Quarter Midget Racing!
Today's blog pays tribute to Quarter Midget racing and the young drivers who pioneer these fun little vehicles.
Yesterday we took a look at USAC midget car racing. If you thought that was fun, get ready for Quarter Midget racing!
While the United States Auto Club is arguably the foremost promoter of Quarter Midget racing, there are many national and regional promotions who host events for these cars that are literally about a 1/4 the size of regular midget cars. Partially because of the minute size of these cars, Quarter Midget racing is typically reserved for children 5-16 years of age. The Quarter Midgets, while resembling motorized go-karts, typically reach speeds of up to 45 mph, and many of modern day racing royalty got their start racing Point 25 cars including A.J. Foyt and Sarah Fisher.
This fun little video comes from the Lucas Oil Motorsport Hour, featuring portions of two races - the LT GX 160 and the LT B Main Feature, both races won by young Dalton Hill of Madera, California. Check out the interview with this future prospect at 3:25 mark.