PORT ROYAL, Pa. — Lance Dewease scored the 103rd sprint car victory of his career at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night, taking $7,000 in the 27th annual Pennsylvania Speedweek 30-lap event for 410 sprint cars.
Only the first lap of the 30-lap Speedweek feature was completed when Matt Campbell stopped on the frontchute with rear end issued on his machine.
Polesitter Dale Blaney led the first lap over fourth starter Dewease.
On the restart, Blaney tried hard to hold off Dewease’s challenge but he could only control the event for one more lap before Dewease rode the inside lane in the first and second turns to take control.
And when he got to the front, he began pulling away, entering the rear of the field on the eighth lap to start working traffic while holding a 2.38-second lead with 10 laps completed.
At the halfway point, Dewease had built his advantage to 4.02 seconds with Lucas Wolfe chasing him in second.
Wolfe started second in the field and took second from Blaney on the eighth tour as Dewease entered traffic.
With 12 laps to go, another caution flag regrouped the field, wiping out what was by that time a 6.06 second lead for Dewease.
The caution flag appeared after 11th runner Danny Dietrich hit the outside first turn wall and developed a right rear flat tire.