Chad, the 11-year-old son of Mark and Stephanie Baldwin, has been
racing since he was 5 years old. He raced the grands last year at
Taylorville and won the B class championship, beating out racers
from all over the country.
His home track is the Abraham Lincoln
Quarter Midget Association raceway at Broadwell.
Chad comes from a racing background. He follows in his mother's
steps, as she raced quarter midgets also. He is the grandson of Doug
and Sue Newman, and Doug raced go-carts. Chad's great-grandfather
Jake Newman raced stock cars, and his other great-grandpa was a drag
racer, so racing runs in his blood.
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Grandpa Newman bought the cars and maintains them for
Chad. His other grandson, Riley Freitag, has also started racing
Chad will be racing three classes in California: Light Mod, B and
AA, which is the fastest and runs on alcohol.
Chad also plays football and baseball.
[Text from file
received from Sue Newman]