How the book came together


As you might imagine, I spent a lot of time at the computer. While printers are not expensive, the ink is. For that reason, I found a company that sells re-filled ink cartridges for half of what new ones costs.

While there have been a handful of books written about motorcycle drag racing, each has had gaps that needed filling. To accomplish that, I spent more than four years gathering and distilling information, and then doing my best to give a perspective to it all.

That meant spending hours talking with Boris Murray, Clem Johnson, Terry Vance, Frank Spittle, Sonny Scott, Cook Neilson, “Scooter” Kizer, Roy Strawn, and so many others. They were happy to have someone with whom to share their memories, and I was thrilled to have the opportunity.