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WKA's Pit Board - 04.16.2010 *** 'Racing Dreams' film to open in several cities May 21 04.16.2010 - "Racing Dreams," the award-winning documentary that follows the lives of three young WKA Speedway Pavement Series racers, will open Friday,...

WKA's Pit Board - 04.16.2010

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'Racing Dreams' film to open in several cities May 21

04.16.2010 - "Racing Dreams," the award-winning documentary that follows the lives of three young WKA Speedway Pavement Series racers, will open Friday, May 21, in Atlanta; Birmingham; Charlotte; Dallas / Ft. Worth; Fort Smith, Ark.; Greenville, S.C.; Houston; Nashville; Orlando; Raleigh and Tampa. These openings will precede June 4 openings in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Directed by Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Marshall Curry and executive produced by actor Dwayne Johnson, the award-winning documentary follows 11-year-old Annabeth Barnes, 12-year-old Josh Hobson and 13-year-old Brandon Warren as they compete for the championship in the World Karting Association's five-race national Pavement Series.

The film follows the lives of these young drivers as they race their way through WKA's only national asphalt-oval series. In addition to terrific footage of the on-track action, the film focuses on the trio of youths' navigation through the treacherous road between childhood and young adulthood.

Distribution company Hannover House recently acquired "Racing Dreams," and a feature film remake is in development at Dreamworks.

WKA is very excited about the "Racing Dreams" documentary and is eager to work with the film staff in any way. The film trailer can be viewed at www.WorldKarting.com by scrolling to the lower half of our home page or by visiting the World Karting dedicated Racing Dreams page at www.worldkarting.com/Racing_Dreams/racingdreams.html .

To become a fan of "Racing Dreams" on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/pages/RACING-DREAMS/173030410136 . And while you're at it, become a fan of WKA's new Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/World-Karting-Association/328200929432 .

-source: wka

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