Racing siblings share winner’s podium

Aldergrove racing family has ended the season with brothers Zackery and Jaden Medynski finishing in the top two quarter midget racing spots

Jaden and Zackery Medynski with their trophies at Little Wheels championship in May.

An Aldergrove racing family has ended the season with brothers Zackery and Jaden Medynski finishing in the top two quarter midget racing spots.

Racing in the senior Honda 120 cc class, the brothers finished the season at Aldergrove’s Langley Quarter Midget Association’s track, first and second in total points.

Younger brother Jaden beat Zackery for the championship, held Sept. 26-27, by seven points in a field of 200 cars from western Canada and USA.

Earlier in the season in May at the Little Wheels championship in Graham, Washington, Zackery had beaten Jaden in nine points races. The brothers finished second and third, respectively, against 36 cars in their class.

Students at Aldergrove’s Shortreed elementary and Betty Gilbert middle schools, Zackery, 12, is in his fourth year of racing, while Jaden, 10, is in his third.

The duo has the full support and encouragement of their racing family, father and mother Ryan and Danielle Medynski. Ryan raced stock cars for 22 years before selling his cars to finance his sons’ quarter midget cars while Danielle has been raised in a racing family.

Quarter midget racing cars are approximately one quarter the size of a full size midget car. The adult size midget raced during the start of quarter midget racing used an oval track of one-fifth of a mile in length. The child’s quarter midget track is one-quarter of that length, or 1/20th mile. Most of the competitive classes run speeds near 45 miles per hour. Current upper class quarter midgets can exceed 45 miles per hour, but remain safe due to the limited size of the track. The drivers are typically restricted to ages 5 to 16. Tracks are typically banked ovals one-20th of a mile long, and have a surface of dirt, concrete, or asphalt.

Zackery Medynski with the checkered flag.