New York State Microd Association



Microds are divided into three different divisions; Classic or "Woodframe" microds, Steel frame microds, and Open wheel microds. All divisions are powered by a one cylinder (lawnmower) engine. All cars are equipped with roll bars and seat belts for driver safety. Families either build the cars themselves to meet the standard specifications, or purchase used cars from families whose children have outgrown them.  Construction specifications are available in the official New York State Microd Association (NYSMA) plan book. 


There are several different competitive classes in each division based on driver's age and experience. The classes are defined by engine make and horsepower for drivers' ages 5 to 18 years old.


The drivers, girls and boys, can participate at both the state and local levels.  Racing begin in May and runs to September. Race nights consist of 8 lap heats, 12 lap eliminations (nobody is really eliminated), and 20 or 25 lap features in which drivers compete for points.


Within the New York State Microd Association there are five active clubs which are located in Cortland, Candor, Syracuse, Freeville and Sodus. Each club hosts an invitational race that earns the driver points toward the Tour Series Championship. There is plenty of fun and excitement when the clubs get together!


We hope this information will inspire you to consider becoming a spectator, sponsor, volunteer, or possibly even a participating family. If you should have any questions, contact a an officer or director listed in on this site or visit one of our Clubs nearest you.  We appreciate your interest and look forward to seeing you in the upcoming season!! 








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