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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