Speedweek dry spell ends
MECHANICSBURG — The Mitch Smith Memorial was rained out Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway. Track officials did not indicate Friday when or whether the tribute race — which was to be part of Speedweek — will be made up.
Qualifying time trials were completed with Lance Dewease setting quick time with a lap of 17.307. Danny Dietrich, James McFadden, Chad Trout and Lucas Wolfe were the top five in times.
Freddie Rahmer went into the night as the Speedweek points leader coming off a win at Hagerstown Speedway Thursday night. He leads Wolfe by 10 points (807-797). Dietrich is third in points with 733.
Anthony Macri (676) and Dewease (663) are top five in points. T.J. Stutts, Dylan Cisney, Robbie Kendall, Chase Dietz and Cory Eliason are top 10 in points.
Speedweek concludes tonight at Port Royal Speedway with the Greg Hodnett Classic paying $7,027. Rahmer is seeking his first career Speedweek title. His father, Fred, has the most titles with 13, his last coming in 2012. Wolfe is seeking his fourth title and Dietrich his second.
Dewease opened Speedweek with a win at Williams Grove a week ago. Trout won at Lincoln and Dylan Cisney won at Selinsgrove. Brian Montieth won Lincoln’s second race. Christopher Bell won the race at Grandview. Dewease won the Port Royal race Wednesday night and Rahmer won the Hagerstown race Thursday night.
The first five races saw five different winners and three of those were first-time Speedweek winners (Trout, Cisney and Bell).
The series has run 204 races with 45 different drivers winning at least one race. Dewease became the first repeat winner of this year’s series. It was his 28th career Speedweek win — second all-time to Fred Rahmer’s 30 wins.
The Speedweek series had completed 20 straight races going back to 2017.