Brent Crews swept the weekend with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League.
Brent Crews swept the weekend with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League. (Chris Kirkland Photo)

It’s An I-55 Sweep For Brent Crews

PEVELY, Mo. – Thirteen-year-old Brent Crews completed a weekend sweep with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Saturday night at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

Crews won his heat, which made him high point man for the night and gave him a spot on the front row for the 30-lap main event.

On the opening lap, Crews immediately took command. With seven laps complete the yellow flag was displayed for four cars piled up on the frontstretch. Ryan Timms, Emilio Hoover, Shannon McQueen and Sam Johnson were all involved. Returning to racing, Crews checked out as Tanner Berryhill worked to keep up in second.

Crews remained the only car to venture to the top side as all other 25 drivers found themselves on the bottom of the track. Berryhill and Zach Daum battled for the second position. Daum moved around Berryhill for second on lap 12 right as the caution flag waved for Jake Neuman and Austin Barnhill, who got together in turn four. 

Berryhill challenged Crews for the lead after the restart, but Crews prevailed on the top side. Daum took second and set his sights on the lead on lap 15. Laps started clicking away and the field continued to shuffle but Crews remained in the lead by three seconds win for the second-straight night.  

“It was amazing on the top, the track was great but first of all I want to dedicate this to Bryan Clauson, he was one of my favorites and he was a straight ripper,” Crews said. “I want to thank everyone on the CB Industries team, they do a great job and they work so hard. It was a little dusty up top because no one had the balls to go up top so you had to diamond it a little bit. I got the diamond line rolling and I got a lot of moisture and the car was amazing.”

The finish:

1. 86-Brent Crews   2. 08-Zach Daum   3. 01-Bryant Wiedeman   4. 17-Tanner Berryhill   5. 26-Chance Crum   6. 3N-Jake Neuman   7. 71-Kaylee Bryson   8. 21K-Karter Sarff   9. 67K-Cade Lewis   10. 444-Kameron Key   11. 00-Trey Gropp   12. 77W-Joey Wirth   13. 17B-Austin Barnhill   14. 5F-Danny Frye  15. 7-Shannon McQueen   16. 44-Branigan Roark   17. 97X-Matt Sherrell   18. 50-Daniel Adler   19. 2H-Luke Howard   20. 7X-Michelle Decker   21. 21-Emilio Hoover   22. 85T-Ryan Timms   23. 72-Sam Johnson   24. 91-Lance Bennett  25. 70-Cade Cowles   26. 5-Rico Abreu

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