Dewease Wins at Susquehanna

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Susquehanna, PA — (May 4, 2014) —

Newberrytown, PA (May 4, 2014) – Lance Dewease of Fayetteville took the victory in the Sunday Night Sprint Car at the Susquehanna Speedway Park.  It was Dewease’s 16th career SSP victory, tying for 13fh with Van May with Super 410 Sprint Car victories at SSP.  Gene Knaub of Dover collected the Late Model 25 lapper.  Mike Zelionis and Rohan Bealsey split the Sidewinder Sprint Car dual features.


Blaine Heimbach started the 410 Sprint Car 25-lapper from the pole position, but it was Brandon Rahmer taking the early lead at the start.  Rahmer led the first nine circuits until Lance Dewease made the veteran move to pass Rahmer going into turn one on the tenth circuit of the race.  The next lap, Danny Dietrich made his way by Rahmer to move into the runner-up spot and setting his sights on the leader.  Dietrich came close a few times, but was never able to make the complete pass for the lead.  Dewease held on for the win, followed by Dietrich.  Donnie Kreitz made a late race charge to finish in third with Greg Hodnett finishing fourth.  Heimbach rounded out a solid fifth place finish.  Heat race wins went to Dewease, Rick Lafferty and Aaron Ott.


In the Late Model 25-lap feature event, Ben Whitaker grabbed the early lead and set the pace for the first seven laps as Gene Knaub and J.R. Rodriguez battled for the second place position.  Once Knaub made it by Rodriguez on lap seven, he took control of the top spot on the next circuit and never looked back to take the victory.  On the last lap, Chase Billet scooted by Rodriguez to take the runner-up spot with Rodriguez finishing third.  Randy Christine Jr. finished fourth with Kyle Martin in fifth.  Whitaker’s strong run came to an end when he retired from the race on lap 19.  Matt Adams, Knaub and Rodriguez were all heat race winners.


Racing action returns to the Big Track at SSP on Saturday night, May 10 with a Small Car Demolition Derby at SSP along with the Late Models, Street Stocks, Xtreme Stocks, Road Warriors, Mini Vans/Jr. Road Warriors and the PA Sprint Series.  The start time for racing is now 7:00 p.m. for the remainder of the summer


Friday Night, May 9, the fourth round of the Spring Shoot-Out Series will take place at the Outback Track featuring Quarter Midgets, Karts and Adult Speedcars.

The Susquehanna Speedway Park is located off I-83 to exit 32, then 1.4 miles NW on SR382 to York Road, then 1.3 miles south.  For more information, contact the speedway offices at (717) 292-1696 or visit online at  On raceday, use the track phone at (717) 938-9170 for up-to-date information at the “Big Track” and the “Outback Track.”

Susquehanna Speedway Park Big Track Race Results from Sunday, May 4, 2014

Super 410 Sprint Cars Feature (25 laps): 1. Lance Dewease; 2. Danny Dietrich; 3. Don Kreitz Jr.; 4. Greg Hodnett; 5. Blaine Heimbach; 6. Trey Starks; 7. Rick Lafferty; 8. Cory Haas; 9. Alan Krimes; 10. Tyler Ross; 11. Freddie Rahmer; 12. Chris Knopp; 13. Mark Coldren; 14. Brad Howard; 15. Brock Zearfoss; 16. Brent Marks; 17. Glenndon Forsythe; 18. Brandon Rahmer; 19. Ryan Wilson; 20. Matt Boland; 21. Will Rose; 22. Aaron Ott.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: B. Rahmer (1-9); Dewease (10-25).

HEAT RACE WINNERS: Lafferty; Ott and Dewease.