Dewease, PA Posse Prevail Against All-Stars at Williams Grove and Port Royal

By Kyle Magda

The Tezo's All-Star Circuit of Champions made a stop to Central Pennsylvania after Tyler Courtney won the first night of the Northeast swing at Bridgeport Speedway. The PA Posse was ready for the All-Stars and the Posse took the top seven spots in Friday's feature at Williams Grove.

Lance Dewease was in normal winning form with Kreitz Racing at Williams Grove Speedway Friday night. Dewease charged from eighth to first around a red-hot Anthony Macri to score another victory at the Grove. Car owner Don Kreitz Jr. becomes the winningest 410 sprint car owner at Williams Grove. 

The first night of the Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway saw Anthony Macri dominate to a nine-and-a-half second victory at the Speed Palace. The Legend Mike Wagner finished second to Macri.

The PA Posse looked good all weekend. They took care of the All-Star Circuit of Champions drivers and pole-sitter Lance Dewease led every lap of the 29-lap feature Sunday night, winning $29,000 in the Bob Weikert Memorial.

Macri tried running Dewease down Sunday night, but the Concrete Kid fell short of sweeping the weekend. Dewease drew the pole for the feature and Macri started ninth. Danny Dietrich was fastest in qualifying in the No. 29W Bob Weikert throwback scheme. 

After plenty of rainouts in Central Pennsylvania already this spring, both Williams Grove and Port Royal caught a break in the weather for a nice weekend of racing. 

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Outlaws Dominate at Williams Grove, Larson Gets Darlington XFINITY Win

By Kyle Magda

The famous Outlaws vs. Posse rivalry was in full effect Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway in the first night of the Morgan Cup for the World of Outlaws.

Kasey Kahne Racing driver Brad Sweet drew a 1 for the Pole Dash and led all six laps and also every lap in the 25-lap feature to take home the $10,000 victory. It is Sweet's second victory at the Central PA track. Posse member Brent Marks came home second and 10-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz completed the podium. Rico Abreu finished fourth after starting on the front row and Lincoln winner Anthony Macri completed the top-five.

Defending National Open winner Lance Dewease finished seventh in the 25-lapper. Freddie Rahmer won the Last Chance Showdown and also earned the Hard Charger Award, going from 21st to 12th in the feature. Brad Sweet became the fifth different Williams Grove winner of 2023 in five races. 

38 cars were on hand for the first night of the Morgan Cup at Williams Grove Speedway. Unfortunately, Mother Nature won the final night and the event was cancelled Saturday night. Selinsgrove Speedway has the $5,000-to-win Ray Tilley Classic for the 410 sprints on Sunday, May 14.

2021 NASCAR Cup champion Kyle Larson picked up his first win at Darlington Raceway Saturday afternoon in the 200-mile XFINITY race, holding off a hard charge from John Hunter Nemechek in the final corners. Larson's last two XFINITY wins have come with JR Motorsports and Kaulig Racing. The No. 10 Kaulig Racing car in XFINITY has won twice this season, the other coming at Circuit of the Americas with A.J. Allmendinger. 

Dover winner Martin Truex Jr. won the pole for Sunday's Goodyear 400 NASCAR Cup Series race. Truex dominated the event in 2021 by leading 248 of 293 laps en route to winning. Bubba Wallace joins Truex on the front row for the 400-mile race.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. qualified third in his No. 47 Dale Jarrett Tribute/JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet. William Byron is on the second row with Stenhouse. Ross Chastain completed the top-five and Trackhouse Racing teammate Daniel Suarez starts alongside.

Christian Eckes picked up the victory in Friday night's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Darlington Raceway. It was the second victory of the season for Eckes. Stewart Friesen finished runner-up, followed by Tanner Gray, William Byron and Carson Hocevar, who also finished sixth in the XFINITY Series debut for Spire Motorsports. Rajah Caruth scored a series-best sixth in his No. 24 GMS Racing Chevrolet. TRICON teammates Bubba Wallace and pole-sitter Corey Heim finished seventh and eighth.

One week after finishing runner-up in the Kansas ARCA race, Dean Thompson finishes ninth for TRICON and Kaden Honeycutt comes home 10th after jumping into the No. 20 Young's Motorsports Chevorlet. 

The Goodyear 400 returns to the Darlington Raceway for the NASCAR Cup Series. Defending series champ Joey Logano won last year's race at the Lady in Black.