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.
This Saturday, July 13, is Kids Night presented by 600cc Performance. Thanks to a partially rained out program on June 29, this week's event will begin with make-up features for the Viper Chassis 270cc and 125cc Sprint Cars. Those races will be followed by a full show of qualifying heats, consolations, and 25-lap features for the five weekly divisions (Hyper Racing 600cc; Viper Chassis 270cc; Sportsman; 125cc; and 250cc Four-Strokes). There will also be an exhibition race by the stars of the future in their Quarter Midgets, along with several activities for the younger fans. Those activities will include: "Chalk the blocks" where kids using sidewalk chalk can decorate the large blocks on the outside of the backstretch; Face Painting by Reanimated Art Tatoo Studio personnel; Slime Making by Kayla Glass and Kim's Kreations; a Kramer Racing Penny Scramble sponsored by Hyper Racing; and all kids will be given a raffle ticket as they enter, giving them a chance to win various prizes. NOTE: the "Chalk the blocks" activity will be held prior to warm-ups, so parents are encouraged to bring their children (ages 6-12) as soon as gates open at 3:30 p.m. In addition, as part of Kids Night, all youth up to and including 12 years old will receive free admission to the speedway.
We may still be in the throes of summer, but July 20 is Back to School Night at the Clyde. Backpacks filled with school supplies will be given away as part of the special promotion. On the race track, THREE more make-up features will kick off the evening of high speed adventure, as the June 29 headliners for the Hyper Racing 600's, Sportsman, and 250cc Four-Strokes will get things started. The U6SA Restricted 600cc Sprints will then join the five weekly divisions in a full program of heats, consolations, and 25-lap features (the Restricted 600's run a 15-lap main).
It should be noted that, due to the make-up races from June 29, the time schedule for July 13 and 20 has been altered. Gates will open one hour earlier than normal on those two weeks, swinging open at 3:30 p.m. Warm-ups will get underway at 5:30 and the make-up features will begin at 6:00.
The month will conclude on July 27 with the annual Clyde Martin Memorial Race presented by Gold Rush Trailer Sales. The Memorial is highlighted by 35-lap features for all five classes, and double-points are awarded in all of those main events. It is a "members only" race for Lanco club loyalists, and even the members must have entered at least half of the season's point-paying events. The Memorial Race trophies are handed down each year, from the previous season's winner to this year's triumphant driver in each class. When a driver is fortunate enough to win three of the Clyde Martin Memorial Races (in one class), he or she is permitted to keep the coveted trophy and a new one is ordered for the next season's prestigious event.
July 13 is Kids Night and fans will be treated to SEVEN main events for the price of five...then July 20 will provide an even BIGGER bargain as a total of NINE feature races will be presented (for the price of five), and then the month ends on the 27th with the running of the "Grandaddy of 'em all" at Lanco, the Clyde Martin Memorial Race. There's no better deal for your entertainment dollar, so you've just gotta come out and LIVE the excitement that is Lanco!
And if that's not enough, the month of August begins with the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Championship making its annual visit to the Clyde on August 3rd! Details about this and all events at the Newmanstown, PA oval can be found at www.clydemartinspeedway.com. On social media, look for us at Facebook.com/Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway, and the Twitter handle is @LancoCMMS.