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Nittany Showdown
Port Royal Speedway | Port Royal, Pennsylvania
Friday, October 07, 2022
Race Recap  

FINALLY: Anthony Macri Aces Port Royal for Long-Awaited First World of Outlaws Win

After five years of trying, Anthony Macri can finally breathe a sigh of relief – he did it, he’s a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series winner.

Before his latest accomplishment, the 23-year-old was already considered one of the most respected racers in the country. He’s a Tuscarora 50 champion, an 11-time winner with the All Star Circuit of Champions, and the winningest Sprint Car driver this year, however, a victory against The Greatest Show on Dirt had always eluded him.

That is no longer the case, though. “The Concrete Kid” dominated all 25 laps at Port Royal Speedway on Friday night, running away from the likes of 10-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz and PA Posse legend Lance Dewease to earn a long-awaited and much-appreciated first career win with the Series.

Along the way, the Dillsburg, PA native led a 1-2-3-4 finish for the PA Posse with Lance Dewease, Logan Wagner, and Justin Whittall following the #39M to the line. It’s his 20th career 410 Sprint Car win at “The Speed Palace,” tying Junior Ritchey for 15th on the track’s All-Time Win List.

“It seems like Ryan [Hand] and I have hit on something here,” Macri said on his dominant race car. “We tried something in Hot Laps and Qualifying, but it wasn’t what we wanted and we switched back to our regular stuff and it felt stout from there. I just knew that I needed to keep my head on my shoulders for 25 laps and not do anything stupid tonight. I’m so glad it paid off.”

Anthony Macri (39M) was forced to fend off a charge from Lance Dewease (69K) on the final restart. [Trent Gower]
Macri was never challenged through the opening half as he built a 3+ second lead through lap traffic, but the only caution of the race on Lap 16 changed all that. Restarting with nine laps left and 121-time Port Royal winner, Lance Dewease, hot on his heels, the kid knew he would have his hands full.

“I really, really didn’t want to see that caution,” Macri mentioned on seeing the #69K in second. “Knowing Lance [Dewease] was in second definitely got into my head a bit. I wasn’t sure what to do on that restart, but thankfully it worked out. He slid me that one point but I already decided there was no way I was lifting for this one. Once I realized the car was better on the bottom I felt more comfortable in the final few laps.”

Fending off two attempts for the lead from Dewease, Macri held on to become the 148th different winner in World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series history.

Falling short of back-to-back World of Outlaws wins, 57-year-old Lance Dewease, of Fayetteville, PA, settled for runner-up honors aboard the Kreitz Racing #69K. It’s the second-straight year that Dewease finished a close P2 on the opening night of the Nittany Showdown.

“Anthony [Macri] is really good around this place and what makes him dangerous is he can run the bottom now,” Dewease joked. “I had a lane through the middle of turns one and two where I could get runs at him, but I was no good in turns three and four. I actually thought I had him passed that one time, but there is nobody better at running the wall than him and he drove right around us. It’s a neat deal to race with him considering the age difference. I’m not upset with second tonight.”

Rounding out the podium and completing a PA Posse sweep of the top-three was Logan Wagner, of Harrisonville, PA. The newly-crowned five-time track champion of Port Royal capped his night with a career-best effort, landing his first World of Outlaws podium finish in the Zemco Racing #1.

Updated Career Podium Totals – Anthony Macri (8th), Lance Dewease (53rd), Logan Wagner (1st). [Trent Gower]
“Could’ve, should’ve, would’ve,” Wagner noted on the Dash draw impacting his run. “More importantly, we got that PA Posse podium sweep tonight. I’m sure our fans are proud of that. This whole deal is a group effort and I can’t say thanks enough to the people who make this happen. I hope we can find a little something and come back stronger tomorrow.”

Extending the Posse’s reign to make it a 1-2-3-4 finish was Justin Whittall, of Southampton, NJ, who primarily races in Central Pennsylvania all year. The 21-year-old landed on the front row and outlasted every full-time Outlaw in only his eighth Series start aboard the #67.

David Gravel, who finished fifth, trimmed down Brad Sweet’s championship lead to 74-points with seven races remaining. The Watertown, CT native will get another chance to cut into that margin in Saturday’s finale at Port Royal as he continues to chase his first World of Outlaws championship in the Big Game Motorsports #2.

Closing out the top-10 on Friday was Donny Schatz in sixth, Spencer Bayston in seventh, Sye Lynch with a career-best eighth, Ryan Smith earned his first top-10 since 2019 running ninth, and Carson Macedo ran 10th to make it back-to-back top-10s at Port Royal, where the Jason Johnson Racing #41 previously struggled.


Anthony Macri’s victory makes him the 148th different winner in the 45-year history of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. He joins Buddy Kofoid as the second first-time winner in 2022, bringing the Series to 17 different winners this season.

Four drivers within the top-10 on Friday night established a new career-best finish with the World of Outlaws: Anthony Macri (1st), Logan Wagner (3rd), Justin Whittal (4th), and Sye Lynch (8th).

Spencer Bayston, who won last year’s Nittany Showdown finale, opened the night by earning his fourth career World of Outlaws QuickTime Award. The leading Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year contender circled Port Royal in 15.597-seconds during My Place Hotels Qualifying,

James McFadden (34th career), Logan Wagner (3rd career), Lance Dewease (50th career), and Anthony Macri (7th career) topped NOS Energy Drink Heat Races. Macri also won the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash to earn his third pole position. Brian Brown earned the MicroLite Last Chance Showdown win for the second time this year. Logan Schuchart scored his eighth KSE Hard Charger Award of the season.

UP NEXT (Sat) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will be back at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, PA tomorrow, Saturday, October 8, for the $15,000-to-win finale of the Nittany Showdown. Please be sure to make note of an early start time to the Outlaws vs. Posse battle with Hot Laps scheduled to go green at 5pm due to colder temperatures. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (25 Laps) – 1. 39M-Anthony Macri [1][$10,000]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [4][$5,500]; 3. 1-Logan Wagner [8][$3,200]; 4. 67-Justin Whittall [2][$2,600]; 5. 2-David Gravel [9][$2,350]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [3][$2,150]; 7. 5-Spencer Bayston [5][$2,100]; 8. 42-Sye Lynch [7][$1,950]; 9. 6D-Ryan Smith [13][$1,900]; 10. 41-Carson Macedo [10][$1,850]; 11. 48-Danny Dietrich [15][$1,400]; 12. 83-James McFadden [6][$1,200]; 13. 49-Brad Sweet [11][$1,000]; 14. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [18][$950]; 15. 1A-Jacob Allen [14][$900]; 16. 18-Giovanni Scelzi [19][$900]; 17. 55-Mike Wagner [17][$900]; 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart [25][$]; 19. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [23][$900]; 20. 5C-Dylan Cisney [26][$]; 21. 21-Brian Brown [21][$900]; 22. 23-Devon Borden [22][$900]; 23. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [16][$900]; 24. 7S-Robbie Price [20][$900]; 25. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [24][$900]; 26. 19-Brent Marks [12][$900]. Lap Leaders: Anthony Macri 1-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+7]

NEW Championship Standings (67/74 Races) – 1. Brad Sweet (8,338); 2. David Gravel (-78); 3. Carson Macedo (-128); 4. Donny Schatz (-234); 5. Sheldon Haudenschild (-244); 6. Logan Schuchart (-360); 7. James McFadden (-486); 8. Spencer Bayston (-534); 9. Jacob Allen (-666); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-930).

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Feature Results
11039MAnthony Macri 250.00025Running150$10,000
24+269KLance Dewease 25-0.772Running146$5,500
38+51Logan Wagner 25-3.761Running144$3,200
42-267Justin Whittall 25-5.790Running142$2,600
59+42David Gravel 25-6.706Running140$2,350
63-315Donny Schatz 25-7.381Running138$2,150
75-25Spencer Bayston 25-9.474Running136$2,100
87-142Sye Lynch 25-10.006Running134$1,950
913+46DRyan Smith 25-10.586Running132$1,900
1010041Carson Macedo 25-10.760Running130$1,850
1115+448Danny Dietrich 25-11.682Running128$1,400
126-683James McFadden 25-12.095Running126$1,200
1311-249Brad Sweet 25-12.745Running124$1,000
1418+45WLucas Wolfe 25-13.728Running122$950
1514-11AJacob Allen 25-14.709Running120$900
1619+318Giovanni Scelzi 25-14.864Running118$900
1717055Mike Wagner 25-15.511Running116$900
1825+71SLogan Schuchart 25-15.983Running114$900
1923+417Sheldon Haudenschild 25-16.472Running112$900
2026+65CDylan Cisney 24-1 LapsRunning110$900
2121021Brian Brown 24-1 LapsRunning108$900
2222023Devon Borden 24-1 LapsRunning106$900
2316-73ZBrock Zearfoss 24-1 LapsRunning104$900
2420-47SRobbie Price 23-2 LapsRunning102$900
2524-117BSteve Buckwalter 18-7 LapsDNF102$900
2612-1419Brent Marks 15-10 LapsDNF102$900
KSE Hard Charger: Logan Schuchart
Last Chance Showdown 1 Results
12+121Brian Brown 120.00012Running0$0
21-123Devon Borden 12-0.369Running0$0
36+317Sheldon Haudenschild 12-0.842Running0$0
47+317BSteve Buckwalter 12-1.569Running0$0
5501SLogan Schuchart 12-2.740Running0$0
63-33Ayrton Gennetten 12-4.824Running90$300
78+15CDylan Cisney 12-5.463Running0$0
813+520Ryan Taylor 12-8.230Running90$250
912+373Scotty Thiel 12-9.802Running90$225
1010035Austin Bishop 12-10.409Running90$200
1120+91MLandon Myers 12-11.533Running90$200
129-345Jeff Halligan 12-11.927Running90$200
1311-220GNoah Gass 12-13.695Running90$200
1418+411KKraig Kinser 12-14.056Running90$200
1517+26Bill Rose 12-16.217Running90$200
1616077Danny Varin 12-16.842Running90$200
1714-339Cameron Smith 12-18.122Running90$200
1815-38Nick Sweigart 11-1 LapsRunning90$200
1919012WTroy Fraker 4-8 LapsDNF90$200
204-169Kasey Kahne 2-10 LapsDNF90$200
Dash 1 Results
14+339MAnthony Macri 60.0001Running0$0
21-167Justin Whittall 6-0.1225Running0$0
32-115Donny Schatz 6-2.485Running0$0
43-169KLance Dewease 6-3.518Running0$0
56+15Spencer Bayston 6-4.306Running0$0
65-183James McFadden 6-5.014Running0$0
77042Sye Lynch 6-5.983Running0$0
8801Logan Wagner 6-6.752Running0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
14+383James McFadden 80.0007Running
21-15Spencer Bayston 8-0.6011Running
3302David Gravel 8-3.940Running
46+26DRyan Smith 8-4.563Running
58+355Mike Wagner 8-6.531Running
62-423Devon Borden 8-7.734Running
75-21SLogan Schuchart 8-8.378Running
87-145Jeff Halligan 8-9.703Running
99020Ryan Taylor 8-10.880Running
101006Bill Rose 8-12.278Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+11Logan Wagner 80.0008Running
21-142Sye Lynch 8-2.314Running
33049Brad Sweet 8-3.165Running
44048Danny Dietrich 8-3.461Running
55018Giovanni Scelzi 8-5.728Running
68+23Ayrton Gennetten 8-8.432Running
76-117BSteve Buckwalter 8-9.006Running
87-120GNoah Gass 8-11.332Running
9908Nick Sweigart 8-14.280Running
1010012WTroy Fraker 5-3 LapsDNF
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11069KLance Dewease 80.0008Running
22067Justin Whittall 8-2.365Running
34+141Carson Macedo 8-4.551Running
43-11AJacob Allen 8-6.191Running
56+15WLucas Wolfe 8-6.624Running
65-121Brian Brown 8-7.870Running
77017Sheldon Haudenschild 8-8.221Running
88035Austin Bishop 8-9.507Running
99039Cameron Smith 8-10.805Running
1010011KKraig Kinser 8-12.096Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+139MAnthony Macri 80.0003Running
21-115Donny Schatz 8-1.5715Running
34+119Brent Marks 8-3.831Running
43-13ZBrock Zearfoss 8-4.300Running
56+17SRobbie Price 8-5.989Running
67+19Kasey Kahne 8-8.639Running
75-25CDylan Cisney 8-9.006Running
810+273Scotty Thiel 8-11.769Running
99077Danny Varin 8-12.480Running
108-21MLandon Myers 8-12.915Running
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
125Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN15.5970.000
2342Sye Lynch Cowansville, PA15.661-0.064
3623Devon Borden Raymond, WA15.711-0.114
451Logan Wagner Harrisonville, PA15.713-0.116
5142David Gravel Watertown, CT15.786-0.189
6949Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA15.829-0.232
71983James McFadden Alice Springs, NT15.880-0.283
8148Danny Dietrich Gettysburg, PA15.890-0.293
9111SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA15.911-0.314
101218Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA15.986-0.389
11106DRyan Smith Kunkletown, PA16.073-0.476
12417BSteve Buckwalter Royersford, PA16.081-0.484
131845Jeff Halligan Ephrata, PA16.109-0.512
141520GNoah Gass Mounds, OK16.125-0.528
15755Mike Wagner Harrisonville, PA16.159-0.562
16203Ayrton Gennetten Versailles, MO16.376-0.779
171720Ryan Taylor Perkasie, PA16.508-0.911
18138Nick Sweigart Myerstown, PA16.660-1.063
19166Bill Rose Plainfield, IN16.673-1.076
20812WTroy Fraker Newville, PA17.688-2.091
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
11369KLance Dewease Fayetteville, PA15.7470.000
2215Donny Schatz Fargo, ND15.854-0.107
3767Justin Whittall Vincentown, NJ15.877-0.130
4939MAnthony Macri Dillsburg, PA15.893-0.146
5101AJacob Allen Hanover, PA15.904-0.157
6113ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA15.919-0.172
71241Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA16.022-0.275
8619Brent Marks Myerstown, PA16.024-0.277
9521Brian Brown Higginsville, MO16.116-0.369
1015CDylan Cisney Port Royal, PA16.154-0.407
11145WLucas Wolfe Mechanicsburg, PA16.176-0.429
12167SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC16.183-0.436
131717Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH16.200-0.453
14189Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA16.277-0.530
15335Austin Bishop Elverson, PA16.466-0.719
16191MLandon Myers York, PA16.494-0.747
171539Cameron Smith Spring Grove, PA16.521-0.774
18877Danny Varin Sharon Springs, NY16.601-0.854
192011KKraig Kinser Bloomington, IN16.621-0.874
20473Scotty Thiel Sheboygan, WI16.670-0.923
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

Nittany Showdown
Friday, October 07, 2022
Port Royal Speedway
302 West 6th Street
Port Royal, Pennsylvania 17082 

Event Description
It's the final chance for bragging rights as the Outlaws & PA Posse square off one final time this season in this Port Royal doubleheader.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Event Schedule
October 7, 2022
4PM Pit Gates open
4PM Grandstand Gates open
6PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
7PM Opening Ceremonies

October 8, 2022
2PM Pit Gates Open
2PM Grandstand Gates open
5PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
6PM Opening Ceremonies
*All times Eastern

Ticket Options  
Options And Prices
Reserved 2-day Package - $65
General Admission Adult 2-Day Package - $60
General Admission Youth (12-17) Package - $40
Friday Reserved - $35
Friday Adult GA - $30
Friday Youth (12-17) GA - $20
Saturday Reserved - $35
Saturday Adult GA - $30
Saturday Youth (12-17) GA - $20


Grandstand Type

Reserved Seating
Section A-O

Family Section Location
Sec C

Handicapped Seating Location

Pit Age Requirement
NO age restriction for pits. 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian.

Pit Gate Location
Turn 4 side of the track

Parking Cost

Handicapped Parking Location
In front of main Gate

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount

Reserved Seating
Section A-O

Type of Grandstand

Stadium Seating
No Stadium Seats

Handicapped Seating

Handicapped Parking
In front of main Gate

Pit Age Limit
NO age restriction for pits. 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent/ guardian.

Pit Gate Location
Turn 4 side of the track

Personal Coolers
14" and Under / No glass

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is allowed, no glass bottles.

Smoking Policy
No smoking in the grandstands.

Family Section
Sec C

Parking Cost

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost

Track Info  

Port Royal Speedway
302 West 6th Street
Port Royal, Pennsylvania 17082 

Track Phone
(717) 527-2303

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Type
0.500; Semi-banked

Closest Airport

Other Airport

Pit Gate Location
Turn 4 side of the track

Track Map
Competitor Info  
Competitor Downloads

Competitor Info
Required: must use Schoenfeld 14272735-78

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