Guts & Glory, The USAC National Midget Championship 1956-2022


Bob Mays

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The new 330-page hardcover book illustrates the key moments, stories and memories amassed over nearly the past seven decades in stunning images and words.

The combined work of three veteran motorsports journalists, Bob Mays, Richie Murray and Patrick Sullivan, Guts & Glory covers the vivid history of the USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship from its inception in 1956 through the end of the 2022 season.

From the early days of Shorty Templeman, Jimmy Davies and Bob Wente, through the glory years of Mel Kenyon, Sleepy Tripp, Rich Vogler and Jason Leffler to the reign of Buddy Kofoid, the mighty midgets have captured the imagination of fans both young and old.

Guts & Glory includes detailed season summaries in addition to more than 300 photos as seen through the lenses by of auto racing’s finest photographers, plus an array of statistics documenting the expansive scope of USAC National Midget racing.