MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (August 23, 2019) - For the first time in Series history, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 defeated the Pennsylvania Posse at Williams Grove Speedway, doing so in dramatic fashion during the first of two Jack Gunn Memorial, 20-lap main events on Friday night, August 23.
Aaron Reutzel, the defending All Star Circuit of Champions titleholder, as well as the current Series point leader and season win leader, led the charge from the pole position during the first 20-lapper at the world-famous half-mile, securing his place in Williams Grove Speedway history books by leading all 20 circuits, all while holding off the track’s all-time win leader and six-time champion, Lance Dewease. In addition, Reutzel’s $4,000 victory snapped a 35-race winless streak at The Grove for Tony Stewart’s All Stars, a stretch that dates back to 1970.
“I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited for an All Star win,” an ecstatic Aaron Reutzel said in victory lane, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Brothers Trucking/Fischer Body Shop/No. 87 sprint car. “I think this goes to show how tough it is here and how hard it is to win here. I said it yesterday - we beat the Posse at Grandview, but I don’t think you actually ‘beat the Posse’ until you do it at Williams Grove. It’s pretty special to come in here and do that.”
Despite starting from the pole position, it was a hard-fought 20 laps for the Clute, Texas-native, forced to battle wheel-to-wheel and wing-to-wing with Lance Dewease during much of the second-half of the main event. Things only intensified as lap traffic increased, and by the time the leaders hit halfway, the lapped cars were stacked two and three wide.
Although Dewease and Paul McMahan, who battled in the runner-up spot until Dewease drove by the Nashville-native on lap 11, kept tabs on Reutzel in traffic, it was not until lap 14 when Reutzel received his first threatening challenge.
Attempting to utilize a slider between turns one and two, Dewease did his best to take control over Reutzel, only to be denied by the defending champion a half-lap later at the exit of turn four.
Despite being out-drove during the first Jack Gunn Memorial main event at Williams Grove Speedway, it did not take long for Fayetteville’s Lance Dewease to find his way back to All Star Circuit of Champions victory lane, ultimately winning the second of two $4,000 paydays and bumping his Williams Grove Speedway win count to 97. Impressive enough, Dewease now owns 39 All Star victories, eight of which accomplished at the Cumberland County paperclip.
“We just keep plugging away with this race car,” Lance Dewease expressed, driver of the Don Kreitz, Jr.-owned/Schannauer Plumbing and Heating/Hess Iron/No. 69K sprint car. “The guys have been working hard since Knoxville. We weren’t too happy with how things ended out there, but we were pretty good all night tonight. I think I may have been a little too timid during the first feature, but I was able to be a little more aggressive during the second.”
By virtue of a six-position inversion draw, Lance Dewease started fifth on the second Jack Gunn Memorial main event grid. Although it took six circuits for Dewease to advance his first position, it was smooth sailing from that point forward. Just one circuit later, Dewease was able to drive by Adam Wilt for third, next setting aim on Ryan Smith and race-long leader, Kyle Moody.
By lap 12, Dewease was all over Smith for second, eventually taking the spot before the pair got back to the flagstand. It would only take Dewease two more laps to solidify his place at the top of the running order, the result of a massive dive into corner number three to get by Moody on lap 14.
“That’s my favorite corner around this place,” Lance Dewease said about turn three and four. “We can do that stuff pretty good when we are right.”
Ryan Smith drove by Moody to steal second before the final checkers, followed by Moody, Adam Wilt and Chad Trout.
Fans should note that the Jack Gunn Memorial will be aired on MAVTV Motorsports Network on October 20.
The ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, will have their fair share of All Star competition on Saturday evening, August 24. Similar to their visit to Grandview two nights prior, the All Stars will chase a $5,000 winner’s share in the Pigeon Hills.
Lincoln Speedway will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 24. Action will commence with a mandatory drivers meeting at 6 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:45 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional information should visit Lincoln Speedway live on the Web at www.lincolnspeedway.com.
Contingency Awards/Results: Williams Grove Speedway - August 23, 2019:
Event: Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20’s
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Dale Blaney - 16.879 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Dale Blaney - 16.717 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: TJ Stutts
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Paul McMahan
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Kyle Moody
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Adam Wilt
JE Pistons Dash #1: Aaron Reutzel
Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Paul McMahan
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting B-Main Winner: Cory Haas
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner #1: Aaron Reutzel
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner #2: Lance Dewease
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award Feature #1: Chad Trout (+5)
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led Feature #1: Aaron Reutzel (1-20)
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led Feature #2: Kyle Moody (1-13)
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Tony Stewart
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Cometic Gasket: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)
1. 11-Dale Blaney, 16.717; 2. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 16.876; 3. 11S-TJ Stutts, 16.989; 4. 1-Logan Wagner, 17.003; 5. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 17.110; 6. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 17.127; 7. 98H-Dave Blaney, ---
1. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.737; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.771; 3. 72-Ryan Smith, 16.860; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 16.882; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri, 17.010; 6. 39-Cory Haas, 17.044; 7. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 17.480; 8. 14-Tony Stewart, ---
1. 21-Brian Montieth, 16.747; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 16.841; 3. 99M-Kyle Moody, 17.151; 4. 99-Skylar Gee, 17.187; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 17.251; 6. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 17.388; 7. 40-George Hobaugh, 17.684; 8. 12w-Troy Fraker, 18.019
1. 1X-Chad Trout, 17.106; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 17.114; 3. 26-Cory Eliason, 17.200; 4. 15-Adam Wilt, 17.253; 5. 5-Jeff Halligan, 17.438; 6. 70X-Justin Peck, 17.439; 7. 47K-Kody Lehman, 17.826
Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 11S-TJ Stutts ; 2. 1-Logan Wagner ; 3. 11-Dale Blaney ; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss ; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre ; 6. 55K-Robbie Kendall ; 7. 98H-Dave Blaney 
Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan ; 2. 72-Ryan Smith ; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich ; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease ; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri ; 6. 39-Cory Haas ; 7. 17B-Steve Buckwalter ; 8. 14-Tony Stewart 
Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 99M-Kyle Moody ; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel ; 3. 21-Brian Montieth ; 4. W20-Greg Wilson ; 5. 91-Kyle Reinhardt ; 6. 99-Skylar Gee ; 7. 40-George Hobaugh ; 8. 12W-Troy Fraker 
Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 15-Adam Wilt ; 2. 26-Cory Eliason ; 3. 1X-Chad Trout ; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer ; 5. 70X-Justin Peck ; 6. 5-Jeff Halligan 
Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel ; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease ; 3. 99M-Kyle Moody ; 4. 1-Logan Wagner ; 5. 11-Dale Blaney 
Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 13-Paul McMahan ; 2. 72-Ryan Smith ; 3. 15-Adam Wilt ; 4. 26-Cory Eliason ; 5. 11S-TJ Stutts 
B-Main (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 39-Cory Haas ; 2. 55K-Robbie Kendall ; 3. 5-Jeff Halligan ; 4. 17B-Steve Buckwalter ; 5. 14-Tony Stewart ; 6. 99-Skylar Gee ; 7. 40-George Hobaugh ; 8. 12W-Troy Fraker 
A-Main (20 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel ; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease ; 3. 13-Paul McMahan ; 4. 72-Ryan Smith ; 5. 15-Adam Wilt ; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody ; 7. 1-Logan Wagner ; 8. 1X-Chad Trout ; 9. 11-Dale Blaney ; 10. 26-Cory Eliason ; 11. 48-Danny Dietrich ; 12. 21-Brian Montieth ; 13. 70-Brock Zearfoss ; 14. 51-Freddie Rahmer ; 15. 11S-TJ Stutts ; 16. 39M-Anthony Macri ; 17. 91-Kyle Reinhardt ; 18. 70X-Justin Peck ; 19. W20-Greg Wilson ; 20. 39-Cory Haas ; 21. O7-Gerard McIntyre ; 22. 5-Jeff Halligan ; 23. 99-Skylar Gee ; 24. 12W-Troy Fraker ; 25. 55K-Robbie Kendall ; 26. 17B-Steve Buckwalter  Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-20)
A-Main (20 Laps)
1. 69K-Lance Dewease ; 2. 72-Ryan Smith ; 3. 99M-Kyle Moody ; 4. 15-Adam Wilt ; 5. 1X-Chad Trout ; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich ; 7. 21-Brian Montieth ; 8. 13-Paul McMahan ; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel ; 10. 1-Logan Wagner ; 11. 51-Freddie Rahmer ; 12. 26-Cory Eliason ; 13. 39M-Anthony Macri ; 14. 70-Brock Zearfoss ; 15. 11S-TJ Stutts ; 16. 91-Kyle Reinhardt ; 17. 70X-Justin Peck ; 18. 39-Cory Haas ; 19. O7-Gerard McIntyre ; 20. 5-Jeff Halligan ; 21. 17B-Steve Buckwalter ; 22. W20-Greg Wilson ; 23. 12W-Troy Fraker ; 24. 99-Skylar Gee ; 25. 11-Dale Blaney ; 26. 55K-Robbie Kendall  Lap Leaders: Kyle Moody (1-13), Lance Dewease (14-20)
2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 8/23/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 3626
2. Dale Blaney - 3606
3. Cory Eliason - 3544
4. Paul McMahan - 3496
5. Brock Zearfoss - 3396
6. Greg Wilson - 3336
7. Gerard McIntyre - 3232
8. Skylar Gee - 3154
9. George Hobaugh - 2768
10. Tony Stewart - 2152
2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2)
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet
Virginia Motor Speedway, Va. (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel
Fremont Speedway, Ohio (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2)
Outlaw Speedway, N.Y. (6/7/2019): Brock Zearfoss
Stateline Speedway, N.Y. (6/8/2019): Dale Blaney
Weedsport Speedway, N.Y. (6/9/2019): Danny Dietrich
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (6/14/2019): Kyle Larson
Muskingum County Speedway, Ohio (6/16/2019): Dale Blaney (2)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/19/2019): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/22/2019): Buddy Kofoid
Dirt Oval at Route 66, Ill. (6/29/2019): Aaron Reutzel (4)
Lernerville Speedway, Pa. (7/5/2019): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2019): Dale Blaney (3)
Utica-Rome Speedway, N.Y. (7/12/2019): Aaron Reutzel (6)
Orange County Fair Speedway N.Y. (7/13/2019): Danny Dietrich (2)
Lebanon Valley Speedway N.Y. (7/14/2019): Brock Zearfoss (2)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/25/2019): James McFadden
Jackson Motorplex, Minn. (7/26/2019): James McFadden (2)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (7/27/2019): Gio Scelzi
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/28/2019): Tony Stewart (2)
I-96 Speedway, Mich (8/16/2019): Cory Eliason (2)
Plymouth Speedway, Ind. (8/17/2019): Aaron Reutzel (7)
Grandview Speedway, Pa. (8/22/2019): Aaron Reutzel (8)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/23/2019): Aaron Reutzel (9)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/23/2019): Lance Dewease (2)
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