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Thomas Schwarz

Quarter Midget


Thomas  ‘Lil’ Red’ Schwarz is a 10 year old from Little Rocky Hill, New Jersey. Quarter midgets have been his life; his older brothers began racing the year he was born – at nine days old, he was at the track. 2018 will be his 6th year behind the wheel at Garden State Quarter Midget Racing Club and Little Wall Stadium and his first as a USAC25 driver. He has 15 feature wins in quarter midget racing; and has taken some really big tumbles already in his career. His biggest win came in 2016 at the QMA Eastern Grands in the Junior Honda Division – he IS a National Champion in Quarter Midgets.  He has raced in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Florida, Ohio and will continue to new tracks now with USAC25. When he comes off the track, his dad and brothers are the first ones there to talk about how the car handled and if it was comfortable. Through racing and competition, Thomas has learned to make friends and how to work with his family. But most of all, he learns about being a good sport because that’s not easy when someone wrecks you when you are leading. Lil Red is often the first to go congratulate the winner; and the first to comfort a fellow competitor who has had a bad race or bad day.  He loves to work with the novices and give pointers to make them better racers.  When he's waiting to go on the track, Thomas is thinking about racing clean and what strategies he might use to win. Sometimes he's even hoping he doesn’t flip! His goal for this season – to win!! He met his goal of winning in both divisions in 2017.  "I want to be a champion – on and off the track!"

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