How do you get started?
If you are thrilled at the idea of racing, you should attend an Arrive & Drive or a race at CCQMA. This will assist you in getting a better understanding of the sport. Talk to some of the other parents at the track, as well as, the directors who run the club. You can find their phone numbers and email addresses in the Contact Us page. After all, most have been in the sport for many years and continue to be captivated by the excitement. Once you have joined CCQMA and QMA, the Novice Trainer will arrange for a time for your child to begin a required novice training program. After this is complee, usually 3 to 6 sessions depending on the child, your child is ready to start racing.
Novice practices will be on Wednesday nights when warmer weather returns
What exactly is a Quarter Midget??
A Quarter 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.
On February 18th, there will be the first Novice Practice of the year! It will take place in the Tower at 10:30 a.m. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Novice Director Jeremy Walker at 217-561-6039
Here are the specifications and requirements for the safety equipment:
SFI rating of 16.1 (must be changed every 2 years)
QMA requires an SA 2000 rating or higher or an SFI rating of 24.1 or higher. Helmets are to be full-face helmets. Visors must have no cracks. Chinstraps cannot be frayed.
Jacket has to be 2 layer or SFI 3.2A/1 minimum. The suit must be SFI 3.2A/1 minimum. Pants can be worn if using a jacket. Denim pants are the minimum. No pajamas, nylon, or sweat pants allowed.
SFI rating of 3.3
SFI rating 3.3/5.2 layer
Worn close to wrists, not above elbow)
Socks and Shoes
Completely cover feet, flat bottom
If you have any questions regarding the legality of the car, feel free to call Rusty Barnard