Off-roading can mean a lot of different things depending on where you are from, but for most of the United States, off-roading, in general, can be something new. We all remember the first time we hit the dirt and caught the bug that keeps us going back for more.
We had the chance to review and watch Dirt a movie that showcases short-course racing. The film features a 17-year-old Dez Truss (played by DeRon Horton), who is caught boosting cars for an auto-theft ring and given one last chance to turn his life around. When he is introduced to former off-road truck-driver-turned team owner Rick Radden (played by Kevin Dillon), neither suspects that this is the change both so desperately need.
In exchange for a roof over his head, Dez is offered the chance to use the skills he developed in the streets as part of the pit crew for Rick’s team. Faced with an underperforming and apathetic driver, Rick finds himself in search of a lifeline for his struggling off-road racing team. In an unexpected turn of events, he looks to Dez to take the lead and become the new face of Team Radden.
The movie has plenty of action and we enjoyed the fact that it got right into it. We did not have to wait until the second half of the movie to see trucks fly and tempers flare. The film has plenty of appearances from short-course drivers like Carl Renezeder, Rob MacCachran, Eric Barron, Myan Spaccarelli, Kyle LeDuc, and Doug Fortin.
The film did a great job showcasing the highs and lows of off-road racing. It was a great look into the pits and the dynamics of a team, where most people who show up to these events just sit in the grandstands to watch. We felt that the movie had enough racing action and trucks on the screen to keep someone new to the sport’s attention as well as any seasoned vet.
Dirt is available to viewers for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on their favorite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, CinemaNow, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox, and others. Dirt is also available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles. If a hard copy is more your style, Dirt is available on DVD.
We would recommend checking out Dirt for yourself and seeing the spotlight on short-course off-road racing. Have you seen the movie? Do you plan on watching? Tell us in the comments below!