Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Listener Hot Rod #5!

Dan Belych of Brighton, Ontario, Canada sends along this shot of the TQ Midget driven by his son, David, in the Lucas Oil Can-Am Midget club. The car was built by 2001 ISMA Supermodified champion Dave McKnight Jr. and Brad Litckey, co-owner of 5/8 mile Cayuga Speedway in Ontario, and is powered by a stock, 750 cc Kawasaki motorcycle engine.

David Belych began racing karts in 1980 at age nine, and is now serving his second term as President of the Can-Am Midget Club. This family based team has finished second or third in points each year since switching to a stock powerplant for more reliability; running two cars for two seasons with only one DNF, that due to a blown water hose. The team runs 15 to 18 shows a year, with their showcase event coming at the legendary Oswego (NY) Speedway on Oswego Classic weekend.

Dan says, "Although we don’t set the world on fire, racing for us is “father/son bonding.” We may never have made it through the teenage years without it!" Thanks, guys!

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