$20,000 Knoxville Nationals Sponsorship Won By Lance Dewease

The contest for the $20,000 Knoxville Nationals sponsorship from Priority Aviation drew to a close on Wednesday. After a flurry of activity during the contests final days, it’s been announced that Fayetteville, Pennsylvania’s Lance Dewease won the competition. The veteran driver brought in the most donations towards the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the construction of the Bryan Clauson Suite Tower. As a result, he will be awarded a check for $20,000 from Richard and Jennifer Marshall and Priority Aviation.

The contest raised over $60,000.

Lance Dewease will receive a $20,000 sponsorship for the upcoming Knoxville Nationals. (Paul Arch photo)

“We had 21 drivers involved in the contest, and we’d like to thank them and their fans for their generous contributions to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum,” said Executive Director, Bob Baker.  “Richard and Jennifer Marshall came up with this plan at the Chili Bowl last January, and we really have them to thank as well.  The way that race teams and their fans have been so generous has just exceeded our expectations.  We can’t thank everyone enough for their contributions in preserving the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum.”

The contest, announced in late January, was open to any drivers competing at Knoxville Raceway in either the 360 or 410 Knoxville Nationals.  The driver bringing the most donations through memberships or other means was awarded the $20,000.

Pennsylvania’s Dewease ended up on top of the standings, ahead of Iowa’s Carson McCarl, Iowa’s McKenna Haase, Wisconsin’s Bill Balog, Connecticut’s David Gravel, Tennessee’s Sammy Swindell, Indiana’s Tyler Courtney, Oregon’s Tanner Holmes, Ohio’s Jac Haudenschild, and Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild.

Dewease will be saluted after the heat races on Wednesday of the Knoxville Nationals by the Marshall family.

The $60,000 raised by the competition will go toward the completion of the Bryan Clauson Suite Tower.

Additional contests benefiting the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum are currently ongoing. On Friday, August 9, a lucky winner will be drawn for our Australian Sprint Car Vacation raffle.  For tickets and more information, visit www.SprintCarVacation.net.

On Saturday, August 10, the 2019 Torch Red ZO6 Corvette now displayed in the front window will be given away!  For information on that sweepstakes, visit www.WinAZO6Corvette.com!

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Ben Shelton

Ben got his start at historic Riverside International Speedway. His accomplished motorsports media career includes journalist, race announcer, and on-air personality.
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