The World of Formula Q

Novels and short stories

Formula Q

The Full Length Novel

Go Fast or Be Last

Vittoria Tarno lives for the speed that only Hyper Q, Earth’s most intense racing league, can give her, but following an accident Vittoria and her team, Goofé Troupè, find themselves banned from Hyper Q’s major league. 

Determined to barge back into the spotlight, Vittoria jumps at the chance to be reinstated, but there’s one very big catch: she has to accept the challenge of Admiral Suresh, the famously deranged dictator of distant, forbidding Mars. 

When Vittoria arrives, she soon learns Martian racing isn’t the bloodless sport she knows from her home. With no support, no time to prepare and no hope in general, Goofé Troupé are thrown into race after race, as their competitors grow more and more determined to win the trophy, a giant metal pizza slice known as the Spearhead of Ares. 

When Vittoria breaks the speed record held by one of Mars great racing heroes, events spin out of control and soon Goofè Troupé are racing for more than the honor of their home planet. With a new and dangerous opponent, a regime determined to bring them down and tracks more treacherous than any they’ve seen before, Vittoria makes a choice – will she return home, safe and sound, or will Goufè Troupé remain on Mars and run the race of their lives? 

Formula Q is a fast paced YA story about the future. If you loved Speed Racer, if you love racing or, for that matter, the future, you’ll enjoy this book where with every race, the stakes and the excitement mount.

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The special edition of Formula Q will include bonus materials, the Formula Q novel and ALL the short stories in one set.
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Formula Q is a full length novel following the adventures of  Goufè Troupè’ a team of Hyper Q racers. Their motto? Go Fast or Be Last!

  • Vittoria Tarno is the team’s No 1 Driver
  • Daytona Dave is her number 2. Once known as Davide D’Arby III you can read his story in ‘Daytona Dave and the Quest for the First Track.’
  • Normal Dog Is Dave’s perfectly normal mechanic. Did I mention he’s a dog? You can read more about him in ‘Normal Dog and the Legend of ‘Self Esteem’. 
  • The German is Vittoria’s ingenious mechanic. Permanently encased in a flashing helmet how does he eat? It’s a mystery.
  • Father Gravity is the team’s Spiritual Advisor and occasional strategist.

Hyper Q The Sport of Heroes.

Uniting humanity in the aftermath of the Data Wars, the Tsuburaya Engine that makes Hyper Q possible opened a world of possibilities for the people of Earth, and on the day of the First Race, all other forms of speed competition were declared obsolete.

Racing with a powerful combination of electromagnetic lift and plasma thrust, the jetcars of Hyper Q blaze a path around Earth’s most exhilarating tracks and into the future!

Prove yourself online with a simulator, and get your Sports Grant today!

You could be racing on a real track before you know it!

The Short Stories

Daytona Dave And the Quest for the First Track

He knew something was missing so he went on quest, searching for the one thing that could raise his game, turn him in to a better racer. There’s someone he really wants to beat.

Cruise Control and the Testament of the Immortal

A tale of Cruise Control, one of Mars’ greatest racers, billionaire Hyper Q enthusiast and Speed fanatic.


Normal Dog and the Legend of Self Esteem

The story of how one, visionary (but totally normal) dog, became Daytona Dave’s mechanic.


One Short Story Collection

Pace Laps contains all three of the Formula Q short stories.

  • Normal Dog and the Legend of Self Esteem
  • Daytona Dave and the Quest for the First Track
  • Cruise Control and the Testament of the Immortal.

All available as ebooks and for Amazon Kindle.