A couple years ago, I wrote my first book, entitled Street Sleepers. It was published by CarTech Books and it’s widely available through many book stores, both online and in stores. You can click here to find out more about it. Soon after finishing the sleeper book, I decided to pitch a few more ideas to CarTech and see what might be the next book in my future. I knew that a book about abandoned drag strips would be interesting, from the angle of the reader and from my perspective.
CarTech’s deadline system didn’t allow for crazy extensive research, so this certainly isn’t an all-inclusive book. I say that up front, because there are lots of tracks that didn’t make the cut. It was a matter of space, time and available photos and information, so I tried to cover a good selection of important tracks, as well as some smaller tracks. The real drive for this book was inspired by abandoned race tracks that are local to me, so I definitely made it a point to include a chapter about the hotspot of drag strips in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area.
Anyway, the book is 160 pages and it has a lot of never-before-seen stuff in it. The book also has lots of information about drag racing in general, and the reason for so many tracks closing, even in the modern era with tracks such as Kansas City International Raceway. It is now available for pre-order on Amazon, so click here to see the product page and reserve your copy now. It officially goes on sale February 15th, 2013, so you’ll have to wait a few months to actually receive your copy, but I hope it’s worth the wait!