Kart Crash!!

By: Jake Maddox

Plot Summary:

Austin may be new to town, but he's not new to go-kart racing. Unfortunately, he had to leave his kart behind when he moved. When he races against Ryan Stone, Austin quickly learns that Ryan's the guy to beat. But how can Austin's rental kart compete with Ryan's shiny red kart? Austin will have to learn that the driver, not the kart, wins the race.

Who is Jake Maddox, the author?

Who is Jake Maddox? Athlete, author, world-traveler – or all three? He has surfed in Hawaii, scuba-dived in Australia, and climbed the mountains of Peru and Alaska.

His books range from the most popular team sports to outdoor activities to survival adventures and even to auto racing.

Each of his stories is stamped with teamwork, fair play, and a strong sense of self-worth and discipline. Always a team-player, Maddox realizes it takes more than one man (or woman) to create a book good enough for a young reader.

He hopes the lessons learned on the court, field, or arena and the champion-sprinter pace of his books will motivate kids to become better athletes and lifelong readers.