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WINDOM CAPITALIZES ON 2ND CHANCE; POCKETS DRAMATIC PORT ROYAL VICTORY

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media

Port Royal, PA......June 17, 2017 – All Chris Windom needed was another shot, just one more opportunity that he could capitalize on.

After an unsuccessful slider on race leader Robert Ballou during a restart just before halfway, divine intervention arrived in the form of a yellow flag after a lap 27 incident that bunch up the field.

On the ensuing restart with four to go, Windom slid Robert Ballou on the entry to turn one once again. This time, the move stuck as Windom carried on to victory in Saturday night’s penultimate round of Eastern Storm presented by DMI at Port Royal Speedway.

Windom’s 17th career USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car win tied Brady Bacon, Jerry Coons, Jr., Parnelli Jones and Bud Kaeding for 26th all-time, but this one very well could have played out differently without a late-race yellow.

Ballou had dominated from the drop of the green and appeared to have no equal despite being presented a hearty challenge on a lap 13 restart just prior to the midway point.

After a yellow was brought about by a disengaged wheel cover from the car of Alex Bright, Windom lined up second behind Ballou on the restart. Windom dipped a toe in the water and threw a slide job on Ballou entering turn one, but Ballou easily absorbed the swing and powered back to the lead on the cushion as Windom slid to the top.

Windom’s move nearly proved costly as Wednesday night Lincoln winner Thomas Meseraull took advantage of the situation by sliding Windom into turn three for second as Windom sought to reobtain his rhythm and speed. Windom would get all that back with a slide job a half-lap later in turn one on Meseraull to regain second with 16 laps remaining.

Though the initial trial balloon didn’t pay off, it did provide Windom some info that he would stow away in his back pocket just in case another opportunity presented itself in the dwindling laps.

“I tried to see if I could make that slide job work on the restart,” Windom recalled. “It kind of did, it kind of didn’t. I lost all my momentum and it was a way for me to get down and see if the track was better on the bottom or the middle. But once Meseraull got around me, I knew I’d better get my (rear end) back on the top and keep digging. Robert was probably a little better than us up front in clean air. On a big track like this, it’s definitely a lot easier being in the lead than chasing somebody.”

Out front, Ballou was in his own element. The 2015 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champion has earned 12 of his 27 career series victories on tracks a half-mile length, including one at the Port Royal “Eastern Storm” stop in 2015. On Saturday night, the Rocklin, California native appeared to have the checkered flag and the $6000 reward signed, sealed and delivered.

If this were a 25-lap race, the story would’ve ended there with a dominant Ballou victory, but the vast majority of USAC races are 30 laps and, as Saturday night proved, what you thought you knew can all be tossed into the wind with how quickly things can change in a sprint race.

With Ballou holding a safe-and-sound, commanding lead on lap 27 of 30, the car of Chad Boespflug began to slow. Isaac Chapple had nowhere to go and nosed into the inner guardrail on the back straightaway to bring out the caution. Chapple was uninjured while Boespflug returned for the restart.

That allowed Windom to be glued to the tail tank of the No. 12 on the restart with four to go.

“I knew that if I could get a good enough restart, that would be my chance,” Windom said. “I didn’t get as good of a restart on the first slider (on lap 13). The way it felt, I knew I’d be able to make it stick as long as I was close enough to him entering turn one. I knew Robert was really good in clean air out front around the top and I had a notion he’d probably go back to the top on the restart. We got a great run off turn four coming to the green and I knew I could make that slider stick then, but I knew once I did it, I had to stay in front of him. We didn’t want to go into a slider fest with him.”

With Windom now out front and in the clear, USAC National Sprint Car point leader Justin Grant battled Ballou for the second position. The two went at it tooth-and-nail in each corner for multiple laps with Grant ultimately taking the position from Ballou on the final laps as race leader Windom‘s claws were now firmly entrenched into the possession of the checkered flag.

The race for second would come to a head on the final lap between Grant and Ballou. The two battled close-quarters mere feet apart entering turn three. Both would not exit the corner unscathed, however, as Ballou found himself upside down after backing hard into the outside guardrail before rolling over a pair of times. Sixth-running Aaron Farney was also collected in the incident . Ballou quickly hopped out of the top of the car without injury.

Meanwhile, the incident was not what leader Chris Windom wanted to see.

“My heart dropped when I saw the red flag coming to the checkered,” Windom admitted. “When you’re going down the straightaway, it’s the last thing you ever want to see in a racecar. The straightaways are so long and the turns are so wide here that if you get a decent run on a guy, you can slide him, so I knew the last lap with it being a green and white together, if I would’ve slid myself both corners, I should be all right. And that’s what I did.”

On the one-lap shootout for the win, Windom changed course and headed for the bottom using a defensive tactic instead of his regular line up top, a coin he had been on the other side of just a few laps prior.

“When the air pressure is down on the restarts, you can stick the bottom and middle a little better for a lap or two,” Windom explained. “I was definitely protecting. If I would’ve went back to the top, Justin probably would’ve done exactly to me what I did to Ballou. I wasn’t going to let that happen.”

Grant was never able to make a run at Windom on the final lap, following Windom to the checkered as Brady Bacon, Tyler Courtney and Dave Darland rounded out the top-five.

In the meantime, Windom surpassed Kevin Thomas, Jr. as the Eastern Storm point leader and now holds a 14-point advantage heading into Sunday’s finale at Susquehanna Speedway in York Haven, PA, a venue in which Windom is the reigning king.

“I think we’ll be good again at Susky,” a confident Windom claimed. “It seems like it’s been of our best tracks out here. KT’s been strong all week and a lot of other guys are coming on strong. We definitely just have to stick to the game plan and finish the final night strong.”

Ione, California’s Justin Grant took second and maintained his USAC National Sprint Car point lead of 39 over Windom in the latest tally in his Sam McGhee Motorsports/ProGlide Bearings – Mike McGhee & Associates/Maxim/Foxco.

Brady Bacon of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma remains one of seven drivers still mathematically eligible to claim the Eastern Storm crown, sitting just 28 points out of the lead in third after a third-place run in his Dooling-Hayward/B & H Contractors – Dooling Machine/Spike/Stanton Mopar.

Contingency award winners Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway include Justin Grant (ProSource Fast Qualifier), Robert Ballou (Simpson Race Products 1st Heat Winner), Thomas Meseraull (Competition Suspension, Inc. 2nd Heat Winner), Shane Golobic (Chalk Stix 3rd Heat Winner), Dave Darland (Indy Race Parts Semi Winner), Alex Bright (Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Finisher) & Tyler Courtney (KSE Racing Products / In Memory of Mike Grassmyer Hard Charger).

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USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: June 17, 2017 – Port Royal, Pennsylvania – Port Royal Speedway – “Eastern Storm” Presented by DMI

PROSOURCE/PACKER'S CONCESSIONS QUALIFYING: 1. Justin Grant, 11, McGhee-19.019; 2. Thomas Meseraull, 27, Heffner-19.078; 3. Dave Darland, 71p, Phillips/Curb-Agajanian-19.222; 4. Chase Stockon, 32, 32 TBI-19.355; 5. Jerry Coons, Jr., 39, Hogue-19.358; 6. Chris Windom, 5, Baldwin-19.396; 7. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-19.416; 8. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-19.429; 9. Chad Boespflug, 69, Dynamics-19.430; 10. Brady Bacon, 63, Dooling/Hayward-19.487; 11. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-19.538; 12. Aaron Farney, 15F, DCT-19.553; 13. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 44, Pace-19.566; 14. Kyle Moody, 99, Moody-19.702; 15. Alex Bright, 13K, Kaylor-19.727; 16. Tyler Courtney, 23c, TOPP-19.750; 17. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-19.789; 18. Shane Golobic, 3, Franckowiak-19.901; 19. Isaac Chapple, 52, LNR/Chapple-19.922; 20. Trevor Kobylarz, 14, RT-19.976; 21. Tony DiMattia, 50, DiMattia-19.997; 22. Matt Westfall, 54, Westfall-20.008; 23. Carmen Perigo, 21, Stehman-20.073; 24. Dustin Smith, 77, Gagliardi-20.152; 25. Chad Wilson, 14x, Wilson-20.171; 26. Joey Biasi, B1, Biasi-20.224; 27. Gary Rooke, 42AU, Rooke-20.384; 28. Stevie Sussex, 17GP, Dutcher-NT.

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Thomas, 3. Bacon, 4. Courtney, 5. Stockon, 6. Grant, 7. Chapple, 8. Wilson. 2:35.55 (NTR)

COMPETITION SUSPENSION (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Meseraull, 2. Leary, 3. Andretti, 4. Coons, 5. Robbins, 6. Moody, 7. Kobylarz, 8. Perigo, 9. Biasi. 2:39.04

CHALK STIX THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Golobic, 2. Windom, 3. Boespflug, 4. Bright, 5. Farney, 6. Darland, 7. DiMattia, 8. D.Smith, 9. Rooke. 2:38.56

INDY RACE PARTS SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Darland, 2. Grant, 3. Chapple, 4. Perigo, 5. DiMattia, 6. Moody, 7. Kobylarz, 8. Biasi, 9. Westfall, 10. D.Smith, 11. Rooke, 12. Wilson, 13. Sussex. 4:06.66 (NTR)

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Chris Windom, 2. Justin Grant, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Tyler Courtney, 5. Dave Darland, 6. Thomas Meseraull, 7. Chase Stockon, 8. Kevin Thomas Jr., 9. Shane Golobic, 10. Jerry Coons Jr., 11. Jarett Andretti, 12. Kyle Moody, 13. Alex Bright, 14. Isaac Chapple, 15. C.J. Leary, 16. Aaron Farney, 17. Chad Boespflug, 18. Robert Ballou. 19. Tony DiMattia, 20. Kyle Robbins, 21. Carmen Perigo, 22. Trevor Kobylarz. NT

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**Ballou flipped on lap 30 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-26 Ballou, Laps 27-30 Windom.

KSE RACING PRODUCTS / IN MEMORY OF MIKE GRASSMYER HARD CHARGER: Tyler Courtney (15th to 4th)

WILWOOD BRAKES 13TH PLACE FINISHER: Alex Bright

NEW USAC AMSOIL SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Grant-985, 2-Windom-936, 3-Stockon-841, 4-Boespflug-823, 5-Courtney-728, 6-Thomas-716, 7-Leary-644, 8-Bacon-641, 9-Darland-579, 10-Andretti-559.

NEW EASTERN STORM POINTS: 1-Windom-288, 2-Thomas-274, 3-Bacon-260, 4-Meseraull-250, 5-Stockon-241, 6-Grant-240, 7-Andretti-221, 8-Coons-199, 9-Leary-198, 10-Courtney-193.

NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: June 18 – York Haven, PA – Susquehanna Speedway – “Eastern Storm” Presented by DMI

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Lance Dewease goes wire-to-wire for Keith Kauffman Classic victory at Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, PA (April 29, 2017) - For the second time in as many nights, Fayetteville, Pennsylvania’s Lance Dewease is an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner in Central Pennsylvania, this time dominating feature action from the front row to score the second annual Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway. The victory, the 33rd Arctic Cat All Star win of Dewease’s career and his sixth at the Port Royal “Speed Palace,” was conducted in near-record fashion, crossing under the final checkers 6.748 seconds ahead of the field, lapping up to eleventh place during the ten minute, non-stop 30-lapper.

“These guys work so hard,” said Lance Dewease about the Don Kreitz-owned/Schannauer Plumbing & Heating/RVWorkshop.com/No. 69K operation. “That’s why we run such a limited schedule. That allows my guys enough time to look over everything and make sure we’re ready to go for the next race. The track was great tonight. Hats off to everyone here at Port Royal Speedway. It’s a dream to drive for this team.”

Lance Dewease started from the pole position and wasted no time gaining the early advantage, crossing under the flagstand for the first time by a margin of 2.2 seconds ahead of Ryan Smith and Blane Heimbach. Even with traffic coming into play by lap six, Dewease still managed to keep positive momentum, extending his lead to nearly four seconds at halfway. Meanwhile, Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney charged forward from the outside of row three to third by lap ten, falling in line behind Ryan Smith and Lance Dewease.

Despite two hiccups, making contact with the inside retaining wall, as well as making contact with Doug Esh during an attempt to put “The Hammer” a lap down, Dewease drove on to score the $5,000 payday with no challenges, followed at the finish by Ryan Smith, Dale Blaney, Dylan Cisney, and Blane Heimbach. The victory was number 101 for Lance Dewease at Port Royal Speedway.

“Finishing second to these guys is like a win for us,” Ryan Smith said. “I can’t thank my team enough for what they do for me. Hopefully we can get a win soon and get the monkey off of our back.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude their first Central Pennsylvania swing of 2017 with a visit to the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford on Sunday evening, April 30. Honoring the former Bedford Speedway promoter and Central Pennsylvania car owner, the Roy Morral Tribute will headline competition at the Bedford half-mile; the first of two Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions appearances in Bedford, Pennsylvania, in 2017.

Five-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion Chad Kemenah is the most recent winner at Bedford Speedway during Series competition, holding back Greg Hodnett and Cap Henry at the final checkers for a $5,000 payday.

Bedford Speedway officials will open pit gates at 4:00pm on Sunday, April 30. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30pm, followed by hot laps at 6:00pm. Fans who can not attend the Roy Morral Tribute are invited to watch online via www.speedshifttv.com. Speed Shift TV will be hosting a pay-per-view internet broadcast which is available for purchase starting at $24.95. Visit Speed Shift TV online for more information.

Contingency Awards/Results: Port Royal Speedway - Saturday, April 29, 2017:
Keith Kauffman Classic
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 42 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Mike Wagner - 17.513 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Ryan Smith - 17.646 seconds (2nd Quick)
Ford Performance Heat #1: Dylan Cisney
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Dale Blaney
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Chad Kemenah
Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Steve Buckwalter
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: Brandon Spithaler
JE Pistons Dash #1: Lance Dewease
Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Blane Heimbach
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Aaron Ott
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Ryan Smith (2nd)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Caleb Armstrong (+5)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Steve Buckwalter (6th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Mike Wagner
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Greg Hodnett
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying:

Group (A)

1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 18.036; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 18.238; 3. 5-Dylan Cisney, 18.325; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett, 18.346; 5. 10-Tyler Bear, 18.621; 6. 98-Carl Bowser, 18.768; 7. M1-Mark Smith, 18.804; 8. 91-Anthony Fiore, 18.824; 9. 33S-Curt Stroup, 18.952; 10. 13-Brandon Matus, 19.036; 11. 8M-TJ Michael, 19.258

Group (B)

1. 94-Ryan Smith, 17.646; 2. 1Z-Dale Blaney, 17.79; 3. 12-Blane Heimbach, 17.962; 4. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 18.384; 5. 44-Joey Hershey, 18.609; 6. 51-John Garvin, 18.668; 7. OO-Dane Lorenc, 18.84; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 19.056; 9. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer, 19.387; 10. 98T-Joe Trenca, 19.81; 11. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 20.396

Group (C)
1. 14-Tony Stewart, 18.048; 2. 11-TJ Stutts, 18.191; 3. 17-Caleb Helms, 18.213; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 18.386; 5. 47K-Kody Lehman, 18.467; 6. 17B-Josh Baughman, 18.551; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 18.877; 8. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 18.963; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell, 19.092; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard, 19.37

Group (D)
1. 69K-Lance Dewease, 17.559; 2. 55-Mike Wagner, 17.77; 3. 7W-Logan Wagner, 17.873; 4. 38-Steve Buckwalter, 18.015; 5. 25-Aaron Ott, 18.264; 6. 20-Ryan Taylor, 18.306; 7. O7-Doug Esh, 18.394; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison, 19.069; 9. 33-Brent Matus, 19.354; 10. 9-Ryan Linder, 99.42

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 5-Dylan Cisney [2]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [1]; 5. 10-Tyler Bear [5]; 6. 98-Carl Bowser [6]; 7. M1-Mark Smith [7]; 8. 33S-Curt Stroup [9]; 9. 91-Anthony Fiore [8]; 10. 8M-TJ Michael [11]; 11. 13-Brandon Matus [10]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 1Z-Dale Blaney [3]; 2. 12-Blane Heimbach [2]; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh [1]; 4. 94-Ryan Smith [4]; 5. 44-Joey Hershey [5]; 6. 51-John Garvin [6]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]; 8. OO-Dane Lorenc [7]; 9. 98T-Joe Trenca [10]; 10. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [9]; 11. 1080-Jordan Mackison [11]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 17-Caleb Helms [2]; 3. 11-TJ Stutts [3]; 4. 47K-Kody Lehman [5]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [8]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 8. 17B-Josh Baughman [6]; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell [9]; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard [10]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 38-Steve Buckwalter [1]; 2. 55-Mike Wagner [3]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 4. 7W-Logan Wagner [2]; 5. O7-Doug Esh [7]; 6. 20-Ryan Taylor [6]; 7. 25-Aaron Ott [5]; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison [8]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [9]; 10. 9-Ryan Linder [10]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 69K-Lance Dewease [3]; 2. 94-Ryan Smith [1]; 3. 5-Dylan Cisney [5]; 4. 17-Caleb Helms [2]; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 12-Blane Heimbach [1]; 2. 38-Steve Buckwalter [2]; 3. 1Z-Dale Blaney [5]; 4. 55-Mike Wagner [3]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 2. 98T-Joe Trenca [8]; 3. 9C-Roger Campbell [3]; 4. 8M-TJ Michael [4]; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard [6]; 6. 33-Brent Matus [5]; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison [2]; 8. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [7]; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison [9]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 25-Aaron Ott [1]; 2. 20-Ryan Taylor [2]; 3. 33S-Curt Stroup [10]; 4. 98-Carl Bowser [5]; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [11]; 6. 17B-Josh Baughman [3]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 8. 51-John Garvin [4]; 9. 91-Anthony Fiore [7]; 10. 22-Brandon Spithaler [13]; 11. 98T-Joe Trenca [14]; 12. 13-Brandon Matus [12]; 13. OO-Dane Lorenc [8]; 14. M1-Mark Smith [6]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 69K-Lance Dewease [1]; 2. 94-Ryan Smith [3]; 3. 1Z-Dale Blaney [6]; 4. 5-Dylan Cisney [5]; 5. 12-Blane Heimbach [2]; 6. 38-Steve Buckwalter [4]; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah [10]; 8. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [9]; 9. 11-TJ Stutts [11]; 10. 55-Mike Wagner [8]; 11. 25-Aaron Ott [21]; 12. 49X-Tim Shaffer [12]; 13. O7-Doug Esh [18]; 14. 17-Caleb Helms [7]; 15. 27-Greg Hodnett [15]; 16. 20-Ryan Taylor [22]; 17. 7W-Logan Wagner [14]; 18. 14-Tony Stewart [17]; 19. 33M-Max Stambaugh [13]; 20. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [25]; 21. 47K-Kody Lehman [16]; 22. 98-Carl Bowser [24]; 23. 44-Joey Hershey [19]; 24. 33S-Curt Stroup [23]; 25. 8M-TJ Michael [27]; 26. 10-Tyler Bear [20]; 27. 98T-Joe Trenca [26] Lap Leaders: Lance Dewease: [1-30]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (April 29, 2017):
1. Chad Kemenah: 1366
2. Caleb Armstrong: 1256
3. Caleb Helms: 1196
4. Ryan Smith: 1182
5. Tim Shaffer: 1112
6. T.J. Michael: 1038
7. Max Stambaugh: 1034
8. Brandon Matus: 956
9. Brent Matus: 924
10. John Garvin: 914

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

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USAC EASTERN STORM

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MARCH 19, 2017
CONTACT: BOB MILLER 443 513 4456
THUNDER ON THE HILL RACING SERIES

‘DOUBLE-D’ DANNY DIETRICH ENTERS USAC NON-WING EASTERN STORM, SERIES OPENS AT GRANDVIEW ON TUESDAY, JUNE 13

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (MARCH 19, 2017) – 410 Sprint Car ace, Danny Dietrich has thrown his name into the hat of local competitors that will ‘Chase the Storm’ when the USAC National Wingless Sprint Car Championship Eastern Storm rolls into town for a week of ultra-exciting racing action, beginning on Tuesday, June 13 at Grandview Speedway.

Dietrich will strap into the Tom Buch-owned/APEX/DKW Transport No. 13 machine for action at Grandview Speedway (June 13), Lincoln Speedway (June 14), Williams Grove Speedway (June 15), and Port Royal Speedway (June 17) before the team heads west to compete with the All-Star Circuit of Champions at Waynesfield Raceway (June 18).

“Tom has given me a great opportunity to run these wingless races and I’m looking forward to going out and trying something different,” Dietrich explained. “It’s going to be tough because we’re out of our element, but I think I can adapt and I believe we have a chance of winning at any of these tracks.”

‘Double-D’ certainly isn’t a stranger to victory lane in Central Pennsylvania, having claimed winged 410 victories at Lincoln, Williams Grove, and Port Royal Speedway in the 2016 season – including the $25,000 Williams Grove National Open victory against the World of Outlaws. Dietrich first found victory lane at the Berks County Grandview Speedway in the inaugural Thunder Cup event in 2015.

But all bets are off with this being Dietrich’s first foray into wingless Sprint Car racing.

“With a wing on we’re used to running really hard on entry,” the 28-year-old racer explained. “I think there’s going to be a learning curve, but this is going to make me a more versatile racer.”

“Danny Dietrich is one of the sport’s most popular racers on and off the race track,” Bob Miller co-promoter of the USAC events at Grandview Speedway and Lincoln Speedway stated. “Having someone of his caliber compete against the USAC drivers adds another layer to the excitement of the Eastern Storm.”

The leanest and meanest racers from USAC’s AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series – the nation’s largest group of non-wing open-wheel racers – make their annual stop on the east coast for a five-race series touring through Central Pennsylvania.

The 11th year of the ‘Eastern Storm’ kicks off on Tuesday, June 13 at Grandview Speedway; followed by Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday, June 14; Williams Grove Speedway on Thursday, June 15; Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, June 17; and rounding out the series on Sunday, June 18 at Susquehanna Speedway.

2017 USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT CAR SERIES EASTERN STORM

DATE: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
TRACK: Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania) - 1/3-mile, dirt oval
NAPA Auto Parts Thunder on the Hill Racing Series
Jesse Hockett Classic for USAC NON-WING Sprints & 358 NASCAR Modifieds
TRACK ADDRESS: 43 Passmore Rd, Bechtelsville, PA 19505
TRACK PHONE: (610) 754-7688
TRACK WEBSITE: www.grandviewspeedway.com/
SERIES WEBSITE: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

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DATE: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
TRACK: Lincoln Speedway (Abbottstown, Pennsylvania) - 3/8-mile, dirt oval
USAC NON-WING Sprints & 358 Sprints
TRACK ADDRESS: 800 Racetrack Rd, Abbottstown, PA 17301
TRACK PHONE: (717) 624-2755
TRACK WEBSITE: www.lincolnspeedway.com/
SERIES WEBSITE: www.thunderonthehillracingseries.com

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DATE: Thursday, June 15, 2017
TRACK: Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania) – ½-mile, dirt oval
TRACK ADDRESS: 1 Speedway Dr., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
TRACK PHONE: (717) 697-5000
TRACK WEBSITE: www.williamsgrove.com/

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DATE: Saturday, June 17, 2017
TRACK: Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, Pennsylvania) - 1/2-mile, dirt oval
TRACK ADDRESS: 302 6th St, Port Royal, PA 17082
TRACK PHONE: (717) 527-2303
TRACK WEBSITE: portroyalspeedway.com/

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DATE: Sunday, June 18, 2017
TRACK: Susquehanna Speedway (York Haven, Pennsylvania) – 4/10-mile, dirt oval
TRACK ADDRESS: 690 York Rd, York Haven, PA 17370
TRACK PHONE: (717) 938-9170
TRACK WEBSITE: www.susquehannaspeedway.net/

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Schuchart Slides into Victory Lane at Port Royal Celebrates second series win in front of local crowd

PORT ROYAL, Pa. - Oct. 15, 2016 - Unlike the others, Logan Schuchart did not scale his car right away in victory lane. Rather, the Hanover, Pa. native took the time to hug his family in front of a local crowd. Schuchart won his second World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series race of the season Saturday night at Port Royal Speedway - less than 100 miles from his hometown.

Thereon, Schuchart jumped on the back of his racecar and began to climb to the wing and the confetti waiting for him at the top. Schuchart slid down the front of the wing as hundreds of fans applauded his dominant performance in the 30-lap feature. He led 28 laps, starting the feature on the outside of the first row in second.

"It means a lot to win here," Schuchart said. "Port Royal is where we started so to win here at home, we're proud. We're still from P.A. no matter what anybody says."

The qualifying flights earlier in the night foreshadowed the battle between pole-sitter Lucas Wolfe and Schuchart. Wolfe recorded the night's quick time with a 15.278; he established the track record for 410-sprints with 15.168 on July 5, 2014.Schuchart was second fastest in qualifying, just .02 seconds off his pace. Together, the feature showcased the two drivers' quickness around the half-mile oval.

Schuchart wasted no time, challenging Wolfe in the opening lap of the race. Though Wolfe slammed the door on his attempts in turns two and four, a caution the following lap essentially gave Schuchart a do-over.

Schuchart took advantage of the early-caution, finally making the pass low in turn two. In the next four laps, Schuchart extended his lead to a 2.316-second margin. By this time, the front of the 25-car field reached lapped traffic. However, his buffer did not last long as the race's second caution compromised his lead.

"It felt like the longest 30 laps ever," Schuchart said. "We've had races where we've been out front and have slowed down in lapped traffic. I got a little nervous. But once I got the top rolling, I could kind of pull the wing back and get my speed back. It felt pretty good. We're just really proud of this whole Shark Racing team."

On the restart, Wolfe reclaimed the lead but only momentarily. Schuchart answered back, soon reestablishing a comfortable cushion between him and Wolfe. Wolfe did not get another chance to challenge him. Within the final 10 laps of the feature, Wolfe began to fade while Greg Hodnett and Donny Schatz took a similar route to the podium. Wolfe held onto fourth position.

"Donny showed me the bottom off two and four and we moved down," said Hodnett, who finished second. "I got going on the bottom but Logan was gone. He was in another zip code. We were just lucky to be able to come up to second. It was a great field of cars and great fans.

Schuchart increased the spread to nearly four seconds in the closing laps of the race and ultimately won by a 4.705-second margin. Schuchart said the second half of the year is when the team really started to click. But, he owed his quick lap times and overall success to car owner Bobby Allen, who is also his grandfather. Allen was inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 1998.

"He's been doing it himself lately," Allen said. "He has a different car a little bit - different motor that seemed to work pretty well. It's great to get [a win] anywhere you can get them, but it was great to get it here. He had the car working good and was driving it very well."

Schatz, rounding out the podium, recorded his 58th top five performance of 2016. With five races left in the season, Schatz is two top five finishes shy of tying his total from last season.

"Obviously you want to win when you come out. That's how you get the 'Champion' status," Schatz said. "When you don't, you have to figure out why. So, we have a little work to do there. It was fun. [The track] did a great job giving us a great surface to race on top to bottom. You get to go to a lot of places in the country, and to see the pride that goes into what everyone has done here...it's just crazy how much pride the fans take in it. A lot of racetracks in the country people take for granted, but it's great to see [the pride] right here."

Port Royal Speedway Notebook
RACE NOTES: Logan Schuchart jumped out to an early lead in the feature's opening laps to claim his second series win of 2016. Schuchart dominated the field, leading 28 of the 30 laps. Greg Hodnett and Donny Schatz broke into the podium too late to catch him.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Jacob Allen; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Logan Schuchart; Penske Shocks ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Daryn Pittman; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Joey Saldana; Morton Buildings ($50 cash): Stevie Smith; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Brent Marks; Super Flow ($50 cash): Jason Johnson; Craftsman Club Fast Five ($100 cash): Logan Schuchart, Daryn Pittman, Brad Sweet, David Gravel; Craftsman/Sears: Lucas Wolfe; KSE Hard Charger: Kerry Madsen; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate): Logan Schuchart; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jason Johnson; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Jacob Allen

SEASON WINNERS: Donny Schatz - 24 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 4, Stockton Dirt Track on March 18, Stockton Dirt Track on March 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on April 2, Lincoln Speedway on May 19, Weedsport Speedway on May 22, Lincoln Park Speedway on June 8, Knoxville Raceway on June 11, River Cities Speedway on June 17, Rockford Speedway on June 29, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 3, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9, Attica Raceway Park on July 12, Eldora Speedway on July 16, Ohsweken Speedway on July 26, Junction Motor Speedway on August 16, Angell Park Speedway on August 21, River Cities Speedway on August 26, Nodak Speedway on August 28, Willamette Speedway on September 7, Clay County Fair Speedway on September 16, Lernerville Speedway on September 24, Fulton Speedway on October 8); David Gravel - 9 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 12, Tri-State Speedway on May 14, I-96 Speedway on June 6, Eldora Speedway on July 14, Lernerville Speedway on July 19, Wilmot Raceway on July 30, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 5, Skagit Speedway on Sept 2 and 3); Shane Stewart - 8 (Arizona Speedway on March 6, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 23, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 30, Granite City Speedway on June 15, Brown County Speedway on June 19, Silver Dollar Speedway on September 9; Hartford Speedway on September 22; Eldora Speedway on September 24); Daryn Pittman - 7 (Royal Purple Raceway on Feb. 27, Perris Auto Speedway on April 16, USA Raceway on April 18, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, Jackson Motorplex on June 24, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Williams Grove Speedway on July 22); Brad Sweet - 7 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 13, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 14, Cotton Bowl Speedway on Feb. 26, Ocean Speedway on April 1, Bakersfield Speedway on April 15, Plymouth Speedway on May 13, Badlands Motor Speedway on July 2); Joey Saldana - 5 (The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 3, Devil's Bowl Speedway on April 22, Jacksonville Speedway on May 4, I-80 Speedway on June 22, U.S. 36 Raceway on September 17); Jason Johnson - 3 (Placerville Speedway on March 24, Knoxville Nationals on August 13, El Paso County Raceway on September 14); Lance Dewease - 2 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Williams Grove Speedway on July 23); Kerry Madsen - 2 (Eldora Speedway on May 6 and 7); Rico Abreu - 2 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Aug. 6, Silver Dollar Speedway on September 10); Logan Schuchart - 2 (Cedar Lake Speedway on July 9; Port Royal Speedway on October 15); Bill Balog - 1 (Beaver Dam Raceway on June 25); Chad Kemenah - 1 (Fremont Speedway on June 3); Terry McCarl - 1 (Knoxville Raceway on June 10); Jason Sides - 1 (I-30 Speedway on April 26); Greg Wilson - 1 (The Dirt Track at Charlotte on May 27); Danny Dietrich - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on October 14)

World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Port Royal Speedway, Pa.; Oct. 15, 2016

Feature - (30 Laps)1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2] [$10,000]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [4] [$5,500]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3] [$3,200]; 4. 1-Lucas Wolfe [1] [$2,800]; 5. 69K-Lance Dewease [12] [$2,500]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [10] [$2,300]; 7. 5-David Gravel [6] [$2,200]; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman [5] [$2,100]; 9. 49-Brad Sweet [7] [$2,050]; 10. 83-Joey Saldana [11] [$2,000]; 11. 51S-Stevie Smith [13] [$1,500]; 12. 19M-Brent Marks [15] [$1,200]; 13. 2-Shane Stewart [19] [$1,100]; 14. 17W-Kerry Madsen [23] [$1,050]; 15. 70-Danny Holtgraver [8] [$1,000]; 16. 1B-Dale Blaney [16] [$900]; 17. 41-Jason Johnson [20] [$800]; 18. 5C-Dylan Cisney [9] [$800]; 19. 7-Paul McMahan [17] [$800]; 20. 7S-Jason Sides [14] [$800]; 21. 88-T.J. Stutts [18] [$800]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen [21] [$800]; 23. 17BX-Steve Buckwalter [24] [$800]; 24. 17B-Bill Balog [22] [$800]; 25. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [25] [$];

Lap Leaders:Lucas Wolfe 1-2, Logan Schuchart 3-30;
KSE Hard Charger Award:17W-Kerry Madsen [+9]

Qualifying- 1. 1-Lucas Wolfe, 15.258; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 15.278; 3. 15-Donny Schatz, 15.285; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 15.308; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett, 15.340; 6. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 15.358; 7. 5-David Gravel, 15.385; 8. 49-Brad Sweet, 15.390; 9. 21-Brian Brown, 15.413; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen, 15.430; 11. 17W-Kerry Madsen, 15.436; 12. 70-Danny Holtgraver, 15.443; 13. 83-Joey Saldana, 15.447; 14. 7S-Jason Sides, 15.457; 15. 51S-Stevie Smith, 15.468; 16. 69K-Lance Dewease, 15.487; 17. 17B-Bill Balog, 15.496; 18. 2-Shane Stewart, 15.509; 19. 41-Jason Johnson, 15.527; 20. 88-T.J. Stutts, 15.527; 21. 747-Davey Sammons, 15.558; 22. 94-Ryan Smith, 15.577; 23. 17BX-Steve Buckwalter, 15.589; 24. 7-Paul McMahan, 15.592; 25. 71M-Dave Blaney, 15.604; 26. W20-Greg Wilson, 15.607; 27. O7-Doug Esh, 15.630; 28. 13-Clyde Knipp, 15.641; 29. M1-Mark Smith, 15.651; 30. 7W-Logan Wagner, 15.652; 31. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer, 15.660; 32. 19M-Brent Marks, 15.662; 33. 20-Ryan Taylor, 15.678; 34. 48-Danny Dietrich, 15.691; 35. 19-Paige Polyak, 15.778; 36. 33-Curt Stroup, 15.804; 37. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 15.814; 38. 55-Mike Wagner, 15.827; 39. 49X-Craig Dollansky, 15.844; 40. 44-Joey Hershey, 15.864; 41. 47K-Kody Lehman, 15.874; 42. 13X-Tim Shaffer, 15.888; 43. 71A-R.J. Johnson, 15.968; 44. 25-Aaron Ott, 16.689; 45. 24B-Dustin Baney, 16.028.

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 2. 70-Danny Holtgraver [4]; 3. 5C-Dylan Cisney [2]; 4. 51S-Stevie Smith [5]; 5. 7-Paul McMahan [6]; 6. 7W-Logan Wagner [8]; 7. O7-Doug Esh [7]; 8. 47K-Kody Lehman [11]; 9. 24B-Dustin Baney [12]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 11. 20-Ryan Taylor [9]; 12. 19-Paige Polyak [10]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 83-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 19M-Brent Marks [8]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 6. 17W-Kerry Madsen [3]; 7. 71M-Dave Blaney [6]; 8. 13-Clyde Knipp [7]; 9. 33-Curt Stroup [10]; 10. 71A-R.J. Johnson [11]; 11. 48-Danny Dietrich [9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)1. 1-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [2]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [4]; 5. 88-T.J. Stutts [6]; 6. 17B-Bill Balog [5]; 7. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [10]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 9. 94-Ryan Smith [7]; 10. 13X-Tim Shaffer [12]; 11. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [9]; 12. 49X-Craig Dollansky [11]

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 5-David Gravel [2]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 4. 1B-Dale Blaney [3]; 5. 41-Jason Johnson [5]; 6. 747-Davey Sammons [6]; 7. 17BX-Steve Buckwalter [7]; 8. M1-Mark Smith [8]; 9. 55-Mike Wagner [10]; 10. 44-Joey Hershey [11]; 11. 25-Aaron Ott [9]

Craftsman Club Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 8 starting positions of A-feature)1. 1-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [6]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 6. 5-David Gravel [8]; 7. 49-Brad Sweet [7]; 8. 70-Danny Holtgraver [5]

C-Main - (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature)- 1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [2] [-]; 2. 55-Mike Wagner [4] [-]; 3. 33-Curt Stroup [5] [$150]; 4. 49X-Craig Dollansky [6] [$150]; 5. 47K-Kody Lehman [7] [$150]; 6. 71A-R.J. Johnson [9] [$125]; 7. 24B-Dustin Baney [11] [$125]; 8. 44-Joey Hershey [8] [$125]; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich [1] [$125]; 10. 19-Paige Polyak [3] [$125]; 11. 13X-Tim Shaffer [10] [$125]; 12. 25-Aaron Ott [12] [$125]

Last Chance Showdown - (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1.1A-Jacob Allen [1] [-]; 2. 17B-Bill Balog [2] [-]; 3. 17W-Kerry Madsen [3] [-]; 4. 17BX-Steve Buckwalter [8] [-]; 5. O7-Doug Esh [7] [$300]; 6. 94-Ryan Smith [6] [$250]; 7. 7W-Logan Wagner [11] [$225]; 8. 747-Davey Sammons [4] [$200]; 9. 55-Mike Wagner [16] [$200]; 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [15] [$200]; 11. W20-Greg Wilson [10] [$200]; 12. 13-Clyde Knipp [9] [$200]; 13. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [14] [$200]; 14. 71M-Dave Blaney [5] [$200]; 15. 20-Ryan Taylor [13] [$200]; 16. M1-Mark Smith [12] [$200]

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Lance Dewease earns record fifth Tuscarora 50 win at Port Royal Speedway in dominating fashion

PORT ROYAL, PA. (September 10, 2016) - For an unprecedented fifth time, Lance Dewease is a Tuscarora 50 champion at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. The Central Pennsylvania veteran, who now owns 100 career victories at the Port Royal “Speed Palace,” as well as 31 career victories against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, earned more than $12,000 for his record setting main event win, crossing under the final checkers nearly eight seconds ahead of Stevie Smith and Dale Blaney. Dewease took command officially on lap 12 and never looked back, utilizing the bottom groove of the Port Royal Speedway half-mile for the majority of his laps led.

“This feels great. It’s an honor to do it for these guys,” Dewease said on the Port Royal Speedway victory lane stage. “I think I may have won this race with five different car owners, too, so that makes it pretty special. I wanted this one so bad all year for these guys. We’ve been really good everywhere we’ve went. We had a really good race car last night, but had some mechanical problems that were nobody’s fault. I’m having a lot of fun driving for this race team. We are all really enjoying this limited schedule. We savor every one of these things.”

With a redraw setting the first five starting rows of the 50-lap, Tuscarora 50 feature finale, it was Greg Hodnett and T.J. Stutts setting the tone on the initial start. Hodnett jumped to the early advantage, leading Dale Blaney, T.J. Stutts, and Sheldon Haudenschild at the completion of lap one. Hodnett quickly opened up at the front of the field, extending his lead to a near-two second advantage by lap 10.

In the meantime, Lance Dewease, pilot of the Don Kreitz-owned/Sharman Builders/No. 69K, started to pick his way through the field. The Fayetteville, Pennsylvania, native drove forward from eighth on the grid, securing the third position by lap 10, second position by lap 11, and the top spot by lap 12, but not without help from Greg Hodnett. Hodnett, who was still controlling the point position during Dewease’s charge, slowed to a stop on lap 12, the result of mechanical woes. Dewease took advantage of Hodnett’s misfortune and quickly extended himself from his fellow front runners, chased to the lap 25 break by Stevie Smith, Dale Blaney, and Sheldon Haudenschild.

“That first 25 laps, I didn’t run that hard,” Dewease explained. “I knew we could go pretty soft on tires because I’m not that hard on tires. We came in during that red and my guys said my tires were still really good. So, I knew I could get going then. I just wanted to get inside the top-four before the break. I just found a line and was able to reel those guys in. You have to be there in the end in this deal. That’s what it’s all about. ”

The second segment of the Tuscarora 50 main event ignited with Lance Dewease returning to his place at the front of the field, followed by Stevie Smith and Dale Blaney. It would not take long for Dewease to once again open up his advantage, stretching to nearly four seconds by lap 30.

While Dewease dominated, a battle for second, third, and fourth would ensue involving Stevie Smith, Dale Blaney, and Cap Henry. Smith soon established himself in the runner-up position, followed by a lap-by-lap battle between Dale Blaney and Cap Henry. Despite all of their attempts to catch the familiar No.69K of Lance Dewease, nothing proved to be beneficial. Dewease ultimately scored the five-digit payday, followed by Stevie Smith and Dale Blaney to complete the podium.

“There are probably only a few of us here that have experience racing on the same set of tires for all 50 laps,” Lance Dewease said. “There is a little bit of a nact to it and a little bit of a patience to it. I’m happy to get it done for these guys.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will close out the month of September with a visit to the World’s Greatest Dirt Track. The Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, will showcase Arctic Cat All Star competition on Saturday evening, September 24, during night two of the 35th Annual Four Crown Nationals. “America’s Series” will join all three national divisions of the United States Auto Club (USAC), Midget, Sprint, and Champ, during their visit to Eldora Speedway, the first time Eldora Speedway has hosted four divisions during the Saturday night portion of the Four Crown Nationals since 2007.

Those seeking additional information regarding the 35th Annual Four Crown Nationals program at The Big E should visit Eldora Speedway live on the Web at http://www.eldoraspeedway.com/event/35th-annual-four-crown-nationals/

Contingency Awards/Results: Port Royal Speedway - Saturday, September 10, 2016:
Event: 49th Annual Tuscarora 50
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 41 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Lance Dewease - 16.421 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Danny Dietrich - 16.479 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Blane Heimbach
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Dale Blaney
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Sheldon Haudenschild
EMi Heat #4: T.J. Stutts
JE Pistons Dash: N/A
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dale Blaney (3rd)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Chad Kemenah (+10)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Danny Dietrich
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Chad Kemenah
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Logan Wagner
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.48-Danny Dietrich, 16.479; 2.51S-Stevie Smith, 16.522; 3.1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 16.537; 4.21M-Brian Montieth, 16.547; 5.69K-Lance Dewease, 16.563; 6.70-Danny Holtgraver, 16.586; 7.21-Cap Henry, 16.615; 8.57X-Andrew Palker, 16.657; 9.12-Blane Heimbach, 16.666; 10.1-Dale Blaney, 16.690; 11.5-Dylan Cisney, 16.696; 12.27-Greg Hodnett, 16.732; 13.13-Tim Shaffer, 16.772; 14.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.788; 15.71m-Dave Blaney, 16.805; 16.55-Mike Wagner, 16.865; 17.81-Lee Jacobs, 16.872; 18.25-Aaron Ott, 16.903; 19.19m-Brent Marks, 16.929; 20.O7-Doug Esh, 16.929; 21.11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.930; 22.25B-Tyler Bear, 16.935; 23.88-TJ Stutts, 17.023; 24.33-Curt Stroup, 17.026; 25.10H-Chad Kemenah, 17.071; 26.94-Ryan Smith, 17.097; 27.49H-Bradley Howard, 17.130; 28.3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 17.134; 29.7W-Logan Wagner, 17.210; 30.29-Jason Shultz, 17.248; 31.8M-TJ Michael, 17.338; 32.19G-Cale Grubb, 17.376; 33.40-Caleb Helms, 17.393; 34.1*-Tim Wagaman, 17.413; 35.75L-Kody Lehman, 17.433; 36.55W-Michael Wagner II, 17.507; 37.44-Joey Hershey, 17.656; 38.60-Kory Crabtree, 17.731; 39.24B-Dustin Baney, 17.918; 40.27D-Vincent Doughtery, 18.019; 41.91-Anthony Fiore, 18.060;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 12-Blane Heimbach[1] ; 2. 21-Cap Henry[2] ; 3. 21M-Brian Montieth[3] ; 4. 51S-Stevie Smith[4] ; 5. 19m-Brent Marks[7] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[6] ; 7. 5-Dylan Cisney[5] ; 8. 7W-Logan Wagner[9] ; 9. 25B-Tyler Bear[8] ; 10. 19G-Cale Grubb[10] ; 11. 24B-Dustin Baney[11]

Heat 2, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 1-Dale Blaney[1] ; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease[3] ; 3. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[4] ; 4. 25-Aaron Ott[6] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 6. 55-Mike Wagner[5] ; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser[7] ; 8. 29-Jason Shultz[9] ; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard[8] ; 10. 60-Kory Crabtree[10]

Heat 3, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett[3] ; 3. O7-Doug Esh[1] ; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich[4] ; 5. 94-Ryan Smith[6] ; 6. 33-Curt Stroup[5] ; 7. 1*-Tim Wagaman[8] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 9. 55W-Michael Wagner II[9] ; 10. 27D-Vincent Doughtery[10]

Heat 4, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 88-TJ Stutts[1] ; 2. 13-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 3. 71m-Dave Blaney[2] ; 4. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 6. 44-Joey Hershey[9] ; 7. 91-Anthony Fiore[10] ; 8. 75L-Kody Lehman[8] ; 9. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[6] ; 10. 40-Caleb Helms[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 55-Mike Wagner[5] ; 2. 5-Dylan Cisney[1] ; 3. 7W-Logan Wagner[9] ; 4. 33-Curt Stroup[2] ; 5. 44-Joey Hershey[4] ; 6. 29-Jason Shultz[11] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser[7] ; 9. 91-Anthony Fiore[8] ; 10. 1*-Tim Wagaman[6] ; 11. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[16] ; 12. 19G-Cale Grubb[17] ; 13. 8M-TJ Michael[10] ; 14. 24B-Dustin Baney[21] ; 15. 55W-Michael Wagner II[14] ; 16. 27D-Vincent Doughtery[18] ; 17. 25B-Tyler Bear[13] ; 18. 75L-Kody Lehman[12] ; 19. 49H-Bradley Howard[15] ; 20. 60-Kory Crabtree[19] ; 21. 40-Caleb Helms[20]

A-Main 1 - (50 Laps)
1. 69K-Lance Dewease[8] ; 2. 51S-Stevie Smith[10] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 4. 21-Cap Henry[6] ; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich[9] ; 6. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[13] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5] ; 8. 19m-Brent Marks[17] ; 9. 12-Blane Heimbach[7] ; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah[20] ; 11. 71m-Dave Blaney[14] ; 12. 94-Ryan Smith[18] ; 13. 5-Dylan Cisney[22] ; 14. O7-Doug Esh[12] ; 15. 7W-Logan Wagner[23] ; 16. 55-Mike Wagner[21] ; 17. 88-TJ Stutts[2] ; 18. 21M-Brian Montieth[11] ; 19. 70-Danny Holtgraver[16] ; 20. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[25] ; 21. 57X-Andrew Palker[19] ; 22. 33-Curt Stroup[24] ; 23. 13-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 24. 25-Aaron Ott[15] ; 25. 27-Greg Hodnett[1]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (September 10, 2016):
1. Dale Blaney - 4836
2. Chad Kemenah - 4814
3. Sheldon Haudenschild - 4780
4. Cap Henry - 4510
5. Danny Holtgraver - 4452
6. Kraig Kinser - 4444
7. T.J. Michael - 4262
8. Caleb Helms - 4076
9. Lee Jacobs - 3936
10. Andrew Palker - 3864

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions 📿should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:
The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

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