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Red Dirt Rising - BTS

Red Dirt Rising – Behind The Scenes

Edited by Kirk Gunton

The making of the film Red Dirt Rising

Based on a true story, the film shares with us a decade in the lives of Jimmie Lewallen and his wife Carrie as they experience the joys of love and marriage along side the tragedies of war and poverty (1939 – 1949).

Jimmie and his friends, Bill Blair and Fred Harb, find escape from life’s challenges in racing – born out of hauling moonshine on warm North Carolina evenings – and inadvertently become racing’s earliest heroes. Ultimately their antics laid the ground work for what has become one of the most lucrative sports in the world. A number of racing firsts occurred during the The Fightin’ Forties, making this film a sensational history lesson as well as an exciting journey of romance, friendship and action.

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