'Fast Guys, Rich Guys, and Idiots' Takes Off

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Author races again, in 160-mph BMW M Coupe.

Getting a head start on the September 7 paperback publication of his classic racing memoir, "Fast Guys, Rich Guys, and Idiots," Sam Moses raced to fifth overall in a field of 40 powerful sports cars at the SCCA regional event at Portland International Raceway last weekend.

Driving the sleek silver RTG Motorsports BMW M Coupe, the former Sports Illustrated writer finished behind three Porsche Turbos and one Camaro, and was running fourth until an overheating gearbox hampered his pace. It was the first race at this track for the BMW, and the first for Moses as part of his campaign to promote "Fast Guys, Rich Guys, and Idiots," published by the University of Nebraska Press, and named one of the five best books ever written about motorsports, by the Wall Street Journal Book Review.

The next race will be the Doernbecher Dash on September 16, a special event benefiting the Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation of Portland. Moses will debut his own car there, the Fast Guys Special Ninja-Ford, freshly painted bright black with canary yellow graphics.

Signed copies of "Fast Guys, Rich Guys, and Idiots" can be ordered from Senor Madre Press, POB 5, Hood River, Oregon 97031, for $21.95 plus $4.60 for priority mail shipping.

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