Go Fast, Turn Left: Voices from Orange County Speedway

Go Fast, Turn Left  journeys to the grassroots of stockcar racing to Orange Country Speedway in Rougemont, North Carolina.  Produced during the 1997 racing season, the film celebrates a Southern racing community and one of America’s great short tracks where Scott Riggs, Jimmy Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Jeff and Ward Burton and other revered drivers competed.

The film follows drivers, their family members, and track officials who share about the challenges and rewards of competing in the minor leagues of the sport.

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Documentary  •  1997  •  48 minutes   •  4×3  •  English


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