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Verdegan's "Racing in the 906" Book Signing July 12
Issue Date: July 8, 2020
Motorsports author Joe Verdegan will host a signing of his most recent book "Racing In The 906" at Sands Speedway near Marquette, Mich. Sunday, July 12 from noon to 2 p.m. EST. The book features an extensive look at stock car racing history in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and a big part of that book covers the quarter-mile, paved oval located in Sands and the drivers and promoters who were part of the track's history dating back to 1969.
Among the Marquette area drivers and promoters who are referenced in the book include former and current racers Allen Yelle, Mike Mattson, Joe Hulverson, Gary McAuffile and Bruce Honkala among others. In addition, current promoters Don Britton and Bob Goodwin tell their stories along with former promoter Susan Racine and the man who built the track in 1969 Paul Smith. Some of these individuals will be available at the book signing.
"Racing In The 906" was published through Pedal Down Promotions in Manitowoc. The book was Verdegan's 5th in five years covering local and regional motorsports and "Racing In The 906" also offers a detailed look on the drivers and promoters at other U.P. tracks Norway Speedway, Upper Peninsula International Raceway in Escanaba and Kinross Speedway in Sault St. Marie. More than 200 drivers, promoters and car owners were interviewed for the book.
Verdegan's signing will be part of a big day of racing at the Sands oval as five classes of cars will compete including late models, super stocks, 4-cylinder modifieds, 4 cylinder street tires and fuel injected V 8 classes. Racing gets underway at 2 p.m. All division feature winners will receive a copy of "Racing In The 906."
For more information on "Racing In The 906" contact Verdegan at email@example.com or follow him on Facebook.