Two for the Road is a hangout for mystery writers Tammy Kaehler and Simon Wood to chat, reminisce, gossip, speculate and argue about all things motorsport.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Racing in Braking Points

by Tammy

My second Kate Reilly Racing Mystery, Braking Points, will be officially released tomorrow! I thought I'd share some of the videos I watched to check my details, recreate crashes, and immerse myself in the feel of turning race laps. These and more are posted on my Pinterest page for Braking Points, Kate Reilly #2.

Road America: Braking Points starts in the middle of this race, with rain and a big wreck in the Kink. The video is in the car with my friend, Porsche factory driver Patrick Long.

Road Atlanta: A week and a half (and a whole lot of chaos) later, Kate and the American Le Mans Series arrive at Road Atlanta for Petit Le Mans. The single greatest video I've found to date is this one, a helmet cam on Tommy Milner for night practice in the Corvette. Talk about a perfect view of the track and the wheel/dash! Just pretend this is Kate giving you the ride-along....

If' you're interested in more of the videos--including the book's theme song and a great video on driver fitness--and photos of people, places, and accessories (shoes!) that inspired me while I wrote the book, check out Pinterest. And I hope you'll check out Braking Points!


  1. Hmmm, I received my copy from Amazon a week or two ago. Finished it last week. Good book. Although I'm a little biased as I attended a racing school at Road America and live in Atlanta.

  2. Glad you liked it, Andrew!

  3. Anastasia Peeps and I enjoyed the videos very much!
    Great insight into the racing world. Anastasia P.
    was very taken with all the bright lights and kept pawing at the screen! Best of luck with Braking Points!