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Crews picks up third limited win of season at SBS

SoVaNow.com / July 03, 2017
Trey Crews is proving that he is a really strong competitor in the limited sportsman series at South Boston Speedway.

Crews collected his third win of the season Saturday at SBS. It was also his second career win in the SBS pre-fourth of July racing show.

Crews led the final 18 laps and powered past Mike Jones to win the 100-lapper. Ross ‘Boo Boo’ Dalton was last year’s event winner, but had to settle for second place. Colin Garrett, Jones, and Billy Myers rounded out the top five.

The race slowed with bruising trouble on lap two. Brandon Jones got t-boned by Bob Davis, bringing out the red flag after a jarring crash in turn one.

Crews emerged as the winner on the ensuing restart, with polesitter Mike Jones challenging down low. Jones then took the lead heading into lap ten.

Moments later, on lap 15, Barry Beggarly Jr. spun, eventually getting plunked by David Latour Jr.

Crews emerged as the leader of the ensuing restart with a strong outside line, with Garrett really rolling through the field. Garrett was grabbing passing points early.

But Garrett got punted and spun to bring out the yellow on lap 26. Ross Dalton was penalized as a result of the incident.

The restart came on lap 30, with Crews bolting back to the lead. On lap 36, Jones returned to the point, using an effective low line.

By lap 80, however, Crews had all but reeled in Jones.

On lap 82, Crews emerged from a three-pack in a tight squeeze out of turn 4. Jones spun, and the yellow flew.

Crews avoided racing calamity there and took advantage of Jones’ spin.

Crews bolted to the lead after the restart on lap 87.

Crews powered to the checkered flag. Dalton rallied to finish second, 0.828 seconds off the pace. Garrett was third, 3.015 seconds behind Crews.

Jones was fourth and Myers was fifth. Eric Winslow, Chris Elliott, Jason Myers, Beggarly and Latour was tenth.

Winslow was the final driver on the lead lap.

Crews averaged 56.402 mph in taking the win.

Crews and Jones exchanged the lead four times during the race. There were four cautions for 17 laps and one red flag.

Jones won $500 for winning the pole and $250 for the halfway leader award.

Crews extended his points lead. He held a narrow lead, 244-243, over Latour heading into the Independence weekend racing show.

Dalton said he burned up a lot of stuff trying to haul in Crews. He had a tight car at the end and could not haul in Crews.

Garrett had to deal with the very warm conditions. He had a good points’ night and rallied from earlier trouble. Garrett had entered the race third in the points before Saturday.

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