Pearl River racing driver Ronnie Osmer stars in his own children’s series
Note: Catie Sanders contibuted to this report.
At only 19 years old, Ronnie Osmer has seen everything you can on a racetrack.
The Pearl River racer has been behind the wheel since he was seven years old, competing all across the South on dirt and asphalt tracks.
His love of speed and adrenaline has created a track record full of championship wins, accolades and even allowed him to compete at Daytona International Speedway for the ARCA Series Lucas Oil 300.
The rising college sophomore has his fair share of stories, and he is not shy of sharing them.
Just this past May, Osmer released his third children’s book inspired by his experiences and lessons while on the racetrack.
Osmer has partnered with Keen Inspirational Media to develop the “Racer Ronnie” book series. Together, they create a type of literature that Osmer always wanted as a child.
“Every time I went to the library, I was always looking for racing books,” he said. “They were so hard to find and so little of them.”
His most recent book,“Racer Ronnie: The Championship Race,” is based on one of the his previous championships. The story aims to teach children about friendship and respect while competing in a sport.
His other two books share similar themes, teaching kids the basics of racing while also having lessons of kindness.
Osmer said, “We get a lot of great feedback from the books. We have a lot of people giving the books to young kids and they’re learning a lot about racing. It’s bringing more fans to racing. It’s helping out a lot.”
To coincide with the recent book release, he is planning a book tour in the New Orleans area this month.
Osmer will be visiting the Hubbell Library in Algiers in July 20 starting at 10:30 a.m. and will be at the New Orleans Main Library on July 21 at 1:30 p.m. Osmer will be showcasing his books to eager fans and teaching children more about the world of racing.
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