Off to the Races – Quarter Midget Racing
Portland Quarter Midget Racing
March through October
Greg Mahoney (503) 232-1148
For kids and adults alike, Quarter Midget racing is a sport that teaches skill, strategy and responsibility. The original dirt track was built in the 1950's by Ray Birkland, Henry Cadonau’s son-in-law. Ray had such a strong interest in Quarter Midget racing, he ended up building the cars that all the family kids raced. He became a member of Quarter Midgets of America, and started sponsoring races at the track. Some six years later the track was paved with asphalt.
Quarter Midgets of America is a non-profit organization with over 2,500 family memberships and approximately 4,000 drivers. QMA is a strong National organization that specifies engine, chassis, safety, track and driving regulations. This sport has grown from a backyard curiosity into one of the largest, best organized, most rewarding and safest sports in which a family can participate. Since its inception, Quarter Midgets of America has enjoyed one of the finest safety records of all organized sports for children. Boys and girls ages 5 through 16 drive open wheel racecars, scaled down to 1/4 the size of a full midget racecar.