Newmanstown, PA - When this year's PA 600 Speedweek tour rolls in Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway on Saturday, July 6, the area's 600cc drivers won't be the only ones competing in a big race that offers a lucrative payout.
Thanks to Hyper Racing, Scott Ertter/L5SI Tactical, and the Lanco Micro-Midget Racing Club, the winner of the 270cc Clash at the Clyde could realize a $1,050 addition to his/her bank account. And the remainder of the 24-car field that starts the A-Main will be in line for a hefty payday, too.
This year's clash is the third of its kind, as the 270cc Micro-Sprints battle in a companion event to the 600cc Speedweek frenzy on Lanco's high banks. But it's got a new name this season...the Hyper Racing 270 Clash at the Clyde.
"Hyper Racing has stepped up, big time, for this race, so we've put their name - and deservedly so - in the event's title," said Lanco Board member Rich Fox. "And Scott Ertter, along with L5SI Tactical, have added $50.00 to each of the top four finishing positions in the Clash. Scott is one of the fellows running the Mason Dixon 270 organization, and we really appreciate his support of the Clash at the Clyde."
There is no pre-entry for the Clash; no pre-registration forms or fees to worry about...just show up on July 6, pay the $50 entry fee and $30 for a pit pass, and go racing against the best of the best in the 270cc division on a track that is always fast and racy.
Drivers will pull a number when signing in to determine their starting spot in the qualifying heat races. The top 12 drivers from the heats will re-draw for the first 12 starting positions in the A-Main. The other 12 qualifiers will start heads-up from their finishing positions in the heat races and/or consolations.
An entry list of 40 or more cars will guarantee a $1,050 payout to the winner of the Hyper Racing 270 Clash at the Clyde. A field of 40 or more also means there will be $300 in the pay envelope of the fifth-place finisher, and $120 just to take the green in the A-Main.
Should the field number between 30 and 34 cars, the winner will receive $550 and the driver finishing 24th will earn $100. Those amounts increase to a $750 winner's share and $110 to take the green if 35 to 39 drivers enter the Clash.
The inaugural 270 Clash at the Clyde, in 2011, boasted a stellar field of 43 cars with Billy Logeman, Reinholds Pa., cashing in for the big victory.
Last season, the second running of the event drew a field of 33 of the region's top 270cc pedal-mashers. Mike Rutherford, from Lititz, scored the win over Douglassville's Jason Swavely and Kunkletown's Ryan Smith.
Exact times for this year's extravaganza of 270cc speed and competition are still being worked out by Lanco officials; an announcement regarding the times that gates will open, conclusion of the pill draw, driver's meeting, warm-ups, and the start of heat race action will be announced in the very near future.
The lure of 600cc Speedweek and the best 270cc wheel-twisters combining for a big paying doubleheader of clay tossing, ground pounding, side by side and three-wide action means only one thing...you've gotta come out and LIVE the excitement that is Lanco on July 6!
Rain date for this event is Sunday, July 7. For additional information, log on to www.lancomicrosprint.com and www.pa600speedweek.com.