Short Track Super Series

Lance Dewease Finds New Ride For Rest Of 2023 And 2024 Season

Lance Dewease Finds New Ride For Rest Of 2023 And 2024 Season

Lance Dewease will pilot the Barry and Brent Shearer-owned No. 12 machine beginning at Port Royal Speedway on Friday night.

Oct 10, 2023 by Rob Blount

The game of musical chairs in the Pennsylvania Sprint Car world continues with another seat being filled. With the music’s most recent stoppage, Lance Dewease has found his seat behind the wheel of Barry and Brent Shearer’s No. 12 beginning this weekend at Port Royal Speedway.

According to Jeremy Elliott of Sprint Car Unlimited, Dewease will be driving the Shearer’s machine for the rest of this season and throughout the 2024 season. Brent Shearer most recently piloted his car to a fourth-place finish in the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal in early October.

Dewease had been behind the wheel of the No. 69K for Kreitz Racing for the last seven seasons until the duo decided to part ways in mid-July. Dewease had been running the No. 39M for Macri Racing most recently. Dewease finished second in the Night Before the 50, but failed to make the A-Main for the Tuscarora 50 in the Macri-owned machine.

The news of Dewease’s new ride comes on the heels of Anthony Macri returning to his family-owned car after a few months away. Macri left his team the morning of the Eldora Million opener at Eldora Speedway in mid-July. Since then, he’d been piloting the No. 71 car owned by Bernie Stuebgen, and he also had been a fill-in driver for the No. 7BC while Tyler Courtney was out with an injury.

Macri has scored eight wins this season and is expected to be back behind the wheel of the 39M on Friday night when the Sprint Cars accompany the Short Track Super Series at Port Royal Speedway.

Friday’s race at Port Royal will also be Dewease’s first with his new Shearer-owned ride. The race will be streamed live on FloRacing.