FUELIN’ AROUND COVER REVEAL
Fuelin’ Around’s been getting a lot of attention thanks to great reviews by fans, racers, and motorsports editors in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Official launch is September 15th. Here’s an excerpt.
Like two little kids with nothing else to do, what other kinds of trouble could we get into? There were some old trash drums lying around and since it was a bit chilly we decided to fire one up and get some heat going. We could have just gone inside but what the hell, nothing like a campfire and in Chester this was the closest we were going to get to living in nature. Thanks to the racing fuel we used to get things started, the fire was going good now. We didn’t dance around like Tom Hanks in Castaway but there’s something primal about it I guess plus it was cold and we were bored. We fed the flames with parts of broken wooden pallets our former neighbor had left on the property line. Okay, now we have fire. “I wonder if we could see any difference between race fuel and pump gas?’ Joker asked. Well, what the hell. It didn’t take much to entertain us at that point. We probably had twenty different fuels inside the VP warehouse and storage trailers along with pump gas for lawn mowing and snow blowing. With a basic knowledge of chemistry, knowing about initial boiling points and flashpoints and all sorts of things, there was a chance we might see something interesting. After all, some of the ingredients to these race fuels had different characteristics and reasons for being there but they all had one thing in common. They were flammable liquids and we were curious. Take a second now and consider what Ben Franklin must have been thinking when he sent a kite up into a storm in hopes of attracting some lightning. We’re two grown men. “What’s the worst thing that could happen?”