Labor Day Shootout Camping Information

Labor Day Shootout Camping Information

There are a limited number of camp sites available for the Labor Day race weekend. The camping fee is $25 for the weekend. Reservations are needed in order to camp at the track. Campers will be able to move-in after 6:00 PM on Thursday, August 31, 2017.

To reserve a camping spot, please contact Chris Snyder at race26@icloud.com.

Please note... the grounds have been very wet all season long. Camp sites may need to be reduced or relocated due to wet grounds. We appreciate your understanding and working with us if the grounds continue to be extremely wet.

Slide at the Clyde V & Mighty Midgets Headline Clyde Martin Specials on June 24 and July 1

Slide at the Clyde V & Mighty Midgets Headline Clyde Martin Specials on June 24 and July 1

By Barry Angstadt

  The slogan reads like this: "You've gotta come out and LIVE the excitement that is Lanco!", and those words have never rung more true than they will over the next two weeks.

  Not just one, but A PAIR of big events take center stage at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway on the next two Saturday nights, and the excitement level will be off the charts as June 24 offers a chance to help those afflicted by breast cancer and July 1 will be filled with pure patriotic mayhem.

  This Saturday, June 24, is Kim's Kreations first PINK OUT NIGHT of the 2017 season, as Kim Glass and TT Troops raise funds to assist breast cancer patients at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, in addition to offering a hefty payout to the stars of the All Star Slingshot division as the Slingers battle in the fifth annual Slide at the Clyde. The Slingshots will join the Clyde's five weekly divisions of Micro-Sprints and all the main events will be recorded for broadcast on BRC-11, the Blue Ridge Cable affiliate located in Ephrata, Pa.

  Last season, Kim Glass and her staff held four PINK OUT NIGHTS at area speedways  (plus one softball tournament) and raised more than $8,000 that was used to provide care packages for breast cancer patients at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Beginning with Saturday's initial event, Glass and TT Troops have set a goal of topping that amount in 2017. 

  TT Troops is named for Kim's sister-in-law, Terri Bucks, who is a two-time cancer survivor. "Terri, along with all the other breast cancer victims and survivors, certainly exemplify our motto which is 'Support the fighters; admire the survivors; honor those taken; and never, EVER, give up hope because finding the cure begins with hope," says Kim Glass.

  On the race track, the All Star Slingshots will compete in the Slide at the Clyde V, a National Tour event that could see the winner go home with a cool $1,000. If 30 or more cars enter the Slide at the Clyde, the winner will collect one grand, courtesy of Daryl Tillman Team ReMax of Reading. There will also be several other special cash and contingency awards for the Slingers. 

  Previous winners of the Slide at the Clyde include Randy Smith (2013), Mark Sensenig (2014), Joe Bodenschatz (2015), and Seth Spayd (2016). Spayd also won a second Slingshot race at the Clyde on Labor Day weekend and he captured this season's first National Tour race at Linda's Speedway in April.

  Dave Carraghan, from Emmaus, Pa., won a special Slingshot race at the Clyde on Memorial Day weekend of this year.

  The Slingshots will join the Hyper Racing 600cc, Viper Chassis 270cc, Sportsman, 125cc, and the HammerDown Engines 250cc Four-Stroke Micro-Sprints in qualifying heats, consolations, and 25-lap features on Saturday. Race time is 7:00 p.m.

  Star Spangled Havoc returns to Lanco on Saturday, July 1, as the USAC Eastern Regional Midgets presented by ARDC make their second appearance of the season at the progressively banked oval in Newmanstown, Pa. The mighty Midgets will be accompanied by wingless 600cc Micro-Sprints in Firecracker Frenzy and by the wingless 270cc Micros in the Clash at the Clyde.

  Alex Bright, the Phenom from Collegeville, Pa. who cut his racing teeth in 600's at the Clyde, will try to back up his April 1st victory. Bright also captured both stand-alone ARDC races at Clyde Martin in 2016 on his way to the ARDC point championship - his first with the proud 78-year old Midget racing club.

  Along with A. Bright, this year's ARDC winners include Trevor Kobylarz, Brendan Bright, Ryan Greth, Spencer Bayston, and Brady Bacon. 

  At Lanco's No Wing Spring Fling on April 1st, Tim Buckwalter was victorious in the wingless 600 main while Mike Rutherford notched the triumph in the wingless 270 portion of the program. 

  The July 1st Star Spangled Havoc will see wingless 600 and 270 heat races begin at 6:00 p.m. The ARDC Midgets will hit the track for warm-ups at 8:00. Their heat races will follow, along with B-Mains and A-Mains for all three divisions.

  Additional details for the Slide at the Clyde V and Star Spangled Havoc can be found atwww.clydemartinspeedway.com and also at Facebook.com/ClydeMartinMemorialSpeedway, along with the speedway's Twitter handle: @LancoCMMS. 

  And now you know why you've just gotta come out and LIVE the excitement that is Lanco this Saturday, June 24, and on Saturday, July 1! 

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New Sponsors, More $$$ For Drivers As Clyde Martin "Regular Season" Begins April 8

Newmanstown, PA -  This Saturday's MJF Trucking No Wing Spring Fling kicks off the 2017 season in grand style at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway. The USAC Eastern Regional Midgets Presented by ARDC will headline the event, and the mighty Midgets will be joined by the wingless 600 and wingless 270 Micro-Sprints. 

  Following the April 1st curtain-raiser, the Clyde's weekly divisions take center stage as the "regular season" begins on Saturday, April 8. The winged warriors of the 600cc, 270cc, Sportsman, 125cc, and 250cc Four-Stroke classes have been chomping at the bit to get started, and there are several reasons why they are so anxious to finally take the green and get the 2017 slate of events underway.

  Over the winter, Lanco officials increased the payout for just about every car count in each division. As one example to illustrate the increases, a driver could take home $500 for winning a point paying 600cc or 270cc feature, provided there are more than 30 cars entered in the class on a particular night. The entire purse breakdown for each class, and all phases of car counts, can be found on the News page at www.clydemartinspeedway.com

  To assist in supporting the increased payouts, the Lanco club has partnered with businesses who have become title sponsors for three of the weekly divisions.

  Hyper Racing is now the title sponsor for the 600cc class at the Clyde, while Viper Chassis will serve in the same role for the 270cc division. Leading the way for the 250cc Four-Stroke class is Hammer Down Engines, and Lanco, as well as its race teams, is genuinely appreciative and excited to partner with these three outstanding companies.

  Businesses or individuals interested in becoming title sponsors for the Sportsman class or 125cc division should contact Lanco President James Harrington or other Lanco officials or Board members. Contact information can be found on the speedway's website.

  Fresh clay will also stoke the excitement level in dirt track drivers, and the anticipation is currently off the charts for the drivers who will be mashing the loud pedal at the Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway this year.

  In the fall of 2016, both ends of the banked oval were excavated; the old clay was removed down to its base in all four corners and new clay was laid down in its place. The new surface was allowed to knit over the winter, and even with the mid-March snowstorm (thank you, Stella), the race track has come around nicely and is ready to go.

  Following the April 1st No Wing Spring Fling, which is the first of three races for the Midgets at Clyde Martin in 2017, the points-paying regular season takes the green flag on April 8. The Hyper Racing 600's, the Viper Chassis 270's, the Sportsman, 125cc, and Hammer Down Engines 250cc Four-Strokes will compete in qualifying heats, consolations, and 25-lap main events. The April 8 program is sponsored by RTS Chassis.

  On April 8, gates open at 4 p.m. Warm-ups begin at 5:30, and the first heat race gets underway at 6:30. This time schedule will be in effect for all of the April and May events, and again in September. Races at the Clyde in June, July, and August (regular point events) will see the times adjusted, i.e. moved back, by 30 minutes.

  This Saturday, it ain't no April Fools Joke as the USAC Eastern Regional Midgets presented by ARDC rock the house at the Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway. While the Midgets are squarely in the spotlight, there could be a considerable amount of cash to be claimed by the wingless 600 and wingless 270 Micro-Sprints, too.

  With the number of entries at 40 or more (per class), the winning driver will pocket a hefty $1,000. And Lamar Shaffer of LHS Engines has posted even more incentives for drivers running his power plants in the wingless 600 class.

  The first three drivers across the finish line in the wingless 600 feature (who have an LHS engine on their car), no matter where he/she finishes, will earn a nice bonus from Shaffer. The first driver to finish with an LHS engine receives a $300 bonus, while the next pair of wheel-twisters crossing the stripe with an LHS motor will receive $150 and $50, respectively.  

  Two huge weeks of racing kick start the new season at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway on April 1st and April 8th, and you've just gotta be there to LIVE the excitement that is Lanco! 

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USAC/ARDC Midgets Headline No Wing Spring Fling on April 1st

USAC/ARDC Midgets Headline No Wing Spring Fling on April 1st

Wingless 600 & 270 Micro-Sprints Also On Opening Night Menu

Newmanstown, PA -  When the MJF Trucking No Wing Spring Fling kicks off the 2017 racing season at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway on Saturday, April 1st, the beginning of a new era will continue for the Midgets of the American Racing Drivers Club. And that is not an April Fool's joke.

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2017 Rule Changes - One Way Radios Mandatory

2017 Rule Changes - One Way Radios Mandatory

The Lanco Micro Midget Club has recently finalized rule changes for the 2017 race season. One change for the 2017 racing season will be the use of one-way radio communication during racing events. Please select the read more option to view a synopsis of all rule changes for 2017.

2017 President's Letter

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You can read the yearly President's Letter from 2017 Club President Jim Harrington by clicking the article headline above.

2017 Membership Information

2017 Membership Information

All the information for 2017 memberships including a link to the membership form can be found by clicking the article headline above. There have been a couple changes in regards to the membership deadline and work party fees so make sure you check it out.