Yes, midget cars are the perfect embodiment of everything a racecar should be. Allow us to explain. As a close relative to sprint cars, midget cars are a long-running dirt track favorite across the country. But despite their long and storied history , many people are still unfamiliar with these small but mighty racing machines. Where did they come from?
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Midget cars , also speedcars in Australia , is a class of racing cars. The cars are very small with a very high power-to-weight ratio and typically use four cylinder engines. They originated in the United States in the s and are raced on most continents. There is a worldwide tour and national midget tours in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. Typically, these four cylinder engine cars have horsepower kW to horsepower kW and weigh pounds kg. Some early major midget car manufacturers include Kurtis Kraft s to s and Solar — Midgets are intended to be driven for races of relatively short distances, usually 2.