ALLSTAR: Lance Dewease winter racing notes

McKenzie, TN - Lance Dewease proved he was one of the best sprint car drivers last season after claiming 20 victories. He's off to a great start with his new car-owner, Al Hamilton, in Florida and he's already won three features in the ...

McKenzie, TN - Lance Dewease proved he was one of the best sprint car drivers last season after claiming 20 victories. He's off to a great start with his new car-owner, Al Hamilton, in Florida and he's already won three features in the #77 J&J.

"We wanted to come down to Florida and get things going good," stated Dewease. "We had a nice run last week at East Bay (Coming from 20th to 1st), but we only won one night and had a chance on the final night. It feels good to get off to a good start."

Dewease was joined at East Bay's King of the 360's by fellow J&J competitors Curt Michael, Mike Woodring, Toby Brown and Tom Winegardener.

Last Wednesday, Dewease won the All-Stars season opener at Putnam County Speedway in Palatka, FL. Dewease showed his skills on the tight 3/8-mile oval and took the lead on lap 14. He won a spirited battle with Tim Shaffer to collect the first place prize money. Two nights later, the Hamilton crew found themselves in victory lane again as Dewease had everyone chasing the red #77 J&J at Volusia Speedway Park. He led all 20 laps to claim win number three of the 2002 campaign. In Sunday's Volusia finale, Dewease finished fourth, while Fred Rahmer drove Joe Harz's #88 J&J from 11th to eighth in the 30-lap race.

"Any time you can win here in Florida, it helps the team," said Dewease. "There's a lot of good teams down here and we're just all still getting things shaken down. The car works great and I'm really pleased with it's performance."

-jjr-

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Series Sprint , World of Outlaws
Drivers Tim Shaffer