Newmanstown, PA - There's an old saying in the sports world, "sometimes you've got to lose one (or two) before you can win one." After Saturday evening's event at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway, Morris just might subscribe to that theory.
A couple of near misses earlier in the season - one in which Morris spun himself out while going for the lead - left the Riegelsville, Pa. wheel-twister frustrated but hungrier than ever to record his first career victory on the banks of the Clyde. On Saturday, May 18, that desire carried him to the winner's circle in the 600cc Micro-Sprint feature on MJF Trucking Night at the speedway in Newmanstown, Pa.
Along with Morris, Eric Falini (270cc), Kyle Hehnly (125cc), Jason Swavely (Sportsman), and Ryan Morris (250cc Four-Stroke) all posed for victory lane photos on Saturday. Falini's triumph in the final main event of the night was shortened by rain, as 14 of the scheduled 25 laps were complete before a light mist became heavier and made the track too slick and slimy for racing. Since the race was beyond its halfway point, it was declared official.
Named The K1 Race Gear Proven Performance Program, Will Benefit Drivers In All Divisions
Newmanstown, Pa. - Drivers who visit the winner's circle at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway will also be closing in on a great deal to purchase a new racer's uniform, especially if they are able to find victory lane on numerous occasions in 2013.
Lanco officials, along with Kevin Nouse, a former competitor at the Clyde, announced the formation of the K1 Race Gear Proven Performance Program presented by Nouse Signs & Graphics.
The details of the program are very simple: every driver who wins a feature at Clyde Martin this season will receive a Gift Certificate, worth $25, from Nouse Signs & Graphics. The Gift Certificates can be used toward the purchase of a new 2 or 3-layer custom uniform manufactured by K1 Race Gear of Carlsbad, California.
In an effort to reward its racers - who endure the ever-rising cost of fielding a racecar to do what they love to do - the bakers known as Lanco's Board of Directors have kneaded additional dough into the 2013 payout for all five weekly Micro-Sprint Classes competing at the Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway.
Any of those five divisions - the 600cc, 270cc, 125cc, Sportsman, and/or 270cc Four-Stroke - that pull a field of 24 or more cars for a regular, point-paying event, will see its winner's share increased by $50.
Feature races that are unsponsored will pay $350 to the winning driver, provided 24 or more cars are entered in that particular class.
In races that are sponsored, an entry list of 24 to 30 cars will enable the feature winner to pocket $350, while a field of 31 or more means the winner will earn $400!
Special events and a renewed marketing partnership headline the pre-season news at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway.
The high banked clay oval, located in Newmanstown, Pa., plays host to five divisions of Micro-Sprints on Saturday nights, and the April 13 opener signifies the start of the Lanco club's 56th season of sanctioning races for the mighty Micros.
Those five classes competing on a weekly basis at the Clyde - all winged Micro-Sprints - are the 600cc, 270cc Two-Stroke, 125cc, Sportsman (250cc Air-Cooled Engines), and 270cc Four-Stroke.
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".