Dillsburg's Anthony Macri drives to $4,000 sprint triumph at Lincoln Speedway

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Anthony Macri is shown after his victory on Saturday at Lincoln Speedway.

Dillsburg's Anthony Macri has seen plenty of success in his young racing career, but he's struggled at Lincoln Speedway recently.

This year, however, has been a different story.

Macri started off the season last week with a third-place finish in the Icebreaker 30 for the 410 sprints. He backed it up with a $4,000 win in Saturday's second race of 2022, a super-sprint feature at Lincoln.

“Obviously this was one of our struggle point-tracks and we’ve worked our (butts) off to get our car better. And this shows it’s paying off,” Macri said in a news release after Saturday’s race.

Saturday's 30-lap feature went nonstop and was only seven seconds shy of the 30-lap track record. It was Macri’s fourth victory at the Adams County oval.

York's Chase Dietz, the polesitter, grabbed the early-race lead, with third starter T.J. Stutts and fourth-starter Macri quickly following him to the front. As the race progressed, Stutts and Macri both challenged Dietz for the lead. It wasn’t until the 21st lap that Macri was able to take the lead away from Dietz. With Macri in front, Dietz and Stutts remained locked in a close battle, with 16th-starter Danny Dietrich joining that fray.  

In the end, Macri was the winner over Stutts, with Dietz, hard-charger winner Dietrich and Buddy Kofoid in the top five. Completing the top 10 were Justin Peck, opening-day-winner Freddie Rahmer, Dover’s Alan Krimes, Brent Marks and Hanover’s Dylan Norris.

Dewease triumphs at Port Royal: Lance Dewease won Sunday's season-opening 410 sprint race at Port Royal Speedway in Juniata County.

He earned $5,000 for the 25-lap triumph.

Dewease started third and took the lead from Mike Wagner on the 13th lap. Wagner finished second, with Justin Peck in third. Danny Dietrich was fourth and Logan Wagner was fifth.

Dillsburg's Anthony Macri was sixth, followed by Jeff Halligan, Hunter Schuerenberg, Dylan Cisney and Justin Whittal.

Colton Flinner won the super-late-model race at Port Royal.

Kyle Hardy was second, followed by Gary Stuhler, Trever Feathers, Kyle Lee, Trevor Collins, Mike Lupfer, Jason Schmidt, Kyle Knapp and Austin Berry.

Haudenschild, Macedo take Outlaws wins: The World of Outlaws completed a two-day show at the Cotton Bowl in Paige, Texas, over the weekend.

Friday, Sheldon Haudenschild scored the win over Cory Eliason, with Brad Sweet, Hanover’s Logan Schuchart and Donny Schatz in the top five. Hanover’s Jacob Allen was eighth and Brock Zearfoss 10th.

In Saturday’s event, it was Carson Macedo taking the victory over Sam Hafertepe Jr., with James McFadden, Schuchart and David Gravel in the top five. Zearfoss finished sixth and Allen was 16th.

Lincoln Speedway and Bryan Householder provided information for this report.