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It takes a lot more than guts to go racing. Follow driver Kyle Whisner as he works his way to the top of a sport fueled by sponsors.

It takes a lot more than guts to go racing. Follow driver Kyle Whisner as he works his way to the top of a sport fueled by sponsors. Read More
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This project's funding goal was not reached on November 7, 2014.

About this project

"What do you need to go racing?" Thousands of the best racers in the world continually ask the same question. With only 43 spots making up the top level of racing. Each costing a team over 14 million a season to field. The chances to make it without major sponsors are slim to none."

"Working Class Hero" A multi-part Motorsports Documentary featuring the trials and tribulations of the modern day race car driver.

"So how does the journeyman racer make their way? Even at the local level tire bills can range over a $1000 a race. Fuel, pit entry, crew cost, travel expenses and the chance of a wrecked race car to repair can take a driver out of the seat and into the stands. Instantly. No matter how much work they have put in."

A Race Season

"Working Class Hero" will follow race car driver Kyle Whisner through a race season. Documenting the ups and downs that motorsports can bring. An inside look at the sport we have all grown to call our own."

The $25,000 Goal is just the beginning. "Working Class Hero" Part 1 will be filmed at the start of the 2015 racing season. Documenting three of the 14 races scheduled. As the season progresses the six part documentary will look to Kickstarter as well as investors to continue the series.

Funding will go towards film and racing expenses, reward costs and advertising. A portion of the proceeds raised through racing winnings will be donated to the "Victory Junction Gang Camp" and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's "Light The Night Walk."

Tell us about the "Working Class Hero" from your track that should be featured on our show. (In the comment section) Who do you know that has dedicated their lives to motorsport despite all odds?



Rewards

"Working Class Hero" T-Shirt
"Working Class Hero" T-Shirt

 T-Shirt designs are in! Complete with the words courage and heart proudly showcased on the back and sleeve. For a pledge of $27 or more you will receive:


Exclusive content
, a signed hero card and decal, entered into a drawing for your chance to win two tickets to the track (Including travel and accommodations) first access digital download of the completed full length documentary film and a "Working Class Hero" T-Shirt.

"Working Class Hero" Hat
"Working Class Hero" Hat

Pledge $77 or more and receive the previous rewards listed, plus a "Working class Hero" Hat and an Official Movie Poster.



The Backstory

Early in his career Kyle Whisner was a NASCAR hopeful but due to the death of his father and the medical bills that accrued, his chances of making it to the top were cut short. 10 years later as a veteran of the sport, while navigating his way through a race season, Kyle will showcase the hard working drivers and crews that make up the sport we have all come to love.

In 2003 Kyle's father was diagnosed with multiple forms of cancer. Before a series of surgeries the team took home a win. 

"Working Class Hero" is looking to bring awareness to the struggles families face when pitted against such a daunting situation. At times a little happiness is the only thing that relieves the pain. Not only will a portion of the documentaries race season winnings be donated to charity, but within the series you will see driver Kyle Whisner make appearances (with his superhero friends) to local children's hospitals.

Special Thanks

Jessica Facenda Reece
Jessica Facenda Reece

 Despite a serious heart condition Jessica Facenda Reece, a mother of four and a North Carolina native personally hand delivered letters regarding our project to Hendrick Motorsports, Richard Petty Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing, Roush Fenway Racing, Stewart-Haas Racing, Michael Waltrip Racing, JTG Daugherty Racing and JR Motorsports! Her heart may be ill but it is full of love. Thank you Jessica. You are an amazing person. Deeply humbled and grateful.

Risks and challenges

If our first goal is met Part 1 of the series will be completed and rewards shipped. Apparel vendors have been picked to insure a high quality product.

Filming will be completed by Manifold Entertainment and farmed out to multiple production and post production companies to insure every bit of the action is captured and edited in a timely manor.

Manifold Entertainment is currently developing the thrilling motorsports feature film "After the black flag" with Brotherhood Pictures in hopes of utilizing footage from both projects to insure both showcase the best racing footage possible.

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Rewards

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    Pledge $7 or more About $7 USD

    Access to the latest "Working Class Hero" content before it hits the net. Exclusive content delivered with project updates straight to your email.

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    Pledge $17 or more About $17 USD

    Exclusive content, plus a signed hero card and decal. All Backers at this level are entered into a drawing for their chance to win two tickets to the track. Including travel and accommodations.

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    Ships to Only United States
    5 backers
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    Pledge $27 or more About $27 USD

    Previous Rewards, plus first access digital download of the completed full length documentary film and a "Working Class Hero" T-Shirt.

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    18 backers
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    Pledge $77 or more About $77 USD

    Previous Rewards, plus a "Working class Hero" Hat and Official Movie Poster.

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    6 backers
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    Pledge $277 or more About $277 USD

    Previous Rewards plus a signed racing tire off the number 77 and a lucky few will receive an autographed pair of used racing gloves.

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    Limited 0 backers
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    Pledge $777 or more About $777 USD

    Associate sponsor status on the number 77 race car. Your Name or Logo showcased with promenade time in the film.

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    2 backers
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    Pledge $5,077 or more About $5,077 USD

    Become a title sponsor. Your name or logo on the hood and a trip to the races! Pit Access and more!

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    Pledge $7,777 or more About $7,777 USD

    Become an associate producer on "Working Class Hero" Get an up close view on the filming process and what its like to create a documentary in the fast paced world of racing.

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