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 s and are raced on most continents. There is a worldwide tour and national midget tours in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. Some early major midget car manufacturers include Kurtis Kraft s to s and Solar —
Three Quarter (TQ) Midget
Three Quarter Midget
Quarter Midget racing is a form of automobile racing. 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. An adult size midget in the s and s could reach miles per hour, while the single cylinder 7 cubic inch quarter midget engine could make available a speed of 30 miles per hour In a rookie class Called novices , or one quarter the speed of the adult car. Most of the competitive classes run speeds near 45 miles per hour. Current upper class quarter midgets can exceed 45 miles per hour, but remain safe due to the limited size of the track.
3/4 Midgets – Exciting Racing On A Budget
In a previous article, I discussed the formation of the Legend Car Series and how the Legend Cars might be a good starting option for those that wanted to begin a racing career. The earliest recorded events took place on the east coast. The idea behind the cars was simple, build a car close in size to a midget, install a motorcycle engine, and go race on a clay oval track. About this same time, this type of race car was also getting started here in Wisconsin.
After the racing season, the car passed through the hands of Jerry Meyers, Jeff Minnebraker and finally Dean Buckley. In , Wes Kroeze acquired the car from Dean in "basket condition". In , his son Steve inherited the car and began the seven plus year restoration project with some help and advice from Chuck Fawcett, the last remaining member of the original 95 race team. Corporation Tax ID