Josh and Brandon do too and have their eyes set on the prize: The
national championship trophy of go-kart racing.
dreamed of competing among the best?
Thursday, Feb. 23, on PBS)
follows three young athletes in their quest to be future NASCAR
racers as they practice and compete in the Pavement Series, a
yearlong championship of five different races across the country, put
together by the World Karting Association.
follows 12-year-old Josh, who grew up in Michigan’s car-county and
started racing when he was 5, and 13-year-old Brandon, a North
Carolina native who uses racing as a way to escape his difficult home
biggest draw to us is Annabeth Barnes, an 11-year-old girl who loves
the rush of the track. Motivated and free spirited, Annabeth enjoys
competing against—and beating—boys in a sport where girls are
considered a minority. As you’ll soon see in this documentary,
though, the North Carolina native has come to a roadblock: Pursue her
love of racing, which requires her to travel almost every weekend, or
maintain the life of a regular kid.
not the only one facing this dilemma. As the tour goes on, the three
stars face adolescence and all that comes with it: First-time
romances, concerns about relationships with their parents and the
challenges that slim their chances of achieving their dreams.
will happen? Tune in to Racing
Dreams tomorrow night on
PBS (check local listings) to find out. Won’t be near a TV? No
worries! It will be streaming HERE
from Feb. 24
to March 24.
Sneak a peek of the documentary below…
Watch Racing Dreams - Trailer on
PBS. See more from POV.
interested in a first-hand look of the racing world (particularly
through a girl’s perspective)? Blog about it, babes.
Credit: Kent Smith
BY KRUPALI DESAI ON 2/22/2012 12:00:00 PM
POSTED IN entertainment, television