Newmanstown, PA - It's countdown time...T-Minus 5 days and counting...
Lanco's annual two day extravaganza of Micro-Sprint racing, taking place on September 5 and 6, is shaping up to be the biggest Labor Day Shootout in the history of Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway.
Two extremely lucrative main events - out of the seven high paying A-Mains that will be contested during the holiday weekend - highlight what will surely be an incredibly action packed and entertaining two nights of racing at the Newmanstown oval.
On Saturday night, September 5, the 270cc Micro-Sprints will take part in the Charlotte Hartman Memorial Race, an event that honors the memory of the mother of 270cc racer (and a three-time point champion of Lanco's 270 division), Richie Hartman. Charlotte Hartman passed away very unexpectedly last winter.
The 30-lap Charlotte Hartman Memorial Race will pay $1,500 to win as long as the number of entries is between 26 and 40. Should the entry list top 40, then the winner's share jumps up to a hefty $2,000.
Newmanstown, PA - "Yeah, it's certainly been an up and down season. The last few weeks, the car just didn't have the drive we needed, and we weren't sure if it was the engine or the chassis. But I think we have it figured out now," said Jason Swavely on Saturday night, after the 600cc Micro-Sprint feature at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway.
Swavely and his family-run team definitely had their Heffner Construction/ Timmy's Shock Lab/ RTS No. 14 dialed in on Saturday, as the "Rocket Man from Fleetwood" blasted to his third victory of the Clyde's 2015 campaign. Dan Lane Jr. celebrated his 20th birthday by winning his second of the year in the 270cc main event, and Mike Rutherford notched his sixth Sportsman triumph of the season. William Manotti made it two straight in 125cc competition and Donna Geib registered her third win of 2015 in the feature for the 250cc Four-Stroke Micros.
Camping spots are already filling up for Lanco's Labor Day Shootout on Saturday and Sunday, September 5th and 6th. There are a limited number of camping sites available. Reservations will be taken until Wednesday, September 2nd. The camping fee for the weekend is $25. Campers will be allowed to move in starting Thursday, September 3rd at 6:00 PM. For questions or to reserve a spot, please contact Chris Snyder at 717-917-6805.
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.
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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".