1. Lance Dewease and the Don Kreitz Jr.-owned team still has some work to do on finding the right combination on the new Hoosier tires. Still, that didn’t stop them from winning the $29,000 Bob Weikert Memorial finale this weekend. It was his third win in the event.

2. It was a pretty good weekend all around for Lance Dewease. The Fayetteville, Pa., driver earned $10,000 in the Doug Esh Tribute at Williams Grove, finished fourth on Saturday night at Port Royal and won the Weikert. His average finish over his last five starts is 3.0.

3. The only thing Lance Dewease didn’t do over the weekend is win the Big Bull trophy. That went to Anthony Macri, who had the best overall finish with a win Saturday night and second-place run on Sunday.

Lance Dewease had a big weekend against the All Stars, winning two of three events. (Brent Smith Photography)

4. Speaking of Anthony Macri, he dominated the field at Port Royal Saturday night, earning the win by 9.667 seconds. He had a pair of third-place finishes, a second, and a win over the weekend for an average finish of 2.25.

5. Anthony Macri will take his speed on the road for the next four weeks. According to the Dillsburg, Pa., driver, he will return for the Pennsylvania Speedweek show at Grandview Speedway on June 27.

6. Chalk this one up to one I missed. Lance Dewease is heading to Wisconsin this weekend to compete with the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions. The series heads to the Dodge County Fairgrounds before moving over to the Plymouth Dirt Track-Sheboygan County Fair for the Rayce Rudeen event.

7. This year’s Rayce Rudeen Race will pay $26,000 to the winner. It will also feature the IRA Sprints. Anthony Macri won last year’s event, when it was held at I-70 Motorsports Park.

8. Lost in the dominance of Anthony Macri and Lance Dewease was the performance of Mike Wagner over the weekend. He had a pair of podiums in the Weikert Memorial, finishing second and third at Port Royal Speedway.

9. Zeb Wise continues to show speed in the Rudeen Racing No. 26. Over the weekend, he polished off four top-10 finishes in the central Pennsylvania region, a place he hasn’t excelled at in the past.

10. If you take out Zeb Wise’s flat tire at Atomic when he was running in the top five, his Eldora crash, and the Lakeside High Limit show, he has an average finish of 3.72 over the other 11 events since April 7.

11. There have been 29 races held in the central Pennsylvania region — we include Bridgeport Motorsports Park — this season. There have been 17 different winners during that stretch and 21 events lost to weather.

12. Freddie Rahmer is halfway to a double-digit win total for the first time in his career. On Saturday night, he landed his fourth win of the season at Lincoln Speedway.

13. I have nothing against support divisions, but it falls a little flat for me having support divisions on the card for a big event. Nothing wrong with pageantry, getting done early, and giving fans a chance to get to the pit area.

14. Kerry Madsen got his first win for car-owner and crew chief Guy Forbrook at Knoxville Raceway Saturday night. It was Forbrook’s 90th win as a mechanic, which is the most all time at the speedway. The next closest crew chief is Karl Kinser with 67.

15. Thank you to Eric Arnold for posting the above stat on Guy Forbrook. He also indicated that the wins came with 11 drivers … Danny Lasoski, Jac Haudenschild, Terry McCarl, Johnny Herrera, Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell, Kerry Madsen, Tim Kaeding, Mark Dobmeier, Craig Dollansky, Jerry Richert Jr., and Dustin Lindquist.

16. After a stretch of four races finishing outside of the top five, Carson Macedo is back in winning, and consistency, form. Macedo sandwiched a win at Atomic Speedway on Saturday night between finishes of third (Atomic) and second (Lawrenceburg. It was his fifth-straight top-five finish.

17. Brad Sweet got the win at Atomic Speedway Friday night to stretch his point lead. It was short-lived, as finishes of 11th (Atomic) and ninth (Lawrenceburg) put Sweet in a tie with Carson Macedo heading into next week. David Gravel is lurking, a mere eight points back.

18. It’s been a rough month for James McFadden and Roth Motorsports. A tire-doping scandal led to a four-race suspension and fine. On Monday, McFadden rebounded to bag his third win of the season at Lawrenceburg Speedway.

19. There will be no Christmas card exchange between Cole Macedo and Bill Rose. It appeared on video that Macedo came up on Rose heading toward Turn 3 during the main event at Lawrenceburg. Both cars got upside down and collected Logan Schuchart. Rose was on his way to give Macedo the business when officials stepped in.

20. Rico Abreu and Ricky Warner have developed into quite a tandem. On Monday, Abreu came away with a third-place finish, which was his sixth-straight top-five finish with the World of Outlaws.

Rico Abreu had another top-five finish with the World of Outlaws Monday night at Lawrenceburg Speedway. (Brent Smith Photography)

21. Adding to Rico Abreu’s recent consistency, he has nine top-five finishes in his last nine starts. His average finish during the stretch is 3.11.

22. Brad Sweet is not only tied for the World of Outlaws point lead, he leads the series in laps led with 140. Rico Abreu is the only other driver to crack the century mark with 106. Carson Macedo (94), David Gravel (92), and James McFadden (90) follow.

23. There have been 14 different lap leaders in 24 World of Outlaws events this season. Spencer Bayston, Brock Zearfoss, and Noah Gass are the only series regulars who haven’t led laps this season.

24. Buddy Kofoid was back in action with the World of Outlaws over the weekend. He piloted the Bernie Stuebgen Indy Race Parts machine to finishes of 10th, sixth, and fifth over the three-race stretch.

25. The High Limit Sprint Car Series will hold its fourth event of the season this Wednesday at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Ill. Gio Scelzi, Anthony Macri, and Kyle Larson have won events this season.

26. Kyle Larson is the only driver to finish in the top five of all three High Limit Sprint Car Series events this season. He has an average finish of 3.0.

27. Danny Dietrich and Anthony Macri have the most top-five finishes in central Pennsylvania with 17 apiece. Devon Borden is third with 12, and Freddie Rahmer checks in fourth with 11.

28. A total of 44 drivers have finished in the top five in central Pennsylvania this season. Tyler Courtney, Hunter Schuerenberg, Cory Eliason, Aaron Bollinger, Brandon Rahmer, and Cameron Smith joined the list this week.

29. It’s developing into a good year for Kyle Cummins. Last week, he had a pair of runner-up finishes and won the finale at Circle City Raceway. The Princeton, Ind., driver has six-straight top-five finishes with the series.

30. For the first time in seven seasons, Kyle Cummins sits atop the USAC AMSOIL National Tour standings. He leads Brady Bacon by 22 points heading into this weekend’s two-day show at Knoxville Raceway.

31. C.J. Leary and Brady Bacon have each led 69 circuits with USAC this season, which is tied for the most with the series. Kyle Cummins (50), Jake Swanson (44), and Justin Grant (41) complete the top five in the category.

32. Kasey Kahne was back in 410 Sprint Car action over the weekend at Huset’s Speedway. It was a good return, as he passed Ryan Timms to claim the victory, his first at the speedway since 1999.

33. I love the Kings Royal and Knoxville Nationals, but nothing in motorsports beats the build-up, pageantry, and prestige of the Indianapolis 500. It’s must-see television, and I couldn’t get enough of it on Sunday afternoon.

34. Watching the Indy 500 got me thinking. Kyle Larson running next year’s event is going to be huge for motorsports. IndyCar will benefit, NASCAR fans will tune in if they don’t already, and it’s also good for dirt-track racing. It will be the most impactful story in United States motorsports in 2024, regardless of Larson’s results.

35. Justin Peck took a horrific crash during the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions main event at Bridgeport Motorsports Park Sunday night. The scary crash resulted in the top of the cage being ripped off. Luckily, Peck climbed from the car with only a concussion. He sat out weekend racing at Williams Grove and Port Royal Speedway.

36. The 33rd National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, IA, takes place this Friday and Saturday night. Ken Hamilton, Chad Kemenah, Cory Kruseman, Bobby Marshall, Joey Saldana, Johnny Capels, Paul Hazen, Tommy Sanders, Max Dolder, Alan Kreitzer, Ralph Sheheen, Johnny Vance, and Joie Ray are this year’s inductees.

37. It’s been a pretty good month for Aaron Reutzel. The Texas native has won six of his last 10 events dating back to May 6. Last week, he won 360 Sprint Car events at Jackson and Knoxville, banking $9,000 for the two-day sweep.

38. Kyle Moody has stepped up his Sprint Car game in 2023. On Friday night, he polished off his sixth top-five finish of the season with a fifth-place showing in the Doug Esh Tribute. A year ago, he had seven top fives in 66 starts.

39. BAPS Motor Speedway is back in action this Thursday night with the Hoseheads.com Greg Hodnett Foundation Race. This is the fourth race at the York Haven, Pa., facility for the 410 Sprints. They will be joined by the Super Sportsman.

40. You win three races in a weekend, and you make the Top 50. A.J. Flick earned wins at Lernerville, Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, and Tri-City Raceway over the weekend. He has four wins in 14 starts this season.

41. Justin Sanders took a break from California racing last week and made the trip north to Oregon. He came away with a win at Douglas County Speedway Friday before heading to Cottage Grove. He was fifth in Sunday’s finale.

42. The NARC-King of the West Series is back in action this coming weekend at Placerville Speedway. Corey Day and Dominic Scelzi have dominated action with three wins apiece. The only other winner with the series in 2023 is Justyn Cox.

43. Reserved for Richard Petty and Jerry Reigle.

44. Bold prediction: Corey Day and Dominic Scelzi will be shut out of Victory Lane this week at Placerville Speedway. Look for Justin Sanders or Shane Golobic to take the checker.

45. I’m still trying to figure out how the Boston Celtics lose the first three games, win the next three, and then lose Game 7 on their home floor. By the way, they lost three games at home in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals.

46. Donny Schatz was in line for his sixth podium in seven races Friday night at Atomic Speedway, when he had a flat tire. He tagged the rear with one lap to go and came back to finish 16th.

47. One of the feel-good results of the weekend was Skylar Gee’s charge at Atomic Speedway Friday night. He started 19th and charged to fifth in the final rundown, recording his first top-five result with the series.

48. Western Pennsylvania Speedweek kicks off Wednesday night at Knox Raceway. It continues at Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, Lernerville, and Sharon Speedway. The series winds up Sunday night at Tri-City Raceway.

49. There have been eight 358 Sprint Car shows in central Pennsylvania this season. The average car count is 30.75.

50. Three drivers have dominated the action in 358 Sprint Car competition this season. Derek Locke, Kody Hartlaub, and Doug Hammaker have each won two races. Hammaker is the latest winner, bagging his second-straight Dirty Deeds 30 at BAPS Motor Speedway last Saturday night.