This 90 page book by author John M. Lucas describes USAC sprint car racing in the early 1960s and driver Stan Bowman. It captures Bowman's win at the first USAC sprint car race at Eldora Speedway in 1962. Bowman also captured the attention of Clint Brawner, the legendary Indianapolis 500 mechanic of that era.
The story is told through the eyes of Diane Beck Lane, who was daughter of Harold Beck, the owner of Bowman's race car at Eldora in 1962. In 2012, Eldora Speedway, now owned by Tony Stewart, honoured the 50th anniversary of Bowman's victory and Diane Beck Lane now retells the legend of Stan Bowman in the golden era in USAC sprint car racing.
John Lucas grew up and resides in Northern Kentucky. He has been a corporate attorney for 34 years, and was an adjunct professor of history at Northern Kentucky University. He went to his first sprint car race with his father when he was a young boy, and has been a fan since that day. For a number of years he worked as a member of the "Safety Patrol" at the Indianapolis Speedway during the running of the Indianapolis 500.