Six Seconds to Glory

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By Hal Higdon

The early career of Don Prudhomme is captured in this spine-tingling account of the 1973 Nationals at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Master writer Hal Higdon spent the race weekend shadowing Prudhomme during a race that was the turning point in The Snake's dominating Funny Car racing career. Higdon captured the weekend drama minute-by-minute as Snake fights for a chance to make history. Along the way, Higdon delves into Prudhomme’s history as a racer, giving the reader insight into how Don Prudhomme became a household name in the early 1970s. The account includes Prudhomme’s relationship with Tom “Mongoose” McEwen—the infamous Snake versus Mongoose rivalry that made both men’s careers. Higdon takes the readers behind the wheel, into the pits and back along the hard road where  years of planning and training reach their climax for a driver within a space of seconds.


"It's not just a six-second run, you know. It seems like six hours building up to run six seconds. It starts back in the pits and works its way to where you pull in beside the guy you are going to race. And he looks at you. And you look at him. Six seconds sometimes feels like a lifetime--especially when you look out the side and there's a car right next to you."

—Don Prudhomme

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Pages: 160 pages
ISBN-13: 9781937747275
Publisher: Octane Press
Publication Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Product Dimensions: 5x8

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