2012 Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget Class – DRAFT #2

Rules

Midgets

Appearance

All cars shall appear and fit the guidelines of a “traditional” midget

Weight

Minimum Weight – 1,050 Pounds (Including Driver)

Midgets Powered By Spec Engines, Volkswagen, Entirely Stock Production Block and Head, Chevy II, etc… – No Minimum Weight

Tires

Open Tire Rule  (Compound and Brand) All 4 Corners with a maximum 10″ width right rear

ü            Use of only 1 right rear for entire race event (heat race and features) unless approved by race official to be flat or a potential safety hazard.  If a replacement is required, the replacement tire must be the same compound and brand as the tire being approved for removal.  All tires will be stamped following hot laps.

Mini Sprints

Appearance

All cars shall appear as a “traditional” midget

Engine/Drive Train

All 1000CC and greater Upright Mini Sprints (Non Wing) are eligible to compete in the midget class.  Cars falling under Mini Sprint rules will be motorcycle engine powered and may be chain driven or utilize a traditional driveline and quick-change rear end.

All cars under caution and restarts shall maintain an idle speed as great as the full production midget.   Cars that fail to do this will be sent to the tail.

Weight

No Minimum Weight

Tires

Open Tire Brand/Compound with a maximum 12″ width right rear.

Safety

All drivers must wear flame retardant uniforms, gloves, head socks, shoes and SNEL approved safety helmets.

All drivers must use double over the shoulder harness, lap belt, crotch strap and arm restraints. Side nets and neck collars suggested

Competitor’s Age

Competitors may compete in the midget class at age 14 with proper documents and proof of racing experience at the race director’s discretion.

Payout (Proposed Rough Draft)

Place 0-10 Midgets 11-15 Midgets 16-19 Midgets 20+ Midgets
1 $75 $500 $700 $800
2 $75 $400 $500 $600
3 $75 $300 $350 $400
4 $75 $250 $300 $300
5 $75 $200 $250 $275
6 $75 $180 $225 $250
7 $75 $165 $205 $235
8 $75 $150 $195 $210
9 $75 $135 $185 $195
10 $75 $120 $175 $180
11 $100 $165 $175
12 $100 $155 $170
13 $100 $145 $165
14 $100 $135 $160
15 $100 $130 $155
16 $120 $150
17 $120 $150
18 $120 $150
19 $120 $150
20 $150

Scheduling

Midgets to be scheduled bi-weekly or two times per month to avoid schedule conflicts when possible April through October on Saturday nights.  Schedule should encompass 10-14 dates and will not conflict with other National dirt Midget events, Sprint Week, Midget Week or other major midget events.

Race Format (Ideas)

Option 1

 Pill Draw Hot Laps Heats (Top 2 Each Heat Redraw For Feature) Features   Option 2 Pill Draw Hot Laps Heats (Top 2 Each Heat Redraw For Feature) Trophy Dash (Bottom 2-4 Cars From Heat Run Trophy Dash – Finishing position determines starting position in feature.  Winner receives trophy.  If a BMain is needed, the BMain will become the trophy dash) Features   Option 3(This Option Will Require More Research For Equipment Costs, Timing Equipment, Cost To Racer, Etc…) Qualify Heat Race (Invert) Features (Redraw?)