You know, when I got asked to preview this trailer I was kind of like, "Oh great here's someone else trying to shlemp something else on me!" But honestly after watching it, I can't wait to see the movie and I'm really looking forward to watching it.
Apparently the option rights to this documentry have been sold to Dreamworks Studios who have plans of turning it into a scripted movie with the same writers who were attached to the Star Trek and Transformers movies.
Oh and one last thing, the movie is dedicated to Paul Newman (1925 - 2008). Cool.
Here's the trailer:
RACING DREAMS is a poignant and fascinating look at three kids who dream of one day racing in NASCAR.
Academy Award nominated director, Marshall Curry (STREET FIGHT)), takes us into the lives of Annabeth (11 years old), Josh (12), and Brandon (13) as they compete for the World Karting Association’s National Championship. Clocking speeds of up to 70 mph in extreme racing karts, these young racers hope to follow the scores of great NASCAR drivers who got their start in racing’s version of Little League.
Josh, who started racing when he was five, is bright and focused beyond his years. He studies both the driving and the interview styles of NASCAR drivers, and he understands that success in this sport requires professionalism above all.
Brandon is funny and charismatic, but his hot temper often leads him into trouble. He is gunning to win the championship that he lost last year when he was disqualified for rough driving. With a difficult home life, racing for him is as much of an escape as a passion.
And Annabeth, the talented daughter of a retired racecar driver, spends nearly every weekend at the track, and struggles to balance a love for racing with a desire to be a regular kid.
As they race their way through the year-long Championship series, they also navigate the treacherous road between childhood and young adulthood. In intimate, heartfelt moments—some dark, some funny—we see them battle with family dysfunction and economic hardships, celebrate young romance, and struggle to figure out who they are.