Lone Star Quarter Midgets is a non-profit organization sanctioned by USAC with drivers of all skill levels ranging between ages 5-16. Nationwide, there are approximately 22 quarter midget clubs within our organization, more are being added all the time. This sport is definitely the 'best kept secret" you'll ever come across.
LSQMA hosts 8 to 10 local races every year. We have in state shoot out race with River City Quarter Midgets in San Antonio and various national events at other QM tracks throughout the US.
If you would like to know more... contact Denise West at (210) 599-1337
More about the sport:
USAC .25 Midget Racing is a family oriented sport that involves racing in special prepared cars. The cars, rules and safety procedures are designed specifically for kids. They race on oval tracks approximately 1/20 of a mile. Children ages 5 to 16 years can race. Safety features include full roll cages, multi-point seat harnesses, full face helmets, and other gear. Surprisingly, this sport has fewer injuries than little-league football.
USAC is constantly reviewing and evaluating safety rules to ensure that quarter midget racing remains a safe competitive sport. The racing environment is about children and family. Not only do kids learn valuable skills and sportsmanship, but they also make new friends. Mom and Dad will make new friends too.
More about Quarter Midgets:
A Quarter Midget car is a scaled-down version of an actual midget racer, approximately .25 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.