COLUMBUS, OH (August 21-22) -- The brand new Hoosier Quarter Midget tires
recently carried eight year old
Tyler Robinson to a weekend he will not soon forget. The
youngster along with his grandfather crew-chief and two-time ARCA Re/Max
Series Champion, Marvin Smith, swept every event he took part in
August 21st and 22nd while proclaiming, "I love those Hoosiers."
Robinson competes in the Jr Honda class of Quarter Midgets of
America, an organization of over 3,000 families throughout the United
States. Broken down into thirteen "Regions," the world's
oldest youth-based motorsport, designates the Great Lakes area as
"Region 4." Tyler and his family live in Beavercreek, OH and
participate primarily at three central Ohio quarter midget tracks,
Mac-O-Chee Quarter Midgets (West Liberty, OH), Miami Valley Quarter
Midgets, (Xenia, OH) and Buckeye Quarter Midgets (Columbus, OH).
Robinson's weekend started at the Miami Valley track located on
the property of Kil-Kare Speedway in Xenia, OH on Saturday. The Valley
Elementary third grader established a new track record in
qualifications and then captured both the heat and feature races.
"We had the Hoosier's since the Gasoline Alley Nationals (July
8-11) but had not tried them," related Smith. "They hooked
up immediately and worked great."
Tyler's mom, dad, "PaPa" and "Grammy" then
made their way to the the Buckeye Quarter Midget track. Constructed on
the grounds of Columbus Motor Speedway by the late John Nuckles in
1965, the 1/20th-mile layout is a downsized replica of the adjacent
third-mile NASCAR sanctioned oval. Utilizing the same QMA-40 right
front and right rear tires that had proved so valuable a day earlier,
Robinson was fast right off the trailer. He again established the
quickest qualifying time and dominated both his heat and feature.
Smith's wife Linda ("Grammy") was heard chanting,
"Hoosier, Hoosier, Hoosier," as the team pulled their car
back to the family's trailer.
For more information about
the new Hoosier quarter midget line, contact your nearest Hoosier