MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — After a nearly three-hour rain delay that pushed the start of the feature into the early morning hours of Sunday, Lance Dewease held off Donny Schatz to win night two of Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway.
Dewease’s win gave the Pennsylvania Posse a sweep of Summer Nationals and made him the 19th different World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series winner of the season.
In the closing laps of the feature, Schatz gave Dewease a strong challenge.
“The lapped cars, I had to run the top,” said Dewease, driver of the C.C. Dietz Builders car. “That was the only place I was any good at. I was trying to time the lapped cars so I could get a good run going into one so I could fly by them. I got to Chad and the 16 and they were kind of racing each other — kind of watched myself a little bit and I guess I backed off a little too much and let Donny try to slide me.
“This is special for me. It’s been a while since I earned one of these flags,” Dewease continued. “Anybody that knows me, this place means a lot to me and I love winning here and beating the Outlaws just makes it all the sweeter. It’s a good rivalry between us and the Outlaws. They’re great racers, we have great racers and that’s what makes it so special.”
Dewease, who ended a long drought with his win, scored the 300th win of his career. He has eight previous World of Outlaw wins.
Rain began to fall shortly after 9 p.m. bringing out red flag conditions. The Last Chance Showdown and A main had yet to be run on night two of Summer Nationals.
When track work began two hours later, most of the now wet but enthusiastic Williams Grove crowd remained at the facility.