Timms Topples POWRi Midget Foes at Sooner State Showdown!

Lonnie Wheatley, SAPULPA, Okla. (October 11, 2023) – Ryan Timms logged his name into the record books as the winner of the 500th POWRi National Midget League in series history by wiring the field in Wednesday night’s 30-lap “Sooner State Showdown” at Creek County Speedway.

After rallying from seventh to win the night’s first of three heat races, the Oklahoma City racer capitalized on the pole starting position to lead all 30 circuits of the mani event around the ¼-mile clay oval en route to the $3,000 triumph aboard the Keith Kunz Racing JBL Toyota-powered No. 67 machine.

Timms flashed under the checkered flag with a 1.555-second advantage over 12th-starter Jade Avedisian, who slipped by Zach Daum in the closing stages for runner-up honors.

“I could see the bottom had grip at the beginning, but with the top tilled I knew it had a bunch of speed up there,” Timms explained after his fourth Midget triumph of the season and first in POWRi action.  “I stayed committed up there until I started to smell the rubber and moved low.”

Timms outgunned fellow front row starter Hayden Reinbold at the drop of the green flag with third-starter Daum making his way into second after a dozen laps as Avedisian climbed her way to third by the time a red flag flew at the midway point when Daison Pursley got upside down in turn three.  Pursley returned to action after a quick trip to the work area.

Making his way to the bottom of the track over the final half of the race, Timms raced on to the checkered flag as Avedisian swiped second away from Daum.  Cannon McIntosh charged from 16th to capture fourth with Gavin Miller advancing eight positions to round out the top five.

Karter Sarff was sixth ahead of Reinbold with Blake Hahn rebounding from an early incident to salvage eighth as Kyle Bellm and Taylor Reimer completed the top ten.

Timms, Daum and Reimer topped heat race action for the 25-car field.  Ace McCarthy flipped entering turn three on the opening lap of the third heat and was done for the night.

POWRi National & West Midget Leagues

Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, OK)

October 11, 2023 Results:

Toyota Racing Development A Feature 1 (30 Laps): 1. 67-Ryan Timms[1]; 2. 71-Jade Avedisian[12]; 3. 7U-Zach Daum[4]; 4. 08-Cannon McIntosh[16]; 5. 97-Gavin Miller[14]; 6. 21K-Karter Sarff[9]; 7. 19AZ-Hayden Reinbold[2]; 8. 52-Blake Hahn[3]; 9. 93-Kyle Bellm[10]; 10. 25K-Taylor Reimer[5]; 11. 19A-Daison Pursley[15]; 12. 91-Jeff Stasa[13]; 13. 19K-Riley Kreisel[22]; 14. 26R-Corbin Rueschenberg[7]; 15. 5U-Peter Smith[17]; 16. 10J-Brandon Anderson[20]; 17. 98-Ryan Padgett[19]; 18. 28P-Bradley Fezard[21]; 19. 7D-Michelle Decker[18]; 20. 13-Elijah Gile[8]; 21. 7-Shannon McQueen[6]; 22. 97K-Cooper Williams[25]; 23. 14E-Jeffrey Newell[24]; 24. 70-Cade Cowles[11]; 25. 28-Ace McCarthy[23]

Advanced Racing Suspension Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 67-Ryan Timms[7]; 2. 7-Shannon McQueen[3]; 3. 52-Blake Hahn[8]; 4. 71-Jade Avedisian[4]; 5. 97-Gavin Miller[6]; 6. 70-Cade Cowles[9]; 7. 28P-Bradley Fezard[1]; 8. 14E-Jeffrey Newell[2]; 9. 97K-Cooper Williams[5]

Auto Meter Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 7U-Zach Daum[3]; 2. 93-Kyle Bellm[1]; 3. 26R-Corbin Rueschenberg[5]; 4. 21K-Karter Sarff[7]; 5. 08-Cannon McIntosh[4]; 6. 98-Ryan Padgett[2]; 7. 7D-Michelle Decker[8]; 8. 19K-Riley Kreisel[6]

Schure Built Suspension Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 25K-Taylor Reimer[1]; 2. 19AZ-Hayden Reinbold[7]; 3. 13-Elijah Gile[5]; 4. 91-Jeff Stasa[3]; 5. 5U-Peter Smith[2]; 6. 19A-Daison Pursley[8]; 7. 10J-Brandon Anderson[4]; 8. 28-Ace McCarthy[6]

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