PULASKI CO., Ark.(KTHV) - A valuable sprint car and trailer has been stolen just days before a big race. A father and son hope to track it down before the weekend. For the Knisley Family in Pulaski County, racing is a way of life and now one of their most prized possessions was just stolen.
"It means a lot to me because it’s basically a family car. It's been passed through the family a lot and I just hope I can pass it on," said Whit Junior.
Tuesday afternoon, the 20-foot white cargo trailer was stolen, stalling Whit Junior's dreams. Inside the trailer was the family's 4-wheeler, a generator and Whit Junior's most prized possession; his micro sprint car. The same sprint car he planned to use for the upcoming race.
"It's a bad feeling because I really wanted to race in this and it kind of gives me a sick feeling in my stomach," Whit said. "I know I'm probably not going to run in it, but I hope the best."
Whit Junior's dad said his son saved up for 5 years to buy this car.
"He was doing chores and odd end jobs in the summer with me to earn extra money to put back while he was racing go-carts to afford this car," Whit's dad said. "So, it's a big deal to us and our family."
Whit Jr. is heartbroken. The theft has left him without the ability to enjoy his favorite hobby.
The racing community has come together and is helping offer a reward for the trailer and car. If you see the trailer or car contact the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department.