Hollywood could not have scripted it any better. On Saturday night at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway, a pair of point championships (600cc and 270cc) were decided exactly as they should have been - on the track, with the combatants involved in each point chase duking it out with each other, along with the rest of the field, in some scintillating season finales at the Newmanstown, PA oval.
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Night Two of the Labor Day Shootout, presented by Hyper Racing, took place in Newmanstown, PA. But the name might as well have been changed, at least for one night, to Slide Job City as plenty of wild and wonderful wingless competition highlighted the program at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway.
It's been a season of "race less, win more" for Brian Carber, and his victories have come in events that offer a lucrative payday to the winner. On Sunday night, Brian "Big Money" Carber nailed down his first Lanco triumph and collected the $1,000 that went with it by winning the Hyper Racing wingless 600 Sprint A-Main at the Shootout.
While he's won a couple wingless 270cc A-Mains over the past few years, Kyle Spence drove to his first winged 600 Sprint victory in Lanco's Labor Day Shootout presented by Bud's Sprint Service on Saturday night at Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway. The triumph was the third 600cc win of the season for the driver from Bear, DE.
"I really wanted to add a winged 600 win (in the Shootout) to my list," said Spence. "It's a big race, one of the biggest in this area, and it's nice to be able to check it off the list of races I want to win."
Kenny Groff Trucking sponsored a fantastic night of racing at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway on Saturday, August 25, with three of the five main events featuring two- and three-car tussles for the win while a pack of hungry wolves fought for positions throughout the top ten. And Mike Rutherford is still the man to beat in 600cc and 270cc competition at the Clyde.
Rutherford, from Lititz, captured his second consecutive (and third overall) triumph in the Hyper Racing 600 Sprint feature, then came back a short while later and won his third straight (and fifth of the year) Viper Chassis 270 Sprint main.
When the season enters its "stretch run" and the summer sun is at its hottest, Mike Rutherford always seems to hit the "GO" button at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway.
That was the case during Saturday's Mongoose Chassis Night at the Newmanstown, PA speedway, when Rutherford visited victory lane not once, but twice, scoring victories in the Hyper Racing 600 and Viper Chassis 270 main events. Both races were exciting events that saw Rutherford mired in heavy lapped traffic while a large pack of hungry racers battled ferociously for positions two through ten behind him. The 600cc main went non-stop (took just over 4-minutes, 37-seconds to complete), while the 25-lapper for the 270's had only two cautions slowing the event.
Newmanstown, PA (August 11) - A season's worth of struggle went out the window on Saturday night for Chris Panczner, when the driver from Elverson, PA combined some good speed with some good luck. The result was a resounding victory in the Hyper Racing 600 Sprint feature at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway.
It was Viper Chassis Night at Lanco, and Nick Skias drove his Viper to a fourth triumph of the season in the Sportsman feature. Mike Rutherford notched his first Viper Chassis 270 Sprint victory since May 26, and Tommy Phipps Jr. recorded his second straight win in the 250cc Four-Stroke main. Kyler Heiney was the 125cc winner, his fifth checkered flag of the year in that division.
Newmanstown, PA (August 4) - It was a race that had more plot twists, along with many incredible action sequences, than most motion pictures or television shows. There were comebacks from adversity, heroic moves that tested the fences, and, when the checkered flag finally waved to end the terrific event, there was a winner who set a record.
In his first race back since he broke his arm almost eight weeks ago, Zeb Wise became the youngest winner - ever - of a USAC National Midget feature when he captured the 40-lap, P1 Insurance National Midget Championship Series race on Saturday night at Lanco’s Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway.
Newmanstown, PA (July 28) - An event that dates back to 1962, chock-full of tradition and prestige for members of the Lanco Micro Sprint Club, the 2018 edition of the Clyde Martin Memorial Race produced five first-time winners on Saturday night. Some had previously won the Memorial in other classes, while others tasted victory for the very first time in this very special race presented by Gold Rush Trailer Sales.
Heath Hehnly, a three-time Memorial Race winner in the 270's, finally secured a Clyde Martin Memorial trophy in the Hyper Racing 600cc Class, his fifth overall triumph of the season. Veteran Mike Miller, who's captured Memorial Race checkered flags on six occasions in the 125cc division, scored a win in the Viper Chassis 270 Sprint main. And David Ravel, a three-time winner of the 250cc Four-Stroke Memorial Race, claimed a dominating win in the Sportsman feature on Saturday.
Newmanstown, PA (July 14) - At the end of the 2017 racing season, Heath Hehnly said he'd had enough of being a weekly competitor. Said he was stepping away from racing to support his son's involvement in several different sports. For a guy who supposedly retired from the driver's seat, Hehnly is having one heckuva year in 2018!
The Manheim resident found a way to attend his son's games and remain the driver of Chris Snyder's Hyper Racing/ Zartman Erosion Control No. 5, and on Saturday night he chalked up his fourth win of the season in the Hyper Racing 600 Sprint main event at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway.
Newmanstown, PA (June 30) - It took him until the last day of June, but Bradley Brown finally got the monkey off his back and won a Hyper Racing 600 Sprint main event at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway. But it certainly didn't come easy for the driver from New Providence, PA...but that just made the triumph that much sweeter.
Saturday was Coca-Cola Night at the speedway, and the other drivers who joined Brown in the winner's circle included TJ Greve (Viper Chassis 270), Kane Rogers (Sportsman), Kassidy Michael (250cc Four-Stroke), and Kyler Heiney (125cc).
Newmanstown, PA (June 23) - Kutztown’s Jarid Kunkle outgunned pole sitter Don Hess at the drop of the green on Saturday night, then held on to win his second feature of the year in the Hyper Racing 600 Sprint 25-lapper at Lanco’s Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway. The wildly competitive race was part of Kids Night presented by DMI/ Bulldog Rears.
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Newmanstown, PA (June 9) - The night did not begin well for Kyle Spence, but it ended with the Vineland, NJ driver standing in victory lane.
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Newmanstown, PA - March 5 - The 2018 racing schedule at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway offers a nice mix of weekly points-paying shows spiced with its traditional "specials" and one brand new, big race to be presented on Memorial Day weekend.
Landisville, PA - The 60th Anniversary Season at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway officially came to a close on Saturday, November 18, when the 2017 Champions were crowned, the top 15 in each division's point standings were saluted, and many Special Awards were handed out in front of 230 banquet attendees. The annual awards gala was held at the Four Seasons Golf Course Banquet Room in Landisville, PA.