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Racing with
"the Doctor"

17 Minutes
on Sunday

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

HEWITT’S LAW
Expanded Edition

Sprint Car
C
hallenge

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


Sprint Car Showdown

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

FAST AND FEARLESS

Dirt Road to
a Silver Crown

Dialed In -
The Jan Opperman Story

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Racing with "The Doctor"

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 2010s.

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 at Knoxville. 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. 



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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.

 Rich in characters and technical detail.

Soft cover, 246 pages
















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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.

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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.

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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.

 

 

 


 

 

 



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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.










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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













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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.




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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)









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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.