A Quarter Midget car is a scaled down version of an actual midget race car. With tubular 4130 alloy frames, springs or torsion bars, and real race shocks, these are more than your average backyard go-cart. With several platforms of engines and classes to choose from, you will often see the same child competing in more than one class. Races are ran by membership volunteers, and instills a sense of responsibility in the children set by example. Quarter Midget Racing may be the only place where you will see a 5 year old child get out of his race car and hop on his bicycle that still has training wheels. And right behind him is a 16 year old that is helping him or her learn to ride the bike and then showing his young friend how to go faster on the race track. Quarter Midget Racing is where life-long friendships are made.
Benefits of Quarter Midget Racing -
There are so many different qualities that kids learn besides how to race. They truly learn values that will mold and shape them into respectful, confident, hardworking, and conscientious adults.
* They learn the meaning of sportsmanship, to compete fairly, be a good winner, and how to be a gracious loser.
* They learn coordination, sense of timing, and independent thinking.
* They learn self-reliance. When that green flag drops, they're on their own.
* Spirit of competition - they learn to drive hard, but observe the rules. They can be disqualified if the rules are not followed.
* They develop knowledge and appreciation for the mechanical side of racing.
* They learn safe driving skills. They learn how to respect a vehicle and when it is appropriate to race and not race.
* They develop a sense of responsibility, becoming more alert and concerned for the safety of others.
* It gives them a well-earned sense of pride and accomplishment. They become more confident after becoming a quarter midget driver. They have a sense that they belong and could be a factor in helping kids their age make good decisions in their own lives.
Promotional video for the I-5 QMC in conjunction with Quarter Midgets of America.
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