Quarter Midget Racing...
Midgets of America is a non-profit organization with over 2,500
family memberships and approximately 4,000 drivers. There are 13
Regions in our organization and 50 Quarter Midget Clubs Nationwide.
This sport is definitely the best kept secret you'll
ever come across.
is a family oriented sport that involves racing in special
prepared cars. The cars, rules and safety procedures are designed specifically
for kids. They race on oval tracks approximately 1/20 of a mile. A
child who is 5 to 16 years of age can race. Safety features include
full roll cages, multi-point seat harnesses, full face helmets, and
other gear. This sport has fewer injuries than little-league
The Quarter Midget Association
is constantly reviewing and evaluating safety rules to ensure that
quarter midget racing remains a safe competitive sport. The racing
environment is about children and family. Not only do kids learn
valuable skills and sportsmanship, but they also make new friends.
and Dad will make new friends too.
Midget car is a scaled-down version of an actual midget racer,
approximately 1/4 scale.
The cars are built around a tubular frame and are fully suspended
with springs or torsion bars and shocks. The bodies are
fiberglass, usually painted to the drivers preference. Surrounding
the driver is a chrome-moly roll cage and nerf bars. The engines are
single cylinder and are manufactured by Honda, Continental, Briggs
& Stratton, and Deco. In the motors stock configuration they produce
between 2.5 & 4 horse power. Modifications in the upper classes
allow these engines to reach several times the stock horse power.
These air-cooled 4-cycle engines are reliable and can produce as
much as 10,000 rpm's in their more highly modified forms.