Newmanstown, PA (April 1) - 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.
Over the past few seasons, the clay has been worked and prepared so that an extreme high groove, right up against the guardrail, is present on race night. The old entry and exit openings in the fence now created something of a (potential) hazard, as cars would sometimes get a bit too high or jump the cushion, skate through the opening, and pound the far side side of the fence. But no more...
The gates, installed by a group of track preparers and volunteers, will be closed during the running of each race, then opened to allow cars to exit and the next group to enter.
The No Wing Spring Fling will feature qualifying heats, consolation races, and A-Mains for wingless 600 and wingless 270 Micro Sprints, along with the second-ever 125cc/250cc Four-Stroke Non-Wing Challenge. Gates will open at 3:30 p.m. on April 6, with a mandatory driver's meeting at 5:00. Warm-ups will commence at 5:30, and the heat races will go green at 6 p.m.
A 25-car field in the 600 and 270 classes will result in a winner's paycheck of $500, HOWEVER...that amount increases if there are additional entries until the magic number hits 40 or more, in which case the winner goes home with $1,000. Thirty or more entries also guarantees a $100 payday just to take the green in the 600 or 270 A-Main. The complete payout schedule can be seen on the No Wing Spring Fling event page at www.clydemartinspeedway.com.
This is an "open event", meaning no membership requirements or car inspections are needed in order to compete on April 6. There will be a $50 car entry for 600 and 270 competitors, along with a pit pass fee of $30. Any Lanco members who take part in pre-season practice earlier that day will receive a $10 discount on their car entry for the No Wing Spring Fling.
The racers who enter the 125/4-Stroke Challenge will not have to pay a car entry fee as long as they are Lanco members. Any non-members who participate in this special Challenge event will be charged a $5.00 entry fee. The payout schedule for the 125/4-Strokes is also posted on the event page at clydemartinspeedway.com.
Practice for Lanco's five weekly divisions (winged 600's, 270's, 125's, Sportsman, and 250cc Four-Strokes) will take place earlier in the day on Saturday, April 6. Lanco members whose cars have passed the pre-season inspection process will be eligible to practice from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Last weekend’s inspections saw a total of 108 Micro Sprints pass through the tech line. Those cars will be eligible to practice this Saturday. As of April 1, there are 28 of the 600’s, 26 of the 270’s, 20 Sportsman, 19 of the 250cc Four-Strokes, and 15 of the 125’s who can practice on Saturday and run for points in the April 13 Spring Has Sprung regular season opener. That night is also First Responders Night, with all first responders who show a valid and current I.D. receiving free admission to the grandstand.