Newmanstown, PA - The American Racing Drivers Club (ARDC) has been sanctioning Midget auto racing for the past 76 years. The Lanco Micro-Midget Racing Club has been in existence since 1957, presenting events for race cars that evolved from Micro-Midgets into current day Micro-Sprints. On the Fourth of July, 2015, the two clubs with so much successful history in their respective backgrounds will combine for the first ever visit by ARDC to Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway.
Hyper Racing presents Star Spangled Havoc for the ARDC Midgets, and several drivers with extensive experience at the Clyde are anxious to return to the Newmanstown oval with their Midgets.
Lanco Micro Midget Race Club, Blue Ridge Cable 11 and Jason Will of NUTV are proud to announce that we will continue our partnership to televise seven (7) race events in the 2015 on Blue Ridge Cable 11. There will also be several firsts with this season's telecasts. There will be live streaming of some of the race events and some events will be televised live on Blue Ridge Cable 11. More details will be released on the dates for the live shows and where the live streaiming can be found. The schedule for the dates that will be televised can be found at http://www.brctv11.com/C_pdf/C_lanco_mm_racing/lanco_mm_racing_schedule.pdf
We would like to thank our marketing partners who make this venture a possibility: Hollinger's Sports and Turf, Bud's Spring Service, Hyper Racing, Reanimated Art Tattoo Studio and MJF Trucking.
Newmanstown, PA - Lanco's officials did everything they could to beat the rain on Saturday night...they started a bit earlier than normal, didn't take an intermission, and skipped victory lane photos and interviews after the first three main events. But the wet stuff moved in with six laps complete in the 125cc feature, and the radar showed that it wouldn't end quickly. The rest of the show was postponed; the remaining 19 laps of the 125cc main and the entire 270cc feature will be made up on July 11.
Prior to the precipitation, though, three feature races were completed, and they produced a trio of first time winners this season. Heath Hehnly finally broke through and notched his initial triumph of the campaign, winning the 600cc main event. Kerry Lengle notched his first victory of the year (at the Clyde) in the Sportsmann feature, and Donna Geib did likewise in the 25-lapper for the 250cc Four-Stroke Micros.
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The track itself is a 1/8 mile clay oval with banked turns offering five divisions of micro-midget racing each night. (250cc two stroke air cooled sportsman, 125cc two stroke water cooled, 250cc four stroke, 270cc two stroke water cooled, and 600cc four cylinder) With the most recent improvements completed in the fall of 2006. The famous track is considered to be a jewel and is highly known for many things. Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway, also known as Lanco, offers great views, the concessions are one of the best, the spectator bleachers are superb, along with clean restrooms. Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway ranks among one of the top tracks anywhere on the east coast. The facilities and the track offer the best racing and family entertainment. 2012 is our 55th season of promoting professional micro-midget racing. We welcome you to the "Biggest Little Track" known as the "Clyde".