Logan Wagner wins 54th Tuscarora 50

By Kyle Magda

Four-time Port Royal Speedway track champion Logan Wagner tracked down Lance Dewease with two laps to go and drove by to score the win in the 54th Tuscarora 50.

Wagner kept Dewease's surviving No. 69K machine in sight and pounced on the Hall of Famer in heavy lapped traffic in the final laps. Wagner got the run off Turn 2 and cleared Dewease in the middle of the back-straightaway. 

Dewease was looking for his eighth Tuscarora 50 and stormed to the lead by lap 12 from the fifth starting spot. At the half-time fuel break, Dewease's tail pipe was black and the No. 69K car spewed some oil.

However, it didn't slow Dewease down as he led up until a lap and a half to go in the 50-lap event. Dewease said post-race he didn't come to settle for second.

The Concrete Kid Anthony Macri joined L. Wagner and Dewease on the podium with a third-place run. Macri finished second in last year's Tuscarora 50 and made some head way late, but wasn't able to catch the leaders.

The Macri-Dylan Cisney battle came back Saturday night when the two were battling for third in the closing stages. The two put on a ferocious battle for the runner-up spot in last year's Tuscarora 50 and the same battling we saw again Saturday night.

Thursday night winner and former Tuscarora 50 victor Brent Marks completed the top-five. Spencer Bayston was the highest-finishing All-Star in sixth.

Mike Wagner, Bill Balog, pole-sitter Rico Abreu and Gerard McIntyre completed the top-10.

Selinsgrove, PA native Blaine Heimbach earned the Hard Charger award going from 29th to 12th. Heimbach showed some speed during the week and the 12th-place result capped off a long night of going through the field.

Labor Day Classic winner Danny Dietrich won Saturday's B-main and the top-six from that race transferred into the feature. Zeb Wise, Freddie Rahmer, T.J. Stutts, Bill Balog and AJ Flick all advanced from their finishing positions.

57 cars were on the grounds for the 54th Tuscarora 50. Thursday night had 45 cars, while Friday had 55 cars for the Night Before the 50.

Up next for the FloRacing All-Star Circuit of Champions is the Jack Gunn Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway Friday night, followed by the $20,000-to-win Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway Saturday night.

Tuscarora 50 Results

1. #1 Logan Wagner

2. #69K Lance Dewease

3. #39m Anthony Macri

4. #5C Dylan Cisney

5. #19 Brent Marks

6. #11 Spencer Bayston

7. #55w Mike Wagner

8. #17B Bill Balog

9. #24 Rico Abreu

10. #33 Gerard McIntyre

11. #18 Gio Scelzi

12. #12 Blaine Heimback (Hard Charger)

13. #11T T.J. Stutts

14. #48 Danny Dietrich

15. #39 Daryn Pittman

16. #42 Sye Lynch

17. #26 Cory Eliason

18. #5 Ian Madsen

19. #73 Justin Peck

20. #25 Tyler Bear

21. #67 Justin Whittall

22. #27 Devon Borden

23. #91 Kyle Reinhardt

24. #2 A.J. Flick

25. #7BC Tyler Courtney

26. #10 Zeb Wise

27. #55 Hunter Schuerenberg

28. #5w Lucas Wolfe

29. #51 Freddie Rahmer

​ Rowdy Maglite Racing Media