About the film
car race sports stock car racing race car drag racing
Release Date: May 14, 1969
|Slogan||:||«Raw guts for glory! Flesh against steel!»|
|Production Companies||:||Jack Hill Productions|
|Producers||:||Lee Strosnider, Frank Zuniga, Harry Schooler|
Rick Bowman, a drag racing street punk, comes to the attention of crafty businessman Grant Willard. Willard bails him out of jail and offers him sponsorship as a stock car driver. Bowman accepts and enters the demolition derby-adjacent world of "figure eight" racing. As Bowman moves up in the ranks, his regard for his friends slips-- giving way to outright obsession with becoming the best.