Published: Feb 26, 2014 6:31 PM EST
Updated: Feb 26, 2014 6:45 PM EST

ARCADIA, Fla. - Thieves stole race gear from a six-year-old boy.  

Racing has been a long time hobby for James Bullard.

"This is a big part of our life," he says.

But it's a newer love for his 6-year-old son, Chase, known on the racetrack as 'the bull.'  He started racing just eight months ago and already has several pieces of hardware under his belt.

"In his first year he won the championship and started out good this year and now were at a stop" James says.

James says when he and Chase got home Tuesday evening, all their race gear was gone.  Their trailer, a brand new go cart, three sets of tires an air compressor and a generator.

"All my tools his safety gear everything," James adds.

In all, James says it's at 10-thousand dollars worth of equipment.

"I worked hard to get what he's got and he works hard to do what he does so I just want to back...  just ripped his little heart out is what they did," he says.

Arcadia Police are investigating the theft.  James says they told him they're checking pawn shops and junk yards.  In the meantime, local auto stores are helping to keep Chase's season going.  One shop is lending the bullards gear for a race this weekend. 

"They're not hurting me they're hurting him and I just want his stuff back," James says.

"Please don't take the go cart trailer because I like it," Chase adds.