Dewease tops All Stars twice – Dirt Track Notebook
Starting in the 13th position – on Friday, the 13th – against a field of national competitors, may sound like an unlucky scenario for a racecar driver.
But on the dirt track, Lance Dewease is not a regular competitor, as few Pennsylvania Posse drivers are, even against Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.
On Friday at Williams Grove, Dewease made the most of his skills, taking luck out of the equation. He started 13th and stormed past all others for victory in the 30-lap Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial race.
Pole-sitter Brock Zearfoss was strong early on, leading the way for the majority of the race, however Dewease was making his move at the same time.
Dewease was in second with 10 laps to go and four rotations later, passed Zearfoss and drove his way to the $5,000 payout and his 88th career win at the Grove.
Zearfoss was second, Danny Dietrich third. Chad Trout and Chad Kemenah rounded out the top five.
Austin Bishop drove to victory in the 305 sprint feature.
Dewease continues dominating All-Stars at Port
In 2017, Dewease won the Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway against the All Stars circuit.
On Friday night, he did it at the Grove, so why would Saturday back at Port be any different?
Dewease, who started fifth, drove past all comers, scoring another victory. His win, worth $5,000, was his fifth straight past the All Stars at Port Royal, and his 37th career checkered flag against the series.
Steve Buckwalter earned the pole, but was passed by Dewease, Aaron Reutzel and Anthony Macri, who earned the top three spots. Greg Hodnett finished in fifth place.
Jeff Rine earned a victory in the 25-lap opener for the Moon Shine Camo Rt. 35 Dirt Late Model Series, earning $2,200 in the process.
Rahmer also moved up to win
Brian Montieth has been really good so far this season on area tracks and Saturday evening at Lincoln Speedway seemed to be no different.
However, those facts didn’t appear to matter to Freddie Rahmer.
The son of legendary Fast Freddie Rahmer started in the seventh spot, before moving his way up the pack.
Montieth, who started second behind pole-sitter Dan Shelter, had taken the lead in lap nine. But that lead was short-lived as the younger Rahmer was right behind him, made the pass and held off Montieth over the remaining 16 laps of the 25-lap A-Main.
Rahmer earned $3,500 for the win. Montieth was second, continuing the terrific season for the seven-time and defending Lincoln track champion.
Alan Krimes finished third, Cory Hass was fourth and Tyler Ross took home fifth place.
Steve Wilbur earned the honors in the 20-lap 358 sprint feature and Kory Sites did the same in the street stocks, which was also 20 laps.
Port Royal has a full weekend of racing coming up, with scheduled action at the track both Saturday and Sunday, featuring a pair of national tours.
Things start on Saturday with the first of three Open Wheel Madness programs the track will feature this season. The program includes the Weikert’s Livestock 410 sprints in a $4,000 to win main. The PASS/IMCA 305 sprints and URC Sprints will also be in action.
On Sunday, the Lucas Oil Late Model Series national circuit will compete at track. The Mason Dixon 358 late models will also be in action.
The Auto Racing Club of Hagerstown Night will take place Saturday at Lincoln Speedway for McSherrystown Moose Lodge #720 night with 410 and 358 sprints, and 358 late models on the race card.
Williams Grove will have its 410 and 358 sprint series competing Friday night at the famed oval.