Brent Crews
Brent Crews (Allen Horcher Photo)

Crews Gets Break Through POWRi Win

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. —Brent Crews grabbed the early lead and captured his first career Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League victory at Grain Valley Speedway Saturday night. 

Crews also became the youngest driver to ever win a Lucas Oil POWRi National event. Crews outlasted the 30-lap main and captured CBIndustries’ second win on the 2021 season.

A field of 24 Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midgets filled the pit area at Valley Speedway for the first night of racing this weekend. 

Crews started out the 30-lap race starting in the third position. At the drop of the green flag, the field saw Karter Sarff to the lead. Taylor Reimer and Crews battled it out behind him for the second position. Crews got passed Reimer and set his sights on Sarff for the lead. A few early race cautions kept the field bunched up.

As the field went back green, Crews challenged Sarff for the lead and presumed the top position. Kaylee Bryson threw herself in the mix and followed Crews through to the second position.

Most of the 24-car field were making laps on the bottom of the speedway, but Bryson stepped out and made things happen on the top side. Bryson caught Crews and gave him all that she had, but Crews held on to win his first career Lucas Oil POWRi win.

The finish:

Feature (30 laps): 1. 86-Brent Crews   2. 17-Tanner Berryhill   3. 71-Kaylee Bryson   4. 5-Gavan Boschele   5. 3N-Jake Neuman   6. 67K-Cade Lewis   7. 01-Bryant Wiedeman   8. 21K-Karter Sarff   9. 08-Taylor Reimer   10. 85T-Ryan Timms   11. 444-Kameron Key   12. 51X-Joe Walker   13. 44-Branigan Roark   14. 11A-Andrew Felker   15. 21F-Don Droud JR  16. 28K-Kory Schudy   17. 21-Emilio Hoover   18. 56AP-Riley Kreisel   19. 9-Brad Wyatt   20. 60E-Mark Billings   21. 33GC-George Campbell JR   22. 97-Mason Daugherty   23. 321-Chad Winfrey   24. 70-Cade Cowles 

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