Ryan Timms claims Queen's Royal opener at St. Francois, pockets $5,000
Ryan Timms collected his fourth win of the season and the accompanying $5,000 winner’s check on Friday night at St. Francois County Raceway (Farmington, Mo.) aboard his CitGard Engine Oil / driveWFX.com No. 5T CITGO / Hampel Oil / Western Flyer Xpress / Mystik Lubricants / Durst Inc. / Rider Racing Engine Sprint Car.
“It was a busy and fun week of racing between the Sprint Car and the Midget. I was especially bummed for the Keith Kunz Motorsports team to see our chance at winning go away with a flat tire on Thursday night at Tri-City (Speedway). We had a great weekend in the 410 c.i. Sprint Car at St. Francois County Raceway with a win on Friday night followed by a podium finish on Saturday,” Timms said. “We’ve got another busy week of racing in front of us. Thanks so much to everyone who supports our team.”
Kicking off 11 consecutive nights of racing, Ryan Timms entered his CitGard Engine Oil No. 5T Sprint Car into battle with the High Limit Sprint Car Series on Wednesday night at Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, Ill.).
With a sixth-to-fourth run in his heat race positioning him on the seventh row for the $23,023-to-win A-Main, Ryan inched forward one spot in the 35-lapper to finish 13th.
Back at the Illinois oval on Thursday aboard the Keith Kunz / Curb-Agajanian Motorsports No. 67 Midget, Timms topped the field of 21 Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series entries before placing third in his heat. Receiving the pole for the feature via the redraw, Ryan shot out to a commanding lead but suffered a flat right-rear tire on lap 27 that dropped him into the infield work area. He salvaged an 11th-place finish from the tail.
In the 410 c.i. Sprint Car ranks on Friday for the two-day Queen’s Royal at St. Francois County Raceway (Farmington, Mo.), Ryan followed up a second-place finish in his heat race with a dash victory.
Leading flag-to-flag in the 35-lap feature, Timms cruised to his fourth win of the season, which came 3.355 seconds ahead of Brian Bell with Paul Nienhiser, Blake Hahn, and Kyle Belm completing the top-five finishers. He earned a $5,000 payday.
On Saturday night, Ryan locked into the dash via his winning performance the night prior and finished seventh in it to earn the seventh-starting spot for the weekend finale.
Chasing a $10,088 payday in the Queen’s Royal finale, Ryan charged forward four positions to finish third. He followed Joe B. Miller and Steven Russell across the line.
The weekend drew to a close on Sunday with Timms competing in the USAC Indiana Midget Week opener at Tri-State Speedway (Haubstadt, Ind.). He qualified for the main event via a runner-up run in his heat before slipping to a 12th-place finish in the 30-lapper.
Ryan’s ultra-busy slate for this week includes Indiana Midget Week events on Monday at Circle City Raceway (Indianapolis, Ind.), Wednesday at Gas City (Ind.) I-69 Speedway, Thursday Lincoln Park Speedway (Putnamville, Ind.), Friday at Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway, Saturday at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway, and Sunday at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway. On Tuesday he’ll jet back to Eagle (Neb.) Raceway for the High Limits Sprint Car event.Back to News