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Get ready for thrills clocked at 150 MPH when Anchor Bay Entertainment presents the high-octane race car spectacular, Born to Race: Fast Track, on Blu-ray™, DVD, OnDemand and Digital Download. Born to Race: Fast Track is the inspiring, thrilling second film in the Born to Race franchise. The fast-paced, high-octane racing action is even more exciting and compelling, putting the audience behind the wheel and on the track! Fans of Born to Race and newcomers to the franchise will be thrilled with the exciting action of Fast Track as well as its heart. Featuring “old-school” filmed-in-real-time, non-CGI enhanced race sequences, Born to Race: Fast Track crosses the finish line starting August 29th when it’s available for digital download on iTunes. It’s available on Blu-ray™, DVD and OnDemand September 9th.
Survival of the Fastest. Brett Davern and Beau Mirchoff of MTV’s “Awkward” star as Danny and Jake, small-town street-racing rivals with fast cars and bad tempers. When Danny scores a summer scholarship to a top racing school, he’ll find himself in fierce competition with an international class of drivers, in an illicit relationship with a new peer (Tiffany Dupont of “Greek”), and reluctantly teamed with his old nemesis Jake. To win big on this track, survival of the fastest is the only rule that matters. Diogo Morgado (“The Messenger,” “The Bible”), Corbin Bernsen (“Psych,” “L.A. Law”), Grant Show (“Devious Maids,” “Melrose Place”) and Sharon Lawrence (“Rizzoli & Isles”) co-star in this inspiring and thrilling second film in the Born to Race franchise.
The creative team behind the first Born To Race -- director Alex Ranarivelo, screenwriter Steve Sarno, and producer (and professional race car driver) Ali Afshar -- have returned to make Born To Face: Fast Track an unforgettable excursion into the world of rookie race car drivers.
"Born to Race: Fast Track" is the sequel to the 2011 film, "Born To Race." For starters I must mention that they have re-cast the leads for this film, not sure why but for those out there that had a chance to see the first film and enjoyed it this might be a bit of a let down right from the start. The film centers on Danny who gets into a top racing school with seven other drivers, they will be broken in to pairs and the two with the best times at the end will be on their way to stardom but of course nothing is a given. First off Danny struggles because all the other drivers are more experienced than him and then he loses his partner who crashes his car. Danny's only option is to take on an old rival as his partner even though the two have bad blood between them. They do not hit it off well, there is no trust between them and they blame each other for their past failures. And if that was not enough for Danny to deal with him and his girlfriend are having a hard time as well. In order to make it all work the two drivers must come together and help each other and Danny must finally listen to what his girlfriend wants to make their relationship last.
If it all sounds some what predictable that is because it is. There are no surprises here just a straight forward story about car racing and love. That is not to say the film is bad, I did find it entertaining but it does not offer anything new. Also do not compare it to the F&F series because this film is about professional car racing.
The acting was not the greatest but I thought the entire cast did a good job with what they had to work with. And production wise I thought the film makers did a good job considering the budget they had to work with. And finally there is a lot of drama a long the way but the last race did inject some excitement in to the film.
"Born to Race: Fast Track" is available on DVD and Blu-ray with Special Features that include:
Fast Track: behind The Scenes
I found the film to be a bit too predictable, it never took any chances that could of made it better but it is still an above average film that race car fans should enjoy.
Released by Anchor Bay Entertainment
** 3/4 Out Of *****