Racing Dreams is a 2009 documentary film directed by Marshall Curry. It follows two boys and one girl through a season of World Karting Association (WKA) racing. All three dream of becoming professional NASCAR drivers.
Racing Dreams was produced by Bristol Baughan and Marshall Curry, and executive produced by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Turner, Dany Garcia (White Buffalo Entertainment) and Ben Goldhirsh (Good Inc.). The film opened in theaters in select cities May 2010, distributed by Hannover House with marketing support by NASCAR Entertainment.
The film centers on racers Annabeth Barnes (11 years old), Josh Hobson (12), and Brandon Warren (13) during a single season of WKA racing, where success can lead to sponsorships and a NASCAR career. All three face challenges off the track as well as on as they come of age in the surprisingly high-pressure world of go-kart racing.
Racing Dreams premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2009, where it was critically lauded and won the Jury Prize for Best Documentary. It screened around the country where it won additional awards (Audience Award- Florida Film Festival; Silver Hugo- Chicago Film Festival; Audience Award- Indianapolis Film Festival; Best Documentary- Jacksonville Film Festival).
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