Lance Dewease Wins Emotional Williams Grove National Open Worth $56,000

Lance Dewease Wins Emotional Williams Grove National Open Worth $56,000

“MECHANICSBURG, PA – September 29, 2018 – The all-time Williams Grove win leader, Lance Dewease, passed Brock Zearfoss on Lap 24 and never looked back to win his 15th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Feature of his career. Dewease, full of emotion in Victory Lane, dedicated the $56,000 Champion Racing Oil National Open win to the late, great Greg Hodnett. Daryn Pittman came from eighth to second with Brian Montieth completing the podium at the famous Williams Grove Speedway.

Zearfoss won the first of two Sears Craftsman Dashes to earn the pole for the 40-Lap Feature alongside Dewease, who won the second Dash. Zearfoss, who scored his first career World of Outlaws win last year at Williams Grove, got a strong start and led the opening lap.

Dewease didn’t let Zearfoss out of his sights, as Brian Montieth passed Brian Brown for third on Lap 7. Zearfoss reached the back of field on Lap 8 and began to maneuver through traffic before the caution flew Brad Sweet and Donny Schatz, as the top two in World of Outlaws in points sat atop turn two, with 12 laps complete. Schatz returned at the rear but Sweet was done for the evening.

The ensuing double-file restart saw Zearfoss maintain control and turn under a Dewease slide job on Lap 15 to retain the lead. Dewease was determined and not going away, chipping away on the bottom at Zearfoss’ lead.”

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Lance Dewease Dominates Dream Race at Port Royal to take Home over $10,000

Lance Dewease Dominates Dream Race at Port Royal to take Home over $10,000

“Port Royal is no stranger to seeing Lance Dewease in victory lane. Dewease has been more than good at the track his entire career and somehow it seems he’s gotten even better after teaming up with Don Kreitz and Davey Brown. Dewease shared the front row of the Living Legends Dream Race with Danny Dietrich. Dietrich started on the pole and jumped out to the lead on the start. Dewease held onto second and Brock Zearfoss got up to third from his fourth starting spot. The top three were just separating themselves from the rest of the field when the caution flag came out on lap three. Dietrich held onto his lead on the restart but Dewease stayed close getting by Danny and taking the lead on lap 12. Once Dewease took the lead he was on rails and pulled away from the field. Lance had a four second advantage over the field with three laps to go. That lead increased to 5.398 seconds as he crossed the line on lap 35 to take the checkered flag and $10,000 prize (Dewease also earned $2,000 for his semi-feature win earlier in the night). Dietrich and Zearfoss had a great battle for second with Zearfoss taking the spot on lap 24 and Danny getting it back on the last lap. Brock held onto third. Freddie Rahmer finished fourth and World of Outlaws regular, Logan Schuchart, rounded out the top five.”

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Lance Dewease Becomes Winningest Driver in Williams Grove History with World of Outlaws Triumph on Night One of Summer Nationals

Lance Dewease Becomes Winningest Driver in Williams Grove History with World of Outlaws Triumph on Night One of Summer Nationals

“MECHANICSBURG, PA – July 20, 2018 – Lance Dewease got better with each restart and passed Donny Schatz on Lap 20 to win his 91st career Feature at Williams Grove Speedway and 14th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series triumph. Schatz settled for second with Brian Montieth completing the podium.

Lucas Wolfe won the Sears Craftsman Dash, earning the pole for the 25-Lap Feature, but it was fellow front row starter, Donny Schatz that got the jump on the initial start to lead the opening lap.

Ian Madsen brought out the first caution of the evening on Lap 3. Lance Dewease, who started fourth, used the restart to move into second by Wolfe. Greg Hodnett moved by Wolfe into third a lap later.

Dewease closed in on Schatz as the duo established themselves as the class of the field. Schatz negotiated lapped traffic with ease, before a caution for Sheldon Haudenschild on Lap 16 bunched the field together.

Schatz cleared Dewease on the following double-file restart, but a caution for Jim Siegel set up a single-file restart. Dewease took a look underneath Schatz for the top spot, but couldn’t make it stick. A lap later Jacob Allen went up in smoke, setting up another double-file restart.

Once again, Schatz kept Dewease at bay on the restart. One lap later, Trey Starks was backwards, setting up the final restart with seven laps remaining.

This time, Dewease stayed right Schatz. Dewease followed Schatz on the top for a lap before making his move with a slide job in turn one to lead down the backstretch to the delight of the large Williams Grove Speedway crowd.

Dewease extended the lead and went on to win by 1.201 seconds for his 14th career Outlaw win and to become the winningest driver in Williams Grove history.

“It just feels great to be in Victory Lane and to beat Donny Schatz, he’s one of the best racers to ever drive these cars and he races you as clean as anybody. I hope my pass on him was as clean as he races all of us,” Dewease said in Victory Lane, deflecting the attention away from his record-breaking win at the facility. Dewease acknowledged his great car owners and teams that have helped him to get to this point in his career, including his current team which is assembled with 3 Hall of Famers – himself, Car Owner Don Kreitz, Jr. and Crew Chief Davey Brown.”‘ 

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Lance Dewease rockets to 89th career win in Williams Grove Sprints

MECHANICSBURG — Lance Dewease of Fayetteville rocketed to his 89th career Williams Grove Speedway sprint car win on Friday night, worth $4,000 in what was a tune up for the regulars as they prepare for next week’s invasion by the World of Outlaws.
The victory put Dewease just one back of tying Fred Rahmer for the most sprint car wins in history at the oval.
Dewease’s margin of victory was 1.157 seconds. It was his second oval win of the season.
 
Buckwalter finished fourth in the feature with James McFadden crossing the line in fifth.
Sixth through 10th went to TJ Stutts, Anthony Macri, 17th starter Brandon Rahmer, Greg Hodnett and Alan Krimes.
Heats went to Stutts, Dewease and Buckwalter with Buckwalter winning the dash.