NAStar Driver (vol. 1) by C. C. Blake
Approx. 8,300 words.
Published on May 13, 2012 by
Twice Told Tales II.
Finster has been burned bad. A rocket car fire has put him out of racing. If that wasn't enough, some AstroNazi creeps have kidnapped his girl. Now, he's looking for a little payback.
These two stories form the first installment of the NAStar Driver series, sf stories as action-packed as any street race.