A Racer’s Quest Continues in ‘When The Green Flag Drops’

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New book tells the author’s new adventures and quest for victory in the epic of Baja 1000

When the Green Flag Drops continues the story of author Rod Koch that began in 7 Years from Start to Finish, which covered the early years of the Baja races from 1968-1975 up to the moment when he became a first place winner in that incredible endurance race down and around the Baja California peninsula. This time, he is taking the readers as he discovers a new adventure—more exciting and memorable than the last.

When the Green Flag Drops continues those adventures in off-road racing through the 1980s, not just in Baja, but also back in the U.S.A. with events like the Parker 400, Casinos 350, Mint 400, and the Riverside Off-Road Championships. Author Koch then makes the transition into the intensity of the Pro-Rally race scene, bringing the reader along with him as he takes on some of the best and fastest off-road and performance rally drivers in North America. The action streaks across the High Sierras from San Francisco to Reno, from Las Vegas to Laughlin, Nevada, from Carson City to Virginia City to Yerington, through the rain, mud, snow, even the heat of the Mojave desert near Palm Springs and east of Indio, wherever the dirt mountain and desert roads of the performance and Pro-Rally circuit goes.

Readers will be with the author in the co-driver’s seat for what may be the ride of their life—if they’ll dare. When the Green Flag Drops is available in paperback, hardback, and eBook formats.

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About the Author
Rod Koch spent ten years in the sport of off-road racing. The first seven years are described in his first book, 7 Years from Start to Finish (The Baja 1000—The Early Years). He then transitioned into another motor-sport, pro-rally racing where he continued to compete through 2002. He wrote about the SCCA Southern Pacific Division Pro-Rally events for six years as the press representative for the California Rally Series. He still writes occasionally for Dusty Times Magazine. He lives in Norco, California, with his wife Bonnie, who shared his adventures in Baja and beyond.    

When The Green Flag Drops * by Rod Koch
Memoirs Of A Baja And Pro-Rally Racer
Publication Date: February 15, 2011
Trade Paperback; $23.99; 496 pages; 978-1-4568-5862-9
Trade Hardback; $34.99; 496 pages; 978-1-4568-5863-6
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4568-5864-3

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