Lance Dewease drives by Macri and Larson to score Night Before the 50 prize at Port Royal Speedway

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Lance Dewease drives by Macri and Larson to score Night Before the 50 prize at Port Royal Speedway

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (September 11, 2020) – Central Pennsylvania living legend, Lance Dewease, made the Pennsylvania Posse diehards extra proud on Friday night at Port Royal Speedway, not only defending home dirt against the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 during the annual Night Before the Tuscarora 50, but driving by, unarguably, the hottest open wheel ace on the planet, Kyle Larson, in the process. The All Star victory, the 40th of Dewease’s illustrious career and 11th at the Port Royal “Speed Palace,” secured the Fayetteville, Pennsylvania-native a $6,000 payday, as well as an automatic starting position in Saturday’s 50-lap, $53,000-to-win finale.

“I wanted to beat him pretty bad,” an elated Lance Dewease said of Kyle Larson in Port Royal Speedway victory lane. “When he beat me earlier in the year here, he waved at me when he passed me coming off of four. I didn’t wave at him when I passed him tonight. Hats off to my entire crew here. Kyle (Larson) hasn’t been passed too many times this year once he’s had the lead.”

Dewease’s march to the Port Royal Speedway victory lane platform commenced from the outside of row two, and although the lead pair, Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson and Dillsburg, Pennsylvania’s Anthony Macri, sliced and diced for much of the 30-lapper, it was a waiting game for Dewease, not taking command for the first time until lap 25. In fact, Larson, who led the first 24 circuits, exchanged the lead with Macri on at least three occasions, all of which countered by Larson before the duo made their way back to the flagstand. In the meantime, Dewease loomed in third, maintaining a straight and steady pace around Port’s notorious bottom groove.

Lap after lap, Macri pressured Larson and the Paul Silva-owned No. 57 entry, especially utilizing lapped traffic that came into play for the first time on lap 12. The momentum change due to slower cars allowed the “Concrete Kid” to slide Larson through turns three and four on lap 14, and again through turns one and two on lap 21, each negated by “Yung Money.” Banging the boards on both ends of the speedway, Macri gave it one final try on lap 25, but to his surprise, and Larson’s, it was Dewease who pulled the trigger, ultimately slipping by the lead pair with a power move through the bottom of turns three and four.

“That’s the only way we can beat these guys,” Lance Dewease continued, driver of the Kreitz Racing, Schannauer Plumbing and Heating, Hess Ornamental Iron, No. 69K sprint car. “Both of those guys are really good; Anthony (Macri) has come a long way and Kyle (Larson) is the best in the business right now. You don’t get to pass guys like that too often. We were good all night and we were good last night, too, we just had some issues under caution. I was able to keep pace tonight and I figured I would be able to keep a better pace once those guys got to traffic. Kyle really never got away from us. I knew I would get a shot at them as long as the cautions didn’t come out putting everyone back in clean air.

“A big thanks to all of the fans for coming out tonight. Thank you all for supporting us week in and week out.”

Macri, who finally worked his way around Kyle Larson on lap 29, chased Dewease to the final checkers, followed by Larson, Dylan Cisney and Rico Abreu.

What’s Next:
The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude Tuscarora 50 weekend at Port Royal Speedway with the 53rd running of the Tuscarora 50; 50 laps in distance awarding a $53,000 top prize. For more information, please visit Port Royal Speedway online at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

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Contingency Awards/Results: Port Royal Speedway – September 11, 2020:
Event: The Night Before the Tuscarora 50

Entries: 51

C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Anthony Macri – 16.084

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Anthony Macri – 16.442

Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Dylan Cisney

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Rico Abreu

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Lance Dewease

Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Kyle Larson

Kistler Racing Products Heat #5 Winner: Aaron Reutzel

Kear’s Speed Shop Dash #1 Winner: Kerry Madsen

Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts Dash #2 Winner: Kyle Larson

Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Freddie Rahmer

Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Spencer Bayston

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Lance Dewease

Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Brock Zearfoss (+15)

Qualifying
 

Group (A)

1. 70-Cale Thomas, 16.537; 2. 98-Jared Esh, 16.541; 3. 21-Brian Brown, 16.575; 4. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 16.669; 5. 1-Logan Wagner, 16.686; 6. 99-Skylar Gee, 16.796; 7. 14-Tony Stewart, 16.831; 8. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 16.903; 9. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 17.070; 10. 99M-Kyle Moody, 17.073; 11. 73B-Brett Michalski, 17.073

Group (B)

1. 24-Rico Abreu, 16.464; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 16.667; 3. 11T-TJ Stutts, 16.769; 4. 39T-Justin Peck, 16.822; 5. 12-Blane Heimbach, 16.935; 6. 87k-Alan Krimes, 16.941; 7. 6-Ryan Smith, 17.010; 8. 14T-Tyler Walton, 17.015; 9. 17M-Kyle Smith, 17.139; 10. 12w-Troy Fraker, 18.788

Group (C)

1. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.573; 2. 17-Ian Madsen, 16.605; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston, 16.716; 4. 2F-AJ Flick, 16.760; 5. 11-Zeb Wise, 16.844; 6. 9-James McFadden, 16.876; 7. 42-Sye Lynch, 17.142; 8. 75-Nicole Bower, 17.601; 9. 880-Drew Ritchey, 17.738; 10. W20-Greg Wilson, 17.987

Group (D)

1. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.442; 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 16.600; 3. 57-Kyle Larson, 16.643; 4. 18-Gio Scelzi, 16.781; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 16.825; 6. 13-Paul McMahan, 16.895; 7. 33W-Michael Walter, 16.953; 8. 91r-Kyle Reinhardt, 17.082; 9. 25-Tyler Bear, 17.169; 10. 91-Tony Fiore, 17.687

Group (E)

1. 26-Cory Eliason, 16.535; 2. 5-Brent Marks, 16.593; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 16.652; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.736; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 16.889; 6. 72-Shane Stewart, 17.044; 7. 55-Mike Wagner, 17.276; 8. 24w-Lucas Wolfe, 17.442; 9. 21m-Brian Montieth, 17.525; 10. 19m-Landon Myers, 17.840

Heat #1 – Group (A) (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer

1. 5C-Dylan Cisney [1]; 2. 99-Skylar Gee [6]; 3. 70-Cale Thomas [4]; 4. 1-Logan Wagner [5]; 5. 98-Jared Esh [3]; 6. 14-Tony Stewart [7]; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody [10]; 8. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [8]; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski [11]; 10. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 11. 55K-Robbie Kendall [9]

Heat #2 – Group (B) (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer

1. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 2. 11T-TJ Stutts [2]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 4. 39T-Justin Peck [1]; 5. 12-Blane Heimbach [5]; 6. 6-Ryan Smith [7]; 7. 14T-Tyler Walton [8]; 8. 87K-Alan Krimes [6]; 9. 12W-Troy Fraker [10]; 10. 17M-Kyle Smith [9]

Heat #3 – Group (C) (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer

1. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 2. 17-Ian Madsen [3]; 3. 11-Zeb Wise [5]; 4. 42-Sye Lynch [7]; 5. 39-Spencer Bayston [2]; 6. 9-James McFadden [6]; 7. 880-Drew Ritchey [9]; 8. 75-Nicole Bower [8]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [10]; 10. 2F-AJ Flick [1]

Heat #4 – Group (D) (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer

1. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 2. 18-Gio Scelzi [1]; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri [4]; 4. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [3]; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer [5]; 6. 25-Tyler Bear [9]; 7. 91-Tony Fiore [10]; 8. 91R-Kyle Reinhardt [8]; 9. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 10. 33W-Michael Walter [7]

Heat #5 – Group (E) (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer

1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [1]; 3. 5-Brent Marks [3]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 5. 55-Mike Wagner [7]; 6. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 7. 24W-Lucas Wolfe [8]; 8. 72-Shane Stewart [6]; 9. 21M-Brian Montieth [9]; 10. 19M-Landon Myers [10]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)

1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri [2]; 3. 5-Brent Marks [5]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 70-Cale Thomas [3]; 6. 17-Ian Madsen [6]Dash #2 (4 Laps)1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [5]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 4. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [3]; 5. 5C-Dylan Cisney [6]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [4]

C-Main (10 Laps) – Top 2 Transfer

1. 87K-Alan Krimes [2]; 2. 91R-Kyle Reinhardt [4]; 3. 72-Shane Stewart [3]; 4. 75-Nicole Bower [5]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 6. 73B-Brett Michalski [7]; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall [15]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [9]; 9. 21M-Brian Montieth [8]; 10. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [1]; 11. 12W-Troy Fraker [10]

B-Main (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer

1. 51-Freddie Rahmer [4]; 2. 55-Mike Wagner [6]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 4. 98-Jared Esh [1]; 5. 39-Spencer Bayston [3]; 6. 6-Ryan Smith [10]; 7. 12-Blane Heimbach [5]; 8. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [9]; 9. 9-James McFadden [8]; 10. 25-Tyler Bear [11]; 11. 14-Tony Stewart [7]; 12. 24W-Lucas Wolfe [14]; 13. 880-Drew Ritchey [16]; 14. 91R-Kyle Reinhardt [18]; 15. 99M-Kyle Moody [13]; 16. 91-Tony Fiore [15]; 17. 14T-Tyler Walton [12]

A-Main (30 Laps)

1. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri [3]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 4. 5C-Dylan Cisney [10]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [12]; 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 7. 26-Cory Eliason [6]; 8. 5-Brent Marks [5]; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich [13]; 10. 17-Ian Madsen [11]; 11. 70-Cale Thomas [9]; 12. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [27]; 13. 51-Freddie Rahmer [21]; 14. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [8]; 15. 87-Aaron Reutzel [7]; 16. 1-Logan Wagner [18]; 17. 98-Jared Esh [24]; 18. 99-Skylar Gee [16]; 19. 11T-TJ Stutts [14]; 20. 11-Zeb Wise [17]; 21. 55-Mike Wagner [22]; 22. 39T-Justin Peck [19]; 23. 21-Brian Brown [23]; 24. 42-Sye Lynch [20]; 25. 13-Paul McMahan [25]; 26. 18-Gio Scelzi [15]; 27. 25-Tyler Bear [26] Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson (1-24), Lance Dewease (25-30)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of September 11, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel – 5236
2. Cory Eliason – 5154
3. Zeb Wise – 4814
4. Paul McMahan – 4664
5. Skylar Gee – 4556
6. Greg Wilson – 4396
7. Josh Baughman – 3858
8. Danny Dietrich – 2992
9. Brock Zearfoss – 2896
10. Kyle Larson – 2888

Contact: Tyler Altmeyer
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
(724) 954-4915, pr@tonystewart.com

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