Thieves steal Maple Ridge kid’s quarter racer

One of a kind car pinched from a track in Aldergrove

Tristen Pozsonyi and his mom Brenda hope the public can help them locate his midget racer

Six-year-old Tristen Pozsonyi  is a little young to learn the harsh realities that await adults.

But that’s the reality for the Maple Ridge resident after his quarter midget racer and the trailer used to haul it to the track were stolen sometime overnight on Aug. 14 from the Langley Quarter Midget Racing Association building in the 26900 block of 8th Avenue in Aldergrove.

“He’s devastated,” said his mother, Brenda.

“I don’t think the people who stole this understand what they are doing. They’ve stolen from a child.”

The trailer, along with the quarter midget racer and gear, were valued at $3,500.

Brenda said she’s hoping enough media coverage will convince the thieves to leave the child-sized race car somewhere where the police can find it.

The Aldergrove race track is the only one of its kind in Canada and the cart is designed specifically for the course, said Brenda.

“It’s not like they can race it anywhere else. It’s useless to them.”

But she said it means everything to her young son Tristen, who was in his first year of racing. The six-year-old helped purchase the quarter racer through a bottle drive and hit the track for the first time in April. He had been spending countless hours practicing with his dad, David

Now because of one selfish act, it’s all gone, laments Brenda.

“They’ve basically stolen his dreams. He’s car crazy and we were trying to support his talents. It’s pretty discouraging.”

Brenda said she found out Thursday that the RCMP have located the trailer on 124th Avenue and Old Yale Road in Surrey. Unfortunately, she said the cart is still missing.

• Anyone who sees the quarter midget racer can call the Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200, or to leave an anonymous tip, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit

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