AUTHOR AND SPORTS RACER LARRY MELLOTT TO APPEAR AT RACING XTRAVAGANZA

Date: 1/5/2016 10:00:50 PM

For Immediate Release 1/4/16

 

AUTHOR AND SPORTS RACER LARRY MELLOTT TO APPEAR AT RACING XTRAVAGANZA

 

              Although raised in the dirt track capital of south-central PA, Larry was bitten by the sports car bug at the age of 12 when he experienced his first Austin Healey Sprite…a 2-seater convertible with glitzy wire-spoke wheels, and a black leather interior adorned with gauges and a stubby gear shift lever.  Ouch!  It was viral.

        

   Under the thunder of local dirt speedways, he harbored English sports cars in his garage, lusting for the chance to someday pursue competitive road racing.

 

           On a layman’s budget as a self-employed home designer and builder, Larry got his first racing “fix” by converting a used oval racing kart into a road racer for asphalt road courses.

He learned about tire grip, carb settings, wheel adjustments and gear ratios and raced in the World Karting Association Grand Nationals at Daytona International Speedway.  Soon he was writing articles for karting magazines.

 

            His next “fix” came by testing a Formula Vee at a SCCA driver school.  He won the race.  Ouch and ouch!  The virus spread.  That winter he drug home his own Formula Vee, prepped it for club racing, and won his second driver school race that spring.  Ouch, ouch and ouch!  He secured his SCCA Regional license.

 

            Larry and his wife, Bonnie, live in their chalet in Dover, PA, Dirt Trackin’ country, among pine trees, his latest MG sports car, and his Formula Vee racer.  His novels (the forth one is currently under construction) bring racing and an automotive experience to guys and gals (yes, gals too) of all ages by putting you in the driver’s seat.  Hear the engines whine and smell the tires burn.  Warning…racing has been known to be additive.

 

            Fans will be able to meet Mellott on Saturday and Sunday February 6 and 7 at the Racing Xtravaganza show at the Utz Arena on the York Fairgrounds. Mellott will have his race car on display all weekend long and will be available to meet and greet race fans. 

 

            Fans can follow all of the updated information at www.racingxtravaganza.com.

 



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