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Coming to a track near you.

The AMCA Bandit Dwarfs are a group of racers running a series of events on dirt and asphalt tracks.


First established as a series in 2016, AMCA Bandit Dwarf Cars is not a traditional dwarf car racing club, but instead it is a series that is made up of race teams from multiple dwarf car clubs and independent race teams belonging to no club. The series started in 2016 with a core group of six Washington dwarfs and four Okanogan dwarf cars and has continued to grow since. With the onset of Covid 19 in 2020, our season was severely hindered with only four races ran and an average of only six-cars with the Canadian border closed. In 2021, with the border still closed with Canada, our average car count increased to twelve, despite not having our Canadian race teams join us for a second straight season.  

Since the end of the 2021 season, AMCA Bandit Dwarf Cars has already picked up another four American race teams who have committed to racing with us in 2022.  In addition, we have another three individuals still looking for cars so they can join us this coming season.  With the potential of the Canadian border opening again for the 2022, AMCA expects a great average car count at all our events this coming season. 


Dwarf Cars are 5/8 replicas of 1928 to 1948 coupes, sedans, and panel trucks. They run with open-wheels and have all sheet metal bodies. Dwarfs are race chassis that you can buy or even build yourself. Dwarfs are powered by a street motorcycle engine up to 1250 cc. However, most dwarfs today run fuel injected 1000 to 1200cc Suzuki, Kawasaki, Honda, and Yamaha engines The engines are rotated 90 degrees from normal motorcycle installations, with the chain sprocket removed and a coupling installed for a drive shaft. The drive shaft connects to the rear differential that is typically a 10-bolt Toyota rear end because of the number of available gear sizes.  They are altered so the right axle is around 12 inches, and the left axle is around 30 inches, due to the offset inside the cars. Quick-change rear end differentials are also permitted to facilitate easier changing of gears when racing at a variety of different racetracks as AMCA Bandits do. 

AMCA Bandit Dwarf Cars width cannot exceed 62 inches and a wheelbase length of 73” + 1 inch. Current AMCA rules require each dwarf car to weigh a minimum of 1000 lbs. without the driver for safety and 1200 lbs. with the driver for competition. With the dwarf cars sometimes exceeding 180 horsepower to the ground, the power to weight ratio is awesome when running with 8” tires.


AMCA Bandit Dwarf Cars run points races on both dirt and asphalt throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia Canada. AMCA Bandit Dwarf Cars has two subseries: the United States, and the International Challenge Series. The US Challenge Series runs one and two-day shows on both dirt and asphalt in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.  The International Challenge Series runs only two-day asphalt shows in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia, Canada. Both series together, they are the AMCA Bandit Dwarf Car Grand Championship Series, where the total points earned from each subseries are added together to determine the Grand Champion. 

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AMCA Bandit Series and Drivers are a a great way to advertise your business.


AMCA is a regional racing series that participates at 10 or more tracks in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and British Columbia, Canada. The series’ geographical footprint over the large area provides widespread exposure to both racers and motorsports fans alike, making AMCA Bandit Dwarf Cars an ideal series to promote your products and services to your most likely consumers.




12817 N Craig Rd, Nine Mile Falls, WA 99026

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