November means Turkey and time to renew your QMA memberships!
Registration is open, visit quartermidgets.org and follow the prompts.
Happy Thanksgiving from the I-5 QMC
It is with deep sorrow that we learn the news of the
passing of former I-5 QMC President Dan Press.
Dan's passion and tenacity in all that he did helped shape
the I-5 QMC and much of racing into what it is today.
We send our condolences to his wife Bonnie, daughter Marquee,
and grandchildren Breanna, Danny, and Jonny -
all who are fondly remembered as part of the I-5 Family.
May the officials in heaven reserve a front row parking spot for the 25 hauler.
Rest In Peace
Congratulations to all of the racers who competed this
season and please acknowledge our 2015 Class Champions.....
Jr Honda - Kody Greer
Sr Honda - Emilio Douglas
Hvy Honda - Megan White
Lt 160 - Austin Taborski
Hvy 160 - Brenden White
Jr Animal - Destry Miller
Sr Animal - Colby Wickstrom
Hvy W/F - Corbin Wickstrom
Well done drivers and handlers!!!!!
Thank you Steve Beitler and Staff for giving the next generation
of racers their moment to shine in front of the race fans at the
Grays Harbor Raceway on Season Championship Night!
Club Officers for 2016 are:
President - Kyle White
V. President - Matt Taborski
Secretary - Vicky Watkins
Treasurer - Jeannie White
Tower - Terry Douglas
Safety - Ross Watkins
Track - Rick Wickstrom
Snack Shack - Jennifer Taborski
Tech Committee - Greg Greer, Jerry Saeger, Bert Stevens, Jerod Morris
Thank you everyone for stepping up!!!!!
Now is the time to advertise any equipment you will have for sale.
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Our next Ride Day will be January 30, 2016 in the
Grays Harbor Fairgrounds Pavilion. Watch the web site
for more details as the event draws nearer.
Photo by Kyle White
A few notes by Region 9 Director Denise Smutny from the National Meeting.....
National Meeting Highlights:
Here are highlights for changes that occurred at the national meeting. The overall notes of the meeting will be in the short sheet and discussed at our January Regional meeting.
Jody Autunno, national safety, suggested that if people are going to use side head supports that they use the Kirkey or Grizz support or at least one manufactured by a known company. He does not suggest making your own restraint as it may not give the necessary support or flex to absorb shock.
The ¼ turn gas cap is legal. A new RCP has made it a DQ offense to lose a gas cap. He also discussed that for the ¼ turn gas cap that a gasket be added to the cap to hold it on tighter.
Hvy Animal unrestricted will be a new class for 2016. Sr Animal weight will go back to 275 and the weight for Hvy will be 325.
No changes to driver weights/ages.
Sr Stock will no longer be a class at the Grands effective 2016 but will be approved at local/regional levels.
For 2016 there will be a modified WF motor available that will run in the “AA” class. It has a modified Cam, flywheel, valves and blue coil the modification runs about $480. This motor will be run with the A’s at Columbus, theThanksgiving race and at Vegas. It will run at the current A class weight of 325lbs.
Jr ½ class – treadwidth 28-38 and new wheel base is 48-56.
Gas for the 2016 grands will be purchased by the racer at a designated gas station. You will have option to have your gas tested before going out if you wish to.
Open Event pass:
There will be a new option for racers that are not QMA members for 2016 called an Event Pass
Grands Format Effective 2016 (RCP 16)
Grands format starting 2016 will be Qualifying, heats and mains. You will get points for qualifying and heats that will be the lineup for the main events. All classes will be six into the mains with four moving up
Jr classes effective 2016 will be 10 cars same as seniors. Only novice will be 8 cars. (RCP 8)
You will be required to purchase tires at the grands and you will use those tires for qualifying, heats and the A main.
Races will be hot out of the chute.
West – WQMA
East – Central Ohio
Dirt- St Croix
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