Dewease Beats Brown For Port Royal Night Before The 50 Laurels In 65-car Field

Dewease Beats Brown For Port Royal Night Before The 50 Laurels In 65-car Field

Rine Wins Renninger Memorial Moon Shine Late Model Series Finale

Coleby Frye claims Moon Shine series title, Mike Lupfer take Port Royal late model crown

Port Royal – Lance Dewease of Fayetteville claimed Friday night’s 30-lap Night Before The Tuscarora 50 All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars feature at Port Royal Speedway, taking home $5,000 for his third win in the history of the event after out dueling Missouri’s Brian Brown for the victory.

An amazing 65-car field of sprint cars entered competition for the event with the 50th annual Tuscarora 50 paying $50,000 to win looms on Saturday night.

In the 33-lap Butch Renninger Memorial Moon Shine Camo Rt. 35 Challenge Series finale, Danville’s Jeff Rine pocketed the winner’s loot while Coleby Frye of Dover took home the Moon Shine Camo Series title.

The first lap of the Night Before the 50 was slowed when point leader Dylan Cisney came up with a busted racer on the frontstretch.

And then the second lap was also slowed when Tony Stewart rolled to a stop with a blown motor, also on the frontstretch.

Brown of Grain Valley, Missouri, started on the pole in the event and was leading early over Mike Wagner, who took second from second-starter TJ Stutts on the second tour.

After a brief challenge from Wagner on the lap two restart, Brown was able to pull away with the lead while Dewease worked his way into contention.

He was able to get by Stutts for third with five away and then overtook Wagner for second on the 10th tour as the leaders entered the rear of the field.

With the lead, Brown worked his way through traffic at a dizzying pace while Dewease methodically closed down the distance between himself and the leader.

Brown made his best time buzzing around the top side while Dewease proved to work best when he ran the middle to bottom groove and as Brown worked traffic on the high side, Dewease would use that bottom groove to take control with five laps to go.

After a skirmish a few laps earlier during which time Dewease was able to get under Brown for control, the Midwest driver was able to slingshot back into control, leaving Dewease to lick his wounds and run him down again.

And then as the pair raced to the five-to-go mark, Brown got bottled up in traffic in the fourth corner and that was all Dewease needed to drive underneath for control.

Brown kept it close for a lap or two after giving up the lead before loosing ground at the finish.

TJ Stutts rode home a solid third followed by Greg Hodnett and Kerry Madsen, who started 10th.

Sixth through 10th went to Danny Dietrich, Mike Wagner, Dale Blaney, Danny Holtgraver and Ryan Smith.

The victory was the 105th of Dewease’s career at the oval and his fifth of the season at the track.

Heats for the 65-car field went to Trenton Sheaffer, Brady Bacon, TJ Stutts, Greg Hodnett and Brian Brown.

The C Main was won by Brandon Matus with Caleb Armstrong taking the D Main. Trey Starks copped the B Main.

Twin four-lap dashes went to Brown and Stutts with Brown setting a new four-lap track record of 1:04.111 seconds, eclipsing the old mark set by Dale Blaney in 1996.

Kerry Madsen set fast time with a lap of 15. 443 seconds.

Polesitter Jason Covert led from the start of the 33-lap Butch Renninger Memorial for super late models with Jeff Miller following.

A restart with two laps completed found sixth starter Jeff Rine already up to third.

Rine used the outside lane to blast around Miller on the restart and set his sights on Covert.

Covert entered traffic with the lead on the 11th tour and was heavily pressured by Rine over the ensuing laps before Rine got control on the 15th tour.

The pair actually swapped the lead twice on the lap with Covert going back out in front on the backchute only to again succumb to Rine as the pair traversed the third and fourth corner.

Once in front, Rine went unheeded to the victory that was worth $3,952 including lap money.

Ninth starter Coleby Frye worked the field to drive into second on the 21st tour however Frye was unable to challenge for the win, instead finishing 1.716 second behind at the finish.

Covert rode home third followed by Chad Hollenbeck and 25th starter Andy Haus.

Sixth through 10th went to Gary Stuhler, Mike Lupfer, Jeff Miller, Tim Wilson and Marvin Winters.

Heats went to Lupfer, Miller, Frye and Hollenbeck with Matt Sponaugle taking the consolation race.

Lupfer wrapped up the 2017 Port Royal track title with his run.

Frye claimed the Moon Shine Camo Rt. 35 Challenge Series title over Hollenbeck, Rine, Lupfer and Dylan Yoder.

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The $50,000 to win, $50th annual Tuscarora 50 sanctioned by the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints boasts a purse of nearly $100,000 and is being presented by: Aumiller & Associates Retirement Specialists, Milroy; Mike Cleck Paving & Sealcoating, Mifflintown; J & S Fabrication, Grantville; Weikert’s Livestock, Fairfield; Packer’s Concessions, Centre Hall; Slivinski Law Offices, Selinsgrove and Middleburg; Ramsey’s Car Washes & Garage, Mifflintown; Hamilton Motorsports, Hoseheads.com website, Pennian Bank, Trone Outdoor Advertising, Mr. Terry Ritzman and Mr. Tedd Reitz.

Feature Finishes

9/8/17

410 sprints:

Qualifying
Group (A)

1. 0-Rick Lafferty, 15.508; 2. 29-Danny Dietrich, 15.541; 3. 12L-Lynton Jeffrey, 15.624; 4. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer, 15.687; 5. 71-Joey Saldana, 15.692; 6. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 15.991; 7. 13-Brandon Matus, 16.018; 8. 71m-Dave Blaney, 16.05; 9. 12-Blane Heimbach, 16.075; 10. 3-Tim Kaeding, 16.175; 11. 51-John Garvin, 16.264; 12. 33-Brent Matus, 16.969; 13. 12w-Troy Fraker, 17.028

Group (B)

1. 1z-Dale Blaney, 15.506; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri, 15.675; 3. 20-Ryan Taylor, 15.857; 4. 99-Brady Bacon, 15.917; 5. 17b-Josh Baughman, 15.943; 6. 39-Cory Haas, 16.023; 7. 5b-Justin Barger, 16.099; 8. 87K-Alan Krimes, 16.103; 9. 28F-Dave Franek, 16.121; 10. 2-AJ Flick, 16.148; 11. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 16.194; 12. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 16.293; 13. 8M-TJ Michael, 16.471

Group (C)

1. 69K-Lance Dewease, 15.461; 2. 94-Ryan Smith, 15.571; 3. 11-TJ Stutts, 15.623; 4. 17-Caleb Helms, 15.631; 5. 51R-Freddie Rahmer, 15.783; 6. 21M-Brian Montieth, 15.815; 7. 75-Nicole Bower, 15.849; 8. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 15.963; 9. 16-Matt Campbell, 15.998; 10. 98T-Joe Trenca, 16.068; 11. 98-Carl Bowser, 16.082; 12. 44H-Joey Hershey, 16.0988; 13. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.173

Group (D)

1. 27-Greg Hodnett, 15.52; 2. 44-Trey Starks, 15.613; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 15.686; 4. 48-Tony Stewart, 15.694; 5. M1-Mark Smith, 15.76; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.936; 7. OO-Dane Lorenc, 15.962; 8. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 15.979; 9. 33E-Jared Esh, 16.036; 10. 47K-Kody Lehman, 16.088; 11. 1ZF-Stewart Friesen, 16.294; 12. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 16.329; 13. 9C-Roger Campbell, 16.609

Group (E)

1. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 15.443; 2. 21-Brian Brown, 15.483; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 15.722; 4. 55-Mike Wagner, 15.796; 5. 17C-Steve Buckwalter, 15.813; 6. 29S-Jason Shultz, 15.873; 7. 5-Dylan Cisney, 15.89; 8. o7-Sammy Swindell, 16.016; 9. 7W-Logan Wagner, 16.032; 10. 35-Tyler Esh, 16.132; 11. 35S-Daryl Stimeling, 16.177; 12. 95-Hunter Mackison, 16.245; 13. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 16.356

Heat #1 – Group (A) (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer

1. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [1]; 2. 29-Danny Dietrich [3]; 3. 12L-Lynton Jeffrey [2]; 4. 12-Blane Heimbach [9]; 5. 0-Rick Lafferty [4]; 6. 33M-Max Stambaugh [6]; 7. 71M-Dave Blaney [8]; 8. 3-Tim Kaeding [10]; 9. 13-Brandon Matus [7]; 10. 51-John Garvin [11]; 11. 33-Brent Matus [12]; 12. 12W-Troy Fraker [13]; 13. 71-Joey Saldana [5]

Heat #2 – Group (B) (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer

1. 99-Brady Bacon [1]; 2. 1Z-Dale Blaney [4]; 3. 20-Ryan Taylor [2]; 4. 5B-Justin Barger [7]; 5. 17B-Josh Baughman [5]; 6. 87K-Alan Krimes [8]; 7. 39M-Anthony Macri [3]; 8. 2-AJ Flick [10]; 9. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [11]; 10. 28F-Dave Franek [9]; 11. 1080-Jordan Mackison [12]; 12. 8M-TJ Michael [13]; 13. 39-Cory Haas [6]

Heat #3 – Group (C) (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer

1. 11-TJ Stutts [2]; 2. 17-Caleb Helms [1]; 3. 94-Ryan Smith [3]; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 5. 21M-Brian Montieth [6]; 6. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [5]; 7. 24-Lucas Wolfe [8]; 8. 16-Matt Campbell [9]; 9. 98T-Joe Trenca [10]; 10. 98-Carl Bowser [11]; 11. 44H-Joey Hershey [12]; 12. 75-Nicole Bower [7]

Heat #4 – Group (D) (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer

1. 27-Greg Hodnett [4]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 3. 48-Tony Stewart [1]; 4. D4-Danny Holtgraver [8]; 5. 44-Trey Starks [3]; 6. 1ZF-Stewart Friesen [11]; 7. M1-Mark Smith [5]; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman [10]; 10. OO-Dane Lorenc [7]; 11. 33E-Jared Esh [9]; 12. 22-Brandon Spithaler [12]; 13. 9C-Roger Campbell [13]

Heat #5 – Group (E) (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer

1. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 2. 55-Mike Wagner [1]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 5. 17C-Steve Buckwalter [5]; 6. O7-Sammy Swindell [8]; 7. 5-Dylan Cisney [7]; 8. 29S-Jason Shultz [6]; 9. 7W-Logan Wagner [9]; 10. 95-Hunter Mackison [12]; 11. 35S-Daryl Stimeling [11]; 12. 35-Tyler Esh [10]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)

1. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [1]; 3. 1Z-Dale Blaney [4]; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett [5]; 6. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [6]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)

1. 11-TJ Stutts [2]; 2. 55-Mike Wagner [3]; 3. 29-Danny Dietrich [4]; 4. 99-Brady Bacon [1]; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen [6]; 6. 17-Caleb Helms [5]

D-Main (8 Laps) – Top 2 Transfer

1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [2]; 2. 1ZF-Stewart Friesen [5]; 3. 35S-Daryl Stimeling [1]; 4. 12W-Troy Fraker [9]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]

C-Main (10 Laps) – Top 2 Transfer

1. 13-Brandon Matus [1]; 2. 7W-Logan Wagner [3]; 3. 71M-Dave Blaney [5]; 4. 33E-Jared Esh [4]; 5. 98-Carl Bowser [7]; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [15]; 7. 1ZF-Stewart Friesen [16]; 8. 3-Tim Kaeding [14]; 9. 44H-Joey Hershey [9]; 10. 2-AJ Flick [13]; 11. 28F-Dave Franek [11]; 12. 47K-Kody Lehman [8]; 13. 98T-Joe Trenca [6]

B-Main (12 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer

1. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 2. 0-Rick Lafferty [1]; 3. 71-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri [3]; 5. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [6]; 6. 17C-Steve Buckwalter [7]; 7. 29S-Jason Shultz [10]; 8. 5-Dylan Cisney [11]; 9. 75-Nicole Bower [9]; 10. 87-Aaron Reutzel [12]; 11. 24-Lucas Wolfe [15]; 12. 21M-Brian Montieth [8]; 13. 17B-Josh Baughman [13]; 14. 7W-Logan Wagner [20]; 15. 16-Matt Campbell [17]; 16. 33M-Max Stambaugh [16]; 17. OO-Dane Lorenc [14]; 18. O7-Sammy Swindell [18]; 19. 13-Brandon Matus [19]

A-Main (30 Laps)

1. 69K-Lance Dewease [3]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 3. 11-TJ Stutts [2]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [7]; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen [10]; 6. 29-Danny Dietrich [6]; 7. 55-Mike Wagner [4]; 8. 1Z-Dale Blaney [5]; 9. D4-Danny Holtgraver [18]; 10. 94-Ryan Smith [13]; 11. 12-Blane Heimbach [19]; 12. 99-Brady Bacon [8]; 13. 39M-Anthony Macri [22]; 14. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [11]; 15. 44-Trey Starks [21]; 16. 20-Ryan Taylor [14]; 17. 17-Caleb Helms [12]; 18. 49X-Tim Shaffer [17]; 19. 10H-Chad Kemenah [25]; 20. 47K-Kody Lehman [27]; 21. 71-Joey Saldana [23]; 22. 12L-Lynton Jeffrey [16]; 23. 5B-Justin Barger [20]; 24. 0-Rick Lafferty [24]; 25. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [9]; 26. 48-Tony Stewart [15]; 27. 5-Dylan Cisney [26]

Late Model Feature, 33 laps: 1. Jeff Rine, 2. Coleby Frye, 3. Jason Covert, 4. Chad Hollenbeck, 5. Andy Haus, 6. Gary Stuhler, 7. Mike Lupfer, 8. Jeff Miller, 9. Tim Wilson, 10. Marvin Winters, 11. Dan Stone, 12. Austin Berry, 13. Jason Schmidt, 14. Jim Yoder, 15. Hayes Mattern, 16. Jerry Bard, 17. Chad Myers, 18. Waylon Wagner, 19. Tim Smith Jr., 20. Andrew Yoder, 21. Matt Sponaugle, 22. Chris Casner, 23. Scott Flickinger, 24. Kyle Lee, 25. Dylan Yoder

DNQ: Kyle Rhoads, Nathan Long, Dave Stamm, Chuck Haydt Jr., Dave Brouse Jr., Kirk Baker, Jared Fulkroad