The second race of an already wacky month of May racing in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series went ironically to a driver that is not touring with the series this season.
It’s something that happens often when the Outlaws make the trek to the Northeast because of how honed the drivers are at the tracks in the region.
The group has earned the name of the Pennsylvania Posse across the sprint car world.
Lance Dewease took home the first race of the Northeast swing at Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday, beating out Posse member Ryan Smith and Outlaws driver David Gravel.
That will be something to keep an eye on this weekend as the series travels to Williams Grove for a pair of races on Friday and Saturday before heading to New York to race at Weedsport.
WoO: Month of May continues with Outlaws vs. Posse
Dewease took two out of the three Williams Grove dates from the Outlaws last season while Giovanni Scelzi took the third. In the process, Scelzi became the youngest winner ever in a World of Outlaws race.
This season, the Outlaws are more hungry than usual, after being shutout from a win in ’18.
Brad Sweet and Donny Schatz come into the event deadlocked in a tie for first place in the series standings. Both of the drivers earned a second-place finish at “The Grove” last season as well.
With those two and Gravel – last year’s top three points finishers – on a roll, things could get interesting at the historic track.
We can’t forget about Daryn Pittman who is just a handful of points behind Sweet and Schatz in his new, No. 83 Roth Motorsports ride.
Making their trip back home to Pennsylvania are both of the Shark Racing drivers in Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen.
Schuchart has two wins already this season, but a victory at Williams Grove this weekend would be all the more sweet.
|World of Outlaws Sprint Car Standings|
|World of Outlaws May Schedule|
|May 3||WoO @ Riverside||Riverside||Cancelled|
|May 4||WoO @ Riverside||Riverside||Cancelled|
|May 10||#LetsRaceTwo||Eldora||Donny Schatz|
|May 15||Gettysburg Clash||Lincoln||Lance Dewease|
|May 17||Morgan Cup||Williams Grove|
|May 18||Morgan Cup||Williams Grove|
|May 19||Empire State Challenge||Weedsport|
|May 21||WoO @ Bridgeport||Bridgeport|
|May 24||Patriot Nationals||Charlotte|
|May 25||Patriot Nationals||Charlotte|
|May 27||Memorial Day Spectacular||Lawrenceburg|
|May 31||Music City Outlaw Nats||Nashville|
|June 1||Music City Outlaw Nats||Nashville|