York Daily Record
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.