Las Vegas Quarter Midgets & Southern Nevada Open Wheel Racing

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Welcome to the
LVQM Championship & Southern Nevada Open Wheel Racing
 Quarter Midgets - Mini Dwarfs - Outlaw Karts - Micro Sprints - Flat Karts


Open Wheel Nevada State Championship Race Series

(LVQMChampionship LLC)

Check out the article in the Mesquite Newspaper.
Quarter Midget racing in Mesquite

Check out the web site of our new home, where our new track is located.

Mesquite MX - Quarter Midget Track

Sponsored by:

520 South Railroad Rd. Buckley Illinois
(217) 394-2243

Quarter Midget racing is a good, safe, form of racing.  It is like go kart racing with full roll cages, 5 point race harness, helmet, neck brace, arm restraints, race suits and race gloves.  Once the car is purchased it is cheap racing.  You pay your entry, put in a little gas, and go.  You don't go through as many tires as kart racing and we only race oval tracks.  The group is family oriented and everything revolves around the kids, not the parents. 

Mini Dwarfs are similar to quarter midgets, but are a miniature "Dwarf" or "Legend" style race car. They abide by many of the same safety rules but are very different cars.  They are hand made and are heavier car. Typically they run either a sealed or unsealed "claimer" engine.  We give the option to run the unsealed HF 212cc, the Honda 160cc or 120cc engines.  We do not have a "claimer" rule at our track.

Outlaw Sprint Karts are a winged sprint car look-alike.  They are a caged, rigid suspension go kart. This type of kart racing began in the early 1980’s and was based solely on the need to go oval kart racing in the safest possible manner.  There are beginner box karts using 212cc and below or faster karts using a 500cc or below motorcycle engines.  They use wings on top of their car in both classes.  We just recently added this class in 2016.
Micro or mini sprint are an American type of open wheel race car. Micro sprint cars resemble the shape of a full-size sprint car and the size of a midget race car . Although often used liberally to describe several different types of motorcycle-powered open-wheel racing cars, the term Micro or Mini Sprint actually applies to cars that have an upright-style chassis (the driver sits upright in the seat as in a sprint or midget), a center-mounted 4-cylinder motorcycle engine and dimensions and appearance that are similar to today’s midget. Our track is a 600cc or below class, but if pre-approved, other CC's can be run.  As small as our track is, large cc engines are not an advantage.  Mini sprints are chain driven and use 13-inch (33 cm) wheels and tires.  There is a winged and a non winged class.  We only race non winged cars.  We just recently added this class in 2016.

Dirt Flat Karts

Oval Karts are purpose build racing chassis' designed to turn left hand corners on oval shaped tracks. The Chassis is basically the same as a regular racing go-kart modified for dirt.  They do not have roll cages or safety belts.  The karts are designed to sacrifice right hand corner speed to improve left hand corner speed. Increasing the ability to raise the vehicles left side weight percentage and offsetting the driver to the left of the chassis, as well as offsetting the left rear frame rail to the right of the left front frame rail accomplish this. Besides the frame being offset the kart is ran with “stagger” in the front and rear tires. The right side tires are larger than the left side tires. This helps increase the karts ability to turn left; you can produce this same effect by putting a Styrofoam cup on a table and rolling it. The cup will “steer” towards the side with the smaller radius.  

Quarter Midget


Dirt Flat Kart

Contact: Jeff Hobbs - President

Email: DesertDash@hotmail.com

Phone: (702) 498-1261

Please Pre-Register using this email.

The Las Vegas Quarter Midget championship is dedicated to getting kids on the track racing. Bottom line.

We are racing at the Mesquite Moto-Cross park on a dirt track.

We adapted USAC rules and accept USAC, QMA and Outlaw QM's.  We also race Mini Dwarfs, Outlaw Sprint Karts and Micro Sprints.

We run a 1/8th quarter mile clay oval track for all classes.


Southern Nevada Open Wheel Racing Is the association that covers all of our open wheel racing cars.


Quarter Midget racing is a form of automobile racing. The cars are approximately one quarter (1/4) the size of a full size midget race car. The adult size midget being raced during the start of quarter midget racing, used an oval track of one fifth of a mile in length. The child's quarter midget track is one quarter that length, or 1/20th mile. An adult size midget in the 1940s and 1950s could reach 120 miles per hour, while the single cylinder 7 cubic inch quarter midget engine could make available a speed of 30 miles per hour with a Rookie Red restrictor plate, or one quarter the speed of the adult car. Current upper class quarter midgets can exceed well above 30 miles per hour, up to 60 mph, but remain safe due to the limited size of the track and the safety roll cages and safety gear.

There is always some element of danger in any type of racing however.


The drivers are typically restricted to ages 5 to 16. Tracks are typically banked ovals one-twentieth of a mile long, and have a surface of dirt, concrete, or asphalt.  Ours is a 1/8th and 1/5th mile clay oval. 


Contact me if you are interested in joining our club.

Mini Dwarf


Outlaw Kart


Micro Sprint


Micro Practice