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Drag Racer - - QUARTER-MILE UPDATE -

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.

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