PHILADELPHIA, PA – FUELIN’ AROUND, the much-anticipated novel by motorsports veteran Jim “JK” Kelly, officially launched earlier this month at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. With very favorable reviews and recommendations from motorsports editors, this book stacks up as a great gift for the racer or fan in your family.
In his review of FUELIN’ AROUND, Eurodragster News Editor Andy Rogers wrote, “I read the first half of the book in one sitting. I could not put the book down. Most enjoyable stories that made me laugh out loud.” John DiBartolomeo of Drag Racing Edge Magazine commented, “A page-turner you’re going to attempt to read in one shot and if not, it’s going to keep you coming back.”
“People say I’ve had a really interesting life and wanted to know more,” said Kelly, whose debut novel FOUND IN TIME received five star reviews and an unreserved recommendation from the Midwest Book Review. “FUELIN’ AROUND is funny, fast-paced, sad, exciting, and humbling. Whether it was tuning a slingshot, drinking a fuel sample, playing with fire, or meetings in Daytona or the Isle of Man, there was rarely a dull moment. The incident at 38,000 feet over the Atlantic is unforgettable.”
Kelly got his first writing and photography credits in Super Stock, Car Craft, and Hot Rod magazines and drove to Pomona from San Antonio in ’78 to deliver drums of race fuel for a Texan named Steve Burns to an up and coming racer, Warren Johnson. He then landed his dream job as the PR Director for Darrell Waltrip and the Gatorade 88 NASCAR racing team. From there, when an opportunity at a young VP Racing Fuels opened, Kelly went all in and spent nearly thirty years helping to build the business. From playing with fire and working races to meeting with the biggest names and series in motorsports, Kelly looks back at what he regards as an on-going adventure, not a job.
FUELIN’ AROUND chronicles the many entertaining, thought provoking, and heartbreaking moments of his personal and professional life as Kelly reveals a behind the scenes look at how VP waged an epic David versus Goliath race fuel war against the giants of the industry.
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Fuelin’ Around is now available on Amazon, Kindle, and Barnes & Noble.com. Kelly will be attending the PRI Show in Indy and will have a stand at the Autosport Show in England and the Area Auto Show in Philadelphia. For more information visit jkkelly.com.