|Every one of these TQ Midget drivers, when asked who their favorite driver was on Saturday at Pocono, named a NASCAR driver, NOT an IndyCar driver. These are the future stars of NASCAR not IndyCar. TQ Midgets are front engine cars, and hence the path to front engine NASCAR. Been that way for years now.|
The U.S. Auto Club is hosting a weekend of national .25 midget races at Pocono Raceway in conjunction with the ABC Supply 500. The .25 midgets, also known as quarter midgets, feature racers as young as 5 to teenagers competing on short, temporary ovals in various skill and age levels. Current Verizon IndyCar Series owner/driver Ed Carpenter is a product of quarter midgets.
Four of the young competitors took part in a news conference today to talk about their racing experiences. It followed immediately after a media availability involving three of Team Penske's four Verizon IndyCar Series drivers, which was a dream come true for one of the youths.
When asked who his favorite driver is, 10-year-old Chase Spicola said, "I like Will Power because he's a really good driver." Spicola and the other youngsters were able to meet and have their photo taken with Power and Penske drivers Simon Pagenaud and Juan Pablo Montoya.