Lance Dewease competed again spent the weekend defending his home turf as the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions rolled into town, but sub-par qualifying efforts both Friday and Saturday hampered the veteran drivers finishes.
“We had pretty good cars both nights, but we timed in poorly and started way to far back in the field,” Dewease explained.
Friday night the Fayetteville, PA driver was in action at the Williams Grove Speedway with a very stout field of drivers on hand.
With 36 cars checked in at the famed ½ mile facility- Dewease timed his Viper Risk Management Group/Wins Unlimited/Hank’s Performance Products entry in the 15th fastest lap of the night.
A fourth place finish in his heat transferred the reigning Williams Grove track champion to the feature, but he would be in the 14th spot; a tough position to be in to try and end the All Star’s winning streak in Pennsylvania.
Dewease made the most of his mid-pack starting spot as he ran the ½ mile on the ragged edge as he clawed his way towards the front.
As the checkered flag flew, Dewease had reached the seventh spot, gaining seven positions in the loaded feature event.
Saturday night the scene shifted to the Lincoln Speedway, a track Dewease has had his ups and downs at thus far in 2012.
Saturday night proved to be no different for the defending All Star Circuit of Champions Eastern Region champ, as he again struggled in time trials.
With 38 cars checked in, Dewease timed in with the 18th quickest lap of the night, putting him again in a rather deep hole.
A third place finish in his heat, put him in the show, but in the 17th spot.
As the race got underway, Dewease simply fought his racecar as he struggled to do much of anything in the feature.
When the race drew to a close, Dewease crossed the stripe in the 13th spot.
“This team has some homework to do, because we are terrible during qualifying shows,” he said. “We can race well, but when you struggle in qualifying, you ultimately start pretty deep in the field, and it’s tough to move forward against the stiff competition out here.”
Dewease would like to thank Viper Risk Management Group, Wings Unlimited, Hank’s Performance Products, Schaeffer Racing Oils, Penske Racing Shock,s FK Rodends, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, DMI Racing Components, Astro Titanium, Morrison Racing Engines, Tom Shockey Collision, Kirkey Seats, FW Graphics, WRT Web Designs, WRT SpeedWerx, ViperVenom Fuels, and Schoenfeld Headers for their continued support.
ON TAP: LD30 will resume with regular weekly competition in PA, as he will be in action for a trio of events starting Friday at Williams Grove, before hitting Port Royal on Saturday, and capping the weekend off at the Susquehanna Raceway Park on Sunday.
STAY CONNECTED: Stay up to speed with Lance by visiting his website, www.lancedewease.com.