HARRISBURG - Lance Dewease beat Fred Rahmer to the finish line Saturday at Port Royal Fairgrounds Speedway in the second race of the Twin 25 features, bringing the fans to their feet in order to see who took the victory.
Dewease repeatedly hustled his No. 30C high around Rahmer’s No. 51 played cat and mouse until the final turns of the final lap; that’s when Dewease poked the nose of his car low enough to pull out of the corner with the lead to the finish line.
It was Dewease's first win of the season at the track.
In the first 410 main, Dewease lost his lead to Greg Hodnett with ten laps to go as Hodnett won for the 26th time in his career at Port Royal.
Port Royal will present the first show of the Port season for 305 sprints on Saturday, April 14 at 6 p.m. along with a full program of Aumillers Insurance 410 sprints and AB Auto Glass late models. Plus, the make up late model main from March 31 will also be held.
For the second week in a row, Hodnett also took the victory in Friday's Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint car feature at Williams Grove Speedway. The win was the 48th of his Grove career.
Kevin Nouse of Lewisberry drove to victory in the Tool Shed of America 358 sprint feature in an exciting event, holding off Pat Cannon.
The Lawrence Chevrolet 410 sprint cars and the Tool Shed of America 358 sprints will combine for another open wheel doubleheader this Friday, April 13 at 7:30 pm at Williams Grove Speedway. For the first time this season, the 358 sprints will be handicapped in their 20 lap main event after having drawn for position in the first two shows of the year.
Brian Montieth showed why he’s won the last four tracks titles at Lincoln Speedway in claiming Saturday's 410 Sprint Spring Championship.
The driver known as “The Edge” stayed there most of the night, making a daring pass over polesitter and race-long leader Danny Dietrich in heavy lapped traffic exiting turn two of the 25th lap, and driving away to a 2.46-second win.
Montieth became the first repeat winner at Lincoln this year, and moved into a tie with Van May on the all-time Lincoln win list with 28. Montieth’s time of 8 minutes, 22.861 seconds established a post-weight rule record for 30 laps, and was worth $4,000.
New Bloomfield’s Bobby Hockenberry drew the pole and led every lap of the 25-lap season opener for super sportsman. Scott Geesey started second and chased Hockenberry the entire way. Defending series champ Frankie Herr came in third.
Kyle Moody, of Lewisberry, won the first 25-lap 358 sprint car feature of his career Friday at Trail-Way Speedway. Moody started on the pole and led the entire race.
Information used in this story was provided Shawn Brouse/Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway and Lincoln Speedway, respectively. Video used in this report is courtesy of www.SportsPlusVideo.com and Lynn Schaeffer Productions.