Carquake! continues at Trailers from Hell with filmmaker Jack Hill introducing “Pit Stop,” one of his most belatedly
popular movies, which took several years to make it to the drive-ins, largely
because it was shot in black-and-white. Filmed under the title The Winner, it’s
a gritty, no-frills drag racing saga set around the dangerous Figure Eight
Races, which seem designed to promote crowd-pleasing car crashes. Veteran
character actor Brian Donlevy’s final film and Ellen Burstyn’s first (under the
name Ellen McRea).