"This series is ideal for reluctant readers. The short books are enjoyable, and the characters are fun to read about. Although the stories are not action packed, they provide the right level of humor, romance, action, and suspense to keep readers interested. The writing is simple and descriptive. The story is predictable yet absorbing. The pacing is quick, as a racing story should be, with funny, idiosyncratic, and heroic characters. They could be the boys next door, so readers will identify with them and root for them. A useful glossary is included, and photos, although some of very poor quality, are sprinkled throughout the books. This short series is a worthwhile purchase for young racing fans."
-- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
"Racing-scenes are limited in number and length, but are very well done and accurately use racing terminology to describe events. . . Hampshire's stories will appeal to racing fans and anyone who roots for underdogs."
-- School Library Journal