Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway
Written by Barry Angstadt   
Friday, 29 January 2016 17:58

National_Midget_2016.jpgLanco’s Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway in Newmanstown, Pa. has joined the 2016 USAC Pennsylvania Midget Week slate. The one-eighth-mile dirt oval will host the third night of the four-race swing, on August 16.

"We are beyond excited and proud to host an event of this magnitude," said Lanco President Jim Harrington, Jr. "We know what a jewel we have in the Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway and now we can showcase our track and facility to a national touring group - the USAC National Midget Series. It's going to be an epic night based on the success we had with our first ARDC Midget race last July. We can't wait until the stars of USAC take on the Clyde Martin clay." 

Cars Needed for Lanco Display at Reading Fairgrounds Mall Car Show
Written by Tim Bortz   
Thursday, 14 January 2016 00:00

One of the highest attended off-season racing events is the Reading Fairgrounds Mall Car Show. The 2016 edition will be held from February 4th to February 6th. Lanco will once again have a display at this marquee event. In the display we will have room for Lanco members to display their cars. This is a great opportunity to get your sponsors exposure to a large audience. There is no cost to members that have their cars in the Lanco dispay and the car will not have to perform a work party for the 2016 season. If you are interested in having your car in the display or have any questions, please contact Chris Snyder at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Lanco To Host 2016 ARDC Opener; More Money In Four-Stroke Purse; Car Show & New Clay
Written by Barry Angstadt   
Monday, 14 December 2015 00:08

Breaking News...
A grand experiment conducted on Independence Day of 2015 proved so successful that it is being doubled for the 2016 racing campaign at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway.
When the ARDC Midgets performed - for the first time ever - on the progressively banked Clyde Martin oval on the Fourth of July, the clay tossing, slide job throwing, highly competitive program proved conclusively that the mighty Midgets could present an entertaining show at the Newmanstown speed plant. Overwhelmingly positive reviews of the inaugural Star Spangled Havoc event have led to not only a repeat performance in 2016, but also a second race for the ARDC organization at the Clyde.
The American Racing Drivers Club will begin its 77th season under Lanco's lights on April 2nd. Ryan Greth, who triumphed in July's Star Spangled Havoc event, will lead the ARDC contingent back to the Clyde as they team up with the Wingless 600cc Micro-Sprints to present the No Wing Spring Fling, the earliest opening night in many, many years for the Lanco group. 

More Than 300 Salute 2015 Lanco Champions at Annual Awards Banquet
Written by Barry Angstadt   

A crowd of over 300 turned out to salute the 2015 point champions and special award winners on Saturday night at the Lancaster Host Resort & Conference Center in Lancaster, PA, as Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway presented its annual awards banquet.

Taking home the largest quantity of hardware and biggest chunk of point fund money was Lititz, PA chauffeur Mike Rutherford. The "Master of the Micros" earned his fourth point title in the Clyde's 600cc division and also chalked up his fourth consecutive (and fifth overall) championship in the 270cc Class.

While he only managed two feature wins in 600cc competition, Rutherford used season-long consistency to emerge as champion after a hard fought, down to the wire battle with Heath Hehnly. This point crown is a special one, too, because it came in his own car and his fourth title pulls him into a tie with Hehnly for most 600cc championships since the class became part of the weekly menu at the Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway in 2005.

2016 Rules Change Log

See Rulebook for specific language as this is a summary only.
  1. Chain guard or armguard panel must be installed on all cars where chains are exposed to the driver. If no armguard is installed, the chain guard must meet the same thickness requirements as the firewall.
  2. There will be no new inspections on practice day or the first scheduled points race of the season unless a waiver is acquired. The waiver policy will be defined in the Club Policies. If the scheduled opener is rained out, new inspections may occur the following week.
  3. 2015 rules allowed one jump start without penalty. Change rule to: Any car jumping the start in a race, the yellow will come out and the offending driver will be penalized two spots (this will not count as a stop for the offending driver). If the offending driver jumps the start a second time in the same race, the yellow will come out and the driver will be sent to the rear of the field. If the driver jumps the start a third time in the same race, he will be disqualified from that event. If this occurs in a heat race, they may attempt to requalify through the consolation race. If this occurs in a feature they will sacrifice all points and payout for the night.
  4. Changed the language of the rule about radio communication to: Radios may not be used for communication or other purposes on the car except as designated by club officials.
  5. Liquid cooled Sportsman Class engines: Aftermarket base and reed gaskets of thickness .015” to .025” inches are now legal in place of the OEM gaskets.
  6. Deleted redundant section of Competition rulebook that contained identical information to Car Specification rulebook.
  7. Changed car number fee from one-time $25 fee to annual $10 fee – now due with car owner’s membership registration.
  8. Changed the language of Section I under Racing Rules. Previously, this section mandated single file restarts after a lap was completed. That language is now removed.
  9. Additional changes to the language of Section I under Racing Rules. Previously, the entire field had to complete the first lap for it to be scored. Now the first lap will be scored in the same fashion as the rest of the race. If the leader crosses the line, the lap is scored for all cars that complete the lap prior to the caution. The remainder of the field is lined up based on their position on the previously completed lap.
  10. Removed the language about carburetors protruding into the cockpit.

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The track itself is a 1/8 mile clay oval with progressively banked turns. We offer five divisions of sprint car racing each night: 600cc, 270cc, Sportsman, 125cc and 250cc 4 Stroke. 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 and free parking.  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.  2016 is our 59th season of promoting professional sprint car racing.  We welcome you to the "Biggest Little Track" known as the "Clyde".



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