Quarter Midgets of America is a non-profit organization that involves families from all over the continental United States, including Canada. With the large amount of quarter midget clubs across the U. Quarter Midget Racing is certainly one of the "best kept secrets" a family or motorsports enthusiast could come across. The Quarter Midgets of America is a family oriented sport that involves racing with specially prepared, very safe race cars. The cars, called a "Quarter Midget", follow rules and safety procedures that are designed specifically for kids. Children ages can participate in these great family motorsports events.
For the past 10 minutes, nine small cars had circled in front of him during a qualifying race, bolting along at speeds approaching 40 miles per hour. The eldest, in fact, was still in middle school. Shipman is a volunteer flagman, is one of more than 70 racing clubs — many of whose members are drawn from the rural parts of the country — designed for the thousands of children, ages 5 to 17, who race quarter-midget cars. Quarter-midget racing — so called because the cars resemble scaled-down versions of the exponentially more powerful midget-style racers — is part of a vast tradition of American auto racing, one that includes everything from Nascar and IndyCar to the less regulated world of short-track racing , an infamously dangerous corner of the sport that often serves as a next step for ambitious young racers. While auto racing remains one of the most popular spectator sports in the United States — a long way behind the top three football, basketball and baseball but on par with tennis and ahead of golf, according to a Gallup poll — its relative standing has dropped in recent years. Jeff Gordon, a four-time Nascar Cup Series champion and a five-time winner of the Brickyard , got his start racing quarter midgets at a small dirt track in Rio Lindo, Calif.
Many times I have been asked how I got started in racing. Quarter Midgets are a family oriented sport for kids. There are fewer injuries in quarter midgets than little league football. Quarter Midgets have a fiberglass body and are painted to the drivers liking. Mine had a sort of blue water flame swish.
Pre Registration closes February 4th Be sure to register in advance space is limited. Friday P.