All Star Circuit Of Champions
Lance Dewease earns record fifth Tuscarora 50 win at Port Royal Speedway in dominating fashion
PORT ROYAL, PA. (September 10, 2016) – For an unprecedented fifth time, Lance Dewease is a Tuscarora 50 champion at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. The Central Pennsylvania veteran, who now owns 100 career victories at the Port Royal “Speed Palace,” as well as 31 career victories against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, earned more than $12,000 for his record setting main event win, crossing under the final checkers nearly eight seconds ahead of Stevie Smith and Dale Blaney. Dewease took command officially on lap 12 and never looked back, utilizing the bottom groove of the Port Royal Speedway half-mile for the majority of his laps led.
“This feels great. It’s an honor to do it for these guys,” Dewease said on the Port Royal Speedway victory lane stage. “I think I may have won this race with five different car owners, too, so that makes it pretty special. I wanted this one so bad all year for these guys. We’ve been really good everywhere we’ve went. We had a really good race car last night, but had some mechanical problems that were nobody’s fault. I’m having a lot of fun driving for this race team. We are all really enjoying this limited schedule. We savor every one of these things.”
With a redraw setting the first five starting rows of the 50-lap, Tuscarora 50 feature finale, it was Greg Hodnett and T.J. Stutts setting the tone on the initial start. Hodnett jumped to the early advantage, leading Dale Blaney, T.J. Stutts, and Sheldon Haudenschild at the completion of lap one. Hodnett quickly opened up at the front of the field, extending his lead to a near-two second advantage by lap 10.
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Lance Dewease’s dream season with Don Kreitz Jr. and Davey Brown Sr. continued Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway … literally.
The trio has been dubbed the “Dream Team.” Rightly so, considering Kreitz and Brown have already been enshrined in the Sprint Car Hall of Fame, and Dewease is sure to follow real soon.
And they continued to live up to the lofty billing in a Saturday night jaunt around Port Royal Speedway.
Dewease won a tight battle with Stevie Smith to capture the Living Legends Dream Race. This particular triumph, Dewease’s ninth in 17 races in 2016, was worth a hefty $12,510 first-place paydaywilso.
“This is about the only race I’ve never won here, and I’m really thankful to finally win it,” Dewease said after his 99th career win at the Juniata County oval.
“It was a tricky track tonight. I got Stevie on that restart and was kind of floating the top. I knew sooner or later, the top wasn’t going to be good, and he got around me and moved to the bottom.”
Every dirt track racer is searching for that magic formula that leads to multiple trips to victory lane.
It happens when you’ve got a fast car, your team works well together, you know how to race at certain tracks, you use your experience to take advantage of every opening, and you get some good breaks.
That’s the world Lance Dewease is living in.
Dewease, of Fayetteville, a veteran of 30-plus years of racing 410 sprint cars, is having the time of his life in this 2016 season.
To a sprint car driver in Central Pennsylvania, it doesn’t get any better than winning a race against the touring World of Outlaws drivers. Dewease has done it twice already this season, including last Saturday at Williams Grove in the Summer Nationals, which earned his team a cool $25,000 prize and retained the Morgan Cup for the Pennsylvania Posse.
He’s winning. He’s winning consistently. And he’s winning big-money, prestigious races.
Word Of Outlaws
A Little Luck and A Lot of Skill Help Lance Dewease to Summer Nationals Win
Retains coveted Morgan Cup trophy for the Pennsylvania Posse and pockets $25,000
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – July 23, 2016 – Lance Dewease’s World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series victory in the the Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals finale at Williams Grove Speedway on Saturday night took a lot of hard work and a little good luck.
Dewease, who spent much of the first two-thirds of the feature looking for a line around Joey Saldana, battled to the lead on one restart, had do it again after the caution flew before a lap was completed and then, after the caution flew on the final lap for Aaron Ott, who spun near the start/finish line, ran out of fuel as the open red was called.
“I was out (of fuel) about six laps before that,” Dewease said. “It kept shutting off going down the straight away. I just slowed way out of the throttle so I could try to make it to the end, took the white, it sputtered a little going up the back stretch, I thought I was good and we come of four for the checkered and the yellow comes out. I thought, man, we’re done… Everything went our way tonight.”
In addition to claiming $25,000, Dewease also kept the Morgan Cup at Williams Grove for the local, Pennsylvania Posse fans. The win is the second of the season for Dewease who stood in victory lane at Williams Grove on May 20.
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Lance Dewease continued his stellar season picking up his seventh win in 13 starts in the World of Outlaws tuneup Friday at Williams Grove Speedway.
From the start of the race to the end, there was never any question of which car would end up in victory lane at the end of the night. Dewease quickly jumped to a large lead and stayed there. A caution during lap 14 gave Stevie Smith, who was in second, and Greg Hodnett, who was in third, the chance to catch the 69K car.
However, Dewease surged out to another large lead out of the restart.
“The track was kind of tough,” Dewease said from victory lane. “It was a one-lane track most of the night and when it’s curved like that around the top it’s very hard to pass. I knew as long as I didn’t make a mistake it would be hard. … We really were struggling up in (turns) one and two, getting from the middle out a little bit, but (turns) three and four I kind of changed my line the last two laps, three laps.
“It was actually better, so we were good enough to get here.”
While Dewease securely held down his spot in the lead, Smith and Hodnett battled it out for second. Smith started the night in the second position and had Hodnett on his tail for most of the race. The driver of the 51s held off the advancing Hodnett on several occasions and eventually put some space between himself and the Spring Grove driver.
Behind them, Freddie Rahmer managed to pass Lucas Wolfe in lap 15 to take over the fourth position, and Danny Dietrich slid under Wolfe in lap 18 to push him out of the top five.
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Oval veteran notches 98th career Port Royal win while Hart claims second econo main
PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Lance Dewease drove the Don Kreitz No. 69K sprint car to the $7,000 PA Speedweek victory at Port Royal Speedway on Thursday night, turning back Stevie Smith and Lucas Wolfe for the 98th win of his career at the oval.
In the 18-lap econo late model feature, Port Royal’s Devin Hart scored his second win of the season in the division, taking the lead late in the race.
Dewease started seventh in the 30-lap speedweek feature with Stevie Smith and James McFadden sharing the front row and when action began Dewease stuffed his racer up the inside and into fourth on the first lap, behind Greg Hodnett, McFadden and Smith.
McFadden and Hodnett were locked in a battle for second on the third lap when Hodnett tried to make a move on McFadden for the spot as the pair exited the fourth turn.
As Hodnett came up across the track he found McFadden to his outside and the pair made contact with McFadden biting the outside wall while Hodnett turned sideways and hopped up over the inside barrier, ending up with his nose pointed toward the sky, hanging on the barrier.
Dewease blasted the outside in the first and second turns on the restart to keep pace with Smith and then dropped down to the inside as the pair raced onto the backchute before blasting across the inside in the third corner to come up with the lead.