Racing with "The
by Todd Thomas
Jerry Crabb and his white and red 12x sprint car were familiar
sights at Knoxville Raceway and central Iowa tracks in the 1990s and
early 2000s, mainly in the 360 class. He began racing motocross in
the ’60s and raced flat-track motorcycles, three-wheelers,
four-wheelers, and nearly anything else with wheels, well into the
However, he didn’t set foot in a sprint car until the
age of 47 in 1990, at the spring World of Outlaws race in Knoxville.
He was the winner of the 1998 Masters Classic
Learn about the old-school and charismatic Crabb, the interesting
cast of characters that supported him, what it’s like to be a crew
member during a night at the races, and entertaining episodes
throughout his sprint-car career.
Written by one of Crabb’s
crewmembers and compiled from notes taken at the time, author Thomas
invites you to grab a wrench, mud-scraper, and tire tape and come
along as he reflects on 15 years of chasing big dreams with a local
grassroots sprint-car team.
Soft cover, 206 pages.
17 Minutes on Sunday
a Novel by Rich Gilberg
A realistic story of two early ’60s
racers, one dealing with a setback in his career due to no fault of
his own, and the other, a young and talented driver anxiously
waiting to return to racing after suffering an injury. Their
relationship ultimately affects both careers.
characters and technical detail.
Soft cover, 246 pages
MODERN THUNDER: The Illustrated History of USAC
National Sprint Car Racing 1981 - 2017
by Dave Argabright, John Mahoney,
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.
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.
cover, 380 pages, over 1,300 color and B&W photographs.
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
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.
by Dave Argabright
Wilson is back with Sprint Car Challenge, the 4th novel in the
highly regarded series based on the USAC Sprint Car trail of the
racing action, fascinating characters and situations
demonstrate why this series has developed a cult following.
cover, 128 pp.
Auto Racing, I Gave You the Best
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
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.
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
Original Price: $27.95
DID YOU SEE
Unforgettable Moments in
Midwest Open-Wheel Racing
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
Soft cover, 170 pages.
FAST AND FEARLESS
by Dave Argabright
"Jimmy Wilson" adventure, 2nd of the series!
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
Hard cover, 288 pages. (Fiction)
Dialed In –The Jan
by John Sawyer
Dialed In –The Jan Opperman Story
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,
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
hippie to respected Sprint car driver and Indy 500 racer - Jan
Opperman's story is remarkable, entertaining and difficult to put
5 1/2" x 8 ½”, 144 pages,
black & white photos.