2008-10-09 / Sports

Racing Roundup

By Brad Vores

Lance Dewease showed them how it's done in central Pennsylvania over the weekend.

The Fayetteville driver spent most of the 2008 racing season on the road racing with the All Star Circuit of Champions where he finished runner up in season-long points.

Dewease was back racing in the area over the weekend, where he looked like the Lance Dewease of old, winning Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway and then backed that up with a big win in Saturday's Kenny Weld Memorial at Lincoln Speedway.

Dewease's Grove win kept his winning streak alive at the track as he as won for the last 17 years, dating back to his first win back in 1992 when he drove for Walter Dyer. Dewease was running out of chances to keep that streak alive this season.

His weekend was worth $9,480 for the Donny Owens-owned team, $6,480 at Lincoln and the $3,000 prize at Williams Grove. The win was his 68th career at the Grove and 30th at Lincoln and his fifth overall this season.

Friday, Dewease came out on top of a thrilling late race battle with Brian Montieth and Greg Hodnett before both Montieth and Hodnett suffered misfortunes. Dewease took the win over Justin Henderson, Chad Layton, Todd Shaffer and 2008 Grove champion Fred Rahmer.

Saturday at Lincoln, Dewease went out front on lap 20 for the 40- lap event and held off late charges from Montieth to score the big win. Third went to Alan Krimes over Craig Keel and Greg Hodnett.

Pat Cannon won his sixth 20-lap 358 Sprint car feature of the season Friday at Williams Grove and also clinched his second straight track championship. Cannon has 15 overall wins this season with the Zane Highlands team. His win came over Kyle Pruitt, Todd Reed, Derek Locke and Aaron Ott. His car also was protested following the event. A track tech man went to the team shop following the race and the motor was deemed legal.

Saturday night at the Rock, Allegeny Motor Speedway, it was WoO Late Model regular Josh Richards taking the big prize in his 50-lap win in the Big Kahuna VIII Late Model event. Richards led all 50 laps in his win over Jason Covert, Steve Francis, Rick Eckert and Boom Briggs. Covert clinched his third straight MACS Late Model series title.

Matt Sponaugle won Friday night's Limited Late Model main at Allegeny Motor Speedway over Jerry Bard, DJ Troutman, Barry Miller and Dylan Yoder. It was part of the Big Kahuna weekend.

That's another wrap for this week in racing. Coming up this Saturday night will be the rescheduled Morgan Hughes National Open at Williams Grove Speedway. The race will pay $12,000 and will not be sanctioned this year after being rained out two weeks ago. Of course, Penn State will try to go 7-0 with a prime time TV date with Wisconsin Saturday night! Until next week, e-mail always finds me at Bvores@aol.com.

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