High school student Shawn Riggs wants just two things in life—to be part of the popular crowd in high school and to become the next snocross national champion racer with his snowmobile. When he heads off to the season opener in Duluth, he finds himself stuck in a situation that could wipe the chances for both right off the map.
First, the local football jock, Cole Ackerman, gets himself and his dad invited along. Then, they stop in Winnipeg to pick up Jacqui Deville, the girl who beat Shawn out of last year's season high point awards. It's Shawn's first national event, and he's nervous enough to consider the options Cole recommends to get relaxed, even if they're illegal—especially when his sled needs to have its whole set-up changed for the artificial snow. Jacqui's snowmobile is fast and handling like a dream over the moguls. Shawn knows he needs to take every advantage he can to hope for a win.
This fast-paced novel takes readers behind the scenes at a WPSA snocross race, including photos from the actual Duluth season opener for the 2005-2006 season.
|File size:||3 MB|
|Age Range:||13 Years|
About the Author
Linda Aksomitis has been snowmobiling for nearly 40 years and spent a decade on snowmobile race tracks around North America. Her 2003 young adult novel, Snowmobile Challenge, was a finalist in the Saskatchewan Book Awards. It has been re-released in 2011 as an e-book. Her first nonfiction snowmobile book, Snowmobile Adventures: The incredible Canadian success story from Bombardier to the Villeneuves, is available in print and e-book formats. She also has a third snowmobile book, an illustrated history of the many forms of snowmobile racing, through Iconografix. Titled Illustrated Guide to Snowmobile Racing, it's available in print format through various bookstores. The book has 100 full color photos and 100 black and white, with all but three taken by Linda Aksomitis at snowmobile race tracks across North America.
After publishing her first books in e-book format in 2000, Linda went on to publish 16 books with traditional publishers in five different countries. She has published fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, ranging from a picture book through to textbooks. Currently, she is self-publishing her out-of-print books, along with previously unpublished books, in e-book format. Linda is also a travel writer and photojournalist.
Linda has a Masters degree in education and is an e-Instructor in the Library Technician program for Credenda Virtual High School & College. She also teaches online courses available through community colleges around the world: Introduction to Internet Writing Markets; Publish and Sell Your E-Books; and Write Effective Net Content (coming in 2014).