Saturday, February 3, 2018

2018 Schedule

All races will be in Salisbury, NC at NCQMA unless another location is listed.
See Tracks page for track addresses. 

3/03 - Dixie Shootout Series #1 - New Smyrna, FL NSQMRA (HR)
3/17 - Championship Series Race #1 (HR)
3/24 - Dixie Shootout Series #2 - Nashville, TN MCQMRA (HR)

4/21 - Championship Series Race #2 (BQ)

5/05 - Championship Series Race #3 (BQ)
5/19 - Championship Series Race #4 (HR)
5/26 - Dixie Shootout Series #3 - Huntsville, AL HQMA (HR)

6/02 - Championship Series Race #5 (BQ)
6/05 - Summer Series Race #1
6/12 - Summer Series Race #2
6/19 - Summer Series Race #3
6/23 - Championship Series Race #6 (HR)
6/26 - Summer Series Race #4

6/30-7/01 - Mini Indy - Indianapolis, IN
7/04-7/08 - USAC National Race - Brickyard, Indianapolis, IN
7/17 - Summer Series Race #5
7/24 - Summer Series Race #6
7/28 -  Championship Series Race #7 (HR)

8/04 -  Dixie Shootout Series #4 - Salisbury, NC NCQMA (HR)
8/07 - Summer Series Race #7
8/21 - Summer Series Race #8
8/25 -  Championship Series Race #8 (BQ)

9/08 - Dixie Shootout Series #5 - Cumming, GA NGQMA (HR)
9/22 - Championship Series Race #9 - Sr Honda Cup (BQ)

10/06 -  Championship Series Race #10 (SQ)
10/13 - NCQMA Rain Date
10/20 - Championship Series Race #11 - Lt 160 Cup (BQ)

11/03 -  Championship Series Race #12 (HR)
11/10 - Dixie Shootout Series #6 - Braselton, GA MAQMA (HR)
11/23-11/25 - Carolina Fall Nationals (BQ)

Arrive & Drive Days
4/7, 6/30 and 9/15 are our Arrive & Drive promotional day events where any child ages 4.5 - 16 can try out a real quarter midget race car and take a few laps around the track. The cost is $25 and all safety gear and the car is provided. Visit for more info and to register online for each event. Come join us and see what it's all about!

Race Day Start Times
Dixie Shootout races start at 8:00AM
NCQMA Championship races start at 10:00AM
NCQMA Summer Series races start at 6:00PM

BQ - Batch Qualifying
SQ -  Single Car Qualifying
HR - Heat Race

Sunday, December 31, 2017

2017 Highlights

2017 was a roller coaster ride for sure! There were enough ups and downs to keep us all on our toes. Looking back on the year, even though things didn't always go our way, we made some amazing memories as a family.

Thank you to Tri Star Racewear, Ultimateqm, Flash Products, MPI - Max Papis Innovations, WAR Ink Graphics, Dale Raber, Ron & Rita Stanley, and the Loden Family (Stephanie Loden / Nick Loden Racing) for all being part of an amazing 2017 racing season!

Now, we'll move forward to do it all over again in 2018!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

2017 Midwest Thunder - Mini Indy

7/1/2017 (Mini Indy): We raced Jr Honda and Lt 160 for the first day of the Midwest Thunder regional race at Mini Indy Speedway in Indianapolis, IN. The MWT races use a heat race format for qualifying, instead of timed laps like we are used to. Dillon rose to the challenge in his Jr Honda, winning his heat race and securing the pole position for the A Main.

In the Lt 160 heat race, Dillon started in 4th and fell back to the rear on the start. He was able to make it up to 6th for the finish, but ran out of laps before he could do anything more. This put him starting 6th in the C Main to try to make it into the feature race. Unfortunately, he ended up in a wreck in the C Main and Ron wasn’t able to get the car fixed before the work laps were up, so that ended our attempt to make it into the Lt 160 feature race.

In the Jr Honda feature, Dillon started on the pole and a good lead on the field, but a caution ended up bunching everyone back together. After the restart he and the 2nd place car started swapping the lead back and forth, unfortunately this allowed the 3rd place car to catch up to them and the 3 cars ended up wrecking. Dillon ended up having to restart at the tail of the field and was able to work his way up to 7th in the handful of laps remaining.
 7/2/2017 (Mini Indy): We raced Jr Animal for day 2 of the Midwest Thunder regional race at Mini Indy Speedway. Dillon was able win his heat race after starting in the 6th position, once again locking himself in to start on the pole of the A Main. He finished 2nd in the A Main, finally landing a spot on the podium at this track for the first time.

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