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Sprint Car
Legend

MODERN THUNDER: The Illustrated History of USAC National Sprint Car Racing 1981 - 2017

HEWITT’S LAW
Expanded Edition

Today’s Sprint Kings,
Vol. 1

Today’s Sprint Kings,
Vol. 2

Sprint Car
C
hallenge

Auto Racing, I Gave You
the Best Years of My Life

Competition Portraits:
The Dirt Champion Cars


Sprint Car Showdown

DID YOU SEE THAT? Unforgettable Moments
in Midwest Open-Wheel Racing

FAST AND FEARLESS

Sprint Car Salvation

The Rim Riders

Valley County Thunder:
The History of Racing
at Ord, Nebraska

Dirt Road to
a Silver Crown

Dialed In -
The Jan Opperman Story

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S-1607
Price: $24.95

Sprint Car Legend

by Dave Argabright

Sprint Car Legend is the fifth book in Jimmy Wilson saga. It's the latest "season" for Jimmy, as he meets a legendary new friend in his quest for the USAC title.

With some serious issues to deal with along the way, Jimmy and his crew - Jack Harvey and Slim MacDonald, along with car owner Sonny Ellison - work hard to stay focused on chasing the title. This volume is filled with intense racing and emotions!

The popular and long-running "Best of Times" fictional series in Sprint Car & Midget Magazine is the basis of this edition, thrilling readers with the cheers and tears of sprint car racing in the 1970s.

Hard cover, 336 pages.













S-1590
Price: $49.95

MODERN THUNDER: The Illustrated History of USAC National Sprint Car Racing 1981 - 2017

by Dave Argabright, John Mahoney,
and Patrick Sullivan


Years in the making, Modern Thunder is much more than a history book. It is a narrative, telling the story of several generations of racers through powerful words and spectacular photographs. Award-winning writers Dave Argabright and Patrick Sullivan provided the text, while legendary racing photographer John Mahoney reached deep into the archives to provide over 1,300 memorable images. You’ll find:

Year-by-year coverage of every USAC National Sprint Car season.
Each season from 1981 to 2017 is detailed with eight full pages of photos, a season summary, race results, and statistics.
Each of the 1956 to 1980 seasons is recapped with a full page of statistics and race results.
Detailed series statistics.
A complete listing of Indiana Sprint Week competition.

Hard cover, 380 pages, over 1,300 color and B&W photographs.



S-1569
Price: $29.95



S-1569C
Autographed Collector’s Edition with additional photos
Price: $49.95

HEWITT’S LAW
Expanded Edition

by Dave Argabright


Jack Hewitt remains one of the most memorable characters in modern motorsports. His autobiography is finally back in print after the original printing sold out long ago.

Updated with two new chapters and an additional gallery of photos, Hewitt’s Law continues to entertain and inspire.

Jack’s spectacular career took him from
extremely humble roots to the Indianapolis 500 to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.

Hard cover, 336 pp. 64 pp. of color and B&W photos.






















S-1578
Price: $29.95
Sale Price: $11.95

Today’s Sprint Kings, Vol. 1

by Gerald Hodges

Features 13 driver chapters including: The Saga of Tony Stewart, Kenny Adams "The Malabar Missile", Lance Dewease, Jerrod Hull, Parker Price-Miller, Dave Steele, "Bullet" Bryan Clauson, David Gravel, Paul McMahan, Greg Wilson, Logan Schuchart, Jac Haudenschild, and Ted Johnson and his World of Outlaws.

Soft cover, 284 pages, 138 B&W photos and references.



















S-1579
Price: $29.95
Sale Price: $11.95



Today’s Sprint Kings, Vol. 2

by Gerald Hodges

Features 16 of today's greatest sprint car drivers: Donny Schatz, Greg Hodnett, Brady Bacon, Johnny Herrera, Terry McCarl, Jason Meyers, Stevie Smith, Kasey Kahne Racing, Brad Sweet, Dave Darland, Brent Marks, Chad Kemenah, Jason Sides, Shane Stewart, Daryn Pittman, Cody Darrah, and the Chili Bowl Nationals.

Soft Cover, 284 pages, 132 B&W photos.



















S-1477
Price: $24.95

Sprint Car Challenge

by Dave Argabright

Jimmy Wilson is back with Sprint Car Challenge, the 4th novel in the highly regarded series based on the USAC Sprint Car trail of the 1970s.

Intense racing action, fascinating characters and situations demonstrate why this series has developed a cult following.

Hard cover, 128 pp.

 

 

 


 

 

 



S-1464
Price: $19.95

Auto Racing, I Gave You the Best Years
of My Life

by Joyce Standridge


Award-winning auto-racing columnist Joyce Standridge has spent nearly 40 years chronicling life as a racing fan, driver’s wife, car owner and track employee, as well as journalist.

Based on hundreds of columns in national magazines, Joyce takes you on a rollicking ramble to share many laughs—and a few tears.

Soft cover, 238 pages, 273 B&W photos from the author’s personal collection.










S-1454
Price: $49.95

Competition Portraits: The Dirt Championship Cars

by Bob Mays


No form of American auto racing has a longer or more prestigious history than the dirt champ car. No form of racing photography has a longer or more respected history than the posed photograph. This book follows the history of the Big Car from 1946 to 1987 and features some of the most recognizable stars and cars from the greatest era in racing.

The good, the bad; the winners, the losers; the champions and their chariots are featured in the moments before the call to fire engines.

Many of the best shots from the top photographers in the history of the sport are presented in a format that lends itself to the study of the man and a critical analysis of the machine just before the battle on some of the most impressive speedromes ever carved into the earth.

Hard cover, 231 pages, black and white photographs.



S-1347
Price: $24.95

Sprint Car Showdown

by Dave Argabright


Sprint Car Showdown is Dave Argabright’s third title in the popular Jimmy Wilson saga. This book covers Jimmy and the Ellison Special through their third and highly eventful season on the USAC trail.

The entire cast is here: Jimmy, Harvey, Slim, Sonny, Bobby, Steve Graffan, and a few new characters. Each page is filled with dramatic racing action.

The long-running "Best of Times" fictional series in Sprint Car & Midget Magazine is the basis of this edition, thrilling readers with the cheers and tears of sprint-car racing in the 1970s.

Hard cover, 288 pages













S-1306
Original Price: $27.95
Now: $20.00



DID YOU SEE THAT?
Unforgettable Moments in
Midwest Open-Wheel Racing



by Joyce Standridge

Joyce Standridge has compiled one of our best titles ever. Built around 465 terrific photographs from the Horcher Brothers and others, DID YOU SEE THAT? is a compelling journey through Sprint Car, Midget, and Silver Crown racing in the Midwest, 1978 through the present.

With all photos annotated with insightful and informative captions, as well as thoughtful introductions to each topic, the book captures fully the concurrent joy, energy, color, and heartache of one of the truest of American sports.

Soft cover, 170 pages.




S-1256
Price: $24.95

FAST AND FEARLESS

by Dave Argabright


Another "Jimmy Wilson" adventure, 2nd of the series!

The much-anticipated follow-up to SPRINT CAR SALVATION, this new title picks up with Jimmy's second season on the tough USAC trail. Jimmy, Harvey, Slim, Sonny, Renee, Bobby, Steve Graffan...the gang's all here, filling each page with dramatic racing action.

The popular and long-running "Best of Times" fictional series in Sprint Car & Midget Magazine is the basis of this edition, thrilling readers with the cheers and tears of sprint car racing in the 1970s.

Hard cover, 288 pages. (Fiction)











S-1174
Price: $24.95

Sprint Car Salvation

by Dave Argabright

Based on the acclaimed “Best of Times” series in Sprint Car & Midget Magazine, Dave Argabright has authored a full-length novel that details the journey of fictional sprint car racer Jimmy Wilson and the Ellison Special sprint car.

Capturing the very essence of the sport, Sprint Car Salvation takes you on the action-packed and emotional journey of an aspiring sprint car driver in the 1970s. Along the way you’ll experience the joys, heartache, and danger that lurks at every corner of the sport. And the people you’ll meet! These pages are filled with the colorful, interesting, eccentric and memorable people who make sprint car racing go round.

This first volume contains the first “season” of the “Best of Times” series, plus extensive additional content throughout.


Hardcover, 240 pages.


S-795
Price: $64.95
OnSpecial: $24.95

TOW MONEY Volume II
The History of the United Racing Club,
America ’s Oldest Sprint Car Organization


by Buzz Rose

Volume 2 of the History of United Racing Club (URC) from 1978-2006.

Forewords by URC champions Gary Gollub and Glenn Fitzcharles.

208 pages, hard bound, hundreds of black and white and color photos and another must-have for the dedicated sprint car fan.
 

S-663R
Price: $59.95
On Special: $24.95

The Rim Riders

by Buzz Rose

The history of the Central States Racing Association.

They were called the world’s fastest racing circuit. Witness the famous midwestern Hi Banks.

Ted Horn, Joie Chitwood, Tom Hinnershitz, Everett Saylor, Red Campbell, and Jim Wilburn were all CSRA stars.

Hard cover, 250 pages, 600 photos and articles.






S-193
Price: $49.95

Valley County Thunder: The History of Racing at Ord, Nebraska

By V. Ray Valasek and Bob Mays

Bob Mays has done it again! His spectacular new book covers the history of racing on dirt at the Valley County Fair, Ord Nebraska.

Working with Ray Valasck, Mays details the big car era and the midgets before World War I and the midgets, roadsters, and the hard tops that competed there in the 50’s and 60’s. This book is a must for any serious fan of open wheel history in the heartland.

Hard cover with hundreds of exceptional black and white photographs. 206 pages.




S-920
Price: $29.95

Dialed In –The Jan Opperman Story

by John Sawyer

Dialed In –The Jan Opperman Story has been re-released in a new edition. According to the publishers it is “a book that is acknowledged by many as being a classic auto-racing story. It is filled with passion and pathos, sometimes humorous, sometimes sad.

The Jan Opperman story is one of never giving up and having faith in a divine being.
It provides the reader the rare opportunity to peer behind the glamorous facade of auto racing and meet the inner man.

The friendship between narrator and author is evident and while much of the book is Jan’s own words, John Sawyer has carefully authored them. From a teenage street fighter, motorcycle flat track racer and California hippie to respected Sprint car driver and Indy 500 racer - Jan Opperman's story is remarkable, entertaining and difficult to put down."

Soft cover, 5 1/2" x 8 ½”, 144 pages,
38 black & white photos.