LOTS of Racing & Special Promotions Highlight July Schedule At The Clyde

LOTS of Racing & Special Promotions Highlight July Schedule At The Clyde

Want more "bang for your buck" when you take the family out for a fun-filled Saturday night? Then look no further than Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway, as the next three Saturdays will be jam-packed with LOTS of racing excitement, fun activities for kids and adults alike, and even a chance to get some useful back-to-school items. 

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Clyde Martin Presents Scout Night This Saturday, June 8

Clyde Martin Presents Scout Night This Saturday, June 8

Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway returns to action this Saturday, June 8, with a five division show of the wildest winged Micro Sprint racing in the northeast! 

  It's also Scout Night at the speedway, with all Scouts who show up in uniform receiving free admission to the spectator stands. 

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New Track Gates Highlight Safety Improvements As Clyde Readies For This Saturday’s No Wing Spring Fling

New Track Gates Highlight Safety Improvements As Clyde Readies For This Saturday’s No Wing Spring Fling

Brand new entrance and exit gates will greet racers as they onto and from the oval at Lanco’s Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway in Newmanstown, Pa. And those gates will be opened and closed for the first time this Saturday, April 6, when the speedway presents its No Wing Spring Fling opener for wingless 600 and 270 Sprints, along with the second 125cc/Four-Stroke Challenge.

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Site of January 12 Awards Banquet Switched To Crowne Plaza In Reading

Site of January 12 Awards Banquet Switched To Crowne Plaza In Reading

Due to unfortunate and unforeseen circumstances that only came to light a few days after Christmas, the Lanco Awards Banquet was forced to switch venues. The annual gala that celebrates the top point-earners and special award winners from the previous season at Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway will now be held at the Crowne Plaza Reading on Saturday, January 12 (the date remains the same as originally scheduled).

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T-Minus Four Days & Counting To Labor Day Shootout

T-Minus Four Days & Counting To Labor Day Shootout

Newmanstown, PA (August 28) -  Big races, with lots of invaders looking to ride in, whip the host track’s regulars, then ride off into the sunset with gobs of cash in their pockets, require a different type of qualifying procedure in order to be as fair as possible to all the competitors.

  At this weekend’s Labor Day Shootout, the annual two-day frenzy of fun and insanely competitive racing action, a Chili Bowl-style format will be utilized. It’s the same format recently incorporated into Hyper Racing 600 Speedweek, where it was very successful and appreciated by the race teams involved.

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T-Minus Five Days & Counting To Labor Day Shootout

T-Minus Five Days & Counting To Labor Day Shootout

The point chases will take the week off as attention turns to the biggest party/racing weekend of the year at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway: the annual Labor Day Shootout on Saturday, September 1st  and Sunday, September 2nd. The Shootout does utilize a rain date of Monday, September 3rd, if needed.

  Gates will open at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, with pill draw ending and a driver's meeting beginning at 3:30. Warm-ups commence at 3:45 and the first heat race goes green at 4:30 on both days of the Shootout.

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Battleground Lanco, Part III: USAC National Midgets At The Clyde On August 4

Battleground Lanco, Part III: USAC National Midgets At The Clyde On August 4

Newmanstown, PA (July 23) -  The P1 Insurance USAC National Midget Tour will make the third annual appearance at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway in Newmanstown, PA, Battleground Lanco: Part III will take place on Saturday evening, August 4, 2018.

  The inaugural appearance of the USAC National Midget Tour in 2016 was a jaw dropping event which featured Tanner Thorson's spin and win. In 2017, Tanner Thorson once again came out victorious in an entertaining event. 

  This season, current P1 Insurance USAC National Midget Championship points leader Logan Seavey leads the Midwest contingent into the Keystone State for PA Midget Week. The National tour’s two-time winner, driving one of the potent Keith Kunz Midgets, makes his Pennsylvania debut after opening a lot of eyes with an impressive top-ten effort in his initial NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Eldora Speedway on July 18.

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Rain Out In Rearview; It’s Time For The Clyde Martin Memorial Race At Lanco!

Newmanstown, PA (July 22) -  July 21st produced the year’s sixth rain out at Lanco’s Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway, and the cancellation washed away race teams’ final tune up for this Saturday’s “Grandaddy of em all”, the annual Clyde Martin Memorial Race presented by Gold Rush Trailer Sales.

  Dating back to 1962, the Clyde Martin Memorial is an event steeped in tradition; it’s also a race that rewards them loyalty and dedication of Lanco club members who support the track on a weekly basis. The Clyde Memorial offers double points in the longest main events of the season (35 laps), along with the really cool tradition of the winner’s trophy being handed over from the previous year’s winning drivers to this year’s victors. If a driver can win the Memorial Race three times (in one class), then he or she gets to keep it and a new one is ordered for the next season.

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Mike Knappenberger Named New Track Photographer At Lanco’s Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway

Mike Knappenberger Named New Track Photographer At Lanco’s Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway

Newmanstown, PA (July 6) -  Longtime racing photographer and Track Chasing veteran Mike Knappenberger, from Exeter Township near Reading, PA, has been chosen to follow Shred Racing Photos as the official track photographer at Lanco’s Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway.

  A few months ago, Bonnie & Curt Goshert of Shred Racing Photos made the difficult decision to step down, after seven seasons, as the Lanco club’s track photographers, effective June 30. Bonnie and Curt, along with their son, Austin, who manned the photo and novelty stand, cited a desire to spend more time with family and to also travel around to different race tracks as the reasons for stepping down. 

  Lanco officials immediately began the search for a replacement, and chose Knappenberger as the man for the job. Technically, his duties began July 1, but the first event he will shoot as track photographer will occur on Saturday, July 14, when the Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway swings back into action after a two-week break.

  “Bonnie and Curt did a tremendous job for the past seven years, and my main goal is to continue on the path they’ve established. I do have some ideas, though, and hope to implement some different things as we go along,” said Knappenberger.

  His first promotional idea will take place on Saturday the 14th, when the first 200 kids though the main ticket gate will receive a free photo. The youngsters will have to pick up their souvenir at the Photo & Novelty stand, which will now operate under the direction of Kim’s Kreations. Kim Glass of Kim’s Kreations is working in conjunction with Knappenberger to run the stand and sell his photos, along with numerous novelty items.

  Lanco’s Board of Directors and officers wish nothing but the best for the Goshert family and thank them for their dedicated service to the club and speedway.

  Knappenberger has been giving back to the racers, at the Clyde as well as other area tracks, for the past few seasons through decals that promote his Facebook page - Race Chasing for Fans. Many of the region’s drivers have been recipients of bonus money at the end of a night’s competition thanks to Knappenberger and his sponsors. Beginning this Saturday, July 14, participants at Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway will now also benefit from his photography skills. 

 

Videographer Wanted

Videographer Wanted

ATTENTION: Lanco’s Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway is looking for a videographer; someone who can record, edit, and distribute high quality video clips of our races so we can showcase the incredible racing action found at the Clyde on a weekly basis.

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Back In Action: The Clyde Presents SEVEN Features This Saturday, June 9!

Back In Action: The Clyde Presents SEVEN Features This Saturday, June 9!

Newmanstown, PA (June 6) -  Maybe the months of June, July, August, and September will be kinder to the northeastern speedways, racers, and fans? 

  The early racing season weather has not been very friendly to the area's tracks, as evidenced by Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway. The Clyde has fallen victim to inclement weather on four of its seven scheduled race nights thus far in 2018, with one event (May 5) getting wet after all of the qualifying races were complete. Those postponed features still need to be made up, and that process is set to begin this Saturday, June 9.

  On Saturday, June 9th, with everyone eager to race, Lanco officials are set to complete the 600cc and Sportsman features from May 5th (the 600's also have a consolation race to run to set their field), then they will spin off an entirely new racing program for the five weekly divisions. Fans will be treated to seven big main events (for the price of five) on June 9!

  The following week, June 16, the remaining two make-up features from May 5 will be run, as the Viper Chassis 270cc and the 250cc Four-Stroke Micros will (finally!) complete the show that began six weeks prior. The 270's had spun off a couple of laps before the moisture became too much to bear on the 5th of May, and their make-up feature will begin from that point. After the make-up races, a full program of heats, consolations, and 25-lap features will be presented. It's another seven feature night at the normal five feature price!

  On June 9 and 16, gates will open at 3:30 p.m. and warm-ups get the nod at approximately 5:15. Racing, beginning with the make-up consi and features for the 600’s and Sportsman, will begin right after hot laps are finished. 

  Coming up on Saturday, June 23, is the rescheduled Kids Night presented by DMI (Diversified Machine, Inc.), with an exhibition race by the Honeybrook Quarter-Midget Club. There will be games and activities, along with prizes and giveaways, for the kids in attendance that night.

  The temperature is rising, and so is the racing action at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway! Come on out and LIVE the excitement that is Lanco! 

  Details on each event, plus all the news and information regarding the speedway, can be found at www.clydemartinspeedway.com. Follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway, and on Twitter (@Lanco_CMMS).

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