Danny McKeever and the Mind Game of Going Fast
A book recommendation from Kevin Triplett
As we approach the INDYCAR Long Beach Grand Prix race weekend, I highly recommend an excellent book for racing history buffs, and for any road racing fan in general. The scope and breadth of material in the engrossing Professor Speed: Danny McKeever and the Mind Game of Going Fast focuses on the story of the man known “as the driving instructors to the stars” but covers much, much more racing related material.
Written by Andrew Layton and Tom Madigan, this book begins with the story of McKeever’s life against the backdrop of the development of road racing, then provides an overview of Danny’s racing career prior to becoming a driving instructor and the founding of his landmark driving school, Fast Lane, and a review of the “McKeever Doctrine,” the keys to going fast.
This book available from Revolution Press LLC also contains chapters that concisely reviews the early history of the Long Beach Grand Prix and shares stories of the companion Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race which ran from 1977 to 2016, all accompanied by beautiful color period photographs.
From the forward written by Page and PJ Jones, the book is filled with personal insights from famous racers such as Elliot Forbes-Robinson and Lyn St. James, as well as actors including Patrick Stewart, Lorenzo Lamas and Perry King.
The book can be purchased through Amazon by following this link: