This summer, Heather Scoville got to be an extra on the set of Heartland, a dramatic film starring Dennis Quaid as a farmer trying to expand his business and Zac Efron as his rebellious son who wants to be a race car driver. Scoville saw a notice on her Facebook newsfeed announcing something big was going on at the Iowa Speedway, followed by the official press release revealing Zac Efron and Dennis Quaid would be filming at the Speedway on July 16th. As a race fan, Scoville immediately jumped at the opportunity to be a part of Heartland’s crew of extras.
Here’s the lowdown from Scoville’s day on the set: “They were getting footage of the ARCA race as well as Dennis Quaid cheering from the stands. They also had $25 tickets available and 100 lucky people would be chosen to stand down on the track for the part of the movie when Zac’s character is introduced before the race.
My family and I already have season tickets to the races, so I knew we’d get to be there. I quickly messaged my friend Rachel who is the biggest Zac Efron fan I know and she rearranged her work schedule and bought a ticket. A few days later she got a call saying she was one of the lucky chosen ones to be on the track and could bring a friend, which is how I got to go.
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