WQMA will be 65 years old in 2022, although its history may predate the official start in 1957. In the early days it was known by various names such as Renton QMA and Northgate QMA. Because it did not have a permanent track, races were set up in parking lots. The name evolved into “Washington QMA” because it moved around Western Washington.
Eventually a home was found near Paine Field in Mukilteo, WA. Track age, limited space and a growing club lead to its current location at Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe in 2007. The present facility was built with a grant from Snohomish County and countless contributions and volunteer hours, in order to host the Western Grand Nationals in 2011.
This short summary oversimplifies that in its history the club has had its fair share of challenges. At times membership was low and money was tight, but it has continued to exist due to dedicated individuals who recognize that watching their driver mature and thrive with racing – as well as the long-term friendships forged with other families - are priceless.