Egan, Erin. Smokin’ Open-Wheel Race Cars. Enslow/Speeding Star 2013 48p $13.95 ISBN 978-1-62285-100-3 elem/ms series: Fast Wheels Sports VG-BN
Open-wheeled cars, their drivers, and the races they compete in are profiled. All aspects of open-wheeled racing are described, including the history, types of cars and tracks, strategies, and popular drivers. Illustrations are plentiful and add to the understanding of this style of racing. A common theme throughout the book is the efforts to make the sport safer. This book, and the rest of the series, is sure to engage young racing fans. There is a great amount of detail in each chapter, clearly describing how the cars work and why the tracks are designed the way they are, so even the non-racing fan can understand the subject. There are some sidebars that highlight specific pieces of equipment or historical moments. A glossary, section on additional reading, and index are included. Grades 4-9. Fast Wheels is an engaging series for young automotive fans.
Summary: Open-wheeled cars, their drivers, and the races they compete in are profiled, including the history, types of cars and tracks, strategies, and popular drivers.
Automobiles, Automobile racing --Stephanie Pennucci