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Regardless of age (5-16) all kids are required to participate in the Rookie Program.  This is a non-competitive class designed to make your child comfortable with the elements required to drive safely including:

  • How to line up on the track.

  • How to pass safely.

  • How to get on and off the track safely.

  • The meaning of the flags and the flagman’s signals.

  • How to drive on the track with other cars.

  • What to do in common emergency situations.

New drivers will race on the track in the rookie class.  

There are two Rookie classes:

Red Rookie and Blue Rookie

The Red Rookies run with a "red plate" in their engine, which restricts speed.  They will be racing in their own car against other relatively new drivers. 

Drivers remain in the Red Rookie Class until they learn the flags, how to enter and leave the track safely, flagman signals, and how to line up.  

They then are promoted to the Blue Rookie class.  

The Blue Rookie class uses a blue plate in the engine and allows drivers more speed.   

Each child MUST bring their own car and safety equipment to participate in the Rookie Program.

​Although the student is taught these racing basics, the real focus of the training is 
safety  and is not intended to produce a seasoned race car driver. 

The last sessions often include the other new or experienced drivers, practicing together what they have learned before entering a racing situation.

There are 16 different Quarter Midget classes for race teams to choose from. Classes are based upon age, weight and the different motor combinations that are available, with many drivers participating in multiple classes..