Little Cars, Big Dreams

Monday, April 6th 2009, 6:21 pm
By: News On 6

By Kyle Dierking,

TULSA, OK -- They're pint-sized with a lot of pick-up.

"You pretty much don't notice anything but the turns, the track, the other cars and the flags," said Josh Albertson.

Meet quarter midget racing. Small cars, small track - big dreams. Ask any of these kids what they want to be when they grow up and they'll say...

"A racecar driver!" said Cade Faith.

"A NASCAR driver," said Riley Hager.

"A racecar driver," said Garrett Olsen.

Every Sunday from April to October, families flock to the track. For one new racer, watching her brother go round and round made her want to give it a try.

"I'm excited and nervous at the same time, but I don't know how to feel," said Courtney Hager. "I'm ready to beat my brother - but I'm scared too."

"Well...I'm going to beat her butt in her first race," said younger brother Riley Hager.

Nothing wrong with a little family feud, but usually it's a family affair.

"We've been watching NASCAR since before my son was born," said racing mother Kelley Head.  "He's wanted to go fast since the day he was born."

From the engine roaring to going round and round the track, it's the feeling of fun - the simplicity of the sport.

"It's kind of hard to explain - it's like..." Albertson said.

"Really fun," Faith said.

"You get to go fast and pass people," Riley Hager said.

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