Every Friday night while many young boys are home playing X-Box or riding outside on their bikes, 10-year-old Mike Thompson is sitting behind the steering wheel of his car, racing it around a track.
Although this might sound unusual to most people, it’s actually quite common in Mike’s family. That’s because Mike, a fifth grader at Rolling Hills Elementary School, is a third generation car racer. Not only did his father race .25 midget cars, but both his paternal grandparents raced sprint cars. Therefore, it’s no surprise that Mike recently won first place at the USAC (United States Auto Club) Honda .25 Midget Dirt National Championship.