Skip to main content
The First Lady of Dirt: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Racing Pioneer Cheryl Glass

The First Lady of Dirt: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Racing Pioneer Cheryl Glass

Current price: $38.40
Publication Date: February 6th, 2024
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN:
9781538184059
Pages:
240
Usually Ships in 1 to 5 Days

Description

The First Lady of Dirt tells the incredible, little-known story of one of the most promising race car drivers in the United States who defied the odds as a Black woman in the sport of auto racing to find success, but whose life came crashing down after repeated run-ins with authorities and struggles with mental illness before her death at age 35.

About the Author

Bill Poehler is an award-winning journalist who has spent his career as a reporter at the Salem Statesman Journal, part of the USA Today network in Salem, Oregon. His work has appeared in such newspapers as USA Today, Washington Times, The Indianapolis Star, The Detroit Free Press, Des Moines Register, The Tennessean, Cincinnati Enquirer and Reno Gazette-Journal as well as on Yahoo.com, MSNBC, Oregon Public Broadcasting, KGW TV, and KOIN TV. Poehler has won awards from the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association, the Best of Gannett, and from the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association for his writing and contributions as a journalist. He is the author of The Brown Bullet: Rajo Jack's Drive to Integrate Auto Racing.