Brenham Crouch (POWRi photo)
Brenham Crouch (POWRi photo)

Crouch Earns First POWRi Midget Triumph

ELDON, Mo. — Brenham Crouch took the lead on lap 11 and found himself in victory lane with his first Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League triumph Sunday at Lake Ozark Speedway.

The 15-year-old has been digging all year, he overcame a cowboy up track and a ninth starting position to take his Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 97 to victory lane.

Ace McCarthy and the young gun, Chance Crum lined up side-by-side to lead the 22-car field to the green flag for the 30-lap main event. McCarthy and Crum battled each other for the lead back and forth for the first half of the race.

McCarthy started to walk away from the field as positions two through six battled for the second spot. Crouch presumed the second position right as the caution flag waved.

After a yellow with 22 laps to go, the field bunched back up and went back green. McCarthy continued to lead as Crouch snuck behind him to take the lead with 19 laps to go.

Ryan Timms, the winner of yesterday’s race at Lake Ozark Speedway had a late-race run and gave it all he had to try and get the lead from Crouch.

Crouch kept the lead and went on the win his first Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League win.

Timms won the companion ASCS sprint car feature.

The finish:

Feature (30 laps): 1. 97-Brenham Crouch   2. 85T-Ryan Timms  3. 00-Trey Gropp   4. 3N-Jake Neuman  5. 15-Emerson Axsom   6. 5-Gavin Boschele   7. 08-Ace McCarthy   8. 44-Branigan Roark  9. 11A-Andrew Felker   10. 14C-Chance Morton   11. 49-Joe B Miller   12. 84-Jade Avedisian    13. 67K-Cade Lewis  14. 25-Taylor Reimer   15. 01-Bryant Wiedeman   16. 17B-Austin Barnhill   17. 72-Sam Johnson   18. 26-Chance Crum   19. 86-Brent Crews   20. 21-Emilio Hoover   21. 2B-Brett Becker  22. 21K-Karter Sarff 

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