(L) Eric Foss, Team MER driving coach, started 10th, finished 3rd, and leads the series. (R) The three MER shoes, signing autographs and looking cool in shades: Rob Huffmaster, Eric Foss and Ryan Schimsk.
The Silver Bullet lifts a wheel in the Festival Chicane.
(L) Autism Speaks has raised millions of dollars for autism research. www.autismspeaks.org. (R) Jason Saini, the 2007 Cup champion, leads Team MER and runs hard in the Speed Touring Car series.
(L) Kerstin Smutley, 17, has been racing for 10 years, and looked quick and fearless. (R) Garth Stein, my opponent in the author shootout, doing what he does best.
Deborah Loth, a terrific teammate, determined behind the wheel of the MER MX-5 called Black Mamba.
(L) I show my zoom-zoom tattoos to Marc Miller, owner of the Silver Bullet. (R) Ronnie Swyers, my crew chief, who's a faster driver than half the guys out there, including me.
Finally, that's me with crew member Bryan Tippens .... and my sweet son Maks, 11. His brother Tai, 13, hides from the camera.
PHOTOS BY JUHA LIEVONEN AND JEFF ZURSCHMEIDE
Fact 1, Fiction 0
I’ll be doing a couple more blogs from the Mazda Grand Prix of Portland, including a photo gallery as soon as I get the pics, but I should get this blog out of the way first. The Dueling Authors thing, with Garth Stein.
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Thursday, July 24.
Mazda Grand Prix of Portland.
Playboy MX-5 Cup.
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If you haven't read the previous blog, here's the setup: Garth Stein, author of the bestselling "The Art of Racing in the Rain," is shooting off his fertile imagination, saying he'll blow me into the weeds at the upcoming race on...Read More
Fast Guys, Rich Guys, and Idiots Big Story!
FACT VS FICTION ON THE RACE TRACK
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First and Last Time as an Idiot
University of Nebraska Press Blog
October 1, 2007
Once, when I was doing a book signing for the original “Fast Guys, Rich Guys and Idiots” some 20 years ago, a young woman asked me if the book was about her...Read More
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University of Nebraska Press Releases Fast Guys, Rich Guys, and Idiots
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With a new introduction by the author
Sam Moses, a motorsports writer for Sports Illustrated, was assigned to...Read More
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