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|Jan-12-2015||QMA Rule Change|
I just wanted to let you all Know ASAP that National is now requiring A fire proof Top AND Bottom this year. You may use a one piece Fire suit OR a Jacket and Fire Proof Pants. (Not any form of Jeans/legging etc.). Both top and bottoms must meets the standards.
Thank you Melanie
|Jan-12-2015||Ride Days at LWQMA 1/17 and 2/14|
Want to take a test drive in a real Quarter Midget Race Car?
Well, here is your chance! Come out to Frontier Park in Graham (21800 Meridian East) and give racing a try. Our club members will have real racing cars ready for you to drive (rain or shine), along with all the protective gear. We will strap you in, teach you about the car and give you solo time out on the track. Please be sure to were jeans and closed toe shoes. Come early, first come, first served. Please note that a fee of $10 per driver is required for insurance purposes.
|Jan-12-2015||Novice Training Dates|
The Novice training schedule is as follows
Novice challenge April 12th
Please contact Marc Deaver for more information.
|Jan-12-2015||Fifth Annual Little Wheels Swap Meet is Feb 21st|
The FifthAnnual Little Wheels Swap Meet will be held on February 21st at the track in Graham. This is another if not better opportunity to sell or buy anything related to Quarter Midget Racing....and then some.
time: 9:00am-3:00 pm
$10 fee for vendors
|Jan-05-2015||LWQMA 2015 Board Members|
President -Melanie Deaver
VP/Race Director - Chris Grantham
Treasurer - Mike Asay
Secretary - Michelle Fry
Tech.- Open Position
Promotions - Tamara Ferguson
Safety - David Olson
Novice Trainer - Marc Deaver
Judging - Kristine Strange
|Jul-16-2014||Tire Testing - Update|
Region 9 Membership,
As many of you are aware over the July 12/13 weekend we did tire testing at the Yakima track to help collect data for the 2016-2017 spec tire. 2015 spec tire will remain the Vega tire currently used. The selection of the spec tire for the 16-17 race seasons will take place at the national meeting in November.
I want to extend a huge thank you to the Yakima members that helped with the testing: Garrett Huffines- Driver for the test in his heavy 160. Tony Huffines - Handler, Kerri Huffines and Roxy and Kaylynn Jeffries - Tower staff, Ronnie Anderson and Garret Sisk - Tire test data gathering and assistance, and Chris Jeffries - flagger.
We were all quite surprised by the results of the testing, but the numbers show a clear winner with a close second. Tire tests are being performed in four other regions and that data will be compiled and used in conjunction with the proposals submitted by the manufacturers.
Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have regarding the testing. I will be gathering additional feedback at the region meeting in late October or early November to get the regions input prior to attending the meeting.
I hope everyone had a great weekend and look forward to seeing everyone at Elma for the I-5 Region race!! If you have a chance, check out the action at the Mudslinger race this coming weekend in Elma!!
|May-06-2014||QMA Tech Update|
This is for anyone with or thinking about running a 160
Click here for the flyer
|Feb-14-2014||New Fuel line Rule|
Dear QMA Members, February 2014
Quarter Midgets of America have found it necessary to revisit the FUEL LINE policy due to safety concerns. There have been several fires in the engine compartment because of fuel related problems in the past couple years. So for the safety of our drivers and members, we have decided to take a proactive approach to this issue before there are any serious accidents. It is also of utmost importance the QMA NBOD to keep quarter midget racing one of the safest sports out children can be involved with today.
Effective MAY 1, 2014, all fuel lines must be covered with a fire resistant type sleeve. Also, the fuel filter must be aluminum or steel.
The following is an excerpt of the rules that will be published it in the 2014 QMA Rule Book:
16. Fuel Lines
16. A All fuel fittings must be automotive type. Fuel linings must be attached with any positive stop clamps.
16. B All fuel lines must be made from flexible hose and should be rated for the appropriate fuel (Gasoline/Methanol). Steel braiding is acceptable provided it is
enclosed (under) other plies of material and is an integral part of the hose such as industrial hose, steel braided hose. Steel braided hose or slip on is allowed, this is not a cooling device.
16. C A fireproof sleeve must be used over the fuel line - from the fuel valve fitting to the carburetor Inlet. FOR ALL CLASSES. This must a sleeve design, made of ONE piece (not a wrap), that the fuel line will slide through. This sleeve must also fit the Outer Diameter of the fuel line. Braided steel lines or lines made with a fire resistant cover will be allowed.
There are several manufactures of these products. There are most likely suitable alternatives, other than what is listed below. One option that we have discovered is that the cover used to shield spark plug wires will work well. This cover cannot be the cosmetic type of cover, it MUST be fireproof.
Sleeve manufactures Filters
Longacre Products Holley
If you have any questions on this, feel free to contact one of the QMA board members.
Kevin Augustus Derrick Rainey
QMA TECH DIRECTOR QMA SAFETY DIRETOR
|Oct-23-2013||Little Wheels - Little Heros|
|Tuesday February 3rd at the Puyallup Library North meeting Room 7:00- 9:00 PM|
|Frontier Park 21800 Meridian East Graham, WA 98338|
|Track fuel can be purchased from SHELL located at 19921 Meridian E Graham, WA 98338 (253) 847-2200 Please get your MIDGRADE gas there so you will breeze through tech.|