Lance Dewease Maintains All-Star Points Lead After Up and Down Weekend FAYETTEVILLE, PA. --Lance Dewease and the Donnie Owens-owned No. 30c Catoctin Motorsports race team maintained their points lead in the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint...
Lance Dewease Maintains All-Star Points Lead After Up and Down Weekend
FAYETTEVILLE, PA. --Lance Dewease and the Donnie Owens-owned No. 30c Catoctin Motorsports race team maintained their points lead in the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car season, in spite of an up and down weekend with races at Lernerville and Eldora.
Dewease went to Lernerville with a lead of over 100 points ahead of nearest points rival Dale Blaney, hoping for a strong result. When the team arrived, "we didn't time trial real good," reported Dewease, "but we changed the car around and got it real nice." The result of the changes was a heat win, raising hopes for a strong finish in the feature. In the A-Main, Dewease moved smoothly into the top five and seemed headed for a good result before a tire problem relegated the points leader to a disappointing sixth-place finish.
Saturday night, the team towed to Eldora Speedway, planning to capture another top ten finish but the racing fates were against them. "We just struggled the whole time with handling problems," Dewease reported. Those handling woes pestered Lance the whole day, as he placed twentieth in time trials. His heat race was the highlight of the evening, with a solid third place finish, one spot ahead of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne, earning a spot in the O'Reilly All-Star Dash.
In the feature race, "we got lapped early and just decided to get out of the way," Dewease said, adding: "we're local at Williams Grove and Lincoln this weekend. We're going to put another car together and try to get better." In spite of Lance's early dropout at Eldora, Dale Blaney fell out even earlier with mechanical woes, allowing the point spread to remain virtually the same as before.
Dewease leads Blaney by 116 points in ASCoC standings, with the next race on the All-Star calendar slated for May 9 at Williams Grove Speedway with some home cooking for the three-time Williams Grove Open champion and the Catoctin Motorsports team.