Nittany Showdown
Port Royal Speedway | Port Royal, PA
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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Event Info  

Nittany Showdown
October 7, 2022 to October 8, 2022
Port Royal Speedway
302 West 6th Street
Port Royal, PA 

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

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

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

Parking Cost

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

Credit Card Use
Ticket Window

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

Closest Airport

Other Airport

Track Info  

Port Royal Speedway
302 West 6th Street
Port Royal, PA 

Track Phone
(717) 527-2303

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Size & Type
0.500; Semi-banked

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

Competitor Info  
Competitor Downloads

Competitor Info
Required: must use Schoenfeld 14272735-78

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