Frequently Asked Questions For Beginners
How Do I Get Started?
Getting started in Quarter Midgets is a pretty simple process. I would encourage any family interested in getting into quarter midgets to visit a couple club races to get a feel for how a typical race day operates. I know most families will go out of there way to answer any questions related to the sport so please ask! We all were in your shoes once.
We also offer arrive and drives by appointment for those who may be on the fence whether quarter midgets are right for their kid. This allows the child the opportunity to turn a few laps to feel out if this is something they would want to do. They must be a minimum of 5 years old and no older than 16. We do require a 15 dollar fee and several waivers to be signed before allowing the child on track. This is just to protect the club and cover insurance.
So you decided you want to go racing! Awesome! It's going to be a blast and you're going to make memories of a lifetime! What's next? You will need to apply to USAC for membership along with Miami Valley for club membership. You will need a car with the proper safety gear. Links to USAC rules are posted on our page which will lay out what safety gear is required. Our club safety director will also perform a safety inspection on your car and safety gear prior to being allowed on track. Again, feel free to ask as many questions as you need.
Once you have your car and your safety gear, all is inspected, we have a rookie program that teaches the basics of racing. Your child must run a minimum number of races in Red Rookie Class and Blue Rookie Class prior to being able to race in a competitive class.
What Are Quarter Midgets?
Quarter Midget racing is a form of automobile racing. The cars are approximately one-quarter (1/4) the size of a full-size midget car. The adult-size midget being raced during the start of quarter midget racing used an oval track of one-fifth of a mile in length.
To Miami Valley...Quarter Midgets mean more than just racing! It means family time, life long friendships, memories of a lifetime, building confidence in your child, and so much more!
How Fast Do They Go?
Speed varies from class to class. On average the competitive class average around 45 mph. The upper classes can exceed that speed. To put it in perspective average lap times are between 5 to 7 seconds per lap.
How Safe Are Quarter Midgets?
With all the proper safety gear and proper racing technique Quarter Midget racing is a safe sport. Kids playing football, soccer, and basketball have a much greater risk of being injured.