MINI INDY SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES NEW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
February 5, 2012 – Indianapolis, IN
Mini Indy Speedway has announced a new scholarship program that will allow families an opportunity to run a full year of quarter midget racing at the high banked concrete track located at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
“We are excited to announce that in 2012, we will be able to provide four children between the ages of 5 and 16, the opportunity to race with our new scholarship program in the rookie division of USAC’s .25 series” said Joe Miller, Mini Indy President.
The program is designed for families to try out quarter midget racing without incurring the full costs of starting out and the worry of a child changing their mind about wanting to race. While safety apparel and entry fees will need to be paid for by the family, they will receive a full race ready quarter midget car and engine from Mini Indy to compete in for the 2012 season.
Mini Indy Vice President and Rookie Director, A.J. Nigh says “This is a tremendous opportunity both for our club and for these families. By taking the initial purchase cost of a car out of the equation, we are allowing more families a chance to be involved in this great sport which in turn will grow our membership as well. We believe that after being involved in the scholarship program, that a good number of families will end up purchasing cars and continue racing at Mini Indy.”
“So that we can accommodate both younger and older kids and various size drivers, we have 4 newer cars of different sizes ready to go. We need some racers now to jump in these cars, have fun, and become involved in quarter midget racing” continued Miller.
Those with no racing or mechanical experience should not be intimidated to apply says Nigh, “Each scholarship recipient will be given a mentor family to help learn the ropes of what Mini Indy and quarter midget racing is all about. We want to nurture our rookies and their families so that in the future they are the veterans.”
Scholarship recipients will be chosen by an application and interview process between now and the club’s first race, April 28th. The application, race schedule and more info about Mini Indy can be found at www.mini-indy.org