Join us for seven feature events for our five sprint car divisions, as we will start the evening's racing activities with make-up features for both the 270 and 600 classes from the July 19th race event.
Jered Hooks The Big One; Brown Wins Again In Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Race
Newmanstown, PA - To say that brothers Jered and Ryan Hook have weathered a difficult stretch in the 2014 racing season is tremendously understated. The 600cc Micro-Sprint racers have endured one setback after another. That is why they were basking in the glow of photographer's camera flashes after Saturday night's event at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway.
Jered Hook was victorious in the 600cc portion of "the Grandaddy" of all Lanco sanctioned events, the annual Clyde Martin Memorial Race. Joining him in the winner's circle were Bradley Brown (270cc); Kyle Hehnly (125cc); Dave Ravel (250cc Four-Stroke); and Bret Habecker (Sportsman).
Young Lions Shine at Lanco: K. Hehnly, A. Yerger, & K. Miller Win Clyde Martin Features on 7/19
600cc & 270cc Mains Rained Out; Will Be Made Up on August 9
Newmanstown, PA - The young lions roared on Saturday night at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway.
Kyle Hehnly registered his first victory of the season in the 125cc main event, while second-year driver Anthony Yerger notched the first feature win of his career in the 25-lapper for the Sportsman Class. And Kenny Miller III, in just his second full season of Micro-Sprint competition, captured his fourth win of 2014 in the main event for the 250cc Four-Stroke Micros.
And then it rained, just as the 600cc feature pulled onto the track. The moisture fell slowly at first, but picked up in intensity as the 600's were sent back to the pit area. A check of the radar determined the precipitation would be quite lengthy in duration, so the decision was made to postpone the remainder of the program until August 9. The 600cc and 270cc features will be made up on that date; they will be the first races on that night's agenda.
As we bring the 2013 year to a close we can look back at some of the great memories from this season that has made it a success. A packed house for our Fan Appreciation Day that helped us raise over $9,000 for the Christ Home for children along with a truckload of food to stock their pantry, a nice Memorial Day weekend, a great slingshot return to The Clyde, sun for the speedweek show, everyone enduring our way through Labor Day weekend, AND ONLY 2 RAINOUTS…
1. Car mishandling, i.e. if low tire causes mishandling, the car is retired, otherwise it may continue. A flat tire will be an immediate cause for removal from the race. Exception, the left front, but it must be on both beads. Cars that are an immediate threat to the safety of other competitors due to mishandling or an erratic line on the track will be cause for an immediate caution flag followed by disqualification.
Note: The change allows cars to be DQ'd if they pose a safety threat to other competitors due to mishandling or an erratic line.
Rule Change 2
XII.Penalties: Section A
5. Any car having four wheels on the infield may return to the track in a safe manner without improving position. If the driver improves his/her position he/she will be penalized.
Note: The change removes the words “no cutting corners.”
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".