For those still looking for ideas for the race fan in your life, three boks that published this year could help you finish your shopping I have completed two of them and am in the middle of reading the third one. I recommend them all.
Al Unser Jr.: A Checkered Past
A brutally honest autobiography as told to Jade Gurss about Al Unser, Jr.’ s ro;;er coaster ride through life. It’s a compelling story which I reviewed earlier.
Author John Oreovicz writes in a crisp, easy to follow style. He explains the circustances which brought on the three splits in Indycar, with great attention to the last split.
Hello, I’m Paul Page. It’s Race Day in Indianapolis
An autobiography of the former Voice of the Speedway. Page gears explanations of the 500 and racing for the casual and nonfan as he shares his life story. Before he became a full time announcer for the Indianapolis 500, Page worked with paramedics and as a crime reporter, among other things. Page idolized Sid Collins, the original Voice of the Speedway, and is grateful for the mentoring he received from Collins.
Al UnserJr., A Checkered Past and Indy Split are available through Octane Press.
Hello, I’m Paul Page. It’s Race Day in Indianapolis is at the IMS Gift Shop.