Newmanstown, PA - An absolutely incredible 600cc Micro-Sprint main event, an insanely competitive battle for the win in the 270cc feature, and a rim-riding duel for the Sportsman Class victory highlighted an action packed Memorial Day Open Show at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway on Saturday night.
The Bud's Spring & Suspension of Lancaster main events, with the majority of them going right down to the wire, were captured by Austin Quick (600cc), Nick Skias (270cc), Cameron "Wild Man" Bellinger (Sportsman), Kyle Spence (Sports n' Turf 250cc Four-Strokes), and Jesse Maurer (125cc).
The exciting competition certainly left the fans wanting more, but they'll have to wait until June 11 for additional ground-pounding, clay spewing, side by side action that was witnessed on Saturday and is common on the progressively banked oval. The Lanco club takes its first (scheduled) night off this week, June 4, before the "summer stretch" kicks into high gear on June 11.
The USAC National Midget Tour and Wingless 600s are going to invade Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. This page will have all the information for the race event. We will update this page with additional details as they become available. Please select "Read More" to continue.
For the 2016 racing season, the Lanco Micro Midget Club will be implementing a couple race procedure changes.
1. Double File Restarts - We will utilize double file restarts in the feature events only. Double file restarts will take place until five (5) laps to go or until there are more than five (5) caution flags in the feature event. We will give the standard three (3) attempts at double file on the initial start of the race before going single file. If there is one (1) or more laps complete and there is a second caution on the same lap, the second restart for the lap will be single file. After (1) or more laps are complete, the leader will be able choose inside or outside line for the restart.
2. Two Minute Clock - The two minute grace period given to make repairs before one lap is complete in a race event will only be given for consolation and feature events and will only be given after the initial green flag. If feature events start after 9:30 PM, there will be no two minute clock for any feature event that evening.
See Rulebook for specific language as this is a summary only.
Chain guard or armguard panel must be installed on all cars where chains are exposed to the driver. If no armguard is installed, the chain guard must meet the same thickness requirements as the firewall.
There will be no new inspections on practice day or the first scheduled points race of the season unless a waiver is acquired. The waiver policy will be defined in the Club Policies. If the scheduled opener is rained out, new inspections may occur the following week.
2015 rules allowed one jump start without penalty. Change rule to: Any car jumping the start in a race, the yellow will come out and the offending driver will be penalized two spots (this will not count as a stop for the offending driver). If the offending driver jumps the start a second time in the same race, the yellow will come out and the driver will be sent to the rear of the field. If the driver jumps the start a third time in the same race, he will be disqualified from that event. If this occurs in a heat race, they may attempt to requalify through the consolation race. If this occurs in a feature they will sacrifice all points and payout for the night.
Changed the language of the rule about radio communication to: Radios may not be used for communication or other purposes on the car except as designated by club officials.
Liquid cooled Sportsman Class engines: Aftermarket base and reed gaskets of thickness .015” to .025” inches are now legal in place of the OEM gaskets.
Deleted redundant section of Competition rulebook that contained identical information to Car Specification rulebook.
Changed car number fee from one-time $25 fee to annual $10 fee – now due with car owner’s membership registration.
Changed the language of Section I under Racing Rules. Previously, this section mandated single file restarts after a lap was completed. That language is now removed.
Additional changes to the language of Section I under Racing Rules. Previously, the entire field had to complete the first lap for it to be scored. Now the first lap will be scored in the same fashion as the rest of the race. If the leader crosses the line, the lap is scored for all cars that complete the lap prior to the caution. The remainder of the field is lined up based on their position on the previously completed lap.
Removed the language about carburetors protruding into the cockpit.
The track itself is a 1/8 mile clay oval with progressively banked turns. We offer five divisions of sprint car racing each night: 600cc, 270cc, Sportsman, 125cc and 250cc 4 Stroke. 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 and free parking. 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. 2016 is our 59th season of promoting professional sprint car racing. We welcome you to the "Biggest Little Track" known as the "Clyde".