Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Hard hit knocks Dewease out of the 2022 Greg Hodnett Classic

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Lance Dewease will not be competing on Saturday. He will not be with his team at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania.

He took a hard hit on Friday night during the Pennsylvania Speedweek. This happened at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania in the 34th annual Mitch Smith Memorial presented by RHI Magnesita.

Sprint Car Hall of Famer Lance Dewease driving the historic 69K Sprint Car in an event
Lance Dewease driving the historic 69K Sprint Car in an event (Photo by Lance Dewease Motorsports/Facebook)

“After the hard hit Lance took at WGS, he will be not be racing @PortRoyalSpdway on Saturday,” Lance Dewease Motorsports said in a Facebook post.

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Due to the hard hit, Dewease was not able to finish the event. He was one of five drivers, who was not able to finish the Mitch Smith Memorial.

The team did not say whether Dewease may have suffered a concussion or any injury. With Dewease out on Saturday, he will not be able to participate in the annual Greg Hodnett Classic at Port Royal Speedway.

Dewease has to be bummed that he is missing the Greg Hodnett Classic. On his Facebook page, there are pictures of Dewease talking to Hodnett before his death.

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This will give Dewease some time to recover by taking off Saturday. According to team owner Don Kreitz Jr.’s Kreitz Racing 69K’s Facebook page, the team is not expected to compete once again until July 20th.

Dewease and his team will take on the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars in the July 20th event.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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