Florida Midget Racing Association
Next race: July 30th at Showtime Speedway- St Pete , FL.

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The FMRA looks forward to seeing everybody at our next scheduled race, July 30th at Showtime Speedway!

Schedule for Showtime race 7/30/16:
Pit gates open @ 3:00  
Practice starts @ 4:00
Racing starts @ 7:00 * no heats/ feature only





Notice car owners:
1)
American Racing Tire Co. has changed distribution in the SE.
Our new tire distributer contact information is:
American Racing Tires South
601  Lake Way Place
Tullahoma, TN
828-360-5353 or TF 844-768-8427

*Tire pricing will stay the same as last year.


2)
All cars will need to run racing receivers with a effective date of next race. (this is coming from DSS as a track rule) 
This is a one-way radio system that the track tower can let a driver know of yellow flags and lining up for restarts ect.. DSS + Showtime are already using this system for regular classes and are asking us to do the same. Mike N. has talked to the RaceCeiver Co. and they will cut us a deal for the club.

Purchasing info:
Racercar Engineering
Scott McAllister
352-804-0078
RaceCeiver kit $85.00 for FMRA members.
1/ RaceCeiver, ear buds, + clip for $85.00( reg 100-120)


Desoto Speedway Q Auto & Injury Winner: Jimmy Wilkins 5/21/16.
Three in a row for the #11 team!

We had perfect weather and a good night of racing @ DSS.
There was good racing through the field, The race for the win came right to the finish line! We put a good clean race for the fans. The group did a great job with no cautions running a 25 lap race ( that is about 7 min to run 25 laps)!
No heats, 25 lap feature with 8 cars starting the feature, 7 cars finished(#2 DNF with a blown motor lap 5)
Desoto Speedway 
05-21-2016                  
T. Q. Midgets
1. 11 Jimmy Wilkens
2. 63 Mike Belusar
3. 42 Phil Haddad
4.  4 Ernie Teed
5. 7   Rob Kohler
6. 44 Scott Roboski
7. 58 Stu Chamberlain
8.   2 Sam Mancuso


FMRA voting results from the 5/21/16 vote for the following three rules changes:

1).Change approved vote 10 yes / 0 no, effective date if 1st race 2017.

  • Four cycle, dual overhead cam, four valve per cylinder fuel-injected, 750cc maximum. All parts must be factory stocked and be matching U.S. make and model. No cam changes allowed. No changes in brain box allowed. .015 clean-up allowed on heads. Non-performance changes. Oil pan, header and air box changes allowed. Clutches and shifters are permitted but no shifting allowed during races. All engines must be 2007 or earlier. Blowers, rotary engines and turbo engines are PROHIBITED. For 2014, 600cc engines may be run but only in their stock form as they came out of bike with no power commanders and must run on pump gas only. All other rules including engine age must be same a 750cc.

*Change to: All engines must be 5 years and older. (example motors must be 2011 or earlier)

2). Change approved vote 7 yes / 3 no ,effective next race

·        Weight shall be a minimum of 625 lbs. after the feature race. Maximum weight shall be 800 lbs. with normal amounts of fluids and without the driver.

*Change to:

·        Weight of car and driver shall be a minimum of 800 lbs. after the feature race with normal amounts of fluids.

3). Yes, all drivers will need to run racing receivers with a effective date of next race. (this is coming from DSS as a track rule) * We will be posting the purchase deal on this site and FB this week.
 
We also will be voting to make it a requirement for drivers to have a Racing Receiver one way radio w/start date TBD.  This is a one-way radio system that the track tower can let a driver know of yellow flags and lining up for restarts ect.. Tracks  (DSS + Showtime) are already using this system for regular classes and are asking us to do the same. Mike has talked to the RaceCeiver Co. and they will cut us a deal for the club. 1/ RaceCeiver, ear buds, + clip for $85.00( reg 100-120). Note : the new owners @ Citrus have already let us know that this will be mandatory at their track when reopening.



Note to All Driver's and Owner's: payment of their FMRA membership is due prior to racing  in order to participate in the 2016 action. (see Rob)

Membership costs are:

$45.00 Car Owner

$45.00 Driver

$85.00 Owner/Driver

$15.00 Points Fund per race (taken out of payout @ each race)

$15.00 Temporary Drivers Permit * payable at event (2 Race Maximum).

* Rule Clarification: Drivers  may race in an FMRA event by purchasing a Temporary permit. However all cars must be registered and all car owners must be a member in good standing to participate.


Announcing a new points series sponsor for 2016:

Q Auto & Injury Attorneys:Bradenton , FL
Toll Free 1-800-332-1992


2015 Season:

*CONGRATULATIONS*
ROB KOHLER 2015 FMRA CHAMPION


    Rob Kohler drove 5 different cars winning features in 3 of them to capture the 2015 Driver's Championship

 MIKE NELSON 2015 "ROOKIE OF THE YEAR"




    Mike Nelson drove the # 17 to "Rookie of the Year" Honors as well as a 2nd place finish in Driver's points.





         


WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF OUR 2015 SPONSORS FOR HELPLING MAKE THIS PAST YEAR A GREAT ONE!








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