Racers for a Soldier

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A remarkable story of a community coming together in secret to surprise army veteran Steve Barrett with a new racecar when he returned home from Afghanistan in late April 2013. Steve was a Street Stock competitor at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl and wrecked his car during an event in early April 2012, shortly before his deployment overseas. This episode tells the story of how the idea to build him a car came to fruition shortly after he left and the racing community managed to keep the entire project at secret until the unveiled the car to Steve in a trackside ceremony on Saturday May 4, 2013.

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Produced & Directed by Tom DiMaggio

Starring:  Steve Barrett, Teresa Barrett, Jeff Winsor, Julie Winsor, Pete Pollard, Ben Pollard, Ben Pollard, Terry Eames, Bob Desrochers, Steve McKee, Jim Boyle, Jim Phillips & Tom Fox.