Dewease Takes Charlotte by Storm -- Wins Dirt Track Race Flag to Flag FAYETTEVILLE, PA. --Lance Dewease took the No. 30c Drees Homes/Catoctin Motorsports straight to the front of the field when the green flag dropped at the Dirt Track at...
Dewease Takes Charlotte by Storm -- Wins Dirt Track Race Flag to Flag
FAYETTEVILLE, PA. --Lance Dewease took the No. 30c Drees Homes/Catoctin Motorsports straight to the front of the field when the green flag dropped at the Dirt Track at Charlotte and never looked back, winning the World of Outlaws race in front of a sellout crowd and a live TV audience on SPEED TV.
Dewease and his team towed to Charlotte from home in Pennsylvania and were fast off the trailer, setting fastest time in the brief hot laps session before time trials. Time Trials saw Dewease ninth fastest, then starting and finishing second in his heat. The qualifying time and heat finish put him in the Crane Cams Dash where he drew pole and finished second, earning the outside spot on the front row for the feature.
At the drop of the green flag, he jumped ahead of Joey Saldana, opening up a lead of nearly two seconds until he caught up to lapped traffic or a caution slowed him. A late race red flag for Jason Johnson's flip allowed Jason Meyers to restart right on the Pennsylvanian's push bar, but in the last three laps, Dewease moved out to a margin of victory of 1.281 seconds.
"Who says we can't win outside of Pennsylvania?" asked the delighted winner. "I tell you what, I really enjoyed coming here last year-- we might not have the fastest race car but we took advantage of a good starting spot," he added. "My owner's on vacation up in Connecticut this week, he wasn't allowed to come down here."
The win was Dewease' first World of Outlaws win outside of his home state of Pennsylvania and his fifth career Outlaws win. He also has a win this season in the O'Reilly All-Star Circuit of Champions this season and leads that series' point standings by 165 points.
Dewease and the Drees Homes/Catoctin Motorsports team head to Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio for an ASCoC race there Saturday, May 24, towing through the night from Charlotte to make the Ohio race.