Story by 5 Flags Speedway
Ryan Luza received a horrible surprise for his 19th birthday Thursday.
The Allen Turner Hyundai Pro Late Model series points leader crunched his No. 14 car when he splashed through a patch of oil during practice at Five Flags Speedway.
Larry Blount knew exactly what to get Luza. Blount, a Jacksonville-area driver, yielded his No. 21 car so Luza could try to protect the 28-point cushion he carried into Friday.
Athlete. Born August, 27, 1996, in Houston Texas. Rarely has a driver come along that represents the complete package better than Ryan Luza. His smile lights up rooms. His “aw shucks” Southern attitude wins hearts in an instant. His boy next door looks and charm appeals evenly to men, women, and children . And on top of all that, he started winning races at an early age.
From his early days in pre school, Ryan always focused on his dream of racing. When he was barely tall enough to reach the gas pedal Ryan began driving Go Karts. Once his Dad realized he had the nack for driving he moved him into a part time racing series in Waller Texas racing Go Karts.