Come to a race:
The best way to learn about Quarter Midget racing is to come to an OSQMRA race. Admission is free and the pit area is open to guests. Check the OSQMRA schedule and come on out. Feel free to talk to the track officials, club owners and drivers.
Get your driver in a Quarter Midget:
OSQMRA holds special Arrive and Drive days where a driver ages 5-14 can get in a Quarter Midget and turn some laps. The drivers are taught some basic track rules and allowed to get out on the track and drive. Safety equipment is supplied. Just show up and give it a try.
Buying a Quarter Midget:
A great way to get started in Quarter Midgets is to buy a used car. Rookies tend to make mistakes and having a brand new car could be stressful if it gets dinged and bumped. Look through the used cars on our site, check for used cars after Arrive and Drives, contact the clubs Rookie Trainer and talk to members during races. All these are great things to do when looking for a car.
Once you have the Quarter Midget there is some equipment you will need. Safety equipment is required by USAC for all drivers. Helmet, suit, gloves, arm restraints, current certified seat belts and at least a neck collar must be worn anytime a driver is on the track. Ask the Rookie Trainer about this equipment.
Other pit tools and parts can be purchased as you need them. Items like pit carts are convenient but not required.