Start in rookie program

Kids 4 1/2 are eligible to attend rookie training and practice on the track, however they must be 5 years old to race.

There are two levels of Rookies.  All kids regardless of age must start with a Red restrictor plate. Once they have completed the Red Rookie requirements they move up to a Blue Rookie class with a Blue restrictor plate before being allowed to race in a Competitive class.


You will need to own your own car and safety equipment. Safety equipment requirements:  Helmet, full firesuit, arm restraints, neck collar or neck restraint device i.e. hans device, gloves, raceceiver w/ear buds.  All requirements can be found in the Owner's Garage on the USAC website.   Online Classifieds are a great place to find the equipment you'll need to get started.  
Here's a list of Facebook groups: Quarter Midget Classifieds

Join our Club

You will need to be a member of Honeybrook Speedway & USAC to race.  USAC is the sanctioning body of the sport that governs all the rules. Membership is for one year from January to December and more information can be found in our Membership section.

Quarter Midget Rookie Program

The Rookie program is divided into two phases:

  1. The initial Red Rookie phase is intended to orient the child with safety, communication and racing procedures so that they understand what is expected of them before they enter the track, while on the track and leaving the track.  When Red Rookies have displayed their understanding of these basics, they move to phase two of the Rookie training.
  2. The secondary Blue Rookie phase is to obtain experience in racing with others at a faster speed and to gain confidence in the car and their abilities.

There is no age differentiation between Red and Blue Rookies, as all ages must pass through each phase.

A Rookie driver must participate in at least three events before graduating to a competitive (Honda 120/Animal) class. One of these three events must be in the Red Rookie class.

Training Tasks:

The following tasks must be completed during training sessions before a driver will allowed to compete in a race:

  1. Consistant lap times (preferably above 12 seconds per lap),
  2. Demonstrate the ability to line up in various positions for double line up and single line up.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to come in the pits and stop in a pit stall.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to follow flagging by the flag person.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to cleanly enter the track from the pits (blend line).
  6. Demonstrate proper response to hand signals.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to take the checkered flag from the flag person at the end of a race.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to safely exit the track.


All handlers must be present at all training sessions

Zero Tolerance

To ensure that your family’s experience is a positive one, we have instituted a “Zero Tolerance” Policy.

Have fun, be safe and good luck to all