7-Year-Old Bixby Racer Hopes To Drive For Team Ferrari Someday

Tuesday, June 2nd 2020, 3:44 pm
By: Daniel Hawk

BIXBY, Oklahoma -

Racing in front of millions of fans is the dream of many behind the wheel and one Bixby child hopes to make it a reality sooner than later.

With his dad's blessing, 7-year-old Blaine Thomas hasn't slowed down since winning last year's kid cart championship at the Tulsa Kart Club.

"He came to me a few years ago and said that he wanted to be a world-renowned race car driver so I threw my wallet at him and said that he could have all my money," said Blaine's father Blake.

Blake says staying dialed in is everything.

"It makes me concentrate on racing and I focus on racing and getting first place and getting that win," said Blaine.

With COVID-19 halting races, Blaine and his father Blake are staying busy working on their karts and doing some simulated races.

"We even got the Ferrari steering wheel so he can practice there’s actually a game on the PC you can download that’s called kart craft so you can actually race go-carts," said Blaine.

There’s no denying it that racing is in the Thomas blood and for father Blake, he might just make his son's dream a reality as they might be moving to Spain so younger son Blaine can live out his dream of racing Formula One.

"We are a hundred percent invested we are actually looking at moving to Spain assuming that the world doesn't end we will be moving hopefully to Europe to either England somewhere over there where he can get into the European carting circuit," said Blake.

"I really want to be on team Ferrari and I like how team Ferrari has those nice go-carts and there is no better team than team Ferrari," said Blaine.

The Thomas' hope checkered flags and winners circles await on the other side of the world.

"There is no better feeling than seeing the satisfaction than on your kids face at the end of the day we are going to look back ten years from now we made it," said Blake.