Trailer released for Scott Dixon documentary Born Racer


Scott Dixon (NZL), Chip Ganassi Racing, 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series, Road America
Credit: Chris Owens / Courtesy of IndyCar

Universal Pictures has released the trailer for an upcoming documentary centred around the newly re-crowned Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon. The film, titled ‘Born Racer‘ follows Dixon through last year’s 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series campaign.

From the trailer, viewable below, the film looks to be an incredibly interesting insight into the mind and motivation of Dixon, a now five-time champion who many consider to be one of the greatest racing drivers in IndyCar history.

The film looks as though it will revisit key moments from Dixon’s 2017 season, including his sole race victory of the season at Road America as well as his dramatic crash during the Indianapolis 500. The film will also feature interviews with Dixon, as well as his team-boss, Chip Ganassi, and his former team-mates Tony Kanaan and Dario Franchitti.

The trailer’s description promises that the film will be “action-packed and highly-intimate”, also stating that there will be never-before-seen footage from the races in 2017:

“A powerful and inspirational story of dedication, danger, fear, and the rare ‘will’ some of us have to defy all personal limitations.

“Experience the fastest motorsport on earth through the eyes of four-time champion Scott Dixon and the Chip Ganassi Racing team. Filmed with an access all areas lens, ‘Born Racer’ follows the people who are passionate about the world of auto racing and asks why some individuals feel compelled to face danger and risk their lives in order to win.

“Both action-packed and highly-intimate, it features an intense blend of up close and personal filming with never-before-seen spectacular, cutting-edge racing footage to explore a sport that defines the very people who inhabit it, and pushes them to the edge in their desire for success.”

Born Racer will release on Digital and DVD in the United States on October 2, with a release in the United Kingdom following on November 19. For more information, visit the Born Racer website.

Trailer courtesy of Universal Pictures and UniversalPlaybackTV on YouTube.