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Sprint (Micro)

Learning Resources

Tips On Choosing Micro Sprint Books

Micro Sprint cars can be built from a pre-fab chassis or from a scratch design. In either circumstance, it is useful for you to have a good knowledge of vehicle dynamics so that the handling of the car can be understood during setup and racing. We suggest starting with a book on vehicle dynamics, preferably including oval/circle track racing.

For both pre-fab and scratch builders, we would also suggest a book on chassis and suspension setup for circle track which is useful in understanding the particular hardware associated with the car. For scratch builders, we would suggest books on chassis/suspension design and metal fabrication to begin with.

Look for books that cover both dirt and asphalt.

Learning Resources Filter Instructions
Book Category 
Topic (Level)
Vehicle Type
Resource Type
Chassis
Advanced Race Car Chassis Technology: Winning Chassis Design and Setup for Circle Track and Road Race Cars
Advanced Race Car Chassis Technology: Winning Chassis Design and Setup for Circle Track and Road Race Cars
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Primarily aimed at circle track racing cars, this book provides broad coverage of stock or circle track car handling principles. It includes weight dynamics, suspension, aerodynamics, gearing and safety information as well as dirt and asphalt setup information.

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Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Chassis ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Aerodynamics ( Basic)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
Midget (Full Size)
Midget (Quarter)
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Book Resource
Chassis
Chassis Engineering: Chassis Design, Building & Tuning for High Performance Handling
Chassis Engineering: Chassis Design, Building & Tuning for High Performance Handling
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Chassis Engineering is a great introduction to race car design. In a practical and down-to-earth way, it covers the fundamentals of how race cars handle and the requirements for designing and constructing a car. The book includes chapters on chassis design, suspension design, frame construction, aerodynamics and tuning. Overall it provides the reader with the foundation of how the key components of a race car work and interact together. Read full review

Get "Chassis Engineering: Chassis Design, Building & Tuning for High Performance Handling":
Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Aerodynamics ( Basic)
Bar Stool Racer
Drag Racer (Junior Dragster)
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Dune Buggy
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
Kart
Midget (Full Size)
Midget (Quarter)
Off-road Truck
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Quad/ATV
Rally
Rider Mower
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Street Rod
Supercar
CycleKart
Book Resource
Chassis
Dirt Track Chassis and Suspension: Advanced Setup and Design Technology for Dirt Track Racing
Dirt Track Chassis and Suspension: Advanced Setup and Design Technology for Dirt Track Racing
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Technical guide to the design and setup of dirt track race cars. Includes chapters on dirt chassis theory and design, chassis tuning, setup tips and driving tips.

Get "Dirt Track Chassis and Suspension: Advanced Setup and Design Technology for Dirt Track Racing":
Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Midget (Full Size)
Midget (Quarter)
Off-road Truck
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Book Resource
Chassis
Racing Chassis and Suspension Design: PT-90
Racing Chassis and Suspension Design: PT-90
3.5 Stars (3.5 / 5)

A compilation of 27 SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) papers selected by racing engineer legend Carroll Smith which focus on chassis and suspension design for pure race cars. These papers provide deep insights and practical and usable information for chassis and race car designers.

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Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Dune Buggy
Midget (Full Size)
Off-road Truck
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Quad/ATV
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
Book Resource
Chassis
The Race Car Chassis : Design, Structures and Materials for Road, Drag and Circle Track Open- and Closed-Wheel Chassis
The Race Car Chassis : Design, Structures and Materials for Road, Drag and Circle Track Open- and Closed-Wheel Chassis
4 Stars (4 / 5)

Aspiring designers will find Forbes Aird's book on chassis design to be a good introduction to the fundamental purposes, structures and materials of race car (or road car) chassis. What the book might lack in formulas and design calculations, it makes up for in sheer breadth of chassis design and construction ideas. It provides sufficient information to the reader to leave them with a solid understanding of the various chassis types, materials and construction so they can make informed choices about designing their own chassis. Read full review

Get "The Race Car Chassis : Design, Structures and Materials for Road, Drag and Circle Track Open- and Closed-Wheel Chassis":
Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
Drag Racer (Junior Dragster)
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Dune Buggy
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
Midget (Full Size)
Midget (Quarter)
Off-road Truck
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Quad/ATV
Rally
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Supercar
Book Resource
Fasteners/Joining
Carroll Smith's Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners and Plumbing Handbook
Carroll Smith's Nuts, Bolts, Fasteners and Plumbing Handbook
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Teaches how to use the correct fasteners and fastener materials. This book includes extensive information on fatigue properties, joints, mounts, and vehicle plumbing.

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Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Materials/Fabrication ( Advanced)
Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Advanced)
Drag Racer (Junior Dragster)
Drag Racer (Production-Based)
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
GT
Midget (Full Size)
Midget (Quarter)
Off-road Truck
Pickup truck (Custom Off-road)
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Rally
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Supercar
Touring Car
CycleKart
Book Resource
Materials/Fabrication
Advanced Automotive Welding
Advanced Automotive Welding
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Advanced Automotive welding teaches basic and advanced welding skills specifically geared toward race car construction. Joint types, metal types, and welding processes such as TIG, MIG, oxy-acetylene and stick welding are covered. Includes projects such as roll cage, seat supports, floor pan and others.

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Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Advanced)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Advanced)
Autocross/Solo (Entry-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Top-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Mid-Level)
Bar Stool Racer
Drag Racer (Junior Dragster)
Drag Racer (Production-Based)
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Dune Buggy
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
GT
Kart
Midget (Full Size)
Midget (Quarter)
Off-road Truck
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Quad/ATV
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Touring Car
Book Resource
Materials/Fabrication
Engineer To Win: The essential guide to racing car materials technology
Engineer To Win: The essential guide to racing car materials technology
5 Stars (5 / 5)

A comprehensive, easy-to-read guide on metallurgy (metal properties), fastening and plumbing. The book applies this information to many aspects of race cars with the goal of building cars that do not break or leak.

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Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Advanced)
Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Materials/Fabrication ( Advanced)
Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Advanced)
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
Kart
Midget (Full Size)
Midget (Quarter)
Off-road Truck
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Book Resource
Materials/Fabrication
How To Weld
How To Weld
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

A complete guide for beginner welders on the history, safety, equipment and techniques for welding. The book covers metal fabrication tools, types and properties of metals, welding joint designs, gas welding, brazing, arc welding (MIG, TIG, stick) and cutting. It also includes sample exercises to help the reader practice what they have learned.

Get "How To Weld":
Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Materials/Fabrication ( Advanced)
Autocross/Solo (Entry-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Top-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Mid-Level)
Bar Stool Racer
Drag Racer (Junior Dragster)
Drag Racer (Production-Based)
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Dune Buggy
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
GT
Kart
Midget (Full Size)
Midget (Quarter)
Off-road Truck
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Quad/ATV
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Touring Car
CycleKart
Book Resource
Materials/Fabrication
Metal Fabricator's Handbook
Metal Fabricator's Handbook
4 Stars (4 / 5)

Teaches welding techniques, metal forming, hammerforming and practical metal fabrication projects. Project include forming custom body panels, tanks, roll cages/safety cells and exhaust headers.

Get "Metal Fabricator's Handbook":
Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Materials/Fabrication ( Advanced)
Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Advanced)
Autocross/Solo (Entry-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Top-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Mid-Level)
Bar Stool Racer
Custom Street/Import
Drag Racer (Junior Dragster)
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Dune Buggy
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
Kart
Midget (Full Size)
Midget (Quarter)
Off-road Truck
Pickup truck (Custom Off-road)
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Quad/ATV
Rally
Rider Mower
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Street Rod
Supercar
CycleKart
Book Resource
Materials/Fabrication
Professional Sheet Metal Fabrication
Professional Sheet Metal Fabrication
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Teaches the details of professional sheet metal fabrication including shaping, cutting, and joining . The books also includes how to plan sheet metal projects, acquire tools, repair dents, patch panels, copy shapes and finish the final products.

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Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Materials/Fabrication ( Advanced)
Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Advanced)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Advanced)
Drag Racer (Production-Based)
Midget (Full Size)
Midget (Quarter)
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Street Rod
Supercar
Book Resource
Powertrain
David Vizard's How to Build Horsepower
David Vizard's How to Build Horsepower
5 Stars (5 / 5)

A guide to designing the engine as a system and constructing it to produce maximum horsepower. The design aspects use the airflow through each part of the engine as a basis for instruction. Provides detailed information on how to select, modify and tune each component to work at peak efficiency with others in the engine.

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Powertrain ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Advanced)
Autocross/Solo (Top-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Mid-Level)
Custom Street/Import
Drag Racer (Production-Based)
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
GT
Midget (Full Size)
Midget (Quarter)
Off-road Truck
Pickup truck (Custom Off-road)
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Quad/ATV
Rally
Rider Mower
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Street Rod
Supercar
Touring Car
Book Resource
Powertrain
Racing Engine Builder's Handbook: How to Build Winning Drag, Circle Track, Marine and Road Racing Engines
Racing Engine Builder's Handbook: How to Build Winning Drag, Circle Track, Marine and Road Racing Engines
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Practical tips and techniques on building a racing engine. This book covers applications such as drag racing, circle track, road racing and boats. The author's approach looks at math used in modifications, combined with examples and guidance on when and how to apply complimentary modifcations.

Get "Racing Engine Builder's Handbook: How to Build Winning Drag, Circle Track, Marine and Road Racing Engines":
Powertrain ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Advanced)
Drag Racer (Production-Based)
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
GT
Midget (Full Size)
Midget (Quarter)
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
Touring Car
Book Resource
Vehicle Dynamics/Handling
How to Make Your Car Handle
How to Make Your Car Handle
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Teaches how to improve vehicle handling through suspension and chassis modifications and understanding vehicle dynamics. Includes basic suspension theory on roll centers, roll axis, camber change, bump steer, anti-dive, ride rate, ride balance as well practical chassis modifications.

Get "How to Make Your Car Handle":
Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Chassis ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Aerodynamics ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Basic)
Construction/Assy ( Advanced)
Autocross/Solo (Entry-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Top-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Mid-Level)
Custom Street/Import
Dune Buggy
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
GT
Kart
Midget (Full Size)
Midget (Quarter)
Off-road Truck
Pickup truck (Custom Off-road)
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Rally
Rider Mower
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Street Rod
Supercar
Touring Car
Book Resource
Vehicle Dynamics/Handling
Race Car Vehicle Dynamics (R146)
Race Car Vehicle Dynamics (R146)
5 Stars (5 / 5)

A comprehensive book on the vehicle dynamics of race cars (and applicable to road cars). Includes the most in-depth theoretical knowledge about vehicle handling, suspension and dynamics available in a single book. Along with clear explanations of principles there is a large mathematical component for engineering design. Can be used as a university textbook for vehicle engineering/Formula SAE/Student.

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Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Autocross/Solo (Top-Level)
Autocross/Solo (Mid-Level)
Custom Street/Import
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Dune Buggy
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
GT
Midget (Full Size)
Off-road Truck
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Rally
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Supercar
Touring Car
Book Resource
Vehicle Dynamics/Handling
Tune to Win: The art and science of race car development and tuning
Tune to Win: The art and science of race car development and tuning
5 Stars (5 / 5)

The fundamentals of race car vehicle dynamics in a clear, well-written text. Explains suspension, weight dynamics and vehicle handling behaviours in a way that permits the designer to understand cause and effect and improve their race car design, vehicle tuning and even driving.

Get "Tune to Win: The art and science of race car development and tuning":
Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Aerodynamics ( Basic)
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
GT
Midget (Full Size)
Midget (Quarter)
Off-road Truck
Pickup truck (Custom Off-road)
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Rally
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Supercar
Touring Car
Book Resource
Whole Car (Design and Build)
How to Build Motorcycle-engined Racing Cars
How to Build Motorcycle-engined Racing Cars
4 Stars (4 / 5)

How to design and construct a motorcycle engine powered race car. This book explains how select and integrate the engine into a car as well as the design of the other aspects such as chassis, powertrain, brakes, fuel, coolant and electrics.

Get "How to Build Motorcycle-engined Racing Cars":
Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Advanced)
Aerodynamics ( Basic)
Materials/Fabrication ( Basic)
Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
Electrical ( Basic)
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Dune Buggy
Formula (Non-wing)
Formula (Winged)
Kart
Midget (Quarter)
Quad/ATV
Sport Racer/Sports Prototype
Sprint (Micro)
Book Resource
Whole Car (Design)
Race Car Engineering & Mechanics
Race Car Engineering & Mechanics
5 Stars (5 / 5)

Paul Van Valkenburgh's guide to understanding how the many components of the entire race car fit and work together. He provides design theory and practical information on tires, wheels, suspension geometry, springs, anti-roll bars, brakes, aerodynamics, handling, engine supports, chassis, safety and even racing operations such as testing and pit lane procedures.

Get "Race Car Engineering & Mechanics":
Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Chassis ( Basic)
Chassis ( Advanced)
Suspension ( Basic)
Suspension ( Advanced)
Powertrain ( Basic)
Powertrain ( Advanced)
Aerodynamics ( Basic)
Aerodynamics ( Advanced)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Basic)
Safety/Ergo/Interior ( Advanced)
Fasteners/Joining ( Basic)
Autocross/Solo (Top-Level)
Custom Street/Import
Drag Racer (Junior Dragster)
Drag Racer (Scratch-Built)
Dune Buggy
Kart
Midget (Full Size)
Midget (Quarter)
Pickup Truck (Scratch-built)
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
Stock Car (Scratch-built /Late Model)
Stock Car (Production-Based)
Book Resource
Whole Car (Preparation)
Mini Sprint/Micro Midget Chassis Technology
Mini Sprint/Micro Midget Chassis Technology
4.5 Stars (4.5 / 5)

Chassis setup and tuning guide for Mini Sprint and Micro Midget cars. Includes step-by-step chassis setup, chassis alignment, coil-over and torsion bar suspensions, track tuning, handling problem troubleshooting, wings and adjustments.

Get "Mini Sprint/Micro Midget Chassis Technology":
Dynamics/Handling ( Basic)
Dynamics/Handling ( Advanced)
Chassis ( Basic)
Suspension ( Basic)
Midget (Quarter)
Sprint (Micro)
Book Resource

Sanctioning Bodies/Organizers

Region 
Race Car Type
Australia
Microsprints Australia

Microsprints Australia

Sprint (Micro)
Canada
Ohsweken Speedway

Ohsweken Speedway (Canada)

Sprint (Micro)
USA
USAC

United States Automobile Club

Midget (Full Size)
Midget (Quarter)
Sprint (Full Size)
Sprint (Micro)
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