Go Fast, Turn Left: Voices from Orange County Speedway

Journey to Orange Country Speedway in Rougemont, North Carolina, the site of the original Trico Motor Speedway built in the early 1960’s and a unique southern short track where Scott Riggs, Jimmy Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Jeff and Ward Burton and many other top NASCAR drivers have competed.  The film follows drivers, their family members, and track officials who share insights into the challenges and rewards of competing in the minor leagues of the sport during the 1997 racing season.

Watch the trailer

Students and faculty can preview and view the film here via Kanopy, an on-demand streaming service for educational institutions.

For home use, Go Fast, Turn Left is available for rent and purchase on Vimeo here.

Like a driver finding ‘the groove’ on a race track, Go Fast, Turn Left accomplishes a great deal in a very short time and leaves the viewer wanting more. The fastest three eighths-mile track in the South has finally received the kind of recognition it deserves.
– Southern Cultures, Spring 1999

“Most fans will enjoy the great vintage home movies of early races, the lively music, and insightful views into the world of small town racing. Recommended for public libraries, especially in southern states.
– Video Librarian, 1999

Screenings
Reel Wheels Film Festival 2000
Roof Top Films, New York, NY 2000
North Carolina Visions ’99 – UNC-TV
1999-2000 Documentary Film and Video Happening, Duke University
Honorable Mention Documentary – Smoky Mountain/Nantahala Media Festival, 1998

Documentary | 1997 | 48 minutes | 4x3 | English | Color