Long Straights & Hairpin Turns


Martin Rudow



Relive those exciting days when many of the world’s greatest drivers competed on such Northwest road racing circuits as Shelton Airport, Pacific International Raceway, Vanport and Westwood. Spectators turned out by the tens of thousands , often outdrawing every other local sporting attraction of the time.

Starting with the first 4 cylinder races on abandoned airports and wrapping up with three big-time professional racing circuits in place at the conclusion of the 1961 season,Long Straights and Hairpin Turns takes the reader through a wonderful decade where skinny-tired cars and their t-shirt wearing drivers raced for little more than fun and trophies.