|Date: 6/27/2016 1:34:15 AM|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE****THANK YOU.
The Lanco Micro-Midget Racing Club (LMMRC)
Presenting Its 59th Season of Thrilling
Micro-Sprint Racing at the
Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway!
You've gotta come out and LIVE the excitement that is Lanco!
Barry Angstadt, Media Information Director/Announcer
NOTE: Photos attached: Brett Arndt twisting his No. 46 through the corner (Ty Garl Photo); and ARDC Midgets ready for green at Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway (Rick Schwindenhammer Photo).
Star Spangled Havoc II, Featuring ARDC Midgets & Wingless Sprints, Set For July 2nd at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway
Newmanstown, PA - This Saturday, July 2nd, the second annual Star Spangled Havoc event will take center stage at Lanco's Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway. The ARDC Midgets make their second appearance of the season and a 30-lap feature will headline the program
When the first Star Spangled Havoc was run on July 4 of last year, the debut of the ARDC Midgets at the Clyde was spun off to rave reviews. Only two interruptions occurred in the 30-lap main event (one yellow flag at halfway and a red for a relatively tame lay-over with ten to go), and the race was very competitive. One constructive comment was echoed by several of the ARDC throttle-jockeys, though...they felt that an even better race could be produced if there was a bit more of a bottom groove. Lanco's officials listened and, for the April 2nd No Wing Spring Fling, adjusted the large tractor tires that provide the boundary markers on the inside of the corners. Those tires were moved in and clay was added in an attempt to create a wider race track with a more usable low groove.
As April's event unfolded, it became apparent that the large tires were relocated too far into the infield. Everyone was fighting for the bottom lane in the corners and the outside line just became too far to travel. It was an experiment to try and make the racing better, but it became a valuable lesson learned. The infield tires will be moved out once again (perhaps not as far out as they were last July, but definitely not as far in as they were in April of this year) and slide jobs should rule the day when the ARDC hot shoes invade Lanco in what will be the final tune up for the August 16 Battleground USAC event, when the cars and stars of the USAC National Midget Series make a historic first-ever appearance at Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway. USAC officials Levi Jones and Kirk Spridgeon visited the speedway during the recent Eastern Storm Tour and gave their input on the location of those infield tire markers. Lanco officials intend to follow the suggestions of Jones and Spridgeon, who were impressed with the facility and felt the Midgets, both USAC and ARDC, can present an outstanding show on the progressively banked oval.
Alex Bright won the ARDC Midget main in April's No Wing Spring Fling, and Ryan Greth captured the inaugural ARDC event at the Clyde in July of 2015. They'll be back on Saturday to try for a second victory on the progressively banked oval, but they'll have a host of other competitors who are also hungry to win at Clyde Martin. Brendan Bright has been the hottest driver on the ARDC circuit in recent weeks, and he's got 600cc experience at the Clyde to make him a solid threat for the win. Brett Arndt, Trevor Kobylarz, Danny Stratton, Brett Wanner, Kyle Spence, and many more will battle for the Star Spangled Havoc triumph.
Wingless 600cc Firecracker Frenzy presented by Dayton Parts will also be part of the activities, along with the Hurst Exteriors Clash at the Clyde for wingless 270cc Micro-Sprints. The 600cc portion of Star Spangled Havoc is also the second leg of the Tri-Track Series, with race one occurring Friday night at Linda's Speedway and the finale taking place on July 13 at the JeffreyHogueRealtor.com Action Track USA on the Kutztown Fairgrounds.
On Saturday, July 2nd, gates will open at 3:30 p.m. Warm-ups for the wingless 270cc and 600cc cars will begin at 5:30, with qualifying heats going green at 6:00. Heat in the motors for ARDC will take place following the 270cc and 600cc heat races, and warm-ups for the mighty Midgets will take place at 8 p.m.
Grandstand admission for Star Spangled Havoc is $12 for adults (ages 13 and over). Youth (ages 12 and under) will be admitted free on July 2nd. Pit passes will cost $30 and car entry for the wingless 270cc and 600cc teams is $50. With 40 or more cars entered (per class), the 270cc and 600cc features will pay $1,000 to win and at least $100 to take the green.
You've gotta come out and celebrate the holiday by LIVING the excitement that is Lanco and Star Spangled Havoc this Saturday, July 2nd!
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