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Speedway Switch

Speedway Switch

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by Jake Maddox, Sean Tiffany
     
 

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Michael Haynes has won more races in the midget-car circuit than any other driver in his age division. And he couldn't have done it without his brother, Mark, who's a great mechanic. Then Buzz Ripshaw comes along. Buzz doesn't drive fair, and Michael gets hurt during the biggest race of the year. How will Team Haynes win without their driver? Realistic

Overview

Michael Haynes has won more races in the midget-car circuit than any other driver in his age division. And he couldn't have done it without his brother, Mark, who's a great mechanic. Then Buzz Ripshaw comes along. Buzz doesn't drive fair, and Michael gets hurt during the biggest race of the year. How will Team Haynes win without their driver? Realistic Fiction.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carrie Hane Hung
Twins, Michael and Mark Haynes and their father make up the Team Haynes that race in the quarter-midget car circuit. Michael drives the race car while Mark and the father comprise the pit crew. Winning the biggest and last race of the season, the Mount Rose Grand Championship is their dream. It is race driver, Buzz Shaw's dream too. Unfortunately, during the Mount Rose race, Buzz and his racing tactics force both himself and Michael off the track. As a result, Michael breaks his leg. In the next racing season, Mark takes the race driver's seat and Michael works in the pit crew. Although his heart is in mechanics, Mark works hard and improves his racing skills. The Mount Rose Grand Championship arrives again and Team Haynes is put to the test as Buzz Shaw is looking for his win in the race too. This high interest, easy to read story moves along quickly and reveals race car driver's strategies. Included in the back of the book is a glossary, general information about quarter-midget racing, and questions to ponder about the message in the story.
School Library Journal

Gr 4-6 Extreme sports stories in easy-to-read chapter books. Paintball features best friends and skilled players Max and Tyler. They've competed for years and are among the best in their area. A beginner, Ryan, joins their league and never loses. Max suspects foul play but cannot prove it. After watching Ryan's team play, Max discovers how he is cheating, and he wins the Challenge Cup for his team. In Speedway , twins Michael and Mark expect to clean up in the quarter-midget car racing championships. But a new racer, Buzz Shaw, shows up and threatens their plans. Buzz is an erratic and unsafe driver who does whatever it takes to win. During a race, he crashes into Michael, leaving Michael's car trashed and his leg broken, and the brothers are forced to take on their opponent in a new way. Maddox presents simple stories with tidy conflict resolutions and likable characters. Black-and-white cartoons are scattered throughout, and the books end with discussion questions, writing prompts, information about the sports, and instructions on how to find related Web sites. These books are a good choice for reluctant readers or those who enjoy extreme sports without preteen drama.-Alison Grant, Ruby S. Thomas Elementary School, Las Vegas, NV

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598893212
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Series:
Jake Maddox Sports Stories Series
Pages:
72
Sales rank:
1,230,852
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
670L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

When Sean Tiffany was growing up, he lived on a small island off the coast of Maine. Every day, from sixth grade until he graduated from high school, he had to take a boat to get to school. When Sean isn't working on his art, he works on a multimedia project called "OilCan Drive," which combines music and art. He has a pet cactus named Jim.

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