Title/Author:“Racing with ‘The Doctor’ Recollections from a Member of Jerry Crabb’s Sprint Car Pit Crew” by Todd R. Thomas
Tags:Auto racing, memoir
Publish date:March 27, 2018
Rating:4 of 5 stars (very good)
Review:First-hand accounts of any type of sports experience are usually the best ones to read. Since I have very little knowledge of sprint car racing, it seemed like reading a book on this sport would be the best way to learn about it. The stories shared by author Todd Thomas while he worked on a pit crew in the sport was an excellent way in which to learn about the sport.
Jerry Crabb is a legend in the sport, especially in Iowa where he made his mark at the Knoxville Raceway, winning the 1998 Masters Classic. The reader will learn much about Jerry and his wife Jan through the storytelling of Thomas, who shares just about every experience he ever had on the track, whether or not he was a part of Crabb’s pit crew at the time.
For readers who have little to no knowledge of the sport, Thomas writes in easy-to-understand language about the nuances of racing, the parts and structure of the cars, and even explains why the drivers in the sport have to steer to the right when they are actually traveling in a counterclockwise direction on the track. There are also plenty of entertaining and downright hilarious stories so readers who know the sport and the legend that is Mr. Crabb will also appreciate the book. It is recommended for anyone who is interested in the sport of sprint car racing.
Book Format Read:E-book (Kindle)