We are pleased to announce the VelocePress edition of a book that is acknowledged by many as being a classic auto-racing story. It is filled with passion and pathos, sometimes humorous, sometimes sad. The Jan Opperman Story is one of never giving up and having faith in a divine being. It provides the reader the rare opportunity to peer behind the glamorous facade of auto racing and meet the inner man. The friendship between narrator and author is evident and while much of the book is Jan's own words, John Sawyer has carefully authored them. There is something very special about this book, it almost demands the readers attention and then refuses to let go! From a teenage street fighter, motorcycle flat track racer and California hippie to respected Sprint car driver and Indy 500 racer - Jan Opperman's story is remarkable, entertaining and difficult to put down. Unfortunately, I never got to meet Jan Opperman - I wish I had.