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Donnie Ray Crawford Sooner State 55
Port City Raceway | Tulsa, Oklahoma
Thursday, October 12, 2023
Race Recap  

Ryan Timms Wins DRC Sooner State 55, Breaks Through to Xtreme Outlaw Victory Lane at Port City

Flat tires. Mechanical failure. Late-race passes. Ryan Timms has been through it all this year with the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota.

But those struggles are all behind him now. He’ll simply be known as a Feature winner.

Timms, the 17-year-old rising open-wheel star from Oklahoma City, OK, had led a total of 72 Feature laps and finished runner-up twice coming into Thursday’s events at Port City Raceway, but still hungered for that elusive first career Series win.

For 55 laps around the 1/8-mile oval, Timms plowed his way through heavy lapped traffic, denied slide-jobs and even made some contact with his opponents, but was able to pull through and take the checkered flag in the fourth running of the Donnie Ray Crawford Sooner State 55, co-sanctioned by the POWRi National/West Midget Leagues.

Jacy Norgaard Photo

“It’s a race of mine that I really wanted to win growing up here,” Timms said.

At the drop of the green, Timms grabbed the lead from polesitter Trey Marcham on Lap 2 and proceeded to build a five-second advantage in traffic before the race’s second caution period on Lap 34. On the ensuing restart, fifth-starting Daison Pursley entered the frame with a slide-job on Marcham to take second, and soon came after Timms with urgency.

In less than 10 laps, Pursley – of Locust Grove, OK – had reeled-in Timms, and was about to catch a slide-job attempt for the lead before they crossed the stripe to complete Lap 49.

“My line started to go away, and Daison found the bottom in Turns 1-2,” Timms said. “I think he was following the top all the way around in 3-4, and I was sliding myself up to it. Whatever he was doing, he was faster.”

Timms crossed back underneath Pursley to deny his pass attempt and continued on. But Pursley was not done.

Coming back to green with four laps remaining, Pursley followed Timms on the bottom through Turns 1-2 and saw an opening entering Turn 3. He slid the AME Electrical #19A underneath Timms’ JBL Audio #67 with speed in Turn 3 and the two made contact in Turn 4, sending them both washing-up the track on corner exit.

“[Timms] was letting it float up pretty high down the back-straightaway in the slick, and I thought I had a good enough run to get him completely cleared,” Pursley said. “I thought I was definitely clear, and I guess [that was] what he was not happy about. We just went down in there and made contact.

“It’s just part of it. I’m not here to run second.”

It didn’t take long for Timms to return the contact. He crossed the start/finish line and drove back into Turn 1 with a full head of steam, tagging Pursley on the bumper and sending him around to bring out the yellow flag once again.

Timms (67) and Pursley (19A) racing for the lead. (Jacy Norgaard Photo)

After the checkered, Timms revealed that his frustrations with Pursley stemmed from prior run-ins earlier in the season.

“[Pursley] tried to slide me in Turns 3-4 and completely doored me,” Timms said. “Typically, I kinda understand. It’s close racing. One time, whatever. I’ll get over it. But he drove through me at Gas City, drove through me at Eldora, and we’d never had any issues up until those two races.

“After he drove through me again, I was fed up with it. If you don’t do something about it, then he’s going to keep doing it.”

Pursley restarted from the tail of the lead lap cars and was able to climb back to finish sixth, despite his own frustrations with Timms.

“I guess he wasn’t too happy about my move in 3-4,” Pursley said. “If that’s how he’s wanting to retaliate in 1-2, I’ll take it with my chin up and move on to I-44.”

The final restart of the race was smooth sailing for Timms as he led the final three circuits and crossed the line to collect the $5,555 grand prize.

Directly behind him came defending Series champion Zach Daum, who advanced from 13th on the starting grid to finish second. The 32-year-old veteran from Pocahontas, IL, showed his prowess on the tiny bullring, backing up his Sooner State 55 victory from last year by sticking to his preferred line on the bottom throughout the 55-lap main event.

“Experience in racing here, especially in long races, typically the top gets so far around that it’s really hard to run,” Daum said. “Normally, the bottom is so good here that it comes back.”

Jacy Norgaard Photo

With the runner-up effort, Daum collected his 13th podium finish of the season and chopped his points deficit nearly in half – gaining 29 points in the standings, vaulting him into third place where he now sits only 38 points out of the lead with two races remaining.

“We’ll try to keep giving ourselves a shot – that’s all I can ask for,” Daum said. “We beat everybody that we’re trying to race for in points.”

Fourteen-year-old Midget rookie Gunnar Setser, of Columbus, IN, crossed the stripe in third to collect his first career national Midget series podium. POWRi regular Karter Sarff advanced from his 14th-place starting spot to finish fourth, while Tanner Thorson Racing entrant Ace McCarthy rounded out the top five.


The Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series meets POWRi again Friday, Oct. 13, at I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City, OK, in the kickoff to the 19th annual Charlene Meents Memorial. Tickets will be on sale at the gate; streaming is available on DIRTVision.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Toyota Racing Feature (55 Laps): 1. 67-Ryan Timms[2]; 2. 7U-Zach Daum[13]; 3. 43-Gunnar Setser[3]; 4. 21K-Karter Sarff[14]; 5. 28-Ace McCarthy[12]; 6. 19A-Daison Pursley[5]; 7. 40-Chase McDermand[6]; 8. 97-Gavin Miller[15]; 9. 32-Trey Marcham[1]; 10. 71-Jade Avedisian[7]; 11. 08-Cannon McIntosh[4]; 12. 25K-Taylor Reimer[8]; 13. 26R-Corbin Rueschenberg[11]; 14. 97K-Cooper Williams[18]; 15. 5U-Peter Smith[22]; 16. 19AZ-Hayden Reinbold[17]; 17. 14-Jonathan Beason[9]; 18. 7M-Kyle Jones[19]; 19. 19M-Ethan Mitchell[16]; 20. 19K-Riley Kreisel[10]; 21. 19-Landen Adams[20]; 22. 51B-Joe B Miller[21]

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Feature Results
12+167Ryan Timms 550.00054Running200$5,555
213+117UZach Daum 55-1.3230Running194$200
33043Gunnar Setser 55-1.5320Running190$1,500
414+1021KKarter Sarff 55-2.1060Running186$1,100
512+728Ace McCarthy 55-3.4650Running182$1,000
65-119ADaison Pursley 55-3.8020Running178$800
76-140Chase McDermand 55-3.9360Running174$700
815+797Gavin Miller 55-3.9710Running170$600
91-832Trey Marcham 55-4.3171Running166$500
107-371Jade Avedisian 55-4.3490Running162$475
114-708Cannon McIntosh 54-1 Laps0Running158$450
128-425KTaylor Reimer 54-1 Laps0Running154$425
1311-226RCorbin Rueschenberg 54-1 Laps0Running150$400
1418+497KCooper Williams 54-1 Laps0Running146$375
1522+75UPeter Smith 53-2 Laps0Running142$50
1617+119AZHayden Reinbold 50-5 Laps0DNF138$325
179-814Jonathan Beason 48-7 Laps0DNF134$300
1819+17MKyle Jones 36-19 Laps0DNF130$300
1916-319MEthan Mitchell 27-28 Laps0DNF126$300
2010-1019KRiley Kreisel 23-32 Laps0DNF122$300
2120-119Landen Adams 0-55 Laps0DNF118$300
2221-151BJoe B. Miller 0-55 Laps0DNF114$0
Hard Charger: Zach Daum
Last Chance Showdown Results
12+197Gavin Miller 120.00012Running0$0
21-119MEthan Mitchell 12-0.9980Running0$0
39+619AZHayden Reinbold 12-1.8730Running0$0
45+197KCooper Williams 12-2.8270Running0$0
57+25UPeter Smith 12-2.9270Running0$0
614+819Landen Adams 12-4.3250Running100$100
712+551BJoe B. Miller 12-4.5430Running0$0
815+727Casey Friedrichsen 12-5.0920Running100$100
910+17MKyle Jones 12-5.6480Running100$100
106-410JBrandon Anderson 12-5.9280Running100$100
1111007Cade Cowles 12-7.2690Running100$100
128-455Wout Hoffmans 8-4 Laps0DNF100$100
1318+584SShaun Shapel 7-5 Laps0DNF100$100
1413-115CCarter Chevalier 6-6 Laps0DNF100$100
1516+198Ryan Padgett 0-12 Laps0DNS100$100
1617+114EJeffrey Newell 0-12 Laps0DNS100$100
173-1428PBradley Fezard 0-12 Laps0DNS100$100
184-1415DAndrew Deal 0-12 Laps0DNS100$100
Hard Charger: Landen Adams
Heat 1 Results
1243Gunnar Setser 187.5440.00021
2126RCorbin Rueschenberg 188.971-1.42718
3467Ryan Timms 189.178-1.63417
4321KKarter Sarff 189.990-2.44614
5697KCooper Williams 191.092-3.54813
655UPeter Smith 191.469-3.92510
7715CCarter Chevalier 193.256-5.7128
8814EJeffrey Newell 193.256-5.7126
Heat 2 Results
1508Cannon McIntosh 200.9480.00024
2232Trey Marcham 202.076-1.12818
3314Jonathan Beason 202.679-1.73116
4197Gavin Miller 203.815-2.86714
5419MEthan Mitchell 204.256-3.30812
6819AZHayden Reinbold 204.701-3.75312
7751BJoe B. Miller 204.838-3.8908
8619Landen Adams 206.604-5.6566
Heat 3 Results
1419ADaison Pursley 200.3650.00023
2271Jade Avedisian 201.976-1.61118
3325KTaylor Reimer 203.171-2.80616
4128PBradley Fezard 204.992-4.6270
5610JBrandon Anderson 206.029-5.66413
6555Wout Hoffmans 207.474-7.10910
7798Ryan Padgett 207.474-7.1098
8884SShaun Shapel 207.474-7.1096
Heat 4 Results
1440Chase McDermand 189.2270.00023
2119KRiley Kreisel 190.317-1.09018
3228Ace McCarthy 191.038-1.81116
437UZach Daum 191.546-2.31914
5515DAndrew Deal 193.543-4.31612
677MKyle Jones 195.387-6.16011
7607Cade Cowles 198.847-9.6208
8827Casey Friedrichsen 199.163-9.9366
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
12+167Ryan Timms 00.0000Running10$0
24+221KKarter Sarff 0-0.0910Running9$0
33043Gunnar Setser 0-0.2610Running8$0
41-326RCorbin Rueschenberg 0-0.3920Running7$0
56+15UPeter Smith 0-0.3960Running6$0
68+297KCooper Williams 0-0.4400Running5$0
75-215CCarter Chevalier 0-0.5070Running4$0
87-114EJeffrey Newell 0-50.2660DNS3$0
Hard Charger: Karter Sarff
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
14+319MEthan Mitchell 00.0000Running10$0
21-114Jonathan Beason 0-0.1420Running9$0
37+432Trey Marcham 0-0.1550Running8$0
43-197Gavin Miller 0-0.2870Running7$0
56+108Cannon McIntosh 0-0.3860Running6$0
68+219Landen Adams 0-0.4160Running5$0
75-251BJoe B. Miller 0-0.4640Running4$0
82-619AZHayden Reinbold 0-0.6890Running3$0
Hard Charger: Trey Marcham
Qualifying Flight 3 Results
16+519ADaison Pursley 00.0000Running10$0
21-125KTaylor Reimer 0-0.0300Running9$0
32-171Jade Avedisian 0-0.1790Running8$0
44028PBradley Fezard 0-0.4270Running7$0
57+255Wout Hoffmans 0-0.4690Running6$0
68+210JBrandon Anderson 0-0.5850Running5$0
73-498Ryan Padgett 0-51.3330DNS4$0
85-384SShaun Shapel 0-52.3330DNS3$0
Hard Charger: Daison Pursley
Qualifying Flight 4 Results
13+240Chase McDermand 00.0000Running10$0
27+57UZach Daum 0-0.2280Running9$0
36+328Ace McCarthy 0-0.3890Running8$0
42-219KRiley Kreisel 0-0.4280Running7$0
54-115DAndrew Deal 0-0.5800Running6$0
65-107Cade Cowles 0-0.7060Running5$0
78+17MKyle Jones 0-0.9430Running4$0
81-727Casey Friedrichsen 0-3.5770Running3$0
Hard Charger: Zach Daum
Hot Laps 1 Results
112+1140Chase McDermand 00.0000Running0$0
27+571Jade Avedisian 0-0.0380Running0$0
314+1119MEthan Mitchell 0-0.0530Running0$0
422+1808Cannon McIntosh 0-0.0810Running0$0
52-314Jonathan Beason 0-0.1490Running0$0
623+1719ADaison Pursley 0-0.1530Running0$0
724+1728Ace McCarthy 0-0.1810Running0$0
828+207UZach Daum 0-0.2130Running0$0
95-467Ryan Timms 0-0.2350Running0$0
108-219KRiley Kreisel 0-0.2450Running0$0
1110-197Gavin Miller 0-0.2960Running0$0
123-925KTaylor Reimer 0-0.2990Running0$0
1332+197MKyle Jones 0-0.3180Running0$0
1416+215DAndrew Deal 0-0.3700Running0$0
1520+507Cade Cowles 0-0.3770Running0$0
1618+251BJoe B. Miller 0-0.4130Running0$0
1731+1410JBrandon Anderson 0-0.4490Running0$0
181-1726RCorbin Rueschenberg 0-0.4920Running0$0
1915-428PBradley Fezard 0-0.4920Running0$0
2026+632Trey Marcham 0-0.5360Running0$0
216-1519AZHayden Reinbold 0-0.5390Running0$0
2230+819Landen Adams 0-0.6190Running0$0
2313-1021KKarter Sarff 0-0.8260Running0$0
2425+114EJeffrey Newell 0-0.9100Running0$0
2527+255Wout Hoffmans 0-0.9580Running0$0
2619-784SShaun Shapel 0-1.0280Running0$0
2729+297KCooper Williams 0-1.0530Running0$0
2821-75UPeter Smith 0-1.0710Running0$0
2917-1215CCarter Chevalier 0-1.1260Running0$0
304-2627Casey Friedrichsen 0-1.1300Running0$0
319-2243Gunnar Setser 0-1.2480Running0$0
3211-2198Ryan Padgett 010.0350DNS0$0
Hard Charger: Zach Daum
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

Donnie Ray Crawford Sooner State 55
Thursday, October 12, 2023
Port City Raceway
1706 N 161st E Ave
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74116 

Series Racing
Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

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Track Info  

Port City Raceway
1706 N 161st E Ave
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74116 

Track Phone
(918) 438-7856

Track Type
0.125; clay oval

Track Map
Competitor Info  
Competitor Downloads

Tire Rules
Tire Rule:
Hoosier tires on all 4 corners.
LR must be D12 or harder.
RR MUST be (SP3 Only)
(Grooving and Siping is Allowed)
Teams can have (1) new and (2) used tires marked before Drivers meeting.

Competitor Info
Tire Rule:
Hoosier tires on all 4 corners.
LR must be D12 or harder.
RR MUST be (SP3 Only)
(Grooving and Siping is Allowed)
Teams can have (1) new and (2) used tires marked before Drivers meeting.