Lock Haven, PA- Clinton County Motor Speedway will try again to present the Lenny Stroud Jr Memorial Race held over from the 2018 racing season.
Persistent rain last fall caused the event to be carried over to the new season. Rain has continued to plague the program, forcing officials to try again to complete the show. Hopefully Friday May 17 is finally the night.
Family and friends will pause to remember former limited late model driver Lenny Stroud Jr in a fitting way.
The first Lenny Stroud Jr Memorial race will be presented for the Smith Excavation & Construction limited late models. A trophy and extra money awaits the winner. In addition to limited late models, classes in action include the Gary’s Motor Mart/Laurel Highlands IMCA sprint cars, Millers Automotive Machine pro stocks,Weaver’s Radiator & Auto Repair/Jay Coder Excavating & Construction 270 micro sprints and, 600 micro sprints. Gates open at 5:00 pm with racing at 7:30.
Stroud’s interest in auto racing came honestly. He’s the third generation in his family to have campaigned the well known “Pink Lady” no. 18 named race car around PA ovals.
Stroud’s grandfather, George Moyer, started the tradition because of his love of a particular car model and colors produced in 1955. The Crown Vic Ford’s factory colors were Tropical Rose and Snowshoe white. Moyer chose to paint his race cars in those colors and the tradition began. It continued with Len Stroud Sr., and his son Lenny, who at one time alternated seat time while racing a limited late model at Clinton County Motor Speedway. Lenny Stroud Jr continued that tradition until his untimely death a at age 28 due to an enlarged heart.
A Lenny Stroud Jr Memorial Trust Scholarship Fund was established which primarily assists children with learning challenges or deceased parents.
Fund raisers take place frequently. The group have sold beef sticks on Friday nights at the racetrack and other fundraisers.
Family members are expected to attend. Race fans are encouraged to wear pink to the speedway Friday night.
A strong field of racers are expected including members of the Yoder Nation, JR Toner, Mike Smith, Kevin Probst, Matt Cochran, Gary Mellott, Joe Lusk, Luke Hoffner, John Myers and others.
Lenny Stroud Sr returns to the drivers seat to campaign the Pink Lady car in this event.
Parents are encouraged to bring children to the track for the make up Easter candy scramble presented by GFY Racing Supply of Avis, PA. Owner Nick Loffredo will also award a random finisher in the Stroud Memorial with a fuel certificate. Loffredo and son compete in late model racing. GFY Racing Supply is a speedway sponsor and supplies racers with quality race fuels, tire and parts. They can be reached at (570)-295-6760 or on Facebook.
Fans are reminded camping is welcome at Clinton County Motor Speedway. Sites are available with water and electric hook ups. There is a dump facility on site which is included in the camping fee. Cost to camp is $25 per night.
Gates open at 5 pm. Warm-ups start at 7. Racing gets under way at 7:30. Regular general admission prices are in effect for this event. Adults,$12. Students, 12-17, $10. Under 12 free. Pit admission is $ 30.
Make plans to enjoy old school racing at its finest. Visit Clinton County Motor Speedway this weekend. The track is conveniently located off I-80, exit 178 near Mackeyville, PA. Race day phone number is (570)-971-2126.