RPW Column: Preview Of The PA Posse: Part Two; Racing Rivalries & Tracks Battling For Fan’s Attention
Column By: DERICK KRINER / RPW – GRANTVILLE, PA – Last season in Pennsylvania not only saw the continued rivalry between the Posse and the Outlaws, but also between Posse members.
For a few seasons now, the battle between Danny Dietrich and Freddie Rahmer has treated fans to hard racing and also some crashes. This rivalry seemed to come to a little bit of a head during the 2022 season with tracks and series noting the rocky past between the two drivers, as well as with Anthony Macri.
Several incidents of torn up equipment resulted in stricter governance by officials, as it pertained to contact between the trio. Will this battle and hard racing continue in 2023, or will cooler heads prevail?
The aforementioned rivalry between the Posse and the Outlaws gets new life in 2023. With the addition of the March swing, the two fan bases will be treated to more shows with the best drivers in the country. This certainly will increase the fans engagement with the World of Outlaws, as the series usually only visited starting in May.
PA Posse legends and leaders like Lance Dewease, Brent Marks, and Anthony Macri, look to continue past successes with the series on home turf. Depending on how many races the Posse are able to steal from The Greatest Show on Dirt, points implications could be high for several of the Outlaw teams, after the two week tour concludes.
Tracks Battle for Fan Attention
Every week from the last days of February until November, the Central Pennsylvania dirt track fan, can find racing action at several great tracks around the area.
The question for many being, which one to go to? Williams Grove has continually been the staple for Friday night racing and continues to partner with DIRTVision to bring fans racing action in 2023.
At the current moment, they do not face much of a challenge from any track when it comes to 410 sprint car programs.
The real question for fans comes when looking at Saturday evening plans and whether they head to “The Speed Palace” of Port Royal, or “The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.” Questions on whether fans would be able to watch racing on streaming platform FloSports, were answered over the past month.
Lincoln will be removing their weekly shows from the platform and opting to just stream more big shows, while Port Royal will continue to broadcast a weekly program for fans.
Whether this benefits or hurts either track will remain to be seen, but both tracks are having bigger shows each week and making adjustments to attract more fans.
From a fan perspective, it seems that the two tracks are starting to rehash to battle for Saturday night dominance, but both will attract fans and drivers.