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!