Buck Simmons: The Living Legend

Buck Simmons: The Living Legend

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935186908
Publisher: Waldenhouse Publishers
Publication date: 03/18/2017
Pages: 130
Sales rank: 1,141,763
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Gary Parker 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.

A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Karen Paul Stone holds a BA degree in French and Spanish from the University of Kentucky and founded Waldenhouse Publishers, Inc. in 1995 near Chattanooga. She serves as Editor in Chief and principal designer. She is also Editor of McCoy Farm & Gardens Newsletter in Walden, TN. She was co-founder of Ashland Press in 1975 and for ten years a principal of Transylvania Printing Company, both in Lexington, KY. She is author of several books.

Table of Contents

DEDICATION iii

FOREWORD BY BARRY WRIGHT vii

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xi

INTRODUCTION xiii

BUCK’S FAMILY xv

Chapter One: THE MODIFIED AND SKEETER YEARS 16

Chapter Two: EARLY LATE MODEL CAREER 27

Chapter Three: THE RISE OF THE NDRA 40

Chapter Four: BUCK’S NDRA YEARS THRU 1981 46

Chapter Five: BUCK’S NDRA YEARS 1982 TO 1985 65

Chapter Six: THE BARRY WRIGHT YEARS 77

Chapter Seven: RACING CLOSER TO HOME 92

Chapter Eight: THE SIMMONS/VOYLES RACE TEAM:

THE CHASE FOR 1000 WINS 98

Chapter Nine: BUCK’S TWO FAVORITE WINS 106

Chapter Ten: SOME FINAL THOUGHTS ON THE LIVING LEGEND 113

BACK OF THE BOOK PHOTOS 120

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 128

ORDER BLANK 129

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