Right on Track

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Right on Track
Right On Track movie logo.png
Promotional poster
Written by Sally Nemeth
Bruce Graham
Directed by Duwayne Dunham
Starring Beverley Mitchell
Brie Larson
Theme music composer Phil Marshall
Original language(s) English
Production
Producer(s) Don Schain
Running time 89 minutes
Distributor Disney Channel
Release
Original release March 21, 2003 (2003-03-21)

Right on Track is a Disney Channel Original Movie. It was produced by Don Schain and directed by Duwayne Dunham; written by Sally Nemeth and Bruce Graham. The movie debuted on March 21, 2003 in the U.S.

Plot[edit]

Based on a true story about two sisters who came out on top of a man's sport, the story is based on Courtney and Erica Enders, two sisters who get into junior drag racing and make it all the way to the top. The two sisters fight a battle of fellow racers who are against having girls race with them therefore it pushes them harder to compete against their competition. Erica becomes stressed when her racing life becomes mixed with her social life and academic goals, and decided to quit racing, until she realizes racing is what she truly wants to do. Finally towards the end of their teen years the Enders sisters come out on top to win the NHRA Junior Dragster national title. They continue to race throughout high school and college, and still do so today.

Afterward[edit]

Erica turned professional in 2005, participating in the Pro Stock class of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, and on July 1, 2012, became the first woman to win in the class when she defeated Greg Anderson in a live televised final. Her boyfriend, fellow drag racer Richie Stevens, Jr., proposed on the spot, and the couple married December 7, 2012.[1] Erica won the 2014 Pro Stock championship, defeating Jason Line in a winner-take-all final on November 16, 2014, at the NHRA Finals at Pomona. She was also named US "Racer of the Year" for 2014 by Autosport magazine.[2] Erica clinched her second consecutive Pro Stock championship on November 1, 2015, at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Courtney races in the NHRA's Sportsman classes, and also has written for various drag racing sites.

Cast[edit]

  • Beverley Mitchell - Erica Enders-Stevens
  • Brie Larson - Courtney Enders
  • Jon Lindstrom - Gregg Enders
  • Jodi Russell - Janet Lee Enders
  • Marcus Toji - Randy Jones
  • Ruby Chase O'Neil - Erica Enders-Stevens, Age 4
  • Eric Jacobs - Bailey Brother
  • Briana Shipley - Erica Enders-Stevens, Age 8
  • Janice Power - Art Teacher
  • Stefania Barr - Courtney Enders, Age 4
  • J. Scott Bronson - Father (as Scott Bronson)
  • Lenny Betancourt - Randy Jones, Age 9
  • Joey Miyashima - Mr. Jones
  • Radley Dutson - Jordy Knowlton
  • William Osborn - Rusty Knowlton
  • Teresa Richardson - Volleyball coach

The Enders sisters also made appearances as driving and stunt doubles for Mitchell and Larson.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geiger, Rob (July 23, 2012). "Fast Five: Erica Enders". Autoweek. 62 (15): 75. 
  2. ^ "Erica Enders-Stevens wins Racer of the Year 20 and Drag Racer of the Year". March 4, 2015. 

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