Kids, teens race in Little Hoosier 100

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

LAKEVILLE, Ind. -- Teens, tweens and even young kids were behind the wheel Sunday racing at Newton Park for the sixth annual Little Hoosier 100.

Kids as young as five years old competed in this year's Midwest Thunder Series race, driving quarter-midget cars.

The Midwest Thunder Series has become a family event for a family sport.

Instead of pit crews, these kids have "pit families."

Mother, father, grandparents and siblings could be seen drilling, changing tires and gassing up the cars.

People traveled from across the state of Indiana and the Midwest with large trailers packed with tools and vehicles.

“Sometimes i'll get fired every once a month or so by my daughter, but yeah it's a family deal,” Lance Moreland, of Tipton, Indiana, said. “My daughter, believe it or not, will help fix the car, but right now we're trying to fix the breaks on it.”

“My favorite part is because I get to come and race my friends every weekend,” racer Jacob Denny, of Columbus, Ohio, said.”
The kids compete for trophies and amateur status in the racing series.

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