Nebraska Authors

Robert Mays

AKA: Bob Mays

Born 1953 Lincoln, NE

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Auto Racing


Columnist, feature writer and photographer
Racing historian

Places Worked

Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed, Lincoln, NE


Inducted into the High Banks Hall of Fame, Belleville, Kansas 2006.
Inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, Knoxville, Iowa 2018.
Inducted into the Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame, Lincoln, Nebraska 2019.


High Plains Thunder. 2002.
Valley County Thunder. (with V. Ray Valasek) 2004.
Big Car Thunder, Volume I. 2005.
Big Car Thunder, Volume II. 2009.
Competition Portraits. 2015.
The High Banks! 2017.
Nebraska Dirt. 2020.
Rolling Thunder. 2021.
Guts & Glory. 2023.
Sammy! 2023.

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