The governing bodies had imposed and engine displacement limit of to cubic-inches, and for many Midget racers, the start-of-the-art Offenhauser engine was too expensive. Engines can range from 50cc to cc. George Shilala was plant foreman at the Kurtis-Kraft plant between and , when he left to start his own company. It had a broken front axle, no steering and no rear end. He sleeved it down and put in Studebaker rods, which were shorter than those used in
1967 Mercury Cougar
Midget Race Cars
He took an old engine that Chet had lying around and put it together for him. This construction proceeded rapidly in the spring and early summer of and finally by July the track was ready to open. We provide the infrastructure to enable auto racing facilities to provide fans with the excitement of midget auto racing. Find a big parking lot, put down some orange cones to form a road race course, and go race. The collection also includes photographs of antique racing car shows in the s and race and pit passes from the s. This is because the premix engines tend to be a little faster than the old injection engines. Including an established membership consisting of fans, midget car owners and drivers.
Vintage Quarter Midget Parts and Accessories
In terms of longevity, no other midget racing organization can claim to have been in existence longer than the BMARA. With this form of racing, the parent must be aware that some time along the way, your child will fall off of the dirt bike. So there you have your options to get your son or daughter involved in racing. Naturally, horse racing was the preferred activity from the s till the s. As the oldest sanctioning body in the United States, the experience and knowledge that its members have gained over the years will allow the BMARA to continue its role as one of the leading racing organizations in American motorsports. Farchoine converted an Oldsmobile F85 V8 into a very potent race engine. He succumbed to Parkinsons Disease in
If interested in adding this to your page here, please let me know! George passed away in at the age of Between races I would remain in the car, as the pain was too great to get in and out. He picked up a Studebaker Champion engine and worked on porting and relieving it for two weeks every night. The end result was that the firemen regained control of the promotional rights at Angell Park and have exclusively promoted the races at Angell Park with The BMARA as the primary sanctioning body ever since.
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