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NO RACING BOOK HAS EVER FOCUSED ON THIS SIGNIFICANT ELEMENT OF RACING EVENTS DURING
THE GOLDEN ERA UNTIL
NOW WITH DOUG BOYCE'S “MATCH RACE MAYHEM.”
Match racing drew the biggest names, the most popular cars and the most intense rivalries. Excellent vintage photography balances the text to tell the story of what many consider to be the best days of drag racing.
Drag racing is a much regulated sport. In its history, the NHRA, AHRA, IHRA and other sanctioning bodies, have developed classes to ensure parity. Two cars face off that are very similar in weight, transmission and fuel type, estimated horsepower, and other measurables. The byproduct has been fair, but not necessarily exciting, racing.
During the golden age of drag racing, fans didn't care as much about class racing as they did about seeing scores settled and rivalries contested. There were the Detroit Big Three battles, Ford vs. Chevy vs. Mopar and numerous heated driver rivalries. Match races were also a great way to feature wildly popular outlaw cars, which didn't fit in the sanctioning bodies' class systems. So popular and intense were these races that many track promoters didn't bother to promote class racing at all. Instead, they used the match races as headliners, putting more fans in the stands—and the drivers loved it, too.
Veteran drag race author Doug Boyce tells the tale of match racing through the cars, drivers, events, classes and rivalries, capturing all of the excitement of match racing during the golden era. It's all here, complemented by vintage photography provided by fans and professionals.
The book is 176 pages and features 297 color and black-and-white photos. To order, call CarTech at 800.551.4754, or visit cartechbooks.com.