The Mad Canadian
Directed by Robert Fortier - 1976
A tense, tight close-up of stunt man Ken Carter’s role on the stock-car racing track. Risking life and limb to rocket a car from a ramp over a parked line of cars takes more than the will to make a living. What else is involved is shown by the film as the camera looks and listens while the stunt man readies for his act and then makes his wild ride.
Also worth watching is Carter’s famous film Devil at Your Heels, shown here years ago I think by the D-Gen/Late Show crew. Watch the whole thing or skip to 1:30 for the main event. It’s brilliant. Carter eventually chickens out and they get a guy named Kenny Powers to jump in the drivers seat.