TVQMA Quarter Midget Racing Livermore, CA

TVQMA 2016 Race #1 Recap

Jerad Hill News

Quarter Midget Families kicked off the month of May at TVQMA with a day of racing. This Sunday race was a rescheduled race from the rained out March race. It was warmer at the track than it has been in the past weeks so many found themselves making adjustments throughout the day to account for a warmer track.

We had a rocky start to the day when we found all of the transponders with no charge. To get through qualifying we had many TVQMA families step up and allow their personal transponders to be used on a multitude of cars that typically use track transponders. Thank you to all of you who loaned your transponders to other drivers so we could keep the race day going.

Coming off our doubleheader two weeks ago, we were all looking forward to a shorter race day. TVQMA President Tom D’Arcy promised a race conclusion of 5:30pm. The race did conclude at 5:30pm. Sunday races can be tough so thanks to everybody for sticking it out.

The competition was steep this weekend. We saw some tight races with close finishes. It was very exciting to watch and made for an emotional day for some.

As the year progresses our Junior and Senior Novice classes are getting more comfortable with their cars and the track. It is really cool to see these kids grow so quickly as drivers as each race presents a new challenge for them.

logo-frealF’real Milkshakes provided TVQMA with tasty treats to offer to our drivers from the concession booth. You could see kids throughout the day enjoying a variety of flavors from F’real and the race winner for each class received a F’real hat. To show our thanks, make sure to follow F’real on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Our next race is May 21st. Online Race Registration will open in the next few days. For some, this weekend will be a doubleheader as TVQMA hosts the Howard Memorial Race. Track records are up for grabs as this once-a-year race brings stiff competition to TVQMA. You will be able to register your drivers online for both weekend race events.

There is a lot of racing going on in our region. With multiple tracks to choose from, gaining experience comes from driving different tracks. TVQMA has been blessed with drivers joining us from other tracks and clubs. Make sure you are providing your driver with well-rounded experience by driving different tracks.

TVQMA Race Day Pro Tip – Did you know that you can get breakfast at the track? The breakfast burritos and homemade waffles are fantastic. If you have not had breakfast at the track, you are missing out. Make sure you stop by the concession booth for your next race day meal. It won’t disappoint.

Here are a few photos from the day. I spent more time filming than taking photos this race. I will do my best to get a video edited and put up soon.

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TVQMA Race 2 & 3 Recap Photo & Video

Jerad Hill News

Due to rain, we had a late start to the racing season. Race #1 was originally scheduled for March 12th. Due to rain, it was rescheduled to May 1st.

Our season opener was also the kick off to the Regional Rumble series which led to a larger than average car count. Race #2, which fell on Saturday, April 16th, was a busy day for many of us. With a final car count of 86, it made for a long day. A race of that size typically spans two days. We did not anticipate having such a large turn-out for this race.

TVQMA Race #2 and the Regional Rumble took place on Saturday. Many families arrived Friday afternoon to get some practice in before the race weekend and you could hear tires on the track as late as 10pm. It was a warm weekend, but the track experienced a nice breeze that lasted all day. Everybody was ready to go as practice started moments after the drivers meeting. Practice and qualifying took quite a bit of time. This was due to the large car count we did not anticipate on having. The heat race, B-Mains and A-Mains ran into the night ending with awards at around 11:30pm. This is not normal for us, but a race of this size takes time. Sunday’s race ended much earlier.

TVQMA Race #3 was a more relaxed day with a smaller car count, however, some families who traveled from other tracks stuck around to race day two. It was about five degrees hotter but the nice breeze had left us so the temperature on the track was quite warm. After a late Saturday night, we wanted to finish this race as early as possible so things ran pretty smooth.

Check back soon for race stats from Tri-Valley Quarter Midget Association Race 2 & 3.

TVQMA would like to thank all of the families who came out and raced and especially the families who came to visit from other tracks to race with us. We love having families from other tracks in the region race with us and encourage you all to join us for additional club races as our season continues.

Remember that spectating is free at TVQMA races. If you want to bring family or friends to watch the race, please do. We also have Arrive and Drive Promo Days and Quarter Midget Training available to those who are interested in learning more about Quarter Midget Racing.

We would like to thank all of the volunteers who worked to make this race weekend a success. It was a long weekend with a lot of racing, but it was a lot of fun. It would not have happened if it was not for our full-time volunteers and those who helped fill volunteer positions throughout the race day. From the moment registration opened at 8am to the awards late in the evening, some volunteers worked the entire day only taking momentary breaks between classes to grab a bite to eat. We thank you for your commitment to the TVQMA Club and to Quarter Midget Racing.

Below is a video and some photos from the race. I was not able to capture too many photos, so I apologize for not including more classes in the gallery below. This being my first race, I wanted to make sure my Jr. Novice son had my attention throughout the day. In the future, I will make sure to capture photos of more classes and get more coverage of the race as a whole.

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TVQMA Quarter Midget Racing Livermore, CA

TVQMA Quarter Midget Racing Livermore, CA

TVQMA Quarter Midget Racing Livermore, CA

TVQMA Quarter Midget Racing Livermore, CA

TVQMA Quarter Midget Racing Livermore, CA

TVQMA Quarter Midget Racing Livermore, CA

TVQMA Quarter Midget Racing Livermore, CA

TVQMA Quarter Midget Racing Livermore, CA

TVQMA Quarter Midget Racing Livermore, CA

TVQMA Quarter Midget Racing Livermore, CA

TVQMA Quarter Midget Racing Livermore, CA

TVQMA Quarter Midget Racing Livermore, CA

TVQMA Quarter Midget Racing Livermore, CA

TVQMA Quarter Midget Racing Livermore, CA

TVQMA Quarter Midget Racing Livermore, CA

TVQMA Quarter Midget Racing Livermore, CA

TVQMA Quarter Midget Racing Livermore, CA

TVQMA Quarter Midget Racing Livermore, CA

TVQMA Quarter Midget Racing Livermore, CA

TVQMA Quarter Midget Racing Livermore, CA

TVQMA Quarter Midget Racing Livermore, CA

TVQMA Quarter Midget Racing Livermore, CA

TVQMA Quarter Midget Racing Livermore, CA

TVQMA Quarter Midget Racing Livermore, CA

New Year, New Website

hillmediagroup News

It’s 2016 and TVQMA is starting the new year off with a new website. As we get closer to the beginning of this racing season, more information will be placed on the website. Here are some website related things to look out for.

Online Race Registration

We hope to have this ready for the first club race of the year. You will be able to pre-register your drivers online, which will cut down on time spent at the track in registration. More info on this soon!

NEWS!

We will be posting news and updates to the website, so make sure to come back often.

Race Results and Points Standings

We will update the website with race results and points standings after every race. Make sure to share that page with a friend!

New Photos and Videos

As the season begins we will start posting new photos and videos. We also will have a Youtube channel where we will showcase video from the race season. We may even call on some of you to provide us with some in car footage from your GoPro cameras so we can put together some nice videos throughout the year.

What do you think?

Let us know what you think about the new website in the comments below. You can also join us on social media by clicking on the icons at the very bottom of this page.