2017– What a year!

After the indoors early in 2017, Aidan was still a new junior driver who needed a lot of growth. We as a family decided that the racing goals for 2017 would be about developing our young man not only as a driver, but as an athlete who works on the mental and physical game, a student of other interests and last but not least, an individual with character and sportsmanship who earns respect.

With these intentions, we started training with Kelly Jones at Race Craft 1 Motorsports Training. We started club racing in May with a lot more maturity and had success although Aidan was still chasing the elusive top spot. Region 8 drivers provide a lot of quality competition!

With each race, we saw Aidan grow…this little racer is tenacious, smart and calculating!

We were fortunate enough to travel and race some big venues! The Eastern Grands, The Battle at the Brickyard, Rocky Mountain Fall Nationals, PPIR Hot Rod Rock and Rumble and Silver State Winter Nationals!

When asked, he couldn’t decide what was the #1 highlight of the 2017 season so here are some of the choices!

~Grandma (Maureen Belsito) getting to see me race a lot!
~My first Junior win with the Animal at PPQMA!
~Battle at the Brickyard~he loved the whole thing! The Honda was in the A main and the Animal was the X car for the A.
~Double up with the Animal and Stock at Rocky Mountain Fall Nationals.
~Double up at PPIR with the Honda and the Animal.
~The 3rd place podium at Silver State Winter Nationals in the Animal with a heat win to get there!

Aidan also raced 4 cars at Winter Nationals! He and Daddy were pretty tired! We added a LGT 160 to the fleet!

Wrapping up the 2017 season and looking forward to 2018 (stay tuned for details!) with gratitude that we could make this happen and to those who helped us do just that!

Grandma and Papa
Tad Fiser Racing, Inc.
Race Craft 1 Motorsports Training
Our sponsor Jake Stone Electrical, Inc.
Lederer Motors
Trish Belsito (Auntie Trish does all our logo work!)

Our stiff Region 8 competition that keeps us on our game always!
The many competitors and mentors who offer advice and encouragement every weekend!


Recap– Silver State Nationals: Las Vegas, NV December 2016

Recap from Winter Nationals in Las Vegas…

silver-state-nationalsJR Animal…went from the heat to the C main and was edged out from advancing when the car Aidan was trying to pass lost a part and got in his line of sight.
JR Honda…went from the heat to the D main and didn’t advance.
JR Stock…went the A main and was in the mix with 4 to go when a spinning car clipped Aidan and broke the steering rods. He was unable to finish.
We learned a lot…made some mistakes, had some personal victories and will be better next time out!

This was Aidan’s first race of this size. The track and cool conditions were new to him. This was the first race where he drove more than one car (he managed 3 this weekend!) It’s pretty easy to get overstimulated in this kind of environment.

Daddy set up and managed 3 cars and they were competitive! Thanks to those who helped us learn and make great stuff for us to work with.
Tad Fiser Racing
Lederer Motors
Purple Lightning Racing

We had to have some tough skin and keep our heads up after the JR Stock heat race on Friday.

To those who have been kind and supportive to our team, and especially my little guy, you are very much appreciated. Teaching youngsters about competitive sports is tricky and the fact that it’s driving…well that’s a whole other monkey wrench!
Dalton Webb
The Clark family~Holly Clark Racing
Corey Boston
The Salisbury Family
and special thanks to the Rankin family of Lil’ King Racing!

Batman is on the podium

Batman is on the podium at the Pumpkin Race! It was a solid day of racing at SCQMA in Pueblo! Aidan came thru his heat and into the B main. He finished 3rd in the B main earning a spot in the A main and ended up finishing 3rd! There were 12 starting Jr Hondas in total. Everyone was happy with the finish.14708217_1837146873189193_6996118173789083901_n

SCQMA always runs a quality race–
all drivers got goodie bags, a pumpkin, games & trick or treating. It was a great time!

Wrapping up the season

The last race of RMQMA’s season was this past Sunday. Moving up divisions has been challenging and Aidan has had some growing pains, but shows a lot of promise! We have an SCQMA club race planned for next weekend– then stay tuned for as we plan our trip to Silver State Nationals the week after Thanksgiving!