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« on: October 08, 2011, 12:01:13 PM »

(October 7, 2011; INDIANAPOIS, Ind.)  Today, the Board of Directors of Central Indiana Quarter Midgets Association, Inc.(CIQMA), commonly known as “Mini Indy,” announces they have filed a lawsuit in Indiana State Court seeking a declaration that CIQMA has the right to choose and affiliate with the sanctioning body of its own choosing for Mini Indy's quarter midget races.  This action comes as a direct result of actions taken by Quarter Midgets of America (QMA), Mini-Indy's former sanctioning body, in response to the current CIQMABoard's decision to split from QMA sanctioning in favor of USAC affiliation.  The split became official on September 15th, 2011.
Quarter Midgets of America, Mini Indy’s former sanctioning body, and its supporters have made public claimes that MiniIndy had no power to make the sanctioning decision for the CIQMA organization.  Mini Indy has existed as an independent corporation since 1961, making QMA's position inaccurate and unactionable.  
The claims, coupled with other recent actions made by QMAand two former Mini Indy officers, have forced the suspension of Mini Indy’s races until the dispute is settled.   Thissuspension has prevented current members from racing for the past two weeks at their home track located at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.  The halting of competition has disappointed the racers, who range in ages between 5 and 16, and their families.  It has come at a critical time during the season as the young drivers are battling for points and the series championship.  The suspension could end and the kids would be allowed back on track at Mini Indy if QMA and its supporters agree to stop their actions which have been designed to encumber the Board's decision.  However, if they elect to continue to battle using the baseless claims that have been set forth, the kids will lose the remainder of the season.  
The Mini Indy Board is seeking a prompt declaration fromMarion Superior Court to prove that it acted properly and in accordance with all rules in choosing USAC as its new sanctioning body.  In addition, the declaration will state the former officers seeking to prevent the move from QMA to USAC are enjoined in attempting to stop that move.  
Mini-Indy is hopeful that the Court will move quickly so that its children can start racing again.

Eric Rankine
USAC Director of Competition
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