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Sunday, 29 August 2021


Winner Chance Crum (Snohomish, Wash.) Winner Chance Crum (Snohomish, Wash.) Travis Branch Photo


By: Richie Murray – USAC Media

Kokomo, Indiana (August 28, 2021)………Chance Crum swept the evening, setting fast qualifying time, winning his heat race, then charging to victory in the 20-lap USAC Midwest Regional Midget feature Saturday night at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway.

Crum (Snohomish, Wash.) chased down racelong leader Chase McDermand (Springfield, Ill.) on the 13th lap.  He then charged away during the final seven laps to score his fourth win in the last five series races in his Rudeen Racing/Rayce Rudeen Foundation – Hager Realty Services/Spike/Speedway Toyota.

Following Crum to the finish line were McDermand, Hayden Reinbold (Gilbert, Ariz.), Jack Routson (Waterman, Ill.) and Mitchell Davis (Auburn, Ill.).

Point leader Chett Gehrke (Broken Arrow, Okla.) finished sixth while championship contender Bryan Stanfill (Bakersfield, Calif.) suffered mechanical issues and fell back to 11th in the final rundown after running fifth at the midway point.




USAC MIDWEST REGIONAL MIDGET RESULTS: August 28, 2021 – Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, Indiana

QUALIFYING: 1. Chance Crum, 26, Rudeen-13.626; 2. Chase McDermand, 40, McDermand-13.735; 3. Hayden Reinbold, 19AZ, Reinbold/Underwood-13.793; 4. Jack Routson, 57, RAB-13.832; 5. Bryan Stanfill, 75AU, Griffiths-14.015; 6. Chett Gehrke, 10, Moore-14.081; 7. Mitchell Davis, 38D, Dori-14.132; 8. Billy Lawless, 17L, Lawless-14.412; 9. Ben Varner, 25v, Gladish-14.435; 10. Greg Mitchell, 001Y, Mitchell-14.491; 11. Glenn Waterland, 11c, Waterland-14.767; 12. Jordan Calendine, 38, Calendine-14.804; 13. John Sluss, 75, Griffiths-14.853; 14. Garrett Mitchell, 001B, Mitchell-15.351.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps, all transfer to the feature) 1. Chance Crum, 2. Hayden Reinbold, 3. Jack Routson, 4. Mitchell Davis, 5. Ben Varner, 6. Greg Mitchell, 7. Jordan Calendine. 1:55.678

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps, all transfer to the feature) 1. Chase McDermand, 2. Bryan Stanfill, 3. Chett Gehrke, 4. Billy Lawless, 5. Glenn Waterland, 6. John Sluss, 7. Garrett Mitchell. 1:57.406

FEATURE: (20 laps) 1. Chance Crum, 2. Chase McDermand, 3. Hayden Reinbold, 4. Jack Routson, 5. Mitchell Davis, 6. Chett Gehrke, 7. Ben Varner, 8. Billy Lawless, 9. Greg Mitchell, 10. Garrett Mitchell, 11. Bryan Stanfill, 12. John Sluss, 13. Glenn Waterland. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-13 Chase McDermand, Laps 14-20 Chance Crum.

USAC MIDWEST REGIONAL MIDGET POINTS: 1-Chett Gehrke-526, 2-Bryan Stanfill-500, 3-Chance Crum-408, 4-Tyler Nelson-310, 5-Glenn Waterland-276, 6-Kayla Roell-264, 7-Shane Cottle-228, 8-Jeff Beasley-190, 9-Abby Hohlbein-165, 10-Ben Varner-150.

NEXT USAC MIDWEST REGIONAL MIDGET RACE: September 1, 2021 – Southern Illinois Center – Du Quoin, Illinois