Carson Macedo defeats Lance Dewease at Williams Grove
Reign of the outlaws: Carson Macedo denies Lance Dewease in Williams Grove
Macedo survives Dewease last-round slider to win Morgan Cup opener
MECANICSBURG, PA – May 14, 2021 – He descended on the last corner, but once again the World of Outlaws defeated the PA Posse.
This time, however, it was a first winner of the Central Pennsylvania Outlaw with Carson Macedo break through to deprive local legend Lance Dewease of his 100th career Williams Grove Motor Racing Circuit victory.
The Lemoore, Calif. Native commanded all 25 rounds of Friday’s Morgan Cup opener, but it was not without heavy challenges from the Fayetteville, Pa. Superstar.
Dewease, driving the iconic # 69K owned by Don Kreitz Jr., tracked Macedo’s Jason Johnson Racing # 41 throughout the NOS Energy Drink feature. They covered the traffic on the lap and Dewease cut the gap close enough to try a slider for the win on the last corner, but he fell just short as Macedo put the accelerator on and whipped him.
Winning by 0.361 seconds, Macedo claimed his third victory of the 2021 season and his ninth career victory in the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.
“It’s amazing,” Macedo blurted out on the Williams Grove victory lane. “I just won my first World of Outlaws race at The Grove; something I never thought I would do. To get Lance to be second, you know he’s one of the best of all time, and probably all time. What a night.”
Macedo’s path to victory lane could easily be attributed to his phenomenal overnight starts at Mechanicsburg, PA 1/2-mile.
He raced the outside of turns one and two on numerous occasions, beating Brad Sweet and then Sheldon Haudenschild in his Drydene Heat Race to claim a redraw position. From there he shot second and beat Lance Dewease on the outside once again in the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash.
Starting from pole position, Macedo won the battle in the first corner and never gave up the lead from there.
Dewease, who started off pole and finished second the entire race, pulled closer in the later stages thanks to lap traffic, but just couldn’t get past # 41. Macedo’s victory deprived Dewease of his 100th career victory at Williams Grove.
“It’s all about clean air right now with this track,” Dewease noted afterwards. “I really tried to gain ground, especially in turns one and two if I could hit the track in the middle just right, but it was difficult to do consistently. I would catch up with him in traffic, but he would get a lapper and it would mess me up. I cut the front part of the berm coming to the checkerboard and it killed my shot to get in front of it.
Brent Marks of Myerstown, PA finished on the final podium. This is his third podium appearance in the last four events since returning from his own # 19M operation at World of Outlaws races.
“These guys were just too good tonight,” Marks said. “It would have been nice to be bottled up towards the end with a restart, but we just didn’t get it. We probably had to go further with the configuration. I thought it would slow down in turns one and two, but it disappeared and it hurt us.
Former Williams Grove winner James McFadden finished fourth aboard Kasey Kahne Racing # 9 and Aaron Reutzel fifth aboard his Roth Motorsports # 83 on Friday night.
Tony Stewart Racing # 14 of Kerry Madsen, Big Game Motorsports # 2 of David Gravel, Tony Stewart Racing # 15 of Donny Schatz, Stenhouse Jr. Marshall Racing # 17 of Sheldon Haudenschild and Kyle completed the top ten in the evening of the Morgan Cup. Paul Silva # 57 of Larson.
FOLLOWING – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series concludes the Pennsylvania swing against the Posse tomorrow Saturday May 15 with the Morgan Cup Final at Williams Grove Speedway.
NOS energy drink function (25 rounds) – 1. 41-Carson Macedo [$10,000]; 2.69K-Lance Dewease [$5,500]; 3. 19M-Brent brands [$3,200]; 4. 9-James McFadden [$2,600]; 5. 83-Aaron Reutzel [$2,350]; 6.14-Kerry Madsen [$2,150]; 7. 2-David Gravel [$2,100]; 8. 15-Donny Schatz [$1,950]; 9. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [$1,900]; 10. 57-Kyle Larson [$1,850]; 11. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [$1,400]; 12. 48-Danny Dietrich [$1,200]; 13. 3pm-Sam Hafertepe [$1,000]; 14. 49-Brad Sweet [$950]; 15. 39M-Anthony Macri [$900]; 16. 51-Freddie Rahmer [$]; 17. 1S-Logan Schuchart [$900]; 18. Stutts 11-TJ [$900]; 19. 72-Tim Shaffer [$900]; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser [$900]; 21. 99M-Kyle Moody [$900]; 22. 19MX-Landon Myers [$900]; 23. 24-Jeff Halligan [$900]; 24. 44-Dylan Norris [$900]; 25. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [$900]; 26. 39-Chase Dietz [$]. Tour leaders: Carson Macedo 1-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 51-Freddie Rahmer[+9]
NEW championship ranking (22/83 races): 1. Brad Sweet (3,114); 2. David Gravel (-56); 3. Carson Macedo (-94); 4. Sheldon Haudenschild (-144); 5. Aaron Reutzel (-150); 6. Donny Schatz (-158); 7. Logan Schuchart (-214); 8. Kraig Kinser (-388); 9. Brock Zearfoss (-476); 10. James McFadden (-526).