Quarter Midget Race Cars
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 typically 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 motor's 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.
American is a non-profit organization providing children ages 5-17 in the Sacramento and El Dorado county area, a clean safe place to race Quarter Midget cars. The club has a permanent facility with an asphalt/concrete, 1/20th mile track with parking, scoring tower, and snack bar within Prairie City State Vehicular Recreation Area in Rancho Cordova, California. American is family oriented and focused on safety, sportsmanship and most of all...FUN!
AQMA will have promotional events throughout the year when kids can test drive a quarter midget. Cars are equipped with safety harnesses and throttle control. All safety gear is provided with interactive training.
Children pick up driving skills at different rates, mostly based on their age and background. AQMA provides customized training individually or in a group as the driver progresses. Your driver will learn the skills to drive safely before they race competitively.
Quarter Midget Racing is one of the only sports that encourages all members of the family to participate. The kids do the driving while other family members serve as pit crews, child mechanics, scorers, time keepers, and operators of concession stand or novelty booths. This sport teaches the meaning of sportsmanship. They learn to compete fairly, be a good winner, and also a gracious loser. It develops coordination, responsibility, and an appreciation for mechanical devices. It teaches children safe driving skills that very few others acquire.
American Quarter Midget Association
Prairie City SVRA
13300 White Rock Road
Rancho Cordova, Ca. 95742