QMA Grand National Events
Traditionally (until 2019), QMA has held three Grand National Races each year: the Eastern Grands (for clubs east of the Mississippi), the Western Grands (for clubs west of the Mississippi), and the Dirt Grands (which often was in the eastern half of the United States but attempted to cycle around). Each of the Grand National races is a 4-7 day stand-alone event.
QMA Event Sizes
Quarter Midget events have historically drawn as many as 1000 cars to a National Event. The following chart shows the sizes of the QMA Grand National Events over time:
USAC National Events
Unlike QMA, where Grand National Races are stand-alone events, USAC's quarter midget program runs two series of national races (one for pavement and one for dirt) and crowns a champion based on overall points in the series. Traditionally, a driver must participate in at least three of the National Races in order to run for points and one of those races must be the Battle of the Brickyard at Indianapolis. Unfortunately, USAC was unable to schedule the Brickyard race in 2020.