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Montpelier Motor Speedway -
2013 Montpelier Motor Speedway Midget Rules
2013 Rule Changes indicated
All cars shall
appear and fit the guidelines of a “traditional” midget
1,050 Pounds (Including Driver) - Cars powered by Fontana,
Esslinger, Stanton, Gaerte, and other purpose built engines are
legal and will fall under this guideline.
Midgets Powered By Spec Engines,
Ford Focus, Volkswagen, Entirely Stock Production Block and Head,
Chevy II, etc... - No Minimum Weight
Open Tire Rule (Compound
and Brand) ALL 4 Corners.
A maximum 10" width right rear
rim may be used. A maximum 12" width tire may be mounted to
the 10" rim.
Use of only 1 right rear for entire race event (heat race and
all features) unless approved by race official to be flat or a
potential safety hazard. If a replacement is required, the
must be the same compound and brand as the tire being approved
for removal. All tires will be marked following hot
All cars shall appear as a “traditional” midget
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.
No Minimum Weight
Open Tire Brand/Compound ALL 4 corners with a
maximum 12" width right rear wheel rim.
It is the sole responsibility of each competitor for the
effectiveness and proper installation, per the manufacturer’s
specifications to be adequate for competition at every event. Each
competitor is expected to investigate and educate themselves for
continuing improvement regarding their own personal safety
Seat Belt/Restraint System
1. Each car should be equipped with an approved 5 point seat
belt restraint system within the date of the belt expiration.
Seat belts restraint systems shall be installed in accordance with
the directions and application of the system supplier or
Helmet, Fire Suit, Gloves, Arm Restraints, and Other
1. Each driver must wear an approved full face helmet, fire
suit with top and bottom, and racing shoes and gloves.
The driver should wear the helmet and other
safety equipment in accordance with the directions provided by the
helmet manufacturer and/or supplier and the driver should make sure
that equipment dates and quality/protection needs meets the needs of
2. Side Nets and Head and Neck restraints are strongly
restraints are required
RACEceiver (one way) Radio is mandatory and shall be used by
drivers during all wheel packing, hot laps, heat races, and B/A
may compete in the midget class at age 14 with proper documents and
proof of racing experience at the race director's discretion.
Rookie of the
To be eligible
for the Montpelier Motor Speedway Rookie of the Year award, the
driver cannot have more than 6 (6 or less) career combined starts in
either the Montpelier Motor Speedway midget division and/or races on
dirt that allows full size/full production midgets. It is
considered a career start if you competed in the A Main event.
At the race
director's discretion, class may be split into two classes (Midgets
and Mini-Sprints) if car count or competition level necessitates it.
2013 Schedule - 10 Dates
April 5, Friday
April 6, Saturday
April 20, Saturday
May 4, Saturday
May 18, Saturday
July 27, Saturday
August 17, Saturday
September 7, Saturday
September 14, Saturday
A points fund will be paid for the 10 races.
Amounts to be announced.
(Top 2 Each Heat Redraw For Feature)
BMain (if needed)
1. Officials may change any of the
Midget rules in the interest of fairness and safety at any time
and all decisions are final!
Cars may be inspected at anytime. If car is found illegal, driver
will lose all money and points for that night.
Top 5 Finishers will be weighed
immediately following feature unless otherwise announced.
will follow all track procedures and car entry requirements.
The following specifications
have been prepared by Montpelier Motor Speedway and their officials as
guidelines for the construction of a Midget. No express or
implied warranty of safety shall result from publications of or
compliance with these rules. They are intended as a guide and are in
no way a guarantee against injury or death to participants,
spectators, or others.
specifications are intended to be in effect throughout the 2013
auto-racing season. However, continuous development in auto racing
and technology may necessitate changes in these guidelines, and
management reserves the right to change them at any time.
THE PROMOTER/TRACK OFFICIALS
SHALL BE EMPOWERED TO PERMIT MINOR DEVIATION FROM ANY OF THE
SPECIFICATIONS HEREIN OR IMPOSE FURTHER RESTRICTIONS THAT IN THEIR
OPINIONS DO NOT ALTER THE MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE REQUIREMENTS. NO
EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF SAFETY SHOULD RESULT FROM SUCH
ALTERATIONS OF SPECIFICATIONS. ANY INTERPRETATION OR DEVIATION OF
THESE RULES IS LEFT TO THE DISCRETION OF THE PROMOTER/TRACK OFFICIALS.
PROMOTER/OFFICIAL DECISIONS ARE FINAL.