The laugh-out-loud memoir of one of Americas most accomplished and enduring open-wheel racers and without a doubt one of its wackiest.
In a 50-year career, Kevin Olson has raced Midgets all over the U. and famously Down Under, along the way winning multiple USAC, BMARA and other championships.
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Give it to anyone who loves racing and needs a smile to make their day. Award-winning "Touched by an Angell" is the story of Angell Park Speedway in Wisconsin.
At 1 hour and 44 minutes, it's packed with interesting footage, photos and interviews with the people who have made this one of the premier midget racing tracks in the world.
Pippa Mann can remember exactly what passed through her mind when her racing car somersaulted into the air at almost 200mph in Las Vegas. ‘Losing a friend was a big shock and it was very difficult to deal with, something separate from my crash strangely enough. His death affected everyone.’ After the car stopped, I could not open my eyes because they were closed by the debris that had come in while I was upside down, and I could not undo the belt because of the pain in my hands.
In the split-second before landing, recalling what she had been taught about surviving crashes, she took her hands off the steering wheel, closed her eyes and forced her body to relax. I just waited for the medical team.’Pippa says: ‘You get used to injuries. The accident that claimed his life occurred five months later during the Las Vegas Indy 300.
Inducted into both the National Midget Auto Racing Hall of Fame and the USAC Hall of Fame in recognition of his driving talent and success, Olson is probably equally well known for his off-the-wall sense of humor and non-stop pranks.