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Quick facts for kidsRight on Track
|Written by||Sally Nemeth
|Directed by||Duwayne Dunham|
|Theme music composer||Phil Marshall|
|Running time||89 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Just Singer Entertainment|
|Distributor||Buena Vista Television|
|Original release||March 21, 2003|
Right on Track is a Disney Channel Original Movie. It was produced by Don Schain, directed by Duwayne Dunham, and written by Sally Nemeth and Bruce Graham. The movie debuted on March 21, 2003 on Disney Channel in the United States.
Based on a true story about two sisters who came out on top of a man's sport, the story is based on Courtney and Erica Enders, two sisters who get into junior drag racing and make it all the way to the top. The two sisters fight a battle of fellow racers who are against having girls race with them therefore it pushes them harder to compete against their competition. Erica becomes stressed when her racing life becomes mixed with her social life and academic goals, and decided to quit racing, until she realizes racing is what she truly wants to do. Finally towards the end of their teen years the Enders sisters come out on top to win the NHRA Junior Dragster national title. They continue to race throughout high school and college, and still do so today.
- Beverley Mitchell - Erica Enders
- Brie Larson - Courtney Enders
- Jon Lindstrom - Gregg Enders
- Jodi Russell - Janet Lee Enders
- Marcus Toji - Randy Jones
- Ruby Chase O'Neil - Erica Enders, Age 4
- Eric Jacobs - Bailey Brother
- Briana Shipley - Erica Enders, Age 8
- Janice Power - Art Teacher
- Stefania Barr - Courtney Enders, Age 4
- J. Scott Bronson - Father (as Scott Bronson)
- Lenny Betancourt - Randy Jones, Age 9
- Joey Miyashima - Mr. Jones
- Radley Dutson - Jordy Knowlton
- William Osborn - Rusty Knowlton
- Teresa Richardson - Volleyball coach
The Enders sisters also made appearances as driving and stunt doubles for Mitchell and Larson.
Erica turned professional in 2005, participating in the Pro Stock class of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, and on July 1, 2012, became the first woman to win in the class when she defeated Greg Anderson in a live televised final. Her boyfriend, fellow drag racer Richie Stevens, Jr., proposed on the spot, and the couple married December 7, 2012. Erica won the 2014 Pro Stock championship, defeating Jason Line in a winner-take-all final on November 16, 2014, at the NHRA Finals at Pomona. She was also named US "Racer of the Year" for 2014 by Autosport magazine. Erica clinched her second consecutive Pro Stock championship on November 1, 2015, at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Erica won her 3rd World Championship in November 2019 beating Chris McGaha in round 2 of the AAA World Finals in Pomona, CA.
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