Hey Kid! Want to be a NASCAR youth racer?
Baylands Quarter Midget Racing Association is a member of USAC (United States Auto Club) which joined forces with NASCAR this year to create the NASCAR Youth Series. Race with Baylands and become a NASCAR Youth Series driver!
Baylands is bringing a display of quarter midget cars along with some of their young racers to showcase at this year's Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show, April 28 at Half Moon Bay Airport.
The Baylands Quarter Midget Racing Association is a nonprofit organization providing youth ages 5-16 in the San Francisco Bay area a fun and safe place to race quarter midget cars. Quarter midget racing is a family oriented sport where the children do the racing and the families operate as pit crew and participate in running the club. The club’s paved 1/20th mile track and facilities a located adjacent to the Santa Clara County Metcalf Motor Cycle Park on Metcalf Rd in South San Jose.
What is a Quarter Midget?
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 fiberglass, usually skinned 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.
Quarter Midget Racing follows rules and safety procedures that are designed specifically for kids. Safety features include full roll cages, multi-point seat harnesses, full face helmets, and other gear. USAC is constantly reviewing and evaluating safety rules to ensure that quarter midget racing remains a safe, yet competitive sport.
Learn more about the Baylands Quarter Midget Racing Association at http://www.baylandsqma.com