It was the experience of a lifetime for young Bodee Everett, who spent the Fourth of July weekend at the mecca of motorsports known as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The 10-year-old Litchfield racer competed in the USAC quarter midget Battle at the Brickyard, which was held July 2-4.
With more than 500 racers coming from all over the country, competition was tough. Everett started seventh in his Light World Formula race, worked his way up to third, but finished toward the back of the pack as he moved on to the F Main for his next race in that class.
In the Animal division, Everett started seventh again and reached third before a caution came out, moving him back to fourth. His top four finish moved him on to the D Main for his next race.
The next day, July 3, Everett started ninth in the F Main of the Light World Formula, but advanced to the next round with a third place finish. He would move on in the E Main as well, finishing fourth after starting ninth overall.
With so many cars, the races were forced to have a lower number of laps, meaning that advancing up to one of the four transfer spots was difficult. Everett would bow out in the D Main in both the Light World Formula and the Animal divisions, but more than held his own against the competition and came away with a lot of memories from the event.
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