Dewease captures second victory of Speedweek with win at Port Royal

  • Lance Dewease took home his second 2017 Pa. Speedweek victory with a win on Saturday at Port Royal.
  • Todd Gracey and Russ Mitten each celebrated birthdays with victories over the weekend.
  • Sixteen year old Red Land High School student Kyle Craker won his first-career 305 sprint race at Susquehanna Motor Speedway.

Lance Dewease scored his second win of the 2017 Pa. Speedweek on Saturday at Port Royal Speedway.

Lance Dewease will be among those honored this weekend at Port Royal Speedway during the running of the Tuscarora 50. The event will pay $50,000 to the winner.

Dewease’s 24th career Speedweek win was worth $7,000.

Dewease started fourth, but took the lead from Dale Blaney by the third lap. He led the remainder of the 30-lap race for the victory. Lucas Wolfe finished second, with Blaney, Trey Starks and Spring Grove’s Greg Hodnett in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Blane Heimbach, Freddie Rahmer, Brock Zearfoss, Mike Wagner and Dylan Cisney.

Jeff Rine won the 25-lap Moonshine Camo Route 35 challenge series race for the late models. Rine's win was worth $2,000.

Rine slipped by Dover’s Coleby Frye with two laps remaining to secure the victory. Dylan Yoder, who started 20th, got by Frye on the final lap to capture second.

Starks takes Mitch Smith race at Williams Grove: Trey Starks got his first Williams Grove win in Friday’s Mitch Smith Memorial Race.

Starks collected $10,000 for his flag-to-flag victory in the 30-lap event. Zearfoss finished second, with Aaron Ott, Fawn Grove’s Matt Campbell and Wolfe in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Ryan Smith, James McFadden, Dewease, Danny Dietrich and Hodnett.

Justin Weaver won the Mason Dixon Shoot Out series for the limited late models. Weaver and Derrick Quade had a thrilling battle for much of the race. Weaver led only two laps — the 12th and the last — in the 20-lap event, but it was enough to score him the win. Quade finished second followed by Ralph Morgan Jr., Eric Irvin and Dan Zechman.

Gracey notches another win: Brodbeck’s Todd Gracey got his second win of the season in the 358 sprint race at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night.

The race was the first leg of the K1 Racewear Summer Series for the 358's. Gracey’s win came just a few days shy of his 50th birthday.

Chandler Leiby finished second, with Tyler Ross, York’s Chase Dietz and Scott Fisher in the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Kody Hartlaub, Doug Hammaker, York’s Kyle Abrahims, Dillsburg’s Chris Arnold and Hellam’s Adrian Shaffer.

Travis McClelland won the All American Outlaw feature and Richie Hitzler was the 600cc modified winner.

Mitten celebrates birthday with victory: Russ Mitten celebrated his birthday by winning the super sportsman feature on a rain-delayed night at Susquehanna Motor Speedway.

Mitten’s second win of the season came over Lewisberry’s Scott Dellinger, with Steve Fannasy third. Devin Beidel and Kenny Edkin completed the top five. Rounding out the top 10 were Jay Fannasy, Mike Enders, Chris Meleason, Timmie Barrick and Tom Wyckoff.

Sixteen year old Red Land High School student Kyle Craker got his first-career 305 sprint win. The Lewisberry teen got the lead on the second of 20 laps and won over Ken Duke, Kyle Ganoe, Zach Newlin and Stephanie Dodson.

Scott Houdeshell won the Legends feature with a last-lap pass of Mason Chaney. Chaney had passed Houdeshell a lap earlier. Bob Stough, Hayden Pascoe and York’s Lucas Montgomery completed the top five.

The limited late model and xtreme stock car features were postponed because of curfew.

Owings scores fourth victory: Steve Owings got his fourth Trailway Speedway 358 sprint feature win on Friday night.

Issac Sneeringer, Cody Fletcher, David Holbrook and Joe Trone Jr. finished in the top five.

Bradley Weber was the 600cc micro sprint winner over Jim Young, Steven Bull, Jesse Snyder and Tyler Lease.

Jeremy Stremmel won the street stock feature and Jason Chronister was the limited stock winner.

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