While all five weekly divisions will be present, the June 27 spotlight will shine squarely on the visiting All Star Slingshots and the 270cc Micro-Sprints at Lanco’s Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway. Kim Glass of Kim’s Kreations, Myerstown PA, is making certain of that fact.
The Newmanstown, PA oval will play host to the third annual Slide at the Clyde, a National Tour event for the All Star Slingshots. The final program in the month of June will also find a special race on tap for the class that has been one of the headliners at the Clyde for many, many years as the 270cc Micro-Sprints take part in a feature event dedicated to the memory of Charlotte Hartman, mother of a three-time track champion of the 270cc division.
Kim’s Kreations and JD Motorsports are sponsoring the night of action, with OMS Racing coming on board as the title sponsor for Slide at the Clyde III. The third installment of the popular Tour event for the Slingshots will surely draw another outstanding field of competitors, as OMS and Kim’s Kreations team up to make this a very lucrative race for the Slingers. Glass reports that more than $1,000 has been added to the purse, and she’s collected more than $450 (so far) for special awards and lap money that will be distributed to the drivers.
In addition, Glass is selling raffle tickets for $20 each, with the lucky winner receiving a brand new Slingshot Chassis and inner rails (swing arm not included). The drawing will be held during intermission on June 27, just before Slide at the Clyde III main event goes green.
The owner/operator of Kim’s Kreations is also conducting a drawing among all pre-entries for Slide at the Clyde III. The winner will get a gift certificate for a $300 powder coating, courtesy of Extreme Powder Coating. That drawing will be held on June 2nd, and all Slingshot pre-entries received by June 1 will be eligible to win the powder coating certificate. The pre-entry forms are available on the Slingshot by Tobias Facebook page or by contacting Kim Glass at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Randy Smith won the first Slide at the Clyde in 2013, while Mark Sensenig took the checkered in last year’s race.
Charlotte Hartman, the mother of driver Richie Hartman – a three-time point champion in Lanco’s 270cc Class and twice a track champion in the 125cc division – passed away suddenly during the month of February. Ms. Hartman was a huge supporter of her son’s motorsports career and a huge fan of Micro-Sprint racing, so Kim’s Kreations and Jared Davis Motorsports thought it only proper that a 270cc race be run in her memory. On June 27, Kim’s Kreations and JD Motorsports join forces to present the Charlotte Hartman 270cc Memorial Race. Lap money is being collected for this event and several special awards will be handed out, along with a very special trophy presentation to the victorious driver of the 25-lap feature.
The 600cc, 125cc, Sportsman, and 250cc Four-Stroke Micro-Sprints will join the 270’s and Slingshots for this unique, action-packed program.
It will be a Saturday night spectacular at Lanco’s Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway on June 27, and thanks to Kim’s Kreations, the All Star Slingshots will be involved in a huge, three-day weekend of racing when they pull into the Clyde’s pit area.
The inaugural Triple Crown of Slingshot racing will take place on June 26, 27, and 28. Linda’s Speedway in Jonestown, PA will host the Slingers on Friday night, then comes the Slide at the Clyde III on Saturday. The final Triple Crown event will be run at Shellhammer’s Speedway on Sunday the 28th. In addition to the hefty purse at each event, a point fund has also been established for this three race miniseries. The fund continues to grow – it currently stands at more than $1,000 – and the Cordier family is also contributing a $200 bonus if one of their Shellhammer’s regulars wins the points.
By Barry Angstadt – https://www.facebook.com/barry.angstadt?fref=ts&ref=br_tf