Weaver, Will. Saturday night dirt.

Author:Rohrlick, Paula
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

WEAVER, Will. Saturday night dirt. (A Motor Novel.) Farrar Straus Giroux. 164p. o2008. 978-0-374-35060-4. $14.95. JS *

On a hot summer Saturday in northern Minnesota, the lives of local teens and adults converge at Headwaters Speedway, a rundown dirt-track raceway. Trace is a promising young stock car driver who suspects his mechanic is trying to sabotage his car. Beau Kim has assembled his car from scavenged spare parts: will it hold together or fly apart? Two other talented drivers, a young woman named Amber and a Native American named Sonny, face challenges, too, while the teenaged track manager, Melody (Mel), tries to keep everything working as smoothly as possible, even though she must rely on a ragtag group of volunteers and a threatening rainstorm is on the horizon. Each brief chapter is told from a different...

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