Story By: SHAWN BROUSE / WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY – MECHANICSBURG, PA – After years of trying, Dillsburg’s Anthony Macri finally scored the first 410 sprint car victory of his career at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, worth $5,500.
The 22-year old Macri beat point leader Lance Dewease back to the line for the victory by 1.438 seconds.
In the 40-lap World of Outlaws Late Models main, Rochester Mills’ Gregg Satterlee scored the $10,000 victory, leading the entire distance to pick up his third career checkers at the oval and the fourth of his career with the outlaws late models tour.
Second starter Dylan Norris took the lead at the start of the 25-lap sprint car feature over polesitter Landon Myers.
Macri started seventh in the field and was up to third by lap five.
By the halfway point, Norris had a one second lead as Macri battled with Myers for second while both cars drove up on the leader.
Myers took control of the race with 10 laps to go and Macri came along for the ride.
Macri stayed close to the leader before ducking under Myers for the top spot in the first turn with seven laps to go.
Shortly after crossing the line with 18 laps completed the red flag appeared for a violent series of flips in the first corner that saw Freddie Rahmer vault outside the speedway.
Rahmer had been racing with Devon Borden for sixth when he went to Borden’s outside as the pair set the cars into the turn.
Contact sent Rahmer flying and fortunately Rahmer came walking back up over the outside banking and climbed over the rail to get back inside the speedway but his car was destroyed.
The restart saw 13th starter Lance Dewease up to fourth behind Norris and with five to go, Macri had built a 1.485 second lead over Myers with Dewease up to third.
Dewease drove to second with two laps to go but ran out of time to run down Macri although he did bite into the advantage during the final mile.
“This win means more to me than some of my other wins,” Macri said.
“It’s really cool and means a lot to win here after coming here as a kid and always dreaming of winning here.”
Macri credited his mechanic Jim Shuttlesworth for making he and his team contenders.
“He installed confidence in the team,” Macri said.
“He never really gets down and always keeps pushing and works hard. He gives me a good
racecar and the two of us really click when it comes to the race track and working in the shop.”
Myers, Norris and Doug Hammaker completed the top five.
Sixth through 10th went to Danny Dietrich, Aaron Bollinger, Jared Esh, Borden and Matt Campbell.
Heats went to Myers and Norris.
410 sprint cars, 25 laps: 1. Anthony Macri. 2. Lance Dewease. 3. Landon Myers. 4. Dylan Norris. 5. Doug Hammaker. 6. Danny Dietrich. 7. Aaron Bollinger. 8. Jared Esh. 9. Devon Borden. 10. Matt Campbell. 11. TJ Stutts. 12. Justin Whittall. 13. Kyle Moody. 14. Ryan Taylor. 15. Alan Krimes. 16. Steve Downs. 17. Freddie Rahmer
DNS: Chris Arnold.