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Film Documents Drama at Small-Town, Stock Car Racetrack

THE LAST RACE is a new documentary slated for release in theaters and on-demand Nov. 16. The film provides an intimate portrait of a small-town stock car racetrack and the tribe of passionate blue-collar drivers that call it home, struggling to hold on to an American racing tradition as real estate development threatens its survival, according to producers.

Award winning filmmaker Michael Dweck’s stirring imagery takes viewers inside the world of grassroots racing and eye to eye with the cars’ snarling grills and white roll bars that protrude like bones out of scarred metal. Yet a patient camera lets viewers know the drivers as everyday people and learn that the racetrack is tied to a deep sense of identity, according to film producers. The track is on the only piece of undeveloped land in the area—it's worth millions—and the only thing keeping the bulldozers at bay is track owners Barbara and Jim Cromarty’s love of the track and its community.

Watch the move trailer for THE LAST RACE by clicking the play button above.