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Crouch Garners Runner-Up Result at Lucas Oil Speedway and Top 10 at Valley Speedway

Crouch Garners Runner-Up Result at Lucas Oil Speedway and Top 10 at Valley Speedway

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Inside Line Promotions – GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (April 28, 2021) – Brenham Crouch tied his career-best result in a midget last Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway, which hosted the 10th annual Impact Signs, Awnings, Wraps Open Wheel Showdown.

Crouch was strong throughout his debut at the dirt oval in Wheatland, Mo., guiding a Toyota Racing backed Keith Kunz Motorsports midget from seventh to win a POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League heat race. That put him on the pole for the main event.

“We had a pretty fortunate heat race and we were able to win from the back, which put us on the pole for the feature,” he said. “Daison (Pursley) got by us, but then he had a problem so we regained the lead. (Emerson) Axsom took the lead late and we ran second. A couple of driver errors cost me that race. That was on me messing up turns one and two.”

Crouch led the first three laps of the 30-lap feature. He also held the point from the middle of the race until Axsom’s pass with six laps remaining. Couch’s second-place showing was his fourth podium of the season.

The weekend wrapped up on Sunday at Valley Speedway, which had its race postponed from Friday because of wet weather. Crouch placed second in a heat race before capping the night with a ninth-place result in the A Main.

“I started 11th and there was a caution on Lap 1 that moved me up a row,” he said. “Then I gained a couple of spots. I biked up in turns one and two and lost a few spots. I drove back up to almost a top five with 10 laps to go. I went to the bottom to pass someone. I missed the line a bit and someone hooked me, which turned me to the infield. I was lucky to recover. I think I got by a couple more at the end to scrap my way into the top 10.”

The solid weekend moved Crouch to sixth in the championship standings.

A USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series event at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., is this Friday and Saturday.

“I went there once last year,” Crouch said. “I feel like for my first time there we were pretty successful. Qualifying was pretty good and we held our own the rest of the night. I’m excited going back and I think we’ll get around the track pretty good.”

QUICK RESULTS –

April 24 – Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. – Heat race: 1 (7); Feature: 2 (1).

April 25 – Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, Mo. – Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 9 (11).

MIDGET SEASON STATS –

13 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 8 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 11 top 20s

UP NEXT –

Friday and Saturday at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., with the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series

MEDIA LINKS –

Website: http://www.brenhamcrouch.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/brenhamcrouchracing

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brenhamcrouch1

INQUIRIES –

For inquiries regarding Brenham Crouch and his racing program please contact Chris Wheeler at chris@wheelermotorsportsconsulting.com.

SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT – Toyota Racing/TRD

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“I’m thankful for Toyota Racing and Toyota Racing Development for giving me a chance,” Crouch said. “They are long-time supporters of Keith Kunz Motorsports and I’m grateful for the opportunity I have to drive for such a strong team with great partners like Toyota Racing and TRD.”

Crouch would also like to thank Toyota Racing/TRD, Mobil 1, Curb Records, IWX, Hi-Plains Building Division, Hi-Plains Electric, Lubbock Wrecker Service, Wilson Wrecker Service, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Driven Performance, Simpson Race Products, Driven Midwest, Lineman Motorsports, Mychron-Tom, CMS Promotions, Bell Helmets, CSI Shocks, Swindell Bleeders, Outlaw Wings, Smith Titanium, Wheeler Motorsports Consulting and Joey Starnes Racing for their continued support.

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