The Clyde's earliest season opener in many years will be highlighted by the second-ever appearance of the ARDC Midgets. After a super-successful debut on the Fourth of July in , the mighty Midgets of the American Racing Drivers Club will begin their 77th season of competition by once again tackling the banked bull ring that is Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway. He's visited Lanco's victory lane on several occasions before he turned his attention to and Sprint Cars for a few years. With his Sprint Car career on hold for the moment, Wilson is set for an all out assault on the ARDC tour and he'd like nothing better than to start off strong at a track with which he is extremely familiar. This is a non-point, everyone-is-welcome event for the Wingless 's, and at least one driver is planning to pull double-duty that night. Spence, who won the Wingless race last July when ARDC was at the Clyde, is looking for a repeat performance to kick off the new campaign and he'll use April 2nd to launch his Midget racing career, too.
Quarter Midget Race Car
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Midgets and Micro Sprints
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.
They were the original home-built race cars and their garage builders made use of every available automotive and sometimes non-automotive part they could use. Some cars were even powered by outboard boat motors. Post-World War II, the Quarter midgets appeared much as their full-scale counterparts did, as home-builts. Since that time, the Quarter midgets have evolved into modern race cars parallel to the full-size Midgets.