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Nittany Showdown
Port Royal Speedway | Port Royal, Pennsylvania
Saturday, October 08, 2022
Race Recap  

THE CONCRETE KING: Anthony Macri Sweeps World of Outlaws Weekend at Port Royal

It took Anthony Macri more than five years and 60 starts to win his first-career World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Feature; then it only took him another 23 hours to quickly top his second.

The 23-year-old sensation earned his 23rd win of 2022 on Saturday night, doing so in spectacular fashion as swept the Nittany Showdown at Pennsylvania’s Port Royal Speedway to bank a $25,000 weekend on home turf.

Unlike Friday’s flag-to-flag domination, Saturday’s score required much more of a battle as the Dillsburg, PA native went toe-to-toe with Myerstown, PA’s Brent Marks. The duo swapped slider-after-slider for three laps near the midway point, but Macri’s #39M ultimately prevailed on Lap 15 and never looked back.

It was the perfect exclamation point on what has easily been the most incredible season of Macri’s young career. He’s the winningest driver in the country, he won the $60,000 Tuscarora 50 last month, now he’s a back-to-back World of Outlaws winner; and the year still isn’t officially over.

“It’s honestly incredible,” Macri remarked on his year. “This is something that I didn’t think was ever feasible. It’s a testament to how hard this team works and the effort we put in. We had a great car all night long again. I had to kind of wait for Brent [Marks] to hit dirty air or a restart to make a move on him. I knew I needed to turn the wick up, but mainly keep it out of the fence once I got by him.

I don’t know what it is, honestly, that has changed for us. Nothing specific is different, I’m pretty sure this car is leftover from last year. I think it’s just been a mindset thing for this group. I finally started to get my head out of my butt more often, too. It’s unreal.”

Macri and Marks swapped the lead several times at the midpoint on Saturday. [Trent Gower]
After leading the opening 14 laps, Brent Marks slipped back to earn runner-up honors with his eighth podium of the year in World of Outlaws competition. It was a strong rebound for the Murray-Marks #19 after leaving on the wrecker during Friday’s Feature.

“This kind of feels like a win after these last two races,” Marks mentioned. “We had a good car all night long, but the #39M is just so good here. It’s a unique setup for this track and they have it nailed down. I felt like we had a winning car, but we’re not as good as them right now. I’m proud of this team for all the adversity we’ve faced lately.”

Finishing third and snapping the PA Posse’s streak of podium sweeps at Port Royal was David Gravel in the Big Game Motorsports #2. Across both nights, he chopped off 28 points in the championship chase and now sits only 66-points behind Brad Sweet with six nights remaining.

“Anything is possible,” Gravel noted on the title pursuit. “I’m really proud of our effort this weekend. It feels good to be competitive at a place like this against these guys. They’re just willing to go to that next level here that I’m not as comfortable with yet. Once we get to race here more and more, I think I’ll get used to it down the road.”

Closing out the top-five at Port Royal was 10-time World of Outlaws champion, Donny Schatz, in fourth, and 121-time Port Royal winner, Lance Dewease, finishing fifth.

Rounding out the top-10 on Saturday was Danny Dietrich in sixth, Lucas Wolfe in seventh, James McFadden in eighth, Brad Sweet in ninth, and Kasey Kahne in tenth.

Updated Career Podium Totals – Macri (9th), Marks (26th), Gravel (189th). [Trent Gower]


After becoming the 148th different winner in World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series history on Friday, Anthony Macri became the 98th different driver to win multiple races with The Greatest Show on Dirt.

Macri is the fourth driver in Series history to win his first two career Features in back-to-back fashion, and the first to do so in more than 3,400+ races. He joins an iconic list including Lynn Paxton (1979), Steve Smith (1978), and Doug Wolfgang (1978).

Macri almost made it a perfect night as he topped My Place Hotels Qualifying and his NOS Energy Drink Heat Race, but barely missed out on the DIRTVision Fast Pass Dash win to Brent Marks.

UP NEXT (Fri-Sat) – The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series will make their final trip to the Midwest next weekend with stops at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE on Friday, October 14, and then Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, KS on Saturday, October 15. Fans can BUY TICKETS HERE, or watch every lap LIVE on DIRTVision.

NOS Energy Drink Feature Results (30 Laps) 1. 39M-Anthony Macri (2); 2. 19-Brent Marks (1); 3. 2-David Gravel (4); 4. 15-Donny Schatz (5); 5. 69K-Lance Dewease (12); 6. 48-Danny Dietrich (10); 7. 5W-Lucas Wolfe (13); 8. 83-James McFadden (7); 9. 49-Brad Sweet (3); 10. 9-Kasey Kahne (17); 11. 18-Giovanni Scelzi (18); 12. 41-Carson Macedo (11); 13. 23-Devon Borden (8); 14. 42-Sye Lynch (16); 15. 55-Mike Wagner (21); 16. 1A-Jacob Allen (20); 17. 6D-Ryan Smith (26); 18. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild (15); 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser (24); 20. 73-Scotty Thiel (22); 21. 7S-Robbie Price (23); 22. 1S-Logan Schuchart (9); 23. 67-Justin Whittall (14); 24. 8-Freddie Rahmer (19); 25. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss (27); 26. 5-Spencer Bayston (6); 27. 45-Jeff Halligan (25).

NEW Championship Standings (68/74 Races) – 1. Brad Sweet (8,470); 2. David Gravel (-66); 3. Carson Macedo (-134); 4. Donny Schatz (-224); 5. Sheldon Haudenschild (-262); 6. Logan Schuchart (-386); 7. James McFadden (-484); 8. Spencer Bayston (-564); 9. Jacob Allen (-680); 10. Brock Zearfoss (-960).

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Feature Results
12+139MAnthony Macri 300.00016Running150$15,000
21-119Brent Marks 30-2.67414Running146$6,000
34+12David Gravel 30-6.592Running144$3,500
45+115Donny Schatz 30-7.456Running142$2,800
512+769KLance Dewease 30-8.055Running140$2,500
610+448Danny Dietrich 30-10.538Running138$2,300
713+65WLucas Wolfe 30-11.444Running136$2,200
87-183James McFadden 30-12.639Running134$2,100
93-649Brad Sweet 30-14.165Running132$2,050
1017+79Kasey Kahne 30-14.354Running130$2,000
1118+718Giovanni Scelzi 30-16.164Running128$1,600
1211-141Carson Macedo 30-16.777Running126$1,400
138-523Devon Borden 30-18.062Running124$1,200
1416+242Sye Lynch 30-18.956Running122$1,100
1521+655Mike Wagner 30-19.105Running120$1,050
1620+41AJacob Allen 29-1 LapsRunning118$1,000
1726+96DRyan Smith 29-1 LapsRunning116$1,000
1815-317Sheldon Haudenschild 29-1 LapsRunning114$1,000
1924+511KKraig Kinser 28-2 LapsRunning112$1,000
2022+273Scotty Thiel 28-2 LapsRunning110$1,000
2123+27SRobbie Price 28-2 LapsRunning108$1,000
229-131SLogan Schuchart 21-9 LapsDNF106$1,000
2314-967Justin Whittall 12-18 LapsDNF104$1,000
2419-58Freddie Rahmer 12-18 LapsDNF102$1,000
2527+23ZBrock Zearfoss 12-18 LapsDNF102$1,000
266-205Spencer Bayston 10-20 LapsDNF102$1,000
2725-245Jeff Halligan 8-22 LapsDNF102$1,000
KSE Hard Charger: Ryan Smith
Last Chance Showdown 1 Results
1101AJacob Allen 120.0006Running0$0
22055Mike Wagner 12-2.0616Running0$0
33073Scotty Thiel 12-3.673Running0$0
4407SRobbie Price 11-1 LapsRunning0$0
56+120GNoah Gass 11-1 LapsRunning90$300
68+211KKraig Kinser 11-1 LapsRunning0$0
79+26DRyan Smith 11-1 LapsRunning0$0
87-121Brian Brown 11-1 LapsRunning90$250
95-45CDylan Cisney 11-1 LapsRunning90$225
1010045Jeff Halligan 11-1 LapsRunning0$0
1114+33Ayrton Gennetten 11-1 LapsRunning90$200
1215+317BSteve Buckwalter 11-1 LapsRunning90$200
1311-235Austin Bishop 11-1 LapsRunning90$200
1413-197Brie Hershey 11-1 LapsRunning90$200
1512-31Logan Wagner 11-1 LapsRunning0$200
Dash 1 Results
11019Brent Marks 60.0006Running0$0
22039MAnthony Macri 6-1.303Running0$0
34+149Brad Sweet 6-2.884Running0$0
43-12David Gravel 6-2.894Running0$0
55015Donny Schatz 6-4.040Running0$0
6605Spencer Bayston 6-4.632Running0$0
78+183James McFadden 6-6.388Running0$0
87-13ZBrock Zearfoss 3-3 LapsDNF0$0
C Main Results
12+13Ayrton Gennetten 80.0005Running0$0
21-117BSteve Buckwalter 8-0.4443Running0$0
34+177Danny Varin 8-2.955Running90$150
43-11MLandon Myers 8-4.320Running90$150
55029Dan Shetler 8-5.528Running90$150
67+18XNick Sweigart 8-9.056Running90$125
78+16Bill Rose 3-5 LapsDNF90$125
86-28STrenton Sheaffer 0-8 LapsDNS90$0
99012WTroy Fraker 0-8 LapsDNS90$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11039MAnthony Macri 80.0008Running
24+283James McFadden 8-1.465Running
36+323Devon Borden 8-2.649Running
43-169KLance Dewease 8-4.509Running
55042Sye Lynch 8-5.566Running
67+173Scotty Thiel 8-6.834Running
72-51AJacob Allen 8-6.836Running
8806DRyan Smith 8-8.219Running
99017BSteve Buckwalter 8-8.528Running
1010029Dan Shetler 8-9.085Running
1111012WTroy Fraker 3-5 LapsDNF
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+119Brent Marks 80.0008Running
21-13ZBrock Zearfoss 8-3.621Running
35+248Danny Dietrich 8-5.030Running
44067Justin Whittall 8-6.349Running
53-218Giovanni Scelzi 8-8.190Running
6605CDylan Cisney 8-8.886Running
77021Brian Brown 8-9.957Running
88035Austin Bishop 8-11.663Running
9901MLandon Myers 8-14.418Running
101008XNick Sweigart 8-17.411Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1102David Gravel 80.0008Running
24+215Donny Schatz 8-2.239Running
3301SLogan Schuchart 8-2.306Running
42-25WLucas Wolfe 8-3.793Running
57+29Kasey Kahne 8-5.965Running
6607SRobbie Price 8-7.351Running
78+111KKraig Kinser 8-9.572Running
811+31Logan Wagner 8-10.153Running
95-43Ayrton Gennetten 8-11.607Running
1010077Danny Varin 8-12.609Running
119-26Bill Rose 8-14.233Running
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
1105Spencer Bayston 80.0007Running
22049Brad Sweet 8-3.499Running
33041Carson Macedo 8-4.899Running
46+217Sheldon Haudenschild 8-6.317Running
58+38Freddie Rahmer 8-7.630Running
67+120GNoah Gass 8-9.496Running
75-245Jeff Halligan 8-12.534Running
810+297Brie Hershey 8-13.185Running
94-555Mike Wagner 0-8 LapsDNS
109-18STrenton Sheaffer 0-8 LapsDNS
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
1339MAnthony Macri Dillsburg, PA15.6590.000
293ZBrock Zearfoss Jonestown, PA15.769-0.110
3161AJacob Allen Hanover, PA15.785-0.126
41519Brent Marks Myerstown, PA15.797-0.138
5469KLance Dewease Fayetteville, PA15.826-0.167
62118Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA15.828-0.169
71983James McFadden Alice Springs, NT15.851-0.192
82067Justin Whittall Vincentown, NJ15.868-0.209
91042Sye Lynch Cowansville, PA15.870-0.211
101148Danny Dietrich Gettysburg, PA15.885-0.226
111723Devon Borden Raymond, WA15.908-0.249
1215CDylan Cisney Port Royal, PA15.966-0.307
13873Scotty Thiel Sheboygan, WI15.966-0.307
141421Brian Brown Higginsville, MO16.004-0.345
1526DRyan Smith Kunkletown, PA16.044-0.385
16535Austin Bishop Elverson, PA16.077-0.418
171217BSteve Buckwalter Royersford, PA16.087-0.428
18131MLandon Myers York, PA16.309-0.650
191829Dan Shetler Johnstown, PA16.497-0.838
2078XNick Sweigart Myerstown, PA16.718-1.059
21612WTroy Fraker Newville, PA17.745-2.086
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
1172David Gravel Watertown, CT15.6740.000
255Spencer Bayston Lebanon, IN15.752-0.078
3135WLucas Wolfe Mechanicsburg, PA15.820-0.146
41049Brad Sweet Grass Valley, CA15.842-0.168
5121SLogan Schuchart Hanover, PA15.868-0.194
6141Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA15.898-0.224
7415Donny Schatz Fargo, ND15.911-0.237
8755Mike Wagner Harrisonville, PA15.920-0.246
923Ayrton Gennetten Versailles, MO15.969-0.295
101145Jeff Halligan Ephrata, PA15.978-0.304
11197SRobbie Price Cobble Hill, BC15.993-0.319
121617Sheldon Haudenschild Wooster, OH16.013-0.339
13209Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA16.155-0.481
14820GNoah Gass Mounds, OK16.187-0.513
151411KKraig Kinser Bloomington, IN16.289-0.615
16158Freddie Rahmer Salfordville, PA16.323-0.649
1736Bill Rose Plainfield, IN16.365-0.691
1898STrenton Sheaffer Richfield, PA16.426-0.752
19677Danny Varin Sharon Springs, NY16.444-0.770
202197Brie Hershey Dillsburg, PA16.571-0.897
21181Logan Wagner Harrisonville, PA16.571-0.897
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

Nittany Showdown
Saturday, October 08, 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

Sprint Car Track Record
14.868 seconds by Brian Brown on 10/18/18

Late Model Track Record
17.470 seconds by Jeff Rine on 5/13/17

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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