There is a direct correlation between the kids/teams that race this series and the top performers at the big events nationally. As I researched quarter midget drivers I also found that many drivers from around the country list “Columbus Indoors” as their favorite track. As a beginner in the sport three years ago I was told by many well respected handlers and chassis builders, “if you really want to improve quickly to the highest levels you need to race the indoor series”
Racing in this old building in sub-freezing temperatures is not what I would have predicted kids would have chosen as their favorite! Our first trip there, just out of novice, we were overwhelmed and a bit discouraged. The ever changing track conditions and level of completion was challenging, we improved but did not win. The following outdoor season we won 27 A-Mains, three championships, set two track records and numerous fast times. Where did this come from? Was this really a result of racing the indoor series?
I recently read a book called the “Talent Code” and the similarities between the talent hotbeds from around the world in all different types of sports and arts is strikingly similar to that dirty cold building in Columbus Ohio… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY7QNxXbziA
I’m interested in your thoughts on why the kids/teams that race this series seem to do so well nationally…
- Deep practice at its best against the best – both drivers and handlers?
- Condensed “National Championship/Grands” style environment perfectly timed for learning?
- Are the teams that race there the dedicated teams that want to improve, seeking the best competition?