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PBS Premiere: Feb. 23, 2012Check local listings »


Fondly described as "Talladega Nights meets Catcher in the Rye," Racing Dreams chronicles a year in the life of three tweens who dream of becoming NASCAR drivers. Though they aren't old enough for driver's licenses, Brandon, Josh and Annabeth race extreme go-karts at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour in the World Karting Association's National Pavement Series, the "Little League" of professional racing. The film by Marshall Curry (Oscar®-nominated Street Fight, POV 2005; Oscar®-nominated If a Tree Falls, POV 2011) is a humorous and heartbreaking portrait of racing, young love and family struggle. Winner of Best Documentary Feature Award, Tribeca Film Festival.

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Watch Video for Racing Dreams
End of the Season/Road
Classroom Clip
Marshall Curry
Filmmaker Interview
Meet Annabeth
Classroom Clip
Overview of Kart Racing
Classroom Clip
Racing Dreams
Feature Film
The Dangers of Racing
Classroom Clip
The Economics of Racing
Classroom Clip