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Front cover art by Kent Harrelson.
Other books by this author:
The Rock 'em, Sock 'em,
Travelin' Sideways Dirt Show,
2016 by Waldenhose Publishers,
Herb "Tootle" Estes: The Little Engine That Could
2016 by Waldenhouse Publishers, Inc.
To order contact the author, or go to www.amazon.com
Chapter One: Short History of Dirt Racing Before
the Late Model
Chapter Two: The Evolution of the Dirt Late Model
Chapter Three: Late Model Dirt Racing Series Through
1- The NDRA 3-
The Southern All Stars
2- The Hav-A-Tampa 4- The Lucas Oil Series
Chapter Four: Southern Dirt Tracks Past and Present.
1- Lakewood Speedway 6-
2- Atomic Speedway 7-
3- Smoky Mountain Speedway 8- Rome Speedway
4- Tazewell Speedway 9-
5- Volunteer Speedway 10-
Chapter Five: The Dirt Warriors Of the Past.
1- Buck Simmons 7- Jody
2- Tootle Estes 8-
"Little" Bill Corum
3- Jack Boggs 9-
4- Charlie Mincey 10- H.E. Vineyard
5- Leon Archer 11-
6- Mike Duvall 12-
Chapter Six: The Dirt Warriors of Today.
1- Scott Bloomquist 7- Ronnie
2- Jimmy Owens 8-
Steve "Hot Rod" LaMance
3- Jonathan Davenport 9- Skip Arp
4- Billy Ogle Jr. 10-
5- Ray Cook 11-
6- Dale McDowell 12-
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About the Author:
"My love of Dirt
Racing began in 1955, when my dad took me to my fiirst race.
Look for more of my books on Southern Dirt Racing in the future,
because I don't see this love affair ending anytime soon."
Gary Parker racing historian,
has been around the sport of dirt late model racing for over
50 years. He is a voting member of the National Dirt Late Model
Hall of Fame and is a contributor to the Georgia Racing Hall
of Fame. He holds a masters degree in anthropology from Vermont
College and a PhD. in anthropology from City University of Los
Angeles. He lives with his wife, Elaine, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Bill Holder, a writer and founder
of The National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame, says Parker's first
book, RED CLAY AND DUST is the "Holy Grail"
of books on the evolution of the dirt late model.
Parker's second book, THE
ROCK-EM, SOCK-EM, TRAVELIN' SIDEWAYS DIRT SHOW, is a history
of the first national touring series for dirt late models. The
National Dirt Racing Association (NDRA) was the dream of Kingsport,
Tennessee's Robert Smawley, a visionary racing promoter who was
clearly years ahead of his time. This is a must read for any
dirt race fan.
HERB "TOOTLE" ESTES:
THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD, is
Parker's third book. It follows the career of a unique racing
legend, Knoxville, Tennessee's Herb "Tootle" Estes.