Parents' Guide to

Heartland Thunder

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Racing reality show is a little too edgy for young kids.

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age 10+

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age 10+

Hard work

Hard work is the message this sends to kids. Work hard and you can achieve anything.

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Heartland Thunder presents an interesting look at the dirt-track racing culture, which defines itself as a blue-collar pastime that celebrates fast cars, high speeds, and big egos. As a result, the show includes lots of discussions about the cost of outfitting the racers' cars, as well as high-speed crashes and unsportsmanlike conduct -- both on and off the track.

People who like cars and racing will probably be drawn to the drama on display here, as well as the behind-the-scenes excitement during the actual races. But what they'll probably appreciate the most is the passion that the featured drivers have for the sport -- as well as the sacrifices they make to participate in it.

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