ELDON, Mo. — Becoming the youngest driver to win a feature with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, at 14 years, 9 months and 25 days, Ryan Timms collected $10,000 Sunday night at Lake Ozark Speedway.
Timms is the 157th driver to capture a victory with the series.
The triumph adds to a wildly successful weekend for the entire family, Ryan’s father, Randy Timms, swept all three USRA Modified feature events for car owner Joe Duvall at the Show-Me 100 at Lucas Oil Speedway to go along with Ryan’s POWRi National Midget League win on Saturday.
“I just focused on hitting my marks. Everyone was biking up, so I just raced the track,” stated Timms. “The car was great. My dad, Billy, Jimmy, Conner, everyone behind this team I can’t thank them enough. The reds, it just got me thinking and really, just focused on saving myself so that I could be there at the end.”
Eclipsing the record set by Devon Borden on June 28, 2019, at Grays Harbor Raceway at 16 years, 8 months, and 6 days, Timms held on with everything he had through a rough and wild main event.
Leading all but two laps, Timms was able to work above the cushion at times to keep J.J. Hickle at bay through slower traffic. That move was especially used through the fourth turn.
While slow to get things rolling, as red flags plagued the opening laps, the race ultimately saw the leaders having to contend with traffic numerous times, with Timms threading lapped cars in the closing laps.
The quick moves pulled the No. 5t to a 3.092-second advantage at the close of the 30-lap affair. Hickle crossed second for the first time against the National Tour, and with the finish, has retaken the point lead.
Dylan Westbrook made his second podium appearance of the weekend and moved the No. 47x into the top five in tour standings. Picking through the ruts from 15th, Ayrton Gennetten made it to fourth, with Brenham Crouch going 11th to fifth.
Feature (30 Laps): 1. 5T-Ryan Timms; 2. 63-JJ Hickle; 3. 47X-Dylan Westbrook; 4. 3-Ayrton Gennetten; 5. 1-Brenham Crouch; 6. 9JR-Derek Hagar; 7. 55B-Brandon Anderson; 8. 24-Garet Williamson; 9. 7M-Chance Morton; 10. 22S-Slater Helt; 11. 77X-Alex Hill; 12. 21-Gunner Ramey; 13. 19-Colby Thornhill; 14. 41-Colton Hardy; 15. 8M-Kade Morton; 16. 22-Kaleb Johnson; 17. 35L-Cody Ledger; 18. 28-Scott Bogucki; 19. 6-Bryan Grimes; 20. 52-Blake Hahn; 21. 17B-Ryan Bickett; 22. 23-Seth Bergman; 23. 9-Chase Randall; 24. 95-Matt Covington; 25. 11A-Austin O’Neal; 26. 14E-Kyle Bellm