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.
“Sunshine” Tyler Courtney, “the Macho Man” Brady Bacon, Justin Grant, and 2017 USAC National Midget Champion Spencer Bayston are just some of the USAC hot shoes expected to compete in Battleground Lanco: Part III. A few of the drivers from the USAC Eastern Midget Series (formerly ARDC) getting set to defend their home turf include “the Phenom” Alex Bright, this season’s hottest driver on the Eastern Midget circuit, Adam Pierson, Ryan Greth, and Kenny Miller III, the former ARDC Rookie of the Year.
Joining the USAC Midgets on the racing card will be the Wingless 600 sprints. This event for Wingless 600s will be a part of Hyper Racing Speedweek. In 2018 there will be no pre-entry for the Wingless 600s and there will be no limit on the number of entries.
Advanced General Admission tickets are on sale at the pit shack during our Saturday night race events at Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway. To order advance general admission tickets, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with payment (make checks payable to "Lanco") to Lanco USAC Advance Tickets, c/o Kim Adams, 314 Vinemont Road, Reinholds, PA 17569. Please remember to include the number of tickets you desire and the type (adult, youth, etc.). Advanced General Admission tickets will also be sold on the day of the race from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the pit shack.
While all seats will be general admission, purchasing tickets in advance will permit fans to enter at 4 p.m. - one hour prior to everyone else. Blankets, seat cushions, etc. may be put down upon entering the spectator seating area to reserve your seats (we will not allow seats to be saved prior to 4 p.m.). Fans with advance tickets may then walk down to the pit area, where they will have approximately two hours (4 to 6 p.m.) to tour the pits and meet the USAC stars. The pits will be cleared of spectators at 6 p.m.
Advanced tickets are $25.00 for adults (ages 13 and up) and $7.00 for youth (ages 6 - 12). On the day of the race, adult general admission tickets will cost $20.00, with youth tickets (ages 6 - 12) priced at $5.00. Children under the age of six will be admitted free.
Attn Race Teams: Trailer entrance to the pit area will only be from the Sunnyside Road side gate. The normal pit entrance off of Woodcock Dr will not be open and will be used for parking for volunteers.
Advance Adult (Ages 13 +) Grandstand Admission - $25.00
Advance Child (Ages 6 -12) General Admission - $7.00
Adult (Ages 13 +) General Admission - $20.00
Child (Ages 6 - 12) General Admission - $5.00
Child (Under 6) General Admission - FREE
Pit Admission - $35.00
Pit Admission with Lanco or USAC Membership - $30.00
Schedule of Events:
4:00 PM - Pit Gates Open
4:00 PM – Gates Open for Advance Ticket Holders
5:00 PM – Gates Open for General Admission Ticket Holders
5:45 PM – Wingless 600 Driver’s Meeting
6:00 PM – USAC Driver’s Meeting
6:00 PM – Clear Pre-Race Pit Pass Holders from Pit Area
6:15 PM – Wingless 600 Warm Ups
6:30 PM - USAC Warm Ups
7:00 PM - Time Trials
Press Release submitted by Tim Bortz & Barry Angstadt.