From the Author
I'm extremely pleased by these reviews!
These reviews extremely gratifying. What these guys are saying about the book is exactly what I wanted to get across. Inside Racing is very different from any other book on racing. No writer has ever had the access I had with PacWest mainly because the team owner, Bruce McCaw, has been a subscriber to my newsletter, TV MOTORSPORTS, for years and trusted me to write an honest report.
My engineering education and industry experience helps me understand some of the technical issues in racing. My first book, Inside Racing Technology, written with Jeff Braun, explains some technical topics in racing and that book helped me establish a reputation with racing technical people. With the PacWest book I wanted to show how hard racing people work, reveal some of the inside personal stories, and explain some of the technical subjects.
I also published these books and that's another hurdle. The PacWest project ruled my life for more than a year and just the travel expenses cost $30,000. I had some help with those expenses from PacWest, Firestone, Reynard, and Motorola. But I paid for the cost of printing 5,000 books. The travel and publishing expenses is why you don't see more books like this. How many people have the time and are willing to take the financial risk? Not many!
Linda Mansfield edited the text for me and we transferred files back and forth on the net which helped get the book done only four months after the season. Bill Nagel, a friend and neighbor, designed the cover and consulted on the page layout. I took most of the photos, drew the track maps with CorelDraw, and laid out the book with PageMaker.
The big payoff for me is the people I got to be with and what I learned about racing. But it would be nice to make some money. Please tell your friends about this book.
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