For the first time ever, Don "The Snake" Prudhomme reveals his incredible life and career on and off of the drag strip. Automotive author Elana Scherr spent a year with Don "The Snake" Prudhomme, having coffee together and recalling his life, his racing, his friends, and his family. He opens up with intimate details about how he rose from being a high school drop-out who was painting cars to a respected Top Fuel dragster driver and successful businessman. You will learn how he toured the country with Tommy Ivo and "The Hawaiian" Roland Leong, racing all the legends from "Big Daddy" Don Garlits to "The Golden Greek", Chris Karamesines.
He describes how he met Tom McEwen and recalls how they became the Snake and the Mongoose, leading to a career in Funny Cars that netted him four championships in a row. He talks about the thrill of first wins and owning his own teams but also the struggles of bad seasons, crashes and fires, broken parts, and broken contracts. Along the way, he speaks about the people in his life, such as engine-builder Keith Black and NHRA president Wally Parks, and those who were killed in the wild and unpredictable sport of nitro racing.