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SUPER STOCK ROOKIE by Will Weaver

SUPER STOCK ROOKIE

By Will Weaver

Age Range: 11 - 15

Pub Date: March 19th, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-374-35061-1
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Success sometimes brings its own challenges, as Trace Bonham finds out when he wins the Super Stock tryouts at Rivers Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D., picks up a corporate sponsor and becomes a well-paid Super Stock driver. Overnight, he goes from amateur dirt-track racing to representing an international agribusiness conglomerate that uses him in their marketing strategy for a new energy drink. Though Trace has achieved his goal, he quickly realizes the costs: leaving home and a girl behind, no more racing on his own and no driving his own car. Weaver draws from his auto-racing experience to continue Trace’s story from Saturday Night Dirt (2008) and to bring to life the small-town, dirt-track racing world. Racing action, sharp dialogue and solid characterization make this a good bet for young sports fans dreaming of the cars in their futures. (Fiction. 11-15)