Quarter Midget Racing is divided into 14 classes and
divisions with ages ranging from 5-16: Junior Novice, Senior Novice,
Junior Honda, Senior Honda, Heavy Honda, Junior Super-stock, Senior
Super-stock, Heavy Super-stock, Light Mod, Heavy Mod, Light B, Heavy B,
Light A, and Heavy A. Additionally 1/4 Midget drivers may graduate to Junior 1/2 Midgets.
Junior 1/2 midget drivers may be ages 12-17.
Quarter Midget Racing not only hosts many weekly races, but also
local Regional races, one State Championship race per region, and
for the more serious competitor, three Grand National Events (two
asphalt track and one dirt track race).
Midget Racing was started to develop sportsmanship in the children
while also providing a family oriented racing activity. In
recognition of the drivers, trophies are awarded at Regional, State,
and National events. No cash prizes are awarded.
Midget racing is not a "drop off your kid" kind of
sport, but an involved family sport. Few other sports permit all
members of the family to participate. The kids do the driving
while other family members serve as pit crews, chief mechanics,
scorers, timekeepers, and operators of concession stand or
teaches the meaning of sportsmanship, fair play by following
rules, how to be a good winner or a gracious loser.
develops coordination, and a sense of timing and independent
teaches self-reliance. Once a green flag has dropped, they are
on their own.
spirit of competition also comes along here. They learn to drive
hard, but that rules must be observed. Rule infractions may
result in disqualification.
Development of knowledge and an appreciation for mechanical
teaches safe driving skills that are carried on in their teen
years on the road. Very few people develop the skill that these
children acquire. We believe this level of skill is valuable
when they become adult drivers. They learn that there is a place
to race an automobile which is NOT on the public highway
systems where so many young adult drivers lose their lives.
It develops a sense of responsibility. Alertness and concern for
the safety of others is acquired.
It gives drivers a well-earned right and a sense of pride and
accomplishment. They stand taller and are more confident after
becoming a proficient Quarter Midget Driver. This confidence and
sense of "belonging to a group", along with our Race for
Drugs Program, could someday be a factor in helping these kids
"Say No To Drugs".