Just the FAQ's
How much does it cost to go watch? (back to the top)
Microd racing could be the best deal in exciting live entertainment in the area. Spectator admission is FREE!
Is Microd Racing dangerous? (back to the top)
Every activity your child participates in has an element of risk. Compared to literally any other type of athletic competition (football, baseball, softball, basketball, field hockey etc.) the Mid State Microd Club has a long-term excellent record of safety. Entire seasons go by without any driver injuries at all. Each year every Microd must pass a rigorous safety inspection by a team of experienced tech experts. Safety rules around the track and pit area are strictly enforced. The driver’s safety equipment includes a full-face helmet, five point seatbelt harness, roll cage and hand restraints (keeps the drivers hands inside the roll cage).
How fast do the cars go? (back to the top)
At Mid State's home track, Hillcrest Speedway, the youngest drivers will pace the 1/10th mile oval track in about 15 seconds (avg approx 22mph). The older drivers in the fastest class can run laps between 10 and 11 seconds averaging about 40mph with top speeds of over 50mph.
Can Girls participate? (back to the top)
About half the drivers (and champions) are girls!
I would like my child to try out a Microd (back to the top)
Test drive's are free. Contact any MMC member, Director or Officer to arrange your free test drive.
How old are the kids that participate? (back to the top)
Girls and boys aged 5 to 18 can participate. Drivers are separated and grouped in classes appropriate for their age and individual skill levels.
Where can I buy a Microd? (back to the top)
If you are moderately skilled at welding and fabricating you can build a Microd yourself by following the Rules and Plans, however there are lots of used cars available for sale every year as drivers "retire" from the sport. There are also a few skilled new car builders that will build you a Microd custom to your specifications.
As a parent I don't know anything about motors or cars. How could we do this? (back to the top)
Join the crowd! Most of the Handlers (Moms and/or Dads) started out knowing nothing and learned as they went along. There isn't a "race family" at the track that won't help you out or give you advice. It's a great group of people that are bonded by the sport.
How much does it cost to go Microd Racing? (back to the top)
Club membership and insurance fees can be entirely earned by the family for participating in the club's fundraising efforts (see how here). The tools used are very basic and found in most home tool boxes. Competing at the State level of the sport can get expensive, but at the local track racing can be done on a shoestring.
How long is the season? (back to the top)
The season begins in April with track clean-up and tech inspections. Racing starts early May and runs until mid September.
Do we have to be there every week? (back to the top)
Weekly participation is at your discretion. Every week a driver participates he/she collects points based on his/her finish that are collected over the course of the year. At the year’s end Awards Banquet each driver receives a trophy and is recognized for the place they finish overall.
When do they race? (back to the top)
Friday nights at 7:00 (practice starts earlier). See the schedule here.
Where is the track? (back to the top)
Hillcrest Speedway is on the corner of Wood Road and Elm Street Extension in Groton. See a map here.
How do I get started? (back to the top)
Contact any MMC member, Director or Officer to express you interest and anyone will help you get started.
For questions relating to the Mid-State Microd Club Website, write to the webmaster