Lance Dewease raced to his fourth Labor Day Classic victory at Port Royal Speedway Monday afternoon.
The $4,000 win was Dewease's first in the event since 2000. It was also his first local win of the season. Dewease has previous wins this year in western Pennsylvania and New York state.
Dewease started sixth, and made several bold opening-lap moves to get to second. He took the lead from Hanover's Logan Schuchart on the second lap, and then fended off everything that Schuchart had to give him over the final 24 laps.
Schuchart finished second, with Danny Dietrich moving up from ninth for third place. Port Royal point leader Blane Heimbach and Dylan Cisney completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Mike Wagner, Rodney Westhafer, Mike Erdley, Brent Marks and Rick Lafferty.
ARDC midget rookie Kyle Lick scored his second series win of the season in that feature. Ryan Greth had a commanding lead when the caution flag flew with three laps remaining, and Lick took advantage of the restart to regain the lead. Bruce Buckwalter Jr. finished second, with Billy Pauch Jr. in third. Steven Drevecki and Greth completed the top five.
OTHER DIRT TRACK RACING
UNUSUAL SITUATION AT GROVE: A very unusual situation occurred Sunday evening during the running of the Billy Kimmel Memorial sprint-car race at Williams Grove, that resulted in two drivers officially being declared the winner.
As leader Brian Montieth approached the flag stand for the one-lap-to-go signal, chief starter Glenn Wambaugh accidentally began to move the wrong hand to display the white flag. The starter always keeps the yellow flag in his other hand, and Montieth saw the yellow (caution) flag and momentarily slowed. That was just enough for second-place Ryan Taylor to slip by Montieth and cross the finish line first.
After an official review of the situation, both Taylor and Montieth were awarded their first Williams Grove wins of the season. For Montieth, it marked his 14th career Grove win, while it was Taylor's first-ever win at the historic oval. With lap money, Montieth collected $3,980, while Taylor collected $3,810.
York's Adam Wilt finished third, with Thomasville's Greg Hodnett and Brent Marks in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Danny Dietrich, Stevie Smith, Alan Krimes, Fred Rahmer and Lance Dewease.
The 358 sprint feature was stopped after four laps when a severe thunderstorm moved into the area. That race will be completed on Sept. 13.
On Friday, Fred Rahmer scored the $6,000 win in the 30-lap Jack Gunn Memorial. The win was Rahmer's second of the season at the Grove, and the 89th of his career there.
Rahmer started from the pole, but trailed Donnie Kreitz Jr. for the first two laps before taking command. Alan Krimes challenged at the end, but had to settle for second, with Kreitz in third. Lance Dewease and Hanover's Logan Schuchart completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were York's Adam Wilt, York's Cory Haas, Stevie Smith, Thomasville's Greg Hodnett and Brian Montieth.
Greg Diehl scored his fifth street-stock win of the season at the Grove, over Mike Walls, with Spring Grove's Mike Zeigler Jr., Craig Morgan and Bob Gutshall in the top five.
FORSYTHE LEADS WAY AT LINCOLN: York's Glenndon Forsythe led all 25 laps to score his first win of the season Saturday at Lincoln.
Forsythe collected $3,200 for his second career Lincoln super-sprint win in an event that was delayed nearly two hours by an early-evening rain shower.
Hanover's Jacob Allen chased Forsythe the whole way for his best-ever, sprint-car finish, with Alan Krimes taking third off the final turn in a wild three-car scramble that saw York's Hunter Mackison drop from third to sixth. Brian Montieth and Danny Dietrich completed the top five. Following Mackison were York's Cory Haas, Jim Siegel, Ryan Smith and Hanover's Logan Schuchart.
Fawn Grove's Matt Campbell, 15, scored his second 358 sprint win of the weekend, leading all 20 laps. Campbell had won the previous night at Trailway for his first career 358 sprint win.
Tyler Ross finished second, with Hanover's Tim Wagaman, Manchester's Austin Hogue and York's Chase Dietz in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Wrightsville's Drew Heistand, Hanover's Duane Watson, Niki Young, York's Jeff Rohrbaugh and Jeff Halligan.
In the 25-lap, super-sportsman feature, Mike Enders became the fourth different leader when he passed Dillsburg's Rich Eichelberger on the 18th lap. Enders scored his first win of the season over Eichelberger, Chad Criswell, Leroy Martin and Lewisberry's Scott Dellinger. Rounding out the top 10 were Wellsville's Scott Geesey, Fawn Grove's Paul Miller, Russ Mitten, Doug Dodson and Frankie Herr.
HEIMBACH SHINES AT PORT ROYAL: Point leader Blane Heimbach raced to his fifth Port Royal sprint-car win of the season in Saturday's 25-lap feature. Heimbach's flag-to-flag win was worth $3,000.
Doug Esh finished second, with Dylan Cisney in third. Lance Dewease and Brian Leppo completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Brent Marks, Rodney Westhafer, Chad Layton, Mike Wagner and Keith Kauffman.
Newberrytown's Jason Covert scored his first-ever Port Royal win in the 33-lap Butch Renninger Memorial Race for the late models. Covert collected $3,696 for his win. Andy Haus finished second, with Kenny Pettyjohn, Matt Parks and Justin Kann in the top five.
Tim Krape was the pro-stock winner and Jason Zook won the enduro dash.
LANIGAN FIRST AT SE LINSGROVE: Defending World of Outlaws late-model champion Darrell Lanigan scored his first-ever Selinsgrove win on Sunday evening.
Lanigan's $10,000 victory came over York's Rick Eckert, who led the first 13 laps of the 50-lap event, before Lanigan took over the top spot. Matt Cochran finished third, with Josh Richards and Shane Clanton in the top five.
In the 20-lap, limited-late-model feature, Dover's Gene Knaub score his first-ever Selinsgrove win. It was his 16th of the season. Knaub took the lead from Denny Bonebrake on the fourth lap. Chad Myers finished second, followed by Bonebrake, Rob Black and Newberrytown's J.R. Rodriguez.
On Saturday, Greg Satterlee got his first-ever Selinsgrove win in the World of Outlaws Late Model preliminary-night event. Satterlee collected $8,000 for the victory. He battled defending Outlaw champion Darrell Lanigan for the first 15 laps of the 40-lap event, taking the lead just before Lanigan dropped from competition. Vic Coffey finished second, followed by Jeff Rine, Josh Richards and York's Rick Eckert.
Nathan Long was the pro-stock winner.
MILLER EXCELS AT HAGERSTOWN: On Friday at Hagerstown, Jeremy Miller won the 44-lap McBee/Hays Memorial Race for the late models.
Miller led all but the 18th lap of the event. David Williams finished second, with Mark Pettyjohn, J.T. Spence and Marvin Winters in the top five.
Lane Hessong won the pure-stock feature.
On Saturday, Justin Weaver won the "Run What Ya Brung" race for the late-model sportsmen. Michael Walls, Chad Myers, Andy Anderson and Scott Palmer completed the top five.
Bill Henney was the pure-stock winner, Jamie Zentmyer topped the hobby stocks and Ryan Laye was the mini-stock winner.
CAMPBELL WINS AT TRAILWAY: As mentioned earlier, Fawn Grove's Matt Campbell won the 358 sprint feature at Trailway on Friday.
Hanover's Issac Sneeringer finished second, followed by Hanover's Tim Wagaman, Manchester's Austin Hogue and Spring Grove's Dwight Leppo in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Cody Fletcher, Seth Kearchner, Mike Duncan Jr., Randy Whisler and Doug Deeds.
Brandon Little won the Classic Car feature, Don Fuhrman took the street stocks and twin features for the AMCS 600cc micro sprints went to Lance Yeager and Alyssa Rowe.
GRASSO LEADS URC RACERS: J.J. Grasso won Saturday's URC sprint feature at Delaware International Speedway.
Grasso topped Davie Franek, with Brian Carber, Josh Weller and Randy West in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Billy Pauch Jr., Dover's Chad Trout, Jimmy Stitzel, Troy Betts and Scott Lutz.
-- Reach Bryan House holder at sports@yorkdis patch.com.