SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Lance Dewease drove to victory in the 30-lap Jack Gunn Memorial for 410 sprint cars at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday night, scoring the $5,000 payday aboard the Don Kreitz Jr.-owned No. 69k for the 15th win of his career at the oval.
Dewease started on the pole of the Jack Gunn Memorial flanked by Dylan Cisney and raced to stay ahead of Cisney as the pair jetted into the first turn when action began.
Dewease entered the rear of the field on the sixth tour and watched as Cisney darted to his inside as the pair rode into turn one.
However the leader was able to fend off the challenge and sling back around to hold command onto the backchute just before the first caution period of the race occurred on the same lap.
On the restart, Anthony Macri blasted under Cisney for second only to see Cisney sling around and reclaim the spot not once, but twice as the pair executed the same moves again the next time around.
The race was then again slowed with nine laps completed for a spin, finding Cisney, Macri, Brock Zearfoss and Mark Smith lined up for the new green.
Dewease avoided a challenge on the restart as Macri again went after Cisney only this time Macri proved successful, securing second on lap 11.
Jay Galloway then slowed with 17 laps to go, again bunching the field.
Dewease kept Macri at bay as the race went through the mid-stages and again entered traffic with six laps to go.
A final yellow flag slowed the pace with four laps to go only to see Dewease pull out to a 3.359 second advantage at the finish over Macri.
The checkered flag was Dewease’s first at the track since 2014 and it marked car owner Don Kreitz’s first trip to victory lane at the track in 27 years when he last took an oval win as a driver at the venue.
Cisney was third followed by Zearfoss and Jeff Halligan.
Sixth through 10th went to T.J. Stutts, Lucas Wolfe, Mark Smith, Justin Whittal and Kyle Reinhardt.