Kramer Williamson, Sprint Car Legend

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About the Book

Sprint Car Hall of Famer Kramer Williamson began his 45-year professional career as a grassroots racer from Pennsylvania and became one of the most successful and beloved professional drivers of all time. Drawing on interviews with those who knew him best, this first ever biography of Williamson covers his life and career as a driver and sprint car builder, from his humble beginnings racing the legendary #73 Pink Panther car in 1968 to his fatal crash during qualifying rounds at Lincoln Speedway in 2013.

About the Author(s)

Chad Wayne Culver is a teacher, collector, motorsports historian and author. He lives in Smithfield, North Carolina.

Bibliographic Details

Chad Wayne Culver
Foreword by Ken Schrader
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 212
Bibliographic Info: 73 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2017
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6697-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2857-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v
Foreword by Ken Schrader 1
Preface 3
Introduction 5
1. Humble Beginnings 7
2. Early Years 16
3. Breaking Out 23
4. The Traveler 49
5. Pinnacle Years 69
6. Lean Years 98
7. Resurgence 129
8. Return of the Pink Panther 169
9. The Final Lap of the Pink Panther 184
A Thank-You from the Family 196
Bibliography 197
Index 199

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “Extraordinary biography…detailed and engaging…covers the full range of Kramer’s endeavors…The photos speak volumes to the reality that Kramer Williamson was a racer’s racer and lived his life on his own terms….highly recommended”—SAH Journal