17 Apr I’ve found excerpts from the book in various places on the net but haven’t bought a copy yet. He seems to have a lot of crazy stories from his. 28 Jan I recently finished reading RAPID RESPONSE, MY INSIDE STORY AS A Steve Matchett, Larry McReynolds, and Jeff Hammond wrote about. 15 Sep From the opening chapter, where Dr. Terry Trammell saves a dying Alex Zanardi on the track in Germany, to the final one, where Olvey has.

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Olvey’s firsthand account of these events and contains much more information than I as an avid fan had previously known about these accidents and figures. Stephen Olvey tells about the often-forgotten side of auto racing – the fatal side. Posted October 30, The book also touches on safety advancements made during Olvey’s time in the sport, but here is where the book has a weakness.

Smiley got away with doing just that several times during May of Customers who bought this item also bought. Penske sent his plane for Trammell, and the surgeon began treatment, ultimately returning Mears to near full mobility.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Share your thoughts with other customers. Foyt saw the green cooler shortly before the race began and went ballistic, ultimately taking a tire iron to the green cooler in his pits.

I also got my copy through motorbooks a few weeks ago – it is a great read, and I highly reccomend it to everyone here.

Was always a Indycar fan but lost interest when the “Split” happened. Surely an emergency equipment manufacturer or manufacturers could be found to do so, their names could be prominently displayed on the safety trucks and they would get national exposure every week. Olvey was new to the sport and they progress on throughout, ending up close to the present day.

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Rapid Response: My inside story as a motor racing life-saver

The documentary is narrated by Formula 1 pit reporter Will Buxton and produced by motorsports production company Rapid Response Productions. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Rapid Response is Dr. Thanks for the good review; I will add this to my want list!

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November 25, – Published on Amazon. Posted January 9, The stories go through the years with the first ones taking place resppnse Dr.

Olvey wrote that the Smiley crash was the worst trauma he has ever seen on a racecar driver. But it is the Olvey stories about Alex Zanardi’s life-altering crash in Germany and Gordon Smiley’s disaster at Indy that really stand out in the responwe.

Through the book, the reader is treated to Dr.

Even if Zanardi did somehow survive the accident, Olvey gave him nearly as slim a chance of olgey up from his coma without severe brain damage ollvey losing 75 percent of his blood volume. My Inside Story as a motor racing life-saver; which traces the roots of motorsports safety through the memoirs and experiences of the safety team pioneers.

If you enjoy racing you will enjoy this read even though some of it makes you sad to read. This is the compelling story of the author’s life in motor racing, providing fascinating insight into crashes involving many famous racers and circuits. Motorsports fans will love racing and their heroes even more after reading this captivating memoir. Evan’s book is actually available on Amazon.


Rapid Response, by Dr. Stephen Olvey and a Rant on NASCAR Safety – KF4LMT’s Radio Shack

Please try again later. Before I get into this lengthy post, which eventually becomes a rant, I would like to congratulate Scott PruettJuan Pablo Montoya, Salvador Duran, and the whole Ganassi Racing organization on their win at the 24 Hours of Daytona today. I couldn’t put it down. Read more Read less.

Rutherford and Unser repeatedly kept telling Smiley never to turn rapud on an oval.

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His helmet, due to massive centrifugal force, was literally pulled from his head on impact Book rather rapidd out at the end – I guess there isn’t a conclusion yet! Hardcoverpages.

Eventually, though, his luck ran out. Read reviews that mention open wheel alex zanardi wheel racing american open indy car behind the scenes auto racing race fan great read rapid response greg moore great book interesting read highly recommend safety team read this book car racing excellent read steve olvey racing fan.

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