
prize money and minimal publicity—but people loved it.
This pictorial history documents dirt track racing, with what is
today called sprint cars, around the United States from 1919 to
1941. Information on dirt track racing in Canada during this time is
also provided. Regionally divided chapters detail the drivers,
tracks, and specific races of each area of the country.
Tracks included well known facilities as well as out-of-the-way
sites few people had ever heard of.
Softcover, 7” x 10”, 330 pages,