Major changes abound for 2003 WTQMA season

The WTQMA recently announced major changes for the 2003 racing season. The WTQMA will, for the first time since its inception, run a complete season without wings. During the past two seasons the WTQMA has run a partial schedule of non-wing races...

The WTQMA recently announced major changes for the 2003 racing season. The WTQMA will, for the first time since its inception, run a complete season without wings. During the past two seasons the WTQMA has run a partial schedule of non-wing races including several leading up to the United Midget Racing Association's prestigious Rushville Nationals which are run without wings.

The WTQMA also decided to disallow chain driven cars for the upcoming season. In recent years, the WTQMA has allowed modified midgets, and certain types of minisprints to compete. All cars will have to be shaft driven with the driveshaft between the drivers legs.

Along with these changes the WTQMA has also mandated new safety improvements. Starting with the first race of 2003 the WTQMA will require both right and left side cage nets, and will also mandate sfi approved roll cage padding. Cage nets will be made available at the track at a price yet to be determined.

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