A torrential downpour forced a quick surrender by officials at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway on Saturday night. The precipitation-packed thunderstorm, following two inches of rain that drenched the track less than 24-hours earlier, made it impossible to even consider an attempt work the track back into racing condition on Saturday.
The postponement sets up some Mega Shows for the next two weeks, as a couple of consolations and all five of Saturday's feature races will be made up, along with the regularly scheduled racing programs on June 18 and June 25. Because the 600cc and 270cc consolation races and features for all five weekly classes will be made up, rain checks from last week's show will not be honored.
This Saturday, June 18, will begin at 6 p.m. with the running of last week's consolations for the 600cc and 270cc Micro-Sprints. Following those two preliminary races, the 125cc, 270cc, and 600cc competitors will compete in the postponed features from last Saturday. And then a complete program of qualifying heats, consolations, and 25-lap features will be presented for the 600cc; 270cc; 125cc; Sportsman; and 250cc Four-Stroke Micro-Sprints. Seltzer's Smokehouse Meats, Palmyra, will be this Saturday's event sponsor.
This Saturday is also Face Painting Night at the Clyde. The popular activity is coordinated by JesusRaceTeam.com.
On June 25th, the 600cc Micros will have the night off, but it's still going to be a huge night of competition on the high banks of the Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway. The Sportsman and 250cc Four-Stroke Micros will start out by competing in their respective 25-lap main events that were rained out on June 11. A complete show will follow, highlighted by the season's second appearance of the Xcel 600 Modified Tour. The Xcel Mods will be joined by the 270cc; 125cc; Sportsman; and 250cc Four-Stroke Micro-Sprints.
Another monster event is slated for Saturday, July 2nd, with the running of Micromania for the 600cc division and the 270 Clash at the Clyde.
Micromania is the final event of this year's PA 600 Speedwweek, boasting a big payout and the chance to clinch the Speedweek point title. The best 600cc wheel-twisters in the northeast, along with drivers from all over the USA, will converge on the Clyde Martin oval in a battle to win the big bucks and determine who's the best of the best in 2011. Depending upon the number of entries, the winning driver could receive $5,000 or even $10,000!
The 270 Clash at the Clyde offers drivers in the 270cc Class a shot at some big money, as the race winner will receive $1,050, provided there are 40 entries. Last place in the 25-lapper will pay $150 (also dependent upon car count), and drivers who do not qualify will get $50 in tow money.
Micromania and the 270 Clash at the Clyde will get underway with warm-ups at 5:45. The first heat race goes green at 6:30.
These mega-events featuring the best Micro-Sprint chauffeurs (and Xcel 600 Modified pilots) doing what they do best means only one thing...you've just gotta come out and LIVE the excitement that is Lanco!