"Allen's grandpa has never missed a baseball game until tonight. While Allen plays his most important game ever, Grandpa fights for his life at the hospital. Allen wants to win the game for his grandpa, but he's facing his biggest challenge, Hank "The Tank" Steele"--Unedited summary from book.
Shawn gets to be a junior team member on Johnny Pride's stock car team. But when he arrives at the racetrack, it turns out he'll be helping Johnny's biggest competition, "Mean" Gene Pederson. Shawn realizes that appearances aren't everything. Maybe there's more to Mean Gene than a bad reputation.
Peter entered a contest to be on a stock car pit crew and he won. Soon he's spending weekends at the racetrack, hanging out with other crew members and drivers. Life is great, except that Peter hasn't been able to work in a real race yet. Just when it looks like he'll finally get his chance, things go wrong in an unexpected and terrifying way.
Dylan and Robby do everything together, but when they're at race camp, they're given different partners for the big challenge of building a stock car. Dylan is secretly pleased--he's a little sick of know-it-all Robby--until he mets his new partner, Joe, and wonders how he can build the best race car and beat Robby when his partner is a girl.
Jonah and his little brother Shawn bring their mountain bikes for a visit to Grandpa's house, despite Grandpa's claims that Crooked Hills is cursed, but when Shawn is missing after a dangerous storm, Jonah must put aside his fears to save his little brother.
"After getting soaked by Harry's water balloon, Paul chases Harry down. He didn't expect Harry to be so fast. He gives Harry a choice: join the track team or else. Harry doesn't think it's fun to run if he's not being chased. With Paul's help, can Harry find a good reason to run?"--Unedited summary from book.
Nolan is the highly skilled punter of his school team, but he is less sure about taking over another position when their quarterback goes down--especially since he is also running for class president, and his competition for election is Tony, a linebacker on the team who is constantly belittling punters.
After breaking his arm during the first day of try-outs last season, Robby is determined to make the football team this year, but to do so he must face his own fears and the bully who tackled him the year before.
Blake Easton has never played organized sports, so when he makes the local traveling baseball team as a bench player he is thrilled; and when the team's star second baseman (and all around annoyance) Kyle, breaks his foot in the very first game the coach calls on Blake to fill in--but Blake is not sure he can perform as well as Kyle, and even less sure that he can trust Kyle's helpful advice.