Race from the Finish

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Abbott Press, Sep 24, 2012 - Fiction - 248 pages
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John Powers is passionate, insightful and protective of everyone from his disabled sister to an abandoned puppy. John is also intensely driven. Since his first soapbox derby at age eleven, John has desired to break into the NASCAR circuit of the 1950’s.

With support from Pop, his mentor and family friend, John cuts his chops on the emerging dirt tracks near his hometown of Pittsburgh and soon moves into the Midwest Association of Race Cars’ new car circuit while barely out of high school. His personal disappointments and setbacks only make him more determined in his chase for Victory Lane.

The pursuit is costly. As he matures into one of the greatest racers of his time, he looks at those people who have helped him reach his dream and values them only for how they support his quest. Years later, elderly and dying in the hospital, no one comes to his side.

While anticipating a visit from his estranged son, the hospital calls a code yellow: John Powers has disappeared. Where he ends up provides the chance to alter his life’s course ... if he is willing to change history.

 

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John Powerhouse Powers dream is to race cars. He lives, breathes, and sacrifices all to achieve his goal of being a race car driver. When his boss, family friend, and shop owner Pop helps him restore ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter One
1
Chapter Two
13
Chapter Three
25
Chapter Four
45
Chapter Five
59
Chapter Six
79
Chapter Seven
89
Chapter Eight
103
Chapter Twelve
155
Chapter Thirteen
165
Chapter Fourteen
177
Chapter Fifteen
187
Chapter Sixteen
197
Chapter Seventeen
205
Chapter Eighteen
209
Chapter Nineteen
219

Chapter Nine
111
Chapter Ten
119
Chapter Eleven
137
Chapter Twenty
229
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D. T. DIGNAN’Sinspiration for Race from the Finish came from a red and white 1956 Chevy Bel Air Sport Coupe and a vision of the driver who would test her limits. With its new small block engine, the Bel Air was deemed ‘the hot one,’ climbing Pikes Peak in record time.

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