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Winner Chance Crum (Snohomish, Wash.) Winner Chance Crum (Snohomish, Wash.) David Nearpass Photo


By: Richie Murray – USAC Media

Indianapolis, Indiana (July 22, 2021)………Chance Crum scored his second consecutive USAC Midwest Regional  Midget feature victory on Thursday night at Circle City Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Crum (Snohomish, Wash.) started fourth in the 30-lap feature and steadily worked his way to the front past pole sitter Russ Gamester on lap eight, then carried on to the victory just two weeks following his last feature win at Gas City, Ind.

Leading the final 23 laps in his Rudeen Racing No. 26, Crum was followed to the finish line by Gamester (Peru, Ind.), point leader Chett Gehrke (Broken Arrow, Okla.), Bryan Stanfill (Bakersfield, Calif.) and Billy Lawless (Fresno, Calif.).

Hayden Williams (Auckland, N.Z.) was the evening’s fastest qualifier but a mechanical issue prevented him from participating in the feature.




USAC MIDWEST REGIONAL MIDGET RESULTS: July 22, 2021 – Circle City Raceway – Indianapolis, Indiana

QUALIFYING: 1. Hayden Williams, 1NZ, BSL-13.044; 2. Bryan Stanfill, 75AU, Griffiths-13.296; 3. Chance Crum, 26, Rudeen-13.429; 4. Chett Gehrke, 10, Moore-13.514; 5. Billy Lawless, 17L, Lawless-13.522; 6. Russ Gamester, 46, Gamester-13.587; 7. Glenn Waterland, 11c, Waterland-13.635; 8. Kayla Roell, 4K, Martin-13.649; 9. Justin Dickerson, 21D, Dickerson-13.684; 10. Jordan Calendine, 38, Calendine-13.863; 11. Kameron Gladish, 25, Gladish-14.549; 12. Jim Jones, 97, Jones-15.019.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps, all transfer to the feature, starting positions in brackets) 1. Russ Gamester [1], 2. Chance Crum [2], 3. Jordan Calendine [5], 4. Jim Jones [6], 5. Bryan Stanfill [3], 6. Hayden Williams [4]. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps, all transfer to the feature, starting positions in brackets) 1. Chett Gehrke [4], 2. Kayla Roell [1], 3. Billy Lawless [3], 4. Justin Dickerson [5], 5. Glenn Waterland [2], 6. Kameron Gladish [6]. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps, starting positions in brackets) 1. Chance Crum [4], 2. Russ Gamester [1], 3. Chett Gehrke [3], 4. Bryan Stanfill [9], 5. Billy Lawless [6], 6. Glenn Waterland [10], 7. Justin Dickerson [8], 8. Jordan Calendine [5], 9. Kameron Gladish [12], 10. Kayla Roell [2], 11. Jim Jones [7]. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-7 Russ Gamester, Laps 8-30 Chance Crum.

USAC MIDWEST REGIONAL MIDGET POINTS: 1-Chett Gehrke-392, 2-Bryan Stanfill-374, 3-Chance Crum-330, 4-Tyler Nelson-310, 5-Shane Cottle-228, 6-Kayla Roell-211, 7-Jeff Beasley-190, 8-Glenn Waterland-184, 9-Jeff Schindler-109, 10-Abby Hohlbein-99.

NEXT USAC MIDWEST REGIONAL MIDGET RACE: August 14, 2021 – Circus City Speedway – Peru, Indiana