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Checkered Flag Cheater – Will Weaver

Posted by Laura on August 9, 2010

Checkered Flag Cheater is the third in Will Weaver’s Motor novels.  Life is pretty good for Trace Bonham.

1) He is driving for a professional Super Stock racing team.

2) His face is plastered all over the highways on billboards for Blu energy drink.  This means that he is recognizable and can get away with stuff a bit because of his celebrity.

3) His girl back home is still interested, although she is going to the prom with some other guy.

4) His car keeps winning.

Mainly the problem is how others treat him when he wins a race.  Should there really be booing?  But then again, should his engine open up late in a race and perform as good as it does?  Because that’s what’s happening.   His engine all of a sudden gives him more power when he needs it the most.  People in the stands notice.  People in the cars and the pits definitely notice.  That late in a race the car shouldn’t be able to get around the leading cars and get ahead by a few car lengths by the time the checkered flag flies.  Not a legal Super Stock car anyway.

But, the car keeps passing inspection.  Like I said, life is pretty good for Trace Bonham.  And it will stay that way.  If he doesn’t say anything.


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Super Stock Rookie – Will Weaver

Posted by Laura on August 14, 2009

Trace Bonham is back in book two of Will Weaver’s Motor Novels.  Super Stock Rookie starts with Trace, his dad, and a few buddies caravanning to  North Dakota so Trace can tryout for a new racing team scouting for a hot young driver.  He is looking pretty good after his win in his Street Stock at the Headwaters Speedway earlier in the month.

The Super Stock is a different type of car, but it still rides on a dirt track.  And Trace is good at driving on dirt tracks.  But, so are all of the others at the tryout.  Team Blu is looking for a good driver, with a good face, a good attitude and good grammar.  Trace just wonders what Team Blu is selling.

This book drives us to new tracks and back to the Headwaters.  Characters return from the first book, Saturday Night Dirt, but quite a few new characters are introduced.  Team Blu adds an edge to the regular Minnesota dirt track racing.  And not everybody is happy.

But, what a car.

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Saturday Night Dirt – Will Weaver

Posted by Laura on September 3, 2008

The sky looks ominous. There is a race tonight and if the Headwaters Speedway track is rained out there may not be enough money to keep the racetrack open.

Other dirt tracks in the state have been rained out, so Melody, the track owner’s daughter, coaxes some big name racers to journey to the Headwaters.  If they hit the road right away they will be in time.  Who is going to win?  Will it be the out of towners or the locals?  Can they beat the rain?

Saturday Night Dirt is dirt track racing in Minnesota.  And just like the cars, it moves fast.

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