Rapid Response: My Inside Story as a Motor Racing Life-Saver

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Now available in paperback. This is the compelling story of the author's life in motor racing, providing fascinating insight into crashes involving many famous racers and circuits. The book begins with Alex Zanardi's crash in Germany in 2001, and from there the author reflects on his career with many tragic, funny, interesting stories.

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Overview

Now available in paperback. This is the compelling story of the author's life in motor racing, providing fascinating insight into crashes involving many famous racers and circuits. The book begins with Alex Zanardi's crash in Germany in 2001, and from there the author reflects on his career with many tragic, funny, interesting stories.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844259823
  • Publisher: Haynes Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/15/2010
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Stephen Olvey is Medical Director of the Grand Prix Masters series. Prior to this he was Medical Director for Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) in the USA, having served in that position from 1978 to 2003.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 5

Foreword Alessandro Zanardi 8

Preface - Germany 2001 12

1 The Rate Fan Turns Doctor 25

2 USAC Takes a First Step 37

3 Carter Crashes at Phoenix 46

4 CART 50

5 Foyt Has Trouble in Daytona 61

6 Rutherford Does Phoenix 74

7 CART Ventures Out of the Country 77

8 The Ride 82

9 The Magician 91

10 A.J. Crashes Again 94

11 Death Pays Us a Visit 98

12 Rick Mears Proves He's Human After All 110

13 Al Unser Jr. and Chip Ganassi Get Together at Michigan 119

14 Daly Does Michigan 122

15 CART Fulfils the Wish 126

16 Lives Saved 136

17 Pushing the Medical Envelope 147

18 Horton's Fall from Grace 151

19 Emerson Arrives 154

20 The Good Years in CART 162

21 A.J. Crashes at Elkhart Lake 168

22 The Black Boxes 170

23 The Coming of Nigel l73

24 Another New Medical Unit 182

25 CART Goes It Alone and Tragedy Strikes 186

26 Emerson Has the Big One 194

27 Our Luck Runs Out 201

28 Looking for Answers and the Coming of HANS 219

29 The Driver as Athlete 225

30 Ongoing Research and Development 228

31 CART Goes to the Movies 234

32 Death in Daytona 239

33 CART Screws Up Big Time 246

34 Head Injury and Return to Competition 256

35 CART Augers In 260

36 The German Memorial Continued 268

Postscript 275

Afterword Professor Sid Watkins 280

Index 283

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