How To Get Started
To get started, please contact our rookie trainer, Shane Widick at 520-370-0216. He will work with you and your child to help them understand the driving rules and regulations.
For more general information, please see below.
Quarter Midget racing is a form of automobile racing
The cars are approximately one quarter (1/4) the size of a full size midget race car. The adult size midget being racing during the start of quarter midget racing, used an oval track of one fifth of a mile in length. The child’s quarter midget track is one quarter that length, or 1/20th mile. An adult size midget in the 1940s and 1950s could reach 120 miles per hour, while the single cylinder 7 cubic inch quarter midget engine could make available a speed of 30 miles per hour, or one quarter the speed of the adult car.
Current upper class quarter midgets can exceed 30 miles per hour, but remain safe due wot the limited size of the track. The drivers are typically restricted to ages 5 to 16. Tracks are typically banked ovals one-twentieth of a mile long, and have a surface of dirt, concrete or asphalt.
Start Up Cost of a Quarter Midget Car:
(Red Rookie Class)
Used Race Car w/Engine – $1,500
Wheeled Pit Stand – $250
Hand Tools – $21
Safety Gear – $350
Tires – FREE from higher competitive class
Radio Receiver – $100
1 Gallon QT Mid Grade Fuel – $3.50
Quarter of Racing Motor Oil – $4
Yearly Association Dues – $200
Average Total Start up Cost – $2,500