NEWMANSTOWN, Pa. — official series release —
Lanco’s Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway will host night three of the four-race Pennsylvania Midget Week slate with the USAC National Midget Series stopping at the eighth-mile track on Aug. 16.
“We are beyond excited and proud to host an event of this magnitude,” said Lanco President Jim Harrington, Jr. “We know what a jewel we have in the Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway and now we can showcase our track and facility to a national touring group — the USAC National Midget Series. We can’t wait until the stars of USAC take on the Clyde Martin clay.”
Pennsylvania Midget Week opens Aug. 14 at Susquehanna Speedway and will continue at Path Valley Speedway Park on Aug. 15. Following the date at Lanco’s, the series heads to Lincoln Speedway for the Aug. 17 finale.
The race will mark USAC’s initial visit to Lanco’s Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway and is expected to be hotly-contested, as based on previous appearances in the Keystone State.
All four events of Pennsylvania Midget Week will be co-sanctioned by the American Racing Drivers Club, bringing together the best drivers of both sanctioning bodies.
“Everyone involved with ARDC is very excited about the development of Pennsylvania Midget Week and the confirmation of this event at Lanco,” said ARDC President Wayne Lesher. “Lanco as a facility is ready for an event of this magnitude. Our competitors are all looking forward to taking on the best of USAC that week, and the addition of Lanco looks to be one of the most highly-anticipated events in central Pennsylvania this year.”
“We are truly excited about the Pennsylvania Midget Week slate and the addition of Lanco’s Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway,” said USAC Midget Director Levi Jones. “The Eastern race fans are among the most devoted in the nation and we are pleased to be bringing our National Midget Series to their backyard.”
CREDIT: USAC Racing