River City Quarter Midget Association (RCQMA) is a non-profit organization sanctioned by NASCAR and United States Auto Club (USAC) with drivers of all skill levels ranging between the ages 5 to 16. Nationwide, there are currently 52 quarter midget clubs within the USAC .25 midget organization, with more being added all the time. This sport is definitely the 'best kept secret" you'll ever come across.
RCMQA hosts 10 to 11 race events every year. We have a Texas "Shoot-Out" series with Lone Star Quarter Midget Association in San Antonio for an additional 6 to 7 races. Both clubs also host a Summer Series of race events. In addition to those local race events our club hosts a NASCAR Youth Series Regional event.
If you would like to know more or find out how to join, please contact us, review our schedule, attend a quarterly Arrive & Drive event, come out to our races and meet the crew.
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 safety 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, Deco, and others. In the motor's stock configuration, they produce between 2.5 and 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 6,000 rpm's in their more highly modified forms.