indianapolis, indiana

Our History . . .

In the mid 1950’s, the Quarter Midget Club was formed in Indianapolis, Indiana. The club raced at the Westlake facility for several years, until the State commissioned the land where the track was located for construction of I-465. This move forced the club to relocate racing to Eagledale Plaza, where the club raced for several more years.
During that time land was found at the Plainfield Park and a new track was built. The club raced for some time in Plainfield until noise concerns halted racing.

It was then that Marvin Zink, a member at the time, donated land on the near eastside to build yet another track. Then, after Mr. Zink’s passing in the early 1990’s, Indianapolis Motor Speedway mogul Tony George recognized the club needed a permanent home, and commissioned the Speedway to construct the famed Mini-Indy Quarter Midget track at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

The club was re-named Central Indiana Quarter Midget Association (CIQMA), and has been racing at what is considered one of the best Quarter Midget racing facilities in the United States ever since. We are volunteer organization, which means all of our members are required to volunteer time and talents each race day to ensure our events are fair, competitive, fun- and most of all- safe.

What is Quarter Midget Racing?

​Quarter Midget Racing, a form of automobile racing, involves cars that are approximately one quarter (1/4) the size of a full size midget car.  A family oriented sport, it is designed for children ages 5-16, who compete on tracks one-twentieth of a mile long, and have a surface of dirt, concrete, or asphalt.

How Safe Is It?

​Safety is the NUMBER ONE priority at all USAC events.  USAC regularly reviews and evaluates safety rules and regulations to ensure that Quarter Midget racing remains a safe and competitive sport. Safety features include roll cages, five point safety harnesses, SFI Rated firesuits, helmets, gloves, neck braces and arm restraints. 

​The racing environment is about children and family. Not only do kids learn valuable skills and sportsmanship, but they
(as well as Mom and Dad) also make new friends.