Echoes Of Valley Thunder: Remembering Debo Park Motor Speedway

By: Rick Yocum; Illustrator-James Hazelett

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New / Pristine Isbn: 9780692010983 Signed by Author. CLEAN!! No marks. Might as well be new. Appears unread. . . . . . TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction -- 1.) How it all got started -- 2.) Debo Park Speedway -- 3.) A bit more about Bob -- 4.) Darrell Bud Hervey -- 5.) Fred Sabatini -- 6.) Brin Harris -- 7.) Amos Hammack -- 8.) Spanky Wilson -- 9.) Olen Furbee -- 10.) Deak Parsons -- 11.) Frank Kovas -- 12.) Myles Witchey -- 13.) Bill Mason -- 14.) Jack Steffen -- 15.) Jack Triner and the 777 -- 16.) Mike Bice -- 17.) Larry Dickson -- 18.) The Long Brothers -- 19.) Turning Points -- 20.) The Jones era -- 21.) The Lat Race -- 22.) The Last Champion -- 23.) The Last Chapter -- 24.) Faded Photos, Distant Memories -- 25.) Tall Tales, Half Truths, and funny facts -- 26.) A bit about Langhorne -- 27.) Dave Barnhouse: Shedding New Light on Debo -- 28.) About the Author . . . . . . . . . . Resting on the banks of the Ohio River in Jefferson County, Ohio, Debo Park Motor Speedway was a favorite Saturday night destination for racing fans from the eastern Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia and eastern Ohio region for 15 years, beginning in 1950. Like so many other quarter-mile dirt bull rings, Debo Speedway provided fans with fender-banging action, thanks to a host of drivers, many little-known, but a few of which became national figures in the sport. The author captures the character - and characters - of the now nearly-forgotten oval through interviews with the drivers and track officials and through more than 80 photographs. It's a unique glimpse of the early development of stock car racing in America plus the emergence of super-modifieds machines, a class of racing that proved a stepping stone to major league sprint car competition with such organizations as the United States Auto Club (USAC). The track's unique life span saw cars develop from pre-war coupes, likely taken directly from a junk yard to the track with a minimum of preparation, to sophisticated purpose-built race cars with powerful fuel-injected engines. It's a sure read for any racing enthusiast who appreciates where it all began.

Title: Echoes Of Valley Thunder: Remembering Debo Park Motor Speedway

Author Name: Rick Yocum; Illustrator-James Hazelett

Categories: Local Interest,

Publisher: Rick Yocum & Associates: 2010

ISBN Number: 069201098X

ISBN Number 13: 9780692010983

Size: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Collectible - Like New

Inscription: Signed By Author

Seller ID: 71241