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Quarter Midget racing is a form of automobile racing. The adult size midget being raced during the start of quarter midget racing, used an oval track of one fifth of a mile in length. An adult size midget in the s and s could reach miles per hour, while the single cylinder 7 cubic inch quarter midget engine could make available a speed of 30 miles per hour In a rookie class Called novices , or one quarter the speed of the adult car. Most of the competitive classes run speeds near 45 miles per hour. Current upper class quarter midgets can exceed 45 miles per hour, but remain safe due to the limited size of the track.