Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 2nd Annual Dick Greenawalt Memorial
This Saturday night we will honor former long-time track photographer, Dick Greenawalt, who suddenly passed away in July 2011. On the racing card will be a regular show of the 600, 270, Sportsman, 125 and 4 Stroke sprint classes.
Newmanstown, PA - When this year's PA 600 Speedweek tour rolls in Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway on Saturday, July 6, the area's 600cc drivers won't be the only ones competing in a big race that offers a lucrative payout.
Thanks to Hyper Racing, Scott Ertter/L5SI Tactical, and the Lanco Micro-Midget Racing Club, the winner of the 270cc Clash at the Clyde could realize a $1,050 addition to his/her bank account. And the remainder of the 24-car field that starts the A-Main will be in line for a hefty payday, too.
This year's clash is the third of its kind, as the 270cc Micro-Sprints battle in a companion event to the 600cc Speedweek frenzy on Lanco's high banks. But it's got a new name this season...the Hyper Racing 270 Clash at the Clyde.
Newmanstown, PA - Rebounding from a rollover the week before, "Showtime" Jered Hook snared his first win of the season on Saturday night at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway in Newmanstown, Pa.
Hook narrowly defeated Manheim's Heath Hehnly in the 25-lap main event for the 600cc Micro-Sprints. He joined Billy Logeman (270cc), Kory Merkey (125cc), Chip Geib (250cc Four-Stroke), and Bret Habecker (Sportsman) in victory lane ceremonies on Saturday. In addition to their first-place payout envelope, all five feature winners received gift certificates as part of the K1 Race Gear Proven Performance Program presented by Nouse Signs & Graphics.
On Saturday night, the speedway raised $900 for Charlie Dean Leffler, son of the late Jason Leffler, who as killed in a 410 Sprint Car crash on Wednesday, June 12, at the Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey. On Saturday, Lanco held a silent auction and sold raffle tickets for Jason Leffler t-shirts, with all of the proceeds going to Leffler's five-year-old son. The club, through its track photographer, Bonnie Goshert, also sold Jason Leffler decals, with all of the money from the sale of the decals going to Charlie.
Named The K1 Race Gear Proven Performance Program, Will Benefit Drivers In All Divisions
Newmanstown, Pa. - Drivers who visit the winner's circle at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway will also be closing in on a great deal to purchase a new racer's uniform, especially if they are able to find victory lane on numerous occasions in 2013.
Lanco officials, along with Kevin Nouse, a former competitor at the Clyde, announced the formation of the K1 Race Gear Proven Performance Program presented by Nouse Signs & Graphics.
The details of the program are very simple: every driver who wins a feature at Clyde Martin this season will receive a Gift Certificate, worth $25, from Nouse Signs & Graphics. The Gift Certificates can be used toward the purchase of a new 2 or 3-layer custom uniform manufactured by K1 Race Gear of Carlsbad, California.
In an effort to reward its racers - who endure the ever-rising cost of fielding a racecar to do what they love to do - the bakers known as Lanco's Board of Directors have kneaded additional dough into the 2013 payout for all five weekly Micro-Sprint Classes competing at the Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway.
Any of those five divisions - the 600cc, 270cc, 125cc, Sportsman, and/or 270cc Four-Stroke - that pull a field of 24 or more cars for a regular, point-paying event, will see its winner's share increased by $50.
Feature races that are unsponsored will pay $350 to the winning driver, provided 24 or more cars are entered in that particular class.
In races that are sponsored, an entry list of 24 to 30 cars will enable the feature winner to pocket $350, while a field of 31 or more means the winner will earn $400!
Special events and a renewed marketing partnership headline the pre-season news at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway.
The high banked clay oval, located in Newmanstown, Pa., plays host to five divisions of Micro-Sprints on Saturday nights, and the April 13 opener signifies the start of the Lanco club's 56th season of sanctioning races for the mighty Micros.
Those five classes competing on a weekly basis at the Clyde - all winged Micro-Sprints - are the 600cc, 270cc Two-Stroke, 125cc, Sportsman (250cc Air-Cooled Engines), and 270cc Four-Stroke.
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".