A new publication on automobile racing by a long time friend is going to be a wonderful read for race fans. A lot of the readers have asked it. It meets Monte Dutton’s generally acknowledged field of experience. His sixth novel, Lightning in a Bottle, is all about stock car racing.
Barrie Jarman is your hope of rushing future because he is a hyperlink to its own past.
The adolescent native of Spartanburg, South Carolina, is gifted, articulate, smart, brash, and more adorable. On the image-conscious braintrust that runs the sport, Barrie is a crazy Mustang — and, yes, he also compels one — that has to be broken.
The yarn is told mostly through the narration of Uncle Charlie, a rushing veteran who shot in Barrie in the age 16 and helped him to get a shot in the big time. Only Charlie, it seems, could nudge Barrie in the perfect direction, and just Charlie knows when it is time to get out of his way.
This novel, Dutton states, started as a shot in the dark. “I’ve got another novel that’s virtually complete. One night in January, I had been in the dumps for a variety of motives and had a very sleepless night. Most of it was simply imagining. Some of it that I probably dreamed. I eventually caught up, gave up on sleeping, put some java, and sat down to write the Prologue because I didn’t wish to lose it.”
Writing the entire book took less than a couple of months. He finished it in two drafts. In years past it took three. A editor agreed it was ready.
Meanwhile, the Dutton kept it a secret agent.
“That’s probably a part of the reason why I got it done so fast,” he explained. “I want this to be a complete surprise. Only three people know anything about it. One is your editor. Another is a near buddy. The next is my mom.”
Dutton crisscrossed America for 20 decades, writing about automobile racing. After authoring several sports books, the Clinton, South Carolina, resident and Furman University graduate turned into fiction.
“I’ve had a very good March in sales,” he explained. “In the beginning of the month, my global writer standing on Amazon was roughly 220,000, it had been 14,000 the last time I looked. In literary fiction, I went from 7,294 into 573.
“That doesn’t mean I am doing good, but it means that every one of the novels are creating people who want to read the others. My social-media following is heavy on race lovers. That’s why many have expressed to me their desire to have me write a rushing publication. I didn’t ever have a great aversion for it. I simply needed a story that excited me. I simply wanted a sleepless night”
Monte Dutton could be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. He’ll gladly take an order or check in at Amazon.
The second round of the 2017 Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP Velocita South Region takes place in the Garden State.
Bridgeport Speedway, the broad five-eighths-mile center, plays host to the ‘South Jersey Shootout’ on Sunday, April 23. STSS big-block/small-block Modifieds headline that the program in the richest event of the spring in Bridgeport, paying $5,000 to the winner, $1,000 for 10th and $400 only to shoot the green flag. The total payout is a massive $25,170.
The ‘South Jersey Shootout’ is set for its next April running in Bridgeport as a co-promotion between speedway direction and BD Motorsports Media LLC.
The Bridgeport showdown functions as Race No. 2 of the STSS Velocita South Region. The show opened March 11 in Del.’s Georgetown Speedway with Neshanic Station, N.J., veteran Jimmy Horton procuring his first-ever STSS triumph over Watt, Pauch Sr., Duane Howard and Van Horn.
This year, the STSS South Region winner will get $10,000 to their attempts, the most lucrative name in the show’ history. Horton intends to chase the name with the Halmar International group and has got the first jump onto the eight-race series.
An added bonus for drivers is that the event’s status as an American Racer Cup Challenge event, offering bonus points supporting the Cup’s Insinger Performance regional battle (South).
The ‘South Jersey Shootout’ is topped by a 40-lap STSS Modified main. Joining the string onto the card are Sportsman (below Bridgeport weekly rules) and also Outlaw Stocks.
Pit gates will open in 1 p.m. Grandstand gates unlock at 2 p.m.. The drivers’ meeting takes place at 3:30 p.m., with 4 p.m. sexy laps and 5 p.m. racing.
Adult grandstand admission is $25. Pupils (ages 10-15) cover $10 and Children 9 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $35, without the license required.
In the event of rain, then the program will be conducted April 30.
Dover International Speedway and also Iron Source, a Delaware-based building equipment firm, have reached a multi-year corporate venture agreement, Speedway and also Iron Source officials have declared.
The agreement with Iron Source, which includes offices in Georgetown, Del., and Smyrna, Del., makes the firm the “Official Equipment Rental Supplier of Dover International Speedway.”
Iron Source sells and sells construction equipment such as chopsaws, generators, backhoes and excavators for building, landscaping, government and industrial clients across the mid-Atlantic area.
“We’re very happy to welcome a second powerful local company to our family of business partners,” explained Mike Tatoian, Dover International Speedway’s president and CEO. “The function Iron Supply will perform for every one of our events will likely be critical to our operational success as we continue to provide exciting events for lovers of the Monster Mile.”
The partnership begins with Dover International Speedway’s first NASCAR tripleheader weekend of 2017 from June 2-4, highlighted from the “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” Dragon Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, June 4. The weekend also includes the NASCAR XFINITY Series race on Saturday, June 3 along with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, June 2.
For tickets or more info, call 800‐441‐RACE or see DoverSpeedway.com. You can also keep up with the Monster Mile in Facebook.com/ /DoverInternationalSpeedway, or on Twitter and Instagram in @MonsterMile.