July 22, 1997
Hometown: Snohomish, WA
Racing Since: 2004
Chance is a 23 year old 3rd generation racecar driver, and 2O21 will be his 18th year behind the wheel.
(600s, 1200s, Midgets, Sprint Cars)
Clay Cup Nationals Champion
California Cup Champion
Chance is a 3rd generation racecar driver, with both his dad and grandpa having competed in multiple types of racecars. Chance's grandpa Wayne Crum was a long time racer at Evergreen Speedway, who was most known for his accomplishments in the Figure 8 class and was recently inducted into the Evergreen Speedway Hall of Fame. Chance started racing in Quarter Midgets in 2OO4 at the age of 6, with the Washington Quarter Midget Association.
Over the next 8 years Chance raced in every class that QMA had to offer and accumulated over 1OO A Main wins, 3 National Grands Championships, a Winternationals victory, and 1O Championships in the Region 9 and Club Points Series. Traveling with his family, he raced at tracks all over the country including places such as Indiana, North Carolina, Las Vegas, California, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington and across the border in British Columbia.
In 2012 Chance turned his racing focus to dirt, racing in the 600 Restricted Micro Sprint class at Deming Speedway. In 2013 Chance moved up to the 600 Open class and the following year he picked up the Season Championship with 8 wins along the way. Over the next 2 years he raced the 600 at more tracks, and also got opportunities to race in the Northwest Focus Midget Series and the 1200 Mini Sprint division. In 2016 he had over 60 feature starts, picking up 13 wins at several different tracks along the West Coast. 2016 also saw his first race in a full size Sprint Car, at Skagit Speedway in the Sportsman class, finishing 4th.
The 2017 season got busier and better for him, finishing the year with over 70 starts and racking up 16 wins in Washington, Oregon, California, and Montana. He competed at many different tracks along the West Coast, winning in 6 different divisions- 600 Wing and Non-wing, 1200 Wing and Non-wing, Focus Midget, and 360 Sprint Car. Chance raced full time in his family owned 600, as well as driving full time in a 1200 and Focus Midget for car owners. Throughout the season he also picked up a few different Sprint Car rides- accumulating 12 starts, two 360 wins (1 with the ASCS Frontier Region), and multiple feature starts with the ASCS National Series.
For the next two years, it was all about finding new opportunities and continuing to expand as a driver. The 2018 season wasn't as full with less 1200 and Focus Midget races, but saw more 360 Sprint car events as well as his first start in an open midget. Racing at Montpelier Motor Speedway in Indiana, he finished 3rd. The season was capped off with a hard fought 7th place finish in the Outlaw Wing class at the Tulsa Shootout.
The 2019 season continued to bring success. Finishing with 15 wins in several types of cars, it was also a year that brought 2 season championships in both the 1200 and Focus Midget divisions. With opportunities continuing to expand, he set the track record and won the main event at Placerville Speedway in the 1200s. The season was capped off with a historic night at Deming Speedway, where Chance was the first driver to ever win 3 features there in one night - winning the Focus Midget, 1200, and 600 main events back to back to back.
2020 got off to a great start, with an opportunity given to compete in the Chili Bowl Nationals for the first time. Making his second open midget start, it was an excellent week of learning for Chance. He made the Thursday Night Prelim Feature and finished 17th, and then finished 8th in the D-main on Saturday after a close battle with Brad Sweet and Ryan Newman. Virus related shutdowns make this years's schedule up in the air with less races than normal, but the season will be about continuing to grow. Chance will be regularly competing for 6 different teams this year in several types of cars, including his newest opportunities driving a 360 Winged Sprint Car and USAC West Coast Midget. Chance currently has 10 wins in 30 starts, the highlight of which is a double victory at the Clay Cup Nationals. Winning both the 600 and 1200 main evetns, Chance accomplished one of his childhood dreams while also becoming only the 2nd driver to ever win both Clay Cup divisions in the same year.
In addition to working towards his goal of being a full time racecar driver, Chance also works on UI and UX design for apps, websites, and social media. He graduated from the University of Washington in 2020 with a degree in Interactive Media Design, and some of his current racing work can be seen in the PitLogic app as well as various racing marketing proposals, websites, and social media accounts. At the start of 2021 he started his own racing media company, Elevate Racing Media, where he is co-owner and works to help other racers and teams with all of their digital media as well.