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Quarter Midget Cars
DEFINITION OF A QUARTER MIDGET CAR:
A car that retains the typical lines and layout of a Midget Car with a front mounted motorcycle engine, retaining full gearbox and the classical concept of chain drive, that has been specifically designed for racing on Speedway New Zealand tracks.
QUALIFICATION TO RACE:
Proof of age by way of a birth certificate to prove a driver is over 8 years old.
All new competitors must go through SNZ training programme (as outlined below) before being allowed to race.
Any competitor taking part in any organised race or event must be a financial club member.
CONDUCT
Appropriate behaviour must be maintained at all times. Any disorderly conduct is detrimental to the sport.
PROTEST - COMPLAINTS
Any protest or complaint is to be done immediately after the event in question, discussions shall be contained to the driver concerned,
their parent and the track referee/handicapper. If a third is required, call on a committee member, only to mediate. No non-club members or non involved parties to enter into discussions.
REFEREE
Kiwi Kidz are under the control of the official referee of the track, if unsure of any procedures or rules, please ask the steward of the track.
TRACK RULES
Unless specified, no car is to be driven in the pits at any race meeting.
All competitors, crew or family in pit areas must wear full footwear, NO BARE FEET, NO JANDALS
RACING RULES
The referee of the day shall reprimand obstructing, pushing, blocking or spinning another driver.
Looking back is totally forbidden at all times. The referee will black-flag the driver immediately and reprimand accordingly.
Gear changing: Changing down on yellow flag/light is permitted.
FLAGS
Green    GO as soon as green flag is waved or green lights are on you may start racing.
Red    All drivers STOP when the red flag/light is put out/on ALL drivers must STOP as safely and as soon as possible.
Yellow    SLOW DOWN - No overtaking, all drivers must form up in Indian file.
White    LAST LAP
Black    DRIVERS TO PULL OFF THE TRACK, due to a misdemeanour or faulty equipment the driver black flagged is to pull off the track as safely and as soon as possible.
Black & White
Chequered    FINISH Race finish slow down and stop as required for particular track being raced on.
SCRUTINEERING
All cars are subject to a full pre-season Comprehensive Vehicle Inspection (CVI) plus daily checks as required at events. No car will race that has not been scrutineered or fails to pass scrutineering.

SAFETY EQUIPMENT
HELMETS:
    Full face helmet with a full visor only, tearoffs recommended for safety.  Helmet to comply to a minimum NZS 1884 - 1969 standard or adhere to any specifications as per SNZ rule book rule Nos T3-1 through to T3-1-5.
HELMET RESTRAINTS
    Helmet restraints of the under arm strap type or the bolt to the seat type are optional.
ARM RESTRAINTS
    Must be worn at all times.  Recognised brands only.
NECK BRACE
    A neck brace is compulsory and must be worn at all times.
DRIVER'S SUIT
    All drivers must wear a full length long sleeved fire resistant protective suit. Must be made of Nomex, Proban or material possessing the same protection rating.  NO NYLON
GLOVES
    Fire proof or cotton only (NO NYLON) must be worn at all times.
FOOTWEAR
    Suitable footwear must be worn NO OPEN TOE SHOES.
    Cotton or Woollen sox to be worn (NO NYLON).
CAGE NETS
Twin cage nets allowable. They are an optional device. Only recognised brands allowable with a quick release front buckle assembly.
SEAT BELTS (See also Section T4 of SNZ Rulebook)
Seat belts must be of a recognised brand with a minimum of 2" web material and be of a full 5 point style with a lever or camlock quick release buckle that releases all 5 belts. Harness assembly must be bolted to tabs with a minimum of 3/8" diameter bolts, wrap around a chassis rail or snap fit to tabs.


SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL DIMENSIONS
Wheel Base:    Minimum 46"    Maximum 56"
Wheel Track:    Minimum 33"    Maximum 39"
Centre to centre of wheel
Overall Length    Bumper to bumper    Maximum 96"
CHASSIS TYPE
Space frame tubular construction only. Minimum tube size 1.1/8"OD x 16G. All new chassis to be scrutineered by a club official before painting or powder coating.  
Mig, Tig, Steel Gas welding or Arc welding only allowed.  NO Brazing.
All 1" chassis cars will be eligible to compete only to the end of the 2000/2001 season.
ROLL CAGE
Must be constructed to Midget/Three Quarter Midget type specifications with a minimum tube size of 1.1/8" OD x 16g with appropriate gussets. Roll cage must have minimum clearance of 2" from the underside of the tube to the top of the driver's helmet.
All 1" roll cages will be eligible to compete only to the end of the 2000/2001 season.
BODY
Single seater bodies only. All bodies to be of a clean and neat design. Must consist of a nose, tail and cockpit.
ARM GUARD
Arm Guards (mud shields) are optional on RH side. Must be below shoulder height with driver strapped into car.
FLOOR PAN
Floor pan under the driver's feet must extend from the front edge of the driver's seat to the firewall. Floor pan must be a minimum of 2mm alloy and be bolted in.
FIREWALL
All cars must have an alloy firewall separating cockpit and engine compartment.
NEW AND RADICAL DESIGNS
Any new or radical designs are subject to a preliminary inspection by Scrutineers and sub committee. Any alterations or additions agreed upon by the panel will be final.
NUMBERS
To be sign written on both sides of the tail and on the front nose (bonnet) in contrasting colours.
FUEL
Petrol based fuel only. No methanol or Nitromethane fuels allowed.  Any breach of this rule means a 6 meeting stand down.
EXHAUST
Exhaust systems are free. Exhaust pipe to be securely mounted to the chassis or frame. Must be in the confines of the knurf bar. Effective noise silencer or standard muffler to be fitted.
TRANSMISSION
Full OEM gearbox and clutch must be operational. Internal and external chain drive only. This chain is to be fitted from the engine sprocket to the rear live axle sprocket. The chain guard is mandatory.
BRAKES
Hydraulic foot operated Rear brake. Must be able to lock rear wheels in a brake test with driver in the car.
SHOCK ABSORBERS
To be fitted to all cars and operate on each wheel.
ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS
Up to 200cc naturally aspirated, air cooled 4 stroke, pre-1991 manufacture.
Front engines only. Engine must be mounted in front of the drivers knees when sitting in the driver's seat.
MAKE AND MODELS ALLOWED
Honda XR AND XL models, ATC model, and Suzuki, DR model. MODIFICATIONS
All OEM components must be used with the exception of pistons, camshaft, valves. valve springs, retainers and keepers.
Cylinder head modifications are free.
Balancing, blue printing, shot peening and lightening of OEM rotating components are allowable.
CARBURETTORS
Must be standard OEM carburettor, as fitted to that model engine, with no modifications to throttle slide. Other modifications are free.
IGNITION SWITCH
Standard OEM ignition must be utilised. Must be on/off type fitted within the driver's reach. OFF position to be clearly marked.
TWO STROKES
The current 2 stroke powered cars are eligible to compete only to the end of the 2000/2001 season. They must remain in the present ownership, and retain the same driver, who is both a Kiwi Kidz 1/4 Midget Club Member and was contracted or licenced to Western Springs Speedway for the 1999/2000 season. The vehicle specifications must also remain the same.
WHEELS
Maximum rim diameter 8", alloy or steel wheels.
TYRES
Turf tyres only.  Size to be moulded in sidewall.
Front    16/6.50x8 maximum size
Rear    18/9.50x8maximum size
STEERING
Go Kart type. Rack and pinion or steering box. Heim joints if used to be 3/8" minimum. Front hubs to be suitably secured with castellated nut and pin or nyloc nuts. Wheel studs front and rear minimum 5/16" diameter with a minimum of 3 studs.
BUMPERS
Bumpers to be fitted front and rear and shall be designed and constructed on the under side to eliminate the danger of hooking other cars in the event of contact.  Bumpers to be attached with minimum of ISO M5 88 bolts or cap screws ie: NO R clips or split pins etc to be used.
KNURF BARS
All cars to be fitted with knurf bars extending out to cover at minimum 3/4 of the width of the rear tyres, not to extend out past the rear tyres, must be bolted on, no 'R' clips.
BATTERIES
To be securely fitted in a safe position and covered to prevent spillage.
SEAT
Seat is to be of a suitable bucket type design for racing, securely bolted to the internal tube work with a penny washer.
Floor pan under driver's seat must extend from the front edge of the driver's seat to the fire wall.
FUEL TANK
Fuel tank to be located at the rear of the cockpit or in front of the engine firewall. Fuel tap to be clearly marked OFF. Rubber fuel lines to be used at all times. All tank caps to be sealed with an overflow pipe to prevent leakage in the event of a roll over. The fire wall must seal off the engine compartment from the driver's cockpit.  Full 360 degree loop is compulsory.
THROTTLE
Throttle control to have two effective return springs and connections properly secured.