Newmanstown, Pa. - A very special night is planned for this Saturday, April 19, at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway, when the club salutes Ivan Stoltzfus, who plans to drive his John Deere tractor across the United States to raise money and awareness for veterans wounded in battle.
Across America For Wounded Heroes is a Wounded Warrior project and Stoltzfus, along with his specially modified John Deere (named "the Johnabilt") and support team, will be on hand at the Clyde this Saturday as he prepares to kick off his journey. The official starting date for his trip, by the way, is one week after the appearance at Clyde Martin, on Saturday, April 26.
A.J. Blosenski Trash Hauling Recycling, along with longtime Lanco competitor Dick Huzzard and his wife Louise, are sponsoring AAFWH Night at the Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway. Huzzard served in the Vietnam War so the Wounded Warrior project is near and dear to him. He enlisted the help of his employer, A.J. Blosenski, for Saturday's event sponsorship at the Clyde. Huzzard is planning a very special and very patriotic opening ceremony that will feature Stoltzfus and the Johnabilt, along with the camper that he will tow behind the tractor on his cross-country trek.
As we bring the 2013 year to a close we can look back at some of the great memories from this season that has made it a success. A packed house for our Fan Appreciation Day that helped us raise over $9,000 for the Christ Home for children along with a truckload of food to stock their pantry, a nice Memorial Day weekend, a great slingshot return to The Clyde, sun for the speedweek show, everyone enduring our way through Labor Day weekend, AND ONLY 2 RAINOUTS…
1. Car mishandling, i.e. if low tire causes mishandling, the car is retired, otherwise it may continue. A flat tire will be an immediate cause for removal from the race. Exception, the left front, but it must be on both beads. Cars that are an immediate threat to the safety of other competitors due to mishandling or an erratic line on the track will be cause for an immediate caution flag followed by disqualification.
Note: The change allows cars to be DQ'd if they pose a safety threat to other competitors due to mishandling or an erratic line.
Rule Change 2
XII.Penalties: Section A
5. Any car having four wheels on the infield may return to the track in a safe manner without improving position. If the driver improves his/her position he/she will be penalized.
Note: The change removes the words “no cutting corners.”
The track itself is a 1/8 mile clay oval with banked turns offering five divisions of micro-midget racing each night. (250cc two stroke air cooled sportsman, 125cc two stroke water cooled, 250cc four stroke, 270cc two stroke water cooled, and 600cc four cylinder) With the most recent improvements completed in the fall of 2006. The famous track is considered to be a jewel and is highly known for many things. Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway, also known as Lanco, offers great views, the concessions are one of the best, the spectator bleachers are superb, along with clean restrooms. Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway ranks among one of the top tracks anywhere on the east coast. The facilities and the track offer the best racing and family entertainment. 2012 is our 55th season of promoting professional micro-midget racing. We welcome you to the "Biggest Little Track" known as the "Clyde".