Timms Leads Toyota With Runner-up Finish on Friday Chili Bowl Preliminary Night

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Ryan Timms led 20 of 30 laps on the way to finishing second on Hard Rock Casino Qualifying Night to advance to Saturday’s A Main feature at the 38th annual Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by NOS.

The 17-year-old Oklahoma City native started from the pole position and led the first seven laps before slipping back only to regain the lead on lap 15. He maintained the top spot through lap 28 when Logan Seavey would slip past him coming back to the flag stand to take the win with Timms earning the runner-up spot.

Overall, seven of the ten Toyota-powered drivers entered would advance to Friday’s A Main.  Steven Snyder placed fourth and Emerson Axsom was fifth as Toyotas captured three of the top five finishing positions.  Two more Toyotas finished in the top 10 as Bryant Wiedeman came home in sixth and Gavin Miller was ninth. 

Toyota drivers captured four of the ten positions advancing directly to the A Main over the week’s five preliminary nights. In addition to Timms’ second-place result tonight, Tanner Carrick won Monday night’s opener, with Buddy Kofoid victorious on Tuesday night and Spencer Bayston finishing on top on Thursday.

This year’s Chili Bowl Nationals features 374 entries – each fighting for one of the 24 openings in Saturday night’s “A Main” feature event. 


Ryan Timms, Keith Kunz Motorsports Toyota: “I’m both a little frustrated and happy. Overall, I’m happy with the night. It’s a relief to be able to advance directly to the A Main tomorrow. I was leading most of the race, but Logan was able slide me. I felt I was really fast up top. I thought for the A Main, it was a phenomenal racetrack. I really wanted to win, but it’s still a great result. I’m happy I was able to lead so many laps tonight and I’m feeling good about tomorrow.”

 Toyota Friday ResultsFinished
 Ryan TimmsA Main – 2nd
 Steven Snyder Jr.A Main – 4th
 Emerson AxsomA Main – 5th
 Bryant WiedemanA Main – 6th
 Gavin MillerA Main – 9th
 Justin GrantA Main – 20th
 Ricky StenhouseA Main – 23rd
 Santino FerrucciC Main – 6th
 Josh HawkinsD Main – 3rd
 Sam JohnsonD Main – 8th

Toyota Saturday Race Line-up 

Toyota-Powered DriversPreliminary FinishSaturday Starting Position
Tanner CarrickA Main – 1stA Main 
Buddy KofoidA Main – 1stA Main
Spencer BaystonA Main – 1stA Main
Steven SnyderA Main – 4thB Main
Chris WindomA Main – 5thB Main
Brady BaconA Main – 5thB Main
Emerson AxsomA Main – 5thB Main
Cannon McIntoshA Main – 6thB Main
Kale DrakeA Main – 6thB Main
Bryant WiedemanA Main – 6thB Main
Trey MarchamA Main – 7thB Main
Jade AvedisianA Main – 7thB Main
Brent CrewsA Main – 9thC Main
Gavin MillerA Main – 9thC Main
Gary TaylorA Main – 10thC Main
Jerry Coons, Jr.A Main – 10thC Main
Parker Price-MillerA Main – 12thC Main
Kris CarrollA Main – 13thC Main
Blake HahnA Main – 15thD Main
Gavin BoscheleA Main – 15thD Main
Daison PursleyA Main – 16thD Main
Jacob DenneyA Main – 17thD Main
Alex BrightA Main – 17thD Main
Nick DrakeA Main – 19thD Main
Emilio HooverA Main – 20thD Main
Landon CrawleyA Main – 20thD Main
Justin GrantA Main – 20thD Main
Taylor ReimerA Main – 21stE Main
Kenney JohnsonA Main – 23rdE Main
Ricky StenhouseA Main – 23rdE Main
Kyle LarsonA Main – 24thE Main
Brayton LynchB Main – 5thE Main
Danny WoodB Main – 5thE Main
Ryder LaplanteB Main – 5thE Main
Jesse LoveB Main – 5thE Main
Kyle SimonB Main – 7thF Main
Weston GorhamB Main – 8thF Main
Mike HessB Main – 8thF Main
Casey ShumanB Main – 8thF Main
Tom HarrisB Main – 9thG Main
Wout HoffmansB Main – 9thG Main
Brody WakeB Main – 11thH Main
D.J. EstesB Main – 13thI Main
Mariah EdeB Main – 15thJ Main
Tanner HolmesB Main – 15thJ Main
Chad FrewaldtB Main – 16thJ Main
Keith MartinB Main – 16thJ Main
Dylan MenzB Main – 16thJ Main
Jace McIntoshC Main – 5thK Main
Sean McClellandC Main – 5thK Main
Josh HannaC Main – 6thK Main
Josh BaughmanC Main – 6thK Main
Santino FerrucciC Main – 6thK Main
Noah HarrisC Main – 7thL Main
Brock BerrethC Main – 8thL Main
Dillon WelchC Main – 8thL Main
Josh HawkinsD Main – 3rdO Main
Sam JohnsonD Main – 8thO Main

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