When "Win It or Wear It" is used to describe a sprint car driver it means that he or she has exceptional determination. Huge, well-known star or Saturday night also-ran, these are the people whose skills and derring-do make sprint car racing the adrenaline rush that has captivated a devoted cadre of fans for generations. Win It or Wear It as a book is a head-long rush into the dangerous and thrilling world of sprint car racing from the mid-20th century to the present, some of the most extraordinary characters to inhabit the pit areas, devastating wrecks that they walked away from-and some that they didn't, and bench racing legends and lore about what happened when the checkered flag flew so the off-track fun got to go green. From 82-year-old Hooker Hood to 28-year-old Daryn Pittman, a fascinating spectrum of drivers share memories of personal and public triumph and disappointment. Legendary stars such as Bobby Allen and Rick Ferkel share space with Saturday night ace Lenard McCarl and Mares Stellfox, the accomplished female for whom sprint cars were the destination instead of a stepping stone. Other captivating drivers profiled include: Chuck "The One-Armed Bandit" Amati, Shane Carson, Richard "The Gas Man" Griffin, Johnny Herrera, Skip Jackson, Bubby Jones, Lealand McSpadden, Curt Michael, Lynn Paxton, Jimmy Sills, and Gary Wright. The book's author, Joyce Standridge, has also penned the very popular books "Gotta Race!" with Ken Schrader and "Inside Herman's World" with Kenny Wallace. Joyce has been a member of the Election Committee of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame since its inception, a former scribe for Open Wheel magazine and currently is a columnist for Dick Berggren's Speedway Illustrated. Her husband is one of four brothers who have been sprint car track champions in the Midwest.
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Book Description Coastal 181, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0978926153
Book Description Coastal 181, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110978926153