Racing Dreams

Director Marshall Curry
Genre Documentary
Runtime 93 minutes
Supplier Racing Dreams/Marshall Curry Productions
Festivals/Awards Best Documentary Feature Award - Tribeca Film Festival 2009
Release Date In theatres on March 15, 2012
DVD/Blu-ray available on October 16, 2012


Racing Dreams is the award winning coming-of-age story about three kids who dream of one day racing in NASCAR.

Academy Award® nominated documentary filmmaker, Marshall Curry, takes us into the lives of Annabeth (11 years old), Josh (12), and Brandon (13) as they compete for the championship in the World Karting Association's National Series - widely considered the Little League for professional racing. Clocking speeds of up to 70 mph, these young drivers race their way through the year-long National Series that spawned many of NASCAR's top drivers. And at the same time, they navigate the treacherous road between childhood and young adulthood. In intimate moments of young love and family struggle, this exciting and often humorous story has been fondly described as "part Catcher in the Rye, part Talladega Nights."

Best Documentary Feature Award - Tribeca Film Festival 2009

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Press & Articles

“Too Young for Driver’s Licenses, but With Full-Throttle Ambitions” - The New York Times

“Youth Zooms by in Spectacularly Rich Racing Dreams” - Movieline

“'Racing Dreams' Review” - Slant Magazine

“Putting go-karters before the course” - New York Post

“'Racing Dreams' Review” - Orlando Sentinel

“'Racing Dreams': ****” - NY Daily News

“The New Normal” - New York Magazine

“The Pressure's On for Pre-Teen Speed Racers in Racing Dreams” - The Village Voice

“'Racing Dreams' Review” - Film Journal International

“'Racing Dreams' Review” - Variety

“Oscar nominee Marshall Curry on exploring the “Little League of NASCAR”” - Filmmaker Magazine

“A sports (note)book of dreams” - ESPN

“'Racing Dreams' Review” - Film-Foward

“'Racing Dreams' explores the life on youth go-cart circuit” - Tampa Bay Times

“Tween go kart racers provide plenty of excitement in doc” - Boxoffice Magazine

Racing Dreams

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