Samuel Craven Samuel Craven Documentary Filmmaker

Tulsa Tough 

Tulsa Tough is an annual three-day cycling festival set in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Home to huge crowds and a notoriously generous prize purse, it’s a favoured venue for some of America’s biggest crit racing talents – drawing the nation’s best riders to its tight and tumultuous street circuits. In 2019, the races played host to the then-new L39ION of Los Angeles team. This year, Justin and Cory Williams, together with their diverse band of talented racers and a newly-formed women’s team, returned to Tulsa on the hunt for repeat success. With a clutch of wins as well as the overall for both the men’s and women’s categories, it’s safe to say the squad made their mark (again) in Oklahoma. Gone Racing goes behind the scenes to cover the three days of action – and inspiration – from L39ION’s perspective.

Watch the full film here.

Director: Jen Stafford
Commissioning Editor: Samuel Craven
Producer: Kimberley English
Camera: Kyle Cowling, Wes Williams, Jason Crane, Chase Stallo
Editor: Will Posey
Colourist: Karol Cybulski
Music by: Builder's Tea