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Sports Car Racing
     

Sports Car Racing

by Matt Doeden
 

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Excited fans line city streets and crowd grandstands as sports cars roar across the circuit. From short races, where every second is critical, to grueling 24-hour endurance races, drivers push their cars to the limit, and excitement hangs in the air with the smell of gas and burning rubber. Fans love to see a finely tuned Porsche or Ferrari hug the pavement as it

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Excited fans line city streets and crowd grandstands as sports cars roar across the circuit. From short races, where every second is critical, to grueling 24-hour endurance races, drivers push their cars to the limit, and excitement hangs in the air with the smell of gas and burning rubber. Fans love to see a finely tuned Porsche or Ferrari hug the pavement as it takes a turn at top speed. In this book, you will discover: how the sport began in Le Mans, France; how the sport evolved into two main classes of racing sports cars—Grand Touring cars and prototypes; and where you can find the greatest race tracks in the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761341987
Publisher:
Lerner Classroom
Publication date:
09/28/2008
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
960L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Matt Doeden is a writer and editor who lives in New Prague, Minnesota. After earning degrees in journalism and psychology from Minnesota State University-Mankato, he began his career as a sports writer. Since then, he's spent nearly a decade writing and editing high-interest nonfiction, with more than fifty titles to his name on topics that range from extreme sports to military equipment to graphic novels. In the Sports Heroes and Legends series, his titles include Tiger Woods, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Lance Armstrong. His Motor Mania titles include Crazy Cars and Lowriders. Among his other LPG books are Green Day (Gateway Bio) and Will Smith (Just the Facts).

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