Busch Sport Scene publisher George Campbell will debut his new book, Busch North Scene: A Ten Year Retrospective, at a book launch party being held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Auburn on November 20, 2010.
Campbell covered auto racing for a variety of national and regional publications in the 1990’s. In 1999 he started his own news print publication, Busch North Scene. His goal was to cover NASCAR in the northeast region of the country with the newspaper. Within two years, George and the staff members had grown the paper into the number one selling NASCAR newspaper on news stands through out much of New England.
The Ten Year Retrospective book recaps the racers, teams and events that shaped the publication and the NASCAR Busch North Series during the 2000 decade. The book has fun and informative personal reflections from George and Busch North Scene staff members, as well as many of the personalities that made the series popular in the decade.
The book gives NASCAR fans from New England an inside look at the stars from the region during the late 1990’s and the 2000 decade. Within the books 330+ pages are over 125 photos mixed with personal reflections and amusing anecdotes on the drivers and events. Among the drivers covered in the book are Maine racers Ricky Craven, Andy Santerre, Joe Bessey, Tracy Gordon and Kelly Moore. NASCAR Champions like Mike Olsen, Matt Kobyluck, Dave Dion, Brad Leighton, Dale Shaw and Joey Logano are featured as well.
“My intention with the book was to look back at the 2000 decade that I covered in depth with my newspaper and share some of the stories and insights on the drivers and events that made the sport so successful and fun during that time,” Campbell said.
NASCAR Championship team owners Steve and Peg Griswold (Grizco Racing) are hosting the event at the Hilton Garden Inn in Auburn. Steve also wrote the foreward for the book.
Many of the personalities featured in the book will be on hand at the book launch, including two-time NASCAR Champion Brad Leighton, who is featured on the cover of the book.
The event is open to the public and will run from 2 – 4 PM on Saturday, November 20, 2010. Both hardback and softbound copies of the book will be available for purchase and the author will be available to meet and greet attendees.
There will be an ‘after party’ to celebrate the book that night at the Turner Highlands in Turner, ME starting at 7PM. The party will include live music from the Way Down Willy’s.
Detailed information on the book, including the complete index, can be found at www.buschsportscene.com