Currently running in the Novice A category, Junior Quarter Midgets racer Hudson Moorfoot has certainly stepped up during the 2016-17 season, becoming more and more competitive each time he takes to the track.
After graduating from Novice B in his first season with the class, Moorfoot, from Colac in the south-west of Victoria, has significantly improved this season, showing good pace and coming away with a number of impressive heat-race wins.
It was only natural that the third-generation racer would eventually get a taste for competitive racing, with his dad, Andrew, and late grandpa, Carl, having previously raced Super Rods.
Moorfoot’s passion for the sport is as much about the thrill of racing as it is about the friendships he’s made, with the six-year-old racer thoroughly enjoying going up against his good friend Jake Bradley.
While Moorfoot is a more calculated driver, he looks forward to the sibling rivalry that will come with racing against his younger brother, Jed (5), who is more of a spontaneous racer. Jed is currently contesting his debut season in Novice B and will make the move into Novice A next season.
In the future, Moorfoot hopes to one day follow in his father and grandpa’s footsteps by racing a Super Rod.
Moorfoot would like to thank his main 2016-17 season sponsor Moorfoot Diesel. He would also like to give special thanks to his mum and dad, Kelly and Andrew, and his brother Jed and sister Nevaeh.
A Junior Quarter Midget is a quarter scale version of an actual open wheel midget (Speedcar) which is open to race for kids between five and 16 years of age. The cars are built around a tubular chromoly frame including ant-intrusion bars and kick-outs to stop wheel interference. All vehicles are fully suspended with coil over racing shock absorbers.
The vehicle bodies consist of fibreglass and aluminium and the cars are powered by Honda GX120 or GX160 single cylinder air-cooled 4 cycle engines providing 4.5-5.5 horsepower in standard configuration. The emphasis in Quarter Midget Racing is on participation and skill building and as such, the JQMA has a strict sealed, standard motor policy.
For more information on Junior Quarter Midgets Victoria, visit their website at www.jqmv.com.au or contact their President Graham Hutchinson on 0417 566 709.