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William F. McGaha (original story and screenplay)
Fred Tuch (original story and screenplay)
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William F. McGaha ... Scott Clayton (as Bill McGaha)
Fred Lorenzen ... Himself
Peggie O'Hara ... Vanessa Hamilton
David Marcus ... Pinkerton Bentley
Carol Street ... Kitty
Fritz Congdon ... Ben 'Flip' Clayton
Bob Montgomery ... Announcer
Glenda Brunson
Sharon Sellinger ... Hillary
Walter McVey
Howard Hailey ... Cutter
Steve Fuller
Betty Simmons
Chicami Ueta
Jane Echols
Ute Reck
Jack Black
Jane Steppe ... Coach Friday
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jay W. Jensen ... Race Car Fan (uncredited)

Directed by
William F. McGaha 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William F. McGaha  original story and screenplay
Fred Tuch  original story and screenplay (as Fred T. Tuch)

Produced by
William F. McGaha .... producer
Original Music by
Carleton Palmer 
Cinematography by
Joseph Shelton (director of photography) (as Joe Shelton)
Film Editing by
Jack Fitzstephens  (as John Fitzstephens)
Bill Freda  (as William Freda)
David Moscovitz 
Production Design by
Fred Tuch  (as Fred T. Tuch)
Makeup Department
Art Grandquist .... hair stylist
William Hoffman .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fred Tuch .... second unit director (as Fred T. Tuch)
Art Department
Pat Harrington .... property master
Sound Department
James Townsend .... sound mixer
Kirk Wooster .... sound (as K. Wooster)
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Fibben .... gaffer
Justus Randolph .... key grip
Kirk Wooster .... second camera operator
Casting Department
Kevin Kelly .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chadia .... wardrobe mistress
Glenda Collins .... wardrobe assistant
Music Department
Carleton Palmer .... conductor
Other crew
Shelly Charles .... continuity
Bradley Dennis .... technical advisor
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

102 min | USA:82 min (DVD)
Color (Speedcolor)
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Just hideous, 23 August 2011
Author: bigtrain45 from United States

Lame plot, lousy acting, and hideously exploitative. All of the racing scenes, regardless of what is said, is all from the same Daytona race. Same crashes, same shots, over and over. How they got Fred Lorenzen to get in on this is beyond me. This is the worst movie with racing as a setting I have ever seen, and I've seen most of them. No surprise that most of these people never made another movie. Whoever wrote this should have been tied behind one of these cars and dragged around the track for about 500 miles. There is nothing good to say about any of the actors, editors, or anyone else. The music is horrible too, and plot is pathetically predictable. Throw the red flag on this one, and avoid it at all costs.

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