ELDON, Mo. — Ryan Timms entered the record books on night one the Sprint & Midget Nationals at Lake Ozark Speedway, becoming the youngest driver to win a Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League event at 14 Years, 9 months and 24 days old.
Tyler Thomas previously held the record at 15 years, 3 months and 18 days.
Emerson Axsom and Chance Crum sat side-by-side on the front row to lead the 22-car field to the green flag for the 30-lap main event. Brenham Crouch lined up third and took the lead on lap one, while Ryan Timms made his way into the third position.
As the leaders got into lapped traffic, Timms got caught up with the No. 44 of Roark which caused the yellow flag to wave.
After a few drawn out yellows the drivers went back to green with a little over halfway to go. Crouch still presumed the lead on the restarts, but Timms overcame the rough track and threw a slide job for the top position.
Timms continued on to capture his first Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League victory and the first for the CB Industries team.
Crouch brought his KKM No. 97 home second, teammate Bryant Wiedeman finished third, Jake Neuman came home fourth and Jade Avedisian was fifth.
“I took the lead twice and then we happened to have yellows so that kind of sucked but being able to run off with the lead. I didn’t know how many laps there were, I was just hoping to see the checkered anytime,” Timms said.
Feature (30 laps): 1. 85T-Ryan Timms, 2. 97-Brenham Crouch, 3. 01-Bryant Wiedeman, 4. 3N-Jake Neuman, 5. 84-Jade Avedisian, 6. 86-Brent Crews, 7. 00-Trey Gropp, 8. 49-Joe B Miller, 9. 26-Chance Crum, 10. 67K-Cade Lewis, 11. 15-Emerson Axsom, 12. 5-Gavin Boschele, 13. 25-Taylor Reimer, 14. 21-Emilio Hoover, 15. 21K-Karter Sarff, 16. 11A-Andrew Felker, 17. 08-Ace McCarthy, 18. 72-Sam Johnson, 19. 44-Branigan Roark, 20. 7-Michelle Decker, 21. 70-Cade Cowels, 22. 97X-Mason Daugherty