Newmanstown, PA - It's not often that you'll hear a race driver say that he or she actually feels badly about winning, that he/she is heartbroken because they beat a rival to the checkered flag. But that is exactly what happened on Saturday night at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway.
"I really feel sorry for Jason (Swavely)...he was so strong tonight...this was his race to win," explained a sincere James Morris as he stood in victory lane after the 25-lap 600cc main event.
Morris captured an exciting, nail-biting triumph to record his first win of the young season at the Clyde. He was joined in the winner's circle by Kyle Spence (270cc), Mike Rutherford (Sportsman), Dave Grube (125cc), and Jarrett Imler (250cc Four-Stroke).
Newmanstown, PA - While all five weekly divisions will be present, the June 27 spotlight will shine squarely on the visiting All Star Slingshots and the 270cc Micro-Sprints at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway. Kim Glass of Kim's Kreations, Myerstown PA, is making certain of that fact.
The Newmanstown, PA oval will play host to the third annual Slide at the Clyde, a National Tour event for the All Star Slingshots. The final program in the month of June will also find a special race on tap for the class that has been one of the headliners at the Clyde for many, many years as the 270cc Micro-Sprints take part in a feature event dedicated to the memory of Charlotte Hartman, mother of a three-time track champion of the 270cc division.
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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".