Video: Off‑road midget racing may be the most intense motorsport
The latest and 34th edition of the Lucas Oil-sponsored event took place back in January, and it is from this edition that the above clip stems.
Filmed from the cockpit of Michael Pickens’ Swindell Speedlab midget car, it shows the fast-paced, dizzying action in full HD. No quarter is given by the racers, who keep their right feet down in an attempt to take the title.
Pickens is a Chili Bowl regular, with half a dozen entries to his name, alongside a host of other midget and speedcar accolades. Most notably, he is an eight-time New Zealand Midget Champion, with the 2015/16 International Midget Series title to his name. In 2016, he became the first ever New Zealander to win the Australian Speedcar Championship.
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