2019 NCQMA St. Patrick’s Day Trophy Race

2019 NCQMA St. Patrick’s Day Trophy Race

NCQMA will kick off the 2019 season with a St. Patrick’s Day Trophy Race on March 16, 2019! This will be an amazing event with a 60 lap Jr Honda feature, 80 lap Sr Honda feature, and 80 lap Hvy Honda feature. The 1st place finishers in each of these classes will win a new Honda engine! We will also have regular races for all other classes with a trophy presentation at the end of the day. See below for complete information and rules.


Event Information

  • Online registration will close Thursday, March 14, at 10PM. Race fees for online registration are $30 for the first car and $15 for each additional car for the same driver. You may choose to pay online via Paypal or pay via cash/check at the event when you register online.
  • We will also have late registration available at the event on Saturday morning. The cost for in person late registration is $40 for the first car and $20 for each additional car for the same driver. We are only able to accept cash or check if you choose to pay at the event.
  • We will offer FREE Friday practice to anyone planning to race this event and also controlled practice from 9:30 – 10:15AM on Saturday morning.
  • Race Day Order: Jr Honda, Sr Honda, Hvy Honda, Red Rookie, Blue Rookie, Sr Animal, Jr Animal, Hvy 160, Lt 160, Hvy WF, Lt WF, Unrestricted Animal.
  • Race Day Schedule:
    • Opening duties – 8:00 AM (all NCQMA families present please help with opening/closing duties)
    • Sign-ins & late registration – 8:30 – 9:15AM
    • Controlled practice – 9:30 – 10:15AM
    • Drivers’ meeting – 10:30AM
    • Batch qualifying, lower mains, and A Mains to follow
    • Trophy presentation after the conclusion of tech
  • If the event is cancelled due to weather, Sunday March 17, will be used as a rain date ONLY for the Jr Honda, Sr Honda and Hvy Honda races.

General Rules

  • Fuel must be 87 octane purchased from the Pilot Travel Center at 985 Peeler Road, Salisbury, NC 28147 (exit 71 off I-85).
  • Tires will be marked after qualifying. You must run qualifying tires in the A Main.
  • Starting order will be set by batch qualifying. Transponders are required.
    • We will follow USAC rules for determining lower and A Main lineups.
  • Top 3 in each class will receive a trophy. We must have at least 3 drivers registered in each class in order to race that class. Some Lt and Hvy classes may be combined if there aren’t enough cars to constitute a class alone.

Jr, Sr, & Hvy Honda Engine Race Rules & Information

  • There must be at least 10 cars registered in the class in order to give away an engine for that class.
  • Jr Honda will run 60 laps total with a 2 minute break after the first 30 laps. Sr Honda and Hvy Honda will each run 80 laps total with a 2 minute break after the first 40 laps.
  • During the 2 minute break, cars will be stopped on the track. During that time you may make any adjustments that time allows with the exception of adding fuel or changing tires.
    • If you need to change tires due to damage, you will restart at the back of the field.
    • Anyone still working on their car at the end of the 2 minute break will restart at the back of the field.
  • Winners may select from Flash Products or Baker Racing Engines for their engine.

Event Registration

The deadline to submit your online race registration is Thursday, March 14th, at 10PM.

You may choose to pay online via PayPal or pay at the event with cash or check. Please note that we are unable to accept credit cards at the event.

We will also offer in-person late registration Saturday morning, but the cost is $40 for the first car and $20 for each additional car for the same driver.

Online registration has closed. You may still register in person at the event on 3/16 from 8:30AM - 9:15AM.


Questions or Registration Issues?

General Questions? See our Contact Us page for BOD contact information.

Registration or website related problems? Contact Andrea Thomas at 704-604-3960 or andreathomasnc@yahoo.com.