Newmanstown, PA - Elverson, Pa.'s Chris Panczner almost grabbed the brass ring a few years ago, but "I broke with a couple of laps to go while I was leading." On Saturday night, Panczner gained redemption for that heart-breaking loss when he won the prestigious Clyde Martin Memorial Race for 600cc Micro-Sprints at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway. As they have for the past several seasons, Gold Rush Trailer Sales presented the Clyde Martin Memorial Race under the Lanco banner.
The track's longest races of the year at 35 laps, the Memorial also offers double points and a large trophy that is handed down from winner to winner each year. If a driver is able to win three of the Memorials (in one class), he/she gets to keep the trophy and a new one is ordered for that division for the next season's event. The Clyde Martin Memorial Race presented by Gold Rush Trailer Sales is only open to Lanco club members who have entered at least half of the current season's point-paying races.
Saturday night was also the first time, in the seven years that Blue Ridge Cable Channel 11 has been broadcasting feature races from the Clyde, that an event was carried live on Cable 11, making the Memorial even bigger, especially to Panczner and the other four drivers who registered victories in their respective Classes.
Those triumphant wheel-twisters included Mike Rutherford (270cc), Ken Miller (Sportsman), Chase Gutshall (125cc), and Dave Ravel (250cc Four-Stroke).
Lanco Micro Midget Race Club, Blue Ridge Cable 11 and Jason Will of NUTV are proud to announce that we will continue our partnership to televise seven (7) race events in the 2015 on Blue Ridge Cable 11. There will also be several firsts with this season's telecasts. There will be live streaming of some of the race events and some events will be televised live on Blue Ridge Cable 11. More details will be released on the dates for the live shows and where the live streaiming can be found. The schedule for the dates that will be televised can be found at http://www.brctv11.com/C_pdf/C_lanco_mm_racing/lanco_mm_racing_schedule.pdf
We would like to thank our marketing partners who make this venture a possibility: Hollinger's Sports and Turf, Bud's Spring Service, Hyper Racing, Reanimated Art Tattoo Studio and MJF Trucking.
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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".