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 Jamie Loonam for 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  Randy Geary  with any questions.

2017 Training Dates
You must attend all training sessions to complete training, or schedule a make-up with Randy. Training begins at 9:00; end time depends on the number of kids, but usually between 1:00 - 3:00.

  Session #1 Saturday, March 4 10:00 AM
  Session #2 Sunday, March 5  
  Session #3 Saturday, March 18  
  Session #4 Saturday, March 25  
  Session #5 Sunday, March 26  
  Session #6 Wednesday, November 11  
  Session #7 Saturday, April 1 (if needed)  

If you have any questions about training or would like to sign up, please call Randy Geary at 360-540-3430.  If you are not yet a member, please contact Jamie Loonam right away so she can get you Membership paperwork!


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 2005 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 meet rain or shine.   All Novice Participants must participate in all 6 of the Novice Training classes in order to be eligible to race in the Novice Division at WQMA or any other QMA track. If you will be unable to attend one of the classes, please talk with the Novice Director to see if arrangements can be made to make up the class at another time. You are not obligated to attend the Novice Challenge; this event is your child's first opportunity to race. It takes place at the Little Wheels club in Graham, and includes Novice drivers from the entire region.

Please contact Novice Training Director  Randy Geary  with any questions.

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.