PORT ROYAL, Pa. — For the second time in three nights, Lance Dewease won a Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions feature, topping Sunday night’s Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway.
Dewease, who was victorious in Williams Grove’s Doug Esh Tribute just two nights prior, led all 29 circuits in the Weikert main event to earn the $20,000 top prize. It was Dewease’s 46th career All Star triumph and his 122nd win at the half-mile track.
Only one caution interrupted action on Sunday night, that taking place on lap 18. The momentum shift erased a near-five second lead for Lance Dewease, forced to eventually fend off Mike Wagner and Bob Weikert Memorial night one winner Anthony Macri.
Macri, who started ninth, would power to second immediately following the restart, but a clear path and clean air allowed Dewease to maintain control.
“Well, I knew where Anthony [Macri] wanted to run, and I knew where Mike [Wagner] wanted to run. That was probably the most nervous I’ve ever been at the start of a race…just didn’t know if I had enough for these guys,” Dewease said. “I wanted to make sure I didn’t follow any lapped cars too closely. Luckily enough, we got here.
“To have Davey Brown with us here tonight is really special,” Dewease added. “For his age, he works really hard on this race car…everyone does. These guys really revitalized my career and we’re going to ride this wave for as long as we can.”
Although using every inch of Port Royal’s outer edge, the cushion was not enough for Anthony Macri, forced to finish second at the Juniata County Fairgrounds, followed by Wagner, Danny Dietrich and Devon Borden.
“That late caution was helpful, but it didn’t help enough. I knew with Lance being in clean air, he was going to take off,” Macri said. “I kept trying to run the top as hard as I could. I just wasn’t close enough to do anything at the end. We’ll take a second and be proud.”
Feature (29 Laps): 1. 69K-Lance Dewease; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri; 3. 55W-Mike Wagner; 4. 29W-Danny Dietrich; 5. 23-Devon Borden; 6. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg; 7. 26-Zeb Wise; 8. 45H-Jeff Halligan; 9. 7BC-Tyler Courtney; 10. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr; 11. 1-Logan Wagner; 12. 6-Ryan Smith; 13. 11-Cory Eliason; 14. 19-Brent Marks; 15. 12-Blane Heimbach; 16. 33M-Gerard McIntyre Jr; 17. 17B-Steve Buckwalter; 18. 33W-Michael Walter; 19. 47K-Kody Lehman; 20. 91-Kyle Reinhardt; 21. 97-JJ Hickle; 22. 70-Scotty Thiel; 23. 11T-TJ Stutts; 24. 29-Sye Lynch; 25. 5-Dylan Cisney; 26. 51-Freddie Rahmer