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.”
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