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Terre Haute Quarter Midget Association

2016 Sponsors

1st Financial

500 Auto

A1 Sanitation

Absolute Towing

Cahill’s Rental & Sales

Central Indiana Asphalt

Cere’s Solutions/Country Mark

Covered Bridge Resturant

Evan & Ryan

Evansville Bolt & Nut

Frey Excavating & Wholesale Drainage

Hoosier Energy

Hoosier Pest Control

Hydrite

JTN Services

Kellogg

Lambert’s Towing

Meneely Construction

Powered Compressors and Supplies

Scotts Racing Engines

SDR Coating Company

SMC

Spain Trucking

Spring Valley Farms

Sycamore Engineering

Tabco

Terre Haute Firefighters Local 758

The Morris Plan

Thompsons Honda

Tom & Camise King

Valley Grill

Vigo County Sheriff’s Department

Vigo County Visitors Bureau

Website Dev Co

Winterhouse Book

Woodco Walls

Zigler Masonry

60th Year Homecoming Celebration

On Saturday October 22, 2016, THQMA will be holding a 60-year homecoming celebration. This will be the last race ever held at our 13th Street location. Each current quarter midget driver who preregistered will race one class. Races have been set.  Drivers don’t forget your entry fee for this event, which is two canned or dry goods per driver to be donated to a local charity. We will be honoring any former quarter midget drivers and their families who are present. Feel free to bring old quarter midgets, trophies, photos, and other memorabilia to display. If you have moved on to other forms of racing, we encourage you to bring your current racecar to show the younger drivers the realm of possibilities ahead. Racing will start at 2pm. The homecoming ceremony will commence after racing at approximately 6pm. The evening will conclude with the opportunity to fill a jar with track dirt followed by fireworks.

Download preregistered car/driver classes here

Fun Night 2016 Flyer

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Attention – National and Regional QMA Board

To receive a paper ballot for the QMA National and Regional Boards elections, you need to send an email to qmavote@gmail.com. Include in the body of the email, include your Name, QMA ID number, and your Region number. They will mail you a ballot that has to be postmarked for the return by October 31, 2016.

Arrive and Drive 2016 Flyer

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High Ground Shootout 2016 Flyer

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Attention – National and Regional QMA Board

Anyone wishing to run for national or regional board they need to have their resume into Karen by Sept 15.

Karen can be reached at karenedmiston@atlasok.com

or

Qma National Office
C/O KAECO, INC
PO BOX 150150
TUSLA OK 74115-0150

 

Reminder – Sanctioning Informational Town Hall

Sanctioning Town Hall Informative Town Hall will be held at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum this Sunday, August 28th at 2 pm.  The Children’s Museum is at 8th and Wabash.  Please plan to attend.

Hall of Fame Ceremony – (Aug 6, 2016) – The THQMA Hall of Fame cermemony was postponed from July 23, 2016 to be held during our Regional Event on August 6, 2016.  In attendance was race families from all over the region.  This couldn’t be more fitting due to the Mick Landes’s involvement not only with THQMA, but QMA Region 5 as well.

Speaking at the ceremony honor Mick Landes and his family was: Alan Agee, JR VanGilder and Noah Tipton (Region 5 President).  Please see the photos below of the celebration honoring the Mick Landes Family.

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Information – Region 5 Terre Haute Regional

ATTENTION – Race fuel for this weekend’s THQMA Regional must be from Thornton’s 3rd & Voorhees, 89 Octane

Hall of Fame – Update

THQMA has rescheduled the 2016 Hall of Fame induction ceremony to Saturday 8/6/16 (approx. 1:00 pm). Serving not only as a past THQMA President but also as a Regional Director of Region 5, we are delighted to be able to honor Mick Landes at THQMA’s regional event. Please make plans to attend.

 

Hall of Fame Announcement

Terre Haute Quarter Midget Association is proud to announce it’s 2016 Hall of Fame Inductee, Mick Landes.  Mick and his family will be the guests of honor at the 2016 Hall of Fame race on July 23rd as Mick is inducted into the THQMA Hall of Fame.

Please plan to attend the Hall of Fame race and help show our appreciation to Mick, Leigh Ann and Sydney for their years of dedication to THQMA and it’s members.

This year’s race is a two day event with sign ins and an open practice on Friday, the 22nd with standard format racing beginning at 10:00am on Saturday the 23rd.

**IMPORTANT – All Members**

Tonight’s (July 14) Membership Meeting is cancelled and rescheduled for Wed 7/27 at the Valley Grill.  There is exciting news to share with the membership regarding negotiations with Hydrite Chemical at the meeting on Wednesday, July 27th .  The relocation committee will announce details on the potential sale & move of the track.  Relocation committee members have additional details. All members should plan to attend.

If you have questions prior to the meeting contact a relocation committee member.

Relocation Committee Members:

Stan Hawthorne
Greg Ewing
Mike French
Mick Landes
Jeff Smith
Denny Meneeley

2016 QMA Region 5 Terre Haute Regional

Our hosting of the regional race is fast approaching.  In order to prepare our facility for the race, we will be having a Work Night on Tuesday, August 2nd.  Additional details of tasks will be forthcoming.

Reminder – Bicycles, Skateboards or Scooters

As per track rules – bicycles, skateboards or scooters are not permitted for use at the race track during regular race events.  Please leave these items at home for weekly races.  We will continue to allow these items at overnight events, but they are not to be used between the hours of Sign-ins through the final checkered flag for the evening.

UPDATE – THQMA has one scholarship car available for immediate placement!

 We continue to accept applications for the next scholarship car opening.  If interested in applying for a scholarship car, please see the ‘Get Involved’ page and submit your application.

Congratulations to all Feature winners!! Saturday was a non-point event, but the points are updated through our last points race on July 16, 2016 on our Standings page.

It’s a NEW TRACK RECORD – (May 21, 2016) – Tonight, Logan Rhoads broke his own track record in Sr Honda of 7.633 previously set at the Dirt Grands Race in 2015.  The new track record of 7.603 was recently celebrated at the plaque presentation ceremony.  At the ceremony, Logan was presented with the previous record plaque by Alan Agee.  Then Logan and his father, Brian, installed the new record plaque.

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Terre Haute Action Track Event – *UPDATE* – A great time was had by all.  Thank you to the families and drivers that participated in this event.  We had over 20 cars that were able to take laps around the famed Terre Haute Action Track.  Photos and an in-car video of the laps are available on our Facebook page.

What is THQMA?

Terre Haute Quarter Midget Racing Association (THQMA)

Did you know that right here in Terre Haute we have one of the oldest race organizations focused exclusively on children ages 5-16?  The Terre Haute Quarter Midget Association is fully operated by volunteers and we have been enriching the lives of children and families for almost 60 years.  Quarter Midget Racing was started to develop sportsmanship in the children while also providing a family oriented racing activity. In recognition of the drivers, trophies are awarded at Regional, State, and National events. No cash prizes are awarded.

History has proven that the time our youth spend in this program make them more responsible, more confident and more focused on a job well done, traits and experiences that will serve them in other aspects of their lives. Quarter Midget racing is not a “drop off your kid” kind of sport, but an involved family sport.  Few other sports permit all members of the family to participate. The kids do the driving while other family members serve as pit crews, chief mechanics, scorers, timekeepers, and operators of concession stand or novelty booths.

Our mission at THQMA is to:

  • Provide youth with organized competition in a safe environment
  • Bring our youth closer together through common interest in sportsmanship and competition
  • Develop confidence,  self-reliance , self-value and leadership skills
  • Help them understand the benefit and reward of hard work
  • Instill the values of education and encourage the players to maintain satisfactory grades in school
  • Acquaint the drivers with the fundamentals of driving and racing
  • Teach sportsmanship, the spirit of competition, discipline and love of the sport
  • Great Racing
  • Excitement
  • Family Environment
  • Sportsmanship

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Please help our race family found this stuff!! Pass the word around!!
Watch for cars being sold on line!
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STOLEN- Ashley Chassis Quarter Midget with a GX 120 Honda engine. Also stolen was s separate Briggs engine. Also stolen an easily identifiable cart, Micron 4, a huge variety of tools (impact, impact driver, and 4 batteries for them-all Craftsman). Yes, my husband and I owned these items, but they really belonged to a now heartbroken, 9 year old, little girl.

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THQMA Members you still have 1 election left for the year. We will be voting for the open position on the board of directors, this is a 1 year term. You can vote by proxy if you cannot make it to the meeting. Proxy votes must be received by 6:00 pm EST on Thursday November 10th.. You can send your proxy vote to Angie Healey at thqmasecretary@yahoo.com.

The nominees are -
Stephanie Campbell
Scott Chandler
Chris McVay
Travis Norris
Tom Spain
Dan Wallace
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Attention members - Angie Healey will be at the track tonight from 5pm - 8pm ( local time ) to take memberships. This is the last time she will be at the track taking memberships.

If you cannot make it tonight, you can mail them to her or take them to her by October 31st in order to keep your parking seniority.

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