FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 11, 2008
Contact: DICK JORDAN
_NWOQMRA CLUB LATEST TO JOIN USAC .25 MIDGET PROGRAM_
The Northwest Ohio Quarter Midget Racing Association (NWOQMRA) is the latest to join USAC’s growing list of .25 Midget racing clubs.
Conducting races at the Lucas County Recreation Center in Maumee, Ohio since 1962, they compete on a high-banked blacktop oval and are excited about their new affiliation with USAC.
“It’s nice to be able to work with a professional sanctioning body to help keep costs curtailed and be governed by stable, consistent rules and safety regulations,” said club president Eric Rankin. “We are looking forward to cross-promotion within other forms of racing and at other venues to help promote our club and the sport of quarter midget racing in general.”
The addition of the Toledo club brings the total of .25 Midget member clubs to seven since the recent announcement of the USAC .25 Midget program.
“We are extremely pleased to have the NWOQMRA as part of our team,” added James Spink, USAC’s Developmental Series Director. “They have a great history and we are looking forward to working with Mr. Rankine and his board, who have recognized the benefits of USAC membership.”
The most recent exhibit of the .25 Midget show cars came at last weekend’s “Copper World Classic” at Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway and “Western World Championships” at Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix where thousands of race fans were able to view the cars and ask questions regarding USAC’s newest racing series.
USAC’s .25 Midget competition rules are being finalized and are expected to be online prior to Thanksgiving at www.usacracing.com