History | Oaklane Quarter Midget Racing Club - quarter midgets history


quarter midgets history - Quarter Midgets of America

Quarter Midget racing is a form of automobile racing.The cars are approximately one quarter (1/4) the size of a full size midget car.The adult size midget being raced during the start of quarter midget racing, used an oval track of one fifth of a mile in length. The east coast chose a more encompassing set of specifications for its quarter midgets and had several “homegrown” manufacturers build cars to comply with those specs. Among them was a company created by my family. The Larc-Douglas Company began the building of quarter midgets early in 1955 under the brand name, “Offyette”.

Oaklane Quarter Midget Speedway has been sanctioned by Quarter Midgets of America for the majority of its existence. Oaklane, like most other quarter midget racing clubs, quickly becomes a second home to all of its members and everyone is considered family. The Quarter Midget Association 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.

Midget cars, also speedcars in Australia, is a class of racing cars. The cars are very small with a very high power-to-weight ratio and typically use four cylinder engines.They originated in the United States in the 1930s and are raced on most continents. There is a worldwide tour and national midget tours in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. Currently the new address for NC Chassis is 298 Northeast Ave. Tallmadge, OH. 44278. The phone number will remain (330) 798-7744. We are in the process of preparing a location that will allow NC Chassis and its partnered machine shops to be in one facility.