Novice Training

The WQMA Novice Training Program is a fun, informative learning process. Each potential driver must complete Novice Training to participate in quarter midget racing.

Each session will last a few hours.  Please complete your membership registration ahead of time; contact WQMA Secretary Trina Humphriesfor more information, or see our membership page.

For those of you with kids who have never been in a quarter midget, we will be meeting at the track after drivers' orientation is finished so they can take a trip around the track. You will need your own car and all the driver's safety equipment. We will do a safety review of the cars to ensure they are in good mechanical operating condition.

PLEASE make sure that the throttle is set so when your driver presses on the gas pedal, the throttle moves less than 1/8 of an inch. This is not only for the safety of the kids but also the trainers.

Please contact Novice Training Director Paul Wagar at (425)-238-3024 with any questions.

2020 Summer Training Dates

The summer session of Novice Training for 2019 is expected to start on Tuesday, June 4th at 6:00am at the WQMA track. The training schedule is as follows:

  • Saturday, March 7th (9:00am-3:00pm): Summer Novice Training Session #1
  • Sunday, March 8th (9:00am-3:00pm): Summer Novice Training Session #2
  • Sunday March 15th (9:00am-3:00pm): Summer Novice Training Session #3
  • Saturday, March 21st (9:00am-3:00pm): Summer Novice Training Session #4
  • Sunday, March 22nd (9:00am-3:00pm): Summer Novice Training Session #5
  • Saturday, March 28th (9:00am-3:00pm): Summer Novice Training Session #6

If you have any questions about training or would like to sign up, please call Paul Wagar at (425)-238-3024.  If you are not yet a member, please contact our club secretary, Trina Humphries, to get your membership complete before novice training.


What You Will Need:
Racecar: You will need to provide your own quarter midget. If you have not purchased one already, there are some available on our classifieds page.


  • Helmet: Snell SA 2010 or SFI 24.1 with no cracks in face shield
  • Suit: SFI 3.2A/1 minimum or
  • Jacket and Pants: SFI 3.2A/1 minimum.
  • Neck Collar: SFI 3.3
  • Gloves: SFI 3.3/5 2 layer
  • Wrist Restraints: No spec
  • Shoes: No spec, just must completely cover feet
  • Socks: No exposed skin when sitting in car
  • SFI approved seatbelts, 5-point restraints

We look forward to having you be a part of our racing family!

Car Set-up: Click here for more information on how to set up your Quarter Midget.