Darrell Gwynn · At full Throttle #2# Triumphs and Tragedies from a Life lived at Speed
by Erik Arneson
At 7 years old, Darrell Gwynn was piloting a scaled down dragster designed and handbuilt by his father, Jerry. By 17, he had earned his first professional competition license, and within 12 years, by 1990, Darrell had worked his way through the ranks to become one of America's hottest NHRA Top Fuel drag racers.
Then, on Easter Sunday 1990, his car broke apart in a violent fireball at more than 200 mph during an exhibition run. Darrell suffered a broken neck, lost his lower left arm, and retained only limited use of his right arm. Confined to a wheelchair, he would never race again. But rather than slow Darrell down, the disabilities provided yet another challenge that he was determined to meet.
This is Darrell's personal and revealing story, beautifully illustrated with previously unpublished photos from his family scrapbooks. Detailed descriptions of important races and commentary by Darrell himself provide an insider's perspective on the technology and teamwork behind a winning Top Fuel car. The experiences recounted tell a fascinating tale of one man's journey to the top of his sport, and a second courageous journey back from devastating injuries to lead a new, full life.
Buch, Softcover, 23 x 25,5 cm, 160 Seiten, ca. 200 größtenteils farbige Abbildungen, englischer Text gebraucht - neuwertiger Zustand
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