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Rear Wheel Film Festival Today


A late summer tradition has been moved to the spring season as the National Sprint Car Museum hosts their 13th annual Rear Wheel Film Festival this weekend. Historically the event has been spread between two days though this year all seven films will be shown today. The event begins at 10am with Marie Hopkins’ “Short Track” and the final film “Follow the Corn” by Sean Buckley is scheduled to begin at 8:15pm. Admission to the festival is standard museum admission price of $4 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. The event is open to race fans of all ages.

10 a.m. – “Short Track” film (2008) by Marie Hopkins
– Life experiences of five-time stock car racing champion (100 minutes)

11:45 a.m. – “Racing Dreams” documentary (2009) by Marshall Curry and Bristol Baughan
– The lives of three young aspiring World Karting Association racers (96 min.)

1:30 p.m. – “Red Dirt Rising” film (2010) by James Suttles and Kathleen Bobak
– Based on a true story of three stock car racers in the 1940’s (90 minutes)

3:15 p.m. – “3 Weeks to Daytona” film (2010) by Bret Stern
– The story of a down-on-his-luck stock car racer with one dream left to hold onto: drive with the best (84 minutes)

4:45 p.m. – “Touched by an Angell: The Story of Angell Park” documentary (2010) by Bob Leff
– The story of Wisconsin’s Angell Park and its history of midget car racing (104 minutes)

6:45 p.m. – “Stateline Speedway: the First Ten Years, 1956-65” documentary (2010) by Randy Anderson
– The first ten years of Stateline Speedway in Busti, New York (90 minutes)

8:15 p.m. – “Follow the Corn” documentary (2010) by Sean Buckley
– Inside the world of Indiana sprint car racing (66 minutes)