Irene Dampens Lanco on 8/27; Labor Day Shootout Set for Next Weekend
Saturday, 27 August 2011 21:54

Newmanstown, Pa. - August 27 - Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway was one of many, many tracks to lose its August 27 event as a result of Hurricane Irene. While club officials felt it might be possible to start the five division program of Micro-Sprint racing, the outer bands of rain associated with Irene's fury would certainly prevent the show from being completed. Adding to that thought was the idea of forcing the race teams and fans to drive home in an intensifying tropical storm, and the decision to cancel became a no-brainer.

Saturday's event would have been the final tune-up for next weekend's two-day extravaganza - the speedway's annual Labor Day Shootout. And this year's edition of the Shootout, presented by Shred Racing Products, continues to grow with additional rewards, special activities, and news of early entries for this huge event.

 

The August 27 rainout led Lanco officials to extend the Shootout's pre-entry deadline until August 31. Racers wishing to enter the holiday weekend's biggest race and party at the reduced rate of $50 (per class) must submit entry forms by August 31. After that date, the entry fee increases to $80. Entry forms are available on the track's website, www.lancomicrosprint.com.

Shred Racing Products is sponsoring Lanco's Labor Day Shootout in 2011, and "the Shredders" have some big plans for drivers competing in the two-day event.

The Hard Charger and Hard Luck drivers in each of the five winged classes will receive five gallons of racing fuel, courtesy of Roadrunner Race Fuel through its exclusive distributor...Shred Racing Products.

Shred will also award five gallons of Roadrunner Race Fuel to the Hard Luck driver in Sunday's wingless 600cc event.

One of the business's subsidiaries, Shred Racing Photos, is also involved with the Labor Day Shootout. Bonnie and Curt Goshert of Shred Racing Photos will reward the Hard Charger of the wingless 600cc A-Main with $100 and an 8"x10" photo.

Just as she's done for the past several years, Bonnie Goshert has once again organized Kid's Fun Day for the younger race fans who attend the Labor Day Shootout. Many prizes and activities will be offered on both Saturday and Sunday of the big racing weekend at the Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway. Bicycles and scooters are among the myriad of prizes gathered by Goshert for Kid's Fun Day.

At least three of New York's 600cc hot-shoes have announced their intention to compete at the Shootout. Tyler Walker, driver of the Original Pizza Logs machine, will make the trip to Newmanstown along with Nick Cooper and Shawn Freeland. They will be joined by 270cc wheel-twister Shannon Doran and reports indicate that some other Empire State pilots are thinking about entering the event, too.

A few additional entries could come as a result of the cancellation of the ARDC event at Bridgeport, NJ on September 4. And, speaking of ARDC...some of the Midget teams are working with Lanco officials to plan a special ARDC Exhibition on the banks of the Clyde on Sunday, September 4.

A limited number of camping spots are available on the speedway's property. Reservations are mandatory; the cost per spot is $20. To reserve a camping spot, contact Chris Snyder at 717-917-6805. Campers will be allowed to move in and set up their space beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 1.

Worship at the Races, featuring guest speaker Michael Batz of Linda's Speedway, will take place in the spectator seating area on Sunday, September 4, at 11 a.m. Lunch will be provided at the Shred Racing/Jesus Race Team.com trailer following the worship service.

Racing begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, following practice sessions on each day. Qualifying (dual heat race/passing points format) for the five winged classes will make up the bulk of Saturday's schedule, along with a complete program of winged 600cc action. The other four divisions consist of 270cc, 125cc, Sportsman, and 270cc Four-Stroke Micro-Sprints.

On Sunday, September 4, the B-Mains and A-Mains will be run for the 270cc, 125cc, Sportsman, and 270cc Four-Strokes. Also slated for Sunday is a very special event - a complete program of qualifyng and 30-lap A-Main for wingless 600cc Micros.

Drivers who win the winged 600cc and 270cc A-Mains will earn $1,000, while the triumphant driver in the wingless 600cc feature will pick up $800, courtesy of Hyper Racing and Mike Pjatikin. A Front Row Challenge will also be offered in the wingless race, with Pjatikin posting an additional $500 if the polesitter accepts the challenge and wins after starting in the back of the field. Should the polesitter decline the challenge, it will be offered to the driver starting on the outside of the front row.

Additional information regarding Lanco's Labor Day Shootout can be found at www.lancomicrosprint.com.

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