Dewease Leads Early PA Speedweek Standings

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Dewease Leads Early
Lance Dewease is on top of the early PA Speedweek standings. (Dan Demarco photo)

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – Despite stating Friday night he won’t run the full PA Speedweek schedule, Lance Dewease sits atop the series standings following the opening night feature.

Dewease led 16 of 25 laps at Williams Grove Speedway to earn his 99th victory at the half-mile Pennsylvania dirt track and his 29th career PA Speedweek score.

In the process, when combining that performance with his qualifying and heat race runs, Dewease compiled 176 points for a near-flawless night in the Don Kreitz Jr.-owned No. 69k.

Kyle Larson sits second – but tops among those planning to run the full PA Speedweek series – with 147 points, 29 back of Dewease’s leading entry.

Freddie Rahmer is third with 140 points, while Danny Dietrich ranks fourth, five points back of Rahmer. Ryan Smith and Anthony Macri are tied for fifth on 124 markers.

Lucas Wolfe (111), Brent Marks (109) and Kyle Moody (95) are seventh through ninth in the standings, with Jeff Halligan and Brock Zearfoss tied for 10th at 93 points.

Points are paid out every time cars are on track during PA Speedweek. Time trials pay out 40 points to the fastest qualifier, decreasing by five points apiece for second- and third-quick and then by one point per position for every car thereafter.

Heat races pay out 20 points to the winners, regardless of how many cars transfer, decreasing by two points per position back through the last transfer car into the A-main.

The B-main offers eight event points to the winner, dropping by one point per position back through the remaining cars, while the feature gives 125 points to the winner, 100 points for second and then drops by five points per position back through the rest of the field.

PA Speedweek continues Saturday night with the $9,200-to-win Kevin Gobrecht Memorial at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.

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