Newmanstown, PA - Mike Koehler considered Saturday's visit to Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway as more of test session, rather than all-out competition.
"We're heading to Illinois for some big races out there, and this track is the closest thing we've got to the tracks out there," explained Koehler as he prepared for just his second-ever start at the Newmanstown, Pa. oval. "We want to get a good set up on the car for those races."
Based on his performance in the Clyde's Memorial Day Open Show presented by Bud's Spring Service, Koehler is definitely ready to take on the best of the midwest in those big races.
Koehler, from Williamsport, Pa., held off some of the best 600cc Micro-Sprint competitors in the northeast to score an upset victory in the 30-lap Memorial Day Open Show. Joining him in the winner's circle were Kyle Spence (270cc), who notched a last lap, last corner win over Jesse Maurer; Mike Rutherford (Sportsman), Maurer (125cc), and Kenny Miller III (250cc Four-Stroke).
Newmanstown, PA - While all five weekly divisions will be present, the June 27 spotlight will shine squarely on the visiting All Star Slingshots and the 270cc Micro-Sprints at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway. Kim Glass of Kim's Kreations, Myerstown PA, is making certain of that fact.
The Newmanstown, PA oval will play host to the third annual Slide at the Clyde, a National Tour event for the All Star Slingshots. The final program in the month of June will also find a special race on tap for the class that has been one of the headliners at the Clyde for many, many years as the 270cc Micro-Sprints take part in a feature event dedicated to the memory of Charlotte Hartman, mother of a three-time track champion of the 270cc division.
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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".