Xtreme Outlaw Series, POWRi Race Tripleheader in Missouri, Illinois

The busiest stretch of the season for the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota continues this weekend with three races spread across Missouri and Illinois.

After four races through North Carolina and Ohio last week, the Series now heads to Missouri for an appearance at Doe Run Raceway on Thursday, May 30. The banked 1/6-mile oval is home to weekly Micro Sprint competition and hosted its first-ever national Midget series event with the Xtreme Outlaw Series’ debut in July 2023. The Xtreme stars will return to the track with a $4,000 grand prize on the line, racing in conjunction with the POWRi National Midget League.

Next, the Series heads back to Illinois for a first-time appearance at Coles County Speedway in Mattoon, IL, featuring another $4,000-to-win main event. The event will mark a moment in track history as the first time national Midget series racing has graced its 1/8-mile confines. This event will also be run in conjunction with POWRi as Race No. 4 of the Xtreme Outlaw-POWRi Challenge Series.

Finally, the weekend wraps up with a trip back to Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, IL, where the Series ran two races in 2023. A $4,000 grand prize is on the line for the Feature winner at the banked 1/5-mile oval.

Races three and four of the Challenge Series will commence at Doe Run and Coles County. Ashton Torgerson is the points leader of both the Challenge Series and the POWRi National standings with two Feature wins.

Tickets for all three races will be on sale at the gate on race day. If you can’t be at the track to watch in person, stream every lap live on DIRTVision.

Here are the drivers to watch for and storylines to follow this week:

CLIMBING BACK – Right when it looked as if Zach Daum and Trifecta Motorsports had freed themselves from their string of bad luck, fate tipped them off on another stretch of misfortune that they’ll again try to bounce back from this weekend.

Daum, the 2022 Series champion from Pocahontas, IL, scored his first win of the season last Wednesday at Millbridge Speedway, finally breaking through on the track that had frustrated he and his team for the past two seasons. However, two days later at Atomic Speedway, a crash took them out of the main event early, damaging their primary car and forcing them to go to a backup for Saturday.

But things may be looking up for the 32-year-old open-wheel veteran. He and the Trifecta team race Doe Run on Thursday, where they won in July of last year, and Wayne County on Saturday, where they won on back-to-back nights last June. All three of those wins came in succession, marking the first three-peat in Xtreme Outlaw Series history.

THE STREAK CONTINUES – Cannon McIntosh’s streak of top-fives continued last week, bringing him up to 12-straight Xtreme Outlaw Series races finishing no worse than fifth as he maintains his points lead.

McIntosh, 21, of Bixby, OK, scored his third Xtreme Outlaw Series win of the season last Saturday at Atomic over his Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports (KKM) teammate Ryan Timms, who he leads in the standings by 127 points with 18 races left on the schedule.

Last year at Doe Run, McIntosh crashed out of the main event but had success at Wayne County, notching a third-place run at the Illinois oval.

HELLO, OLD FRIEND – New Zealand racer Michael Pickens begins his first racing trip to the States – aside from the Chili Bowl Nationals – since 2022 this weekend with the Xtreme Outlaw Series.

Pickens, 41, of Auckland, NZ, has not been seen in Series competition since 2022, when he won at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 during Ironman 55 weekend in August.

This weekend, he’ll join the Oklahoma-based Mounce/Stout Motorsports team, piloting a Spike/Stanton package for all three races as teammates to Tyler Edwards and Jayden Clay in his first Midget appearances at all three tracks.

DYNAMIC DUO – The partner drivers of Chase Briscoe Racing will be on the Xtreme Outlaw Series roster this weekend after a strong showing at Millbridge.

Briscoe, the NASCAR Cup Series regular from Mitchell, IN, plans to be in attendance Thursday at Doe Run and Saturday at Wayne County, where he finished eighth and sixth in the two Series events held there last year.

His part-time hired Sprint Car driver, Karter Sarff, is also scheduled to be in attendance in his family-owned ride. The 21-year-old from Mason City, IL, posted finishes of seventh at Wayne County and eighth at Doe Run last year. He scored his second Feature win of the season last Tuesday at Millbridge and ran second to Daum on Wednesday.

LOOKING UP – After being involved in a hard wreck last Wednesday at Millbridge, Gavin Miller is set to return to competition for all three races this weekend.

Miller, 17, of Allentown, PA, will head back to Doe Run on Thursday, where he ran fifth last July, and Wayne County on Saturday, where he ran second and third in the two starts he made there with the Series last year.

THIS WEEKEND AT A GLANCE

When and where
Thursday, May 30 at Doe Run Raceway in Doe Run, MO
Friday, May 31 at Coles County Speedway in Mattoon, IL
Saturday, June 1 at Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, IL

On the internet
Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota
Twitter/X – @Xtreme_Outlaw
Instagram – @XtremeOutlaw
Facebook – @XtremeOutlawSeries.WRG

Live broadcast
DIRTVision – DIRTVision.com. Annual FAST PASS for $299 or monthly FAST PASS for $39/month.

Current championship points standings (view full standings)

Cannon McIntosh: 2625 points | Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports #71K
Ryan Timms: 2498 points (-127) | Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports #67
Chase McDermand: 2401 points (-224) | CMR-Mounce/Stout Motorsports #40
Ashton Torgerson: 2378 points (-247) | Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports #67K
Zach Daum: 2236 points (-389) | Trifecta Motorsports #7U
Hayden Reinbold: 2148 points (-477) | Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports #19AZ
Trevor Cline: 1979 points (-646) | Cline Racing #55
Karter Sarff: 1969 points (-656) | Karter Sarff Motorsports #21K
Kale Drake: 1918 points (-707) | Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports #97K
Tyler Edwards: 1892 points (-733) | Mounce/Stout Motorsports #14S

Toyota Feature winners (7 drivers)
3 wins – Cannon McIntosh (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports #71K)
2 wins – Ashton Torgerson (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports #67K), Karter Sarff (Karter Sarff Motorsports #21K), Ryan Timms (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports #67)
1 win – Thomas Meseraull (Engler Racing #7x), Kale Drake (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports #97), Zach Daum (Trifecta Motorsports #7U)

Toyota Feature laps led (12 drivers)
61 laps – Cannon McIntosh
52 laps – Ryan Timms
49 laps – Ashton Torgerson
44 laps – Kale Drake
41 laps – Karter Sarff
35 laps – Joe B. Miller

27 laps – Thomas Meseraull
14 laps – Zach Daum

12 laps – Taylor Reimer
11 laps – Jade Avedisian

4 laps – Tyler Edwards
1 lap – Chase McDermand

Whitz RC Racing Products Quick Time Awards (6 drivers)
4 awards – Ethan Mitchell
3 awards – Kale Drake
2 awards – Karter Sarff
1 award – Cannon McIntosh, Ryan Timms, Kyle Jones

Heat Race winners (19 drivers)
5 wins – Ashton Torgerson
4 wins – Kale Drake, Zach Daum, Cannon McIntosh
3 wins – Chase McDermand
2 wins – Tyler Edwards, Ryan Timms, Gavin Miller, Jade Avedisian, Nick Hoffman, Trevor Cline

1 win – Thomas Meseraull, Shane Cottle, TJ Smith, Karter Sarff, Kyle Jones, Taylor Reimer, Ethan Mitchell, Tyler Edwards

High-points honors (7 drivers)
2 honors – Cannon McIntosh, Ryan Timms, Zach Daum
1 honor – Tyler Edwards, Chase McDermand, Karter Sarff, Ashton Torgerson, Gavin Miller, Kale Drake

Last Chance Showdown wins (8 drivers)
1 win – Taylor Reimer, Gunnar Setser, Austin Torgerson, Gavin Miller, Shane Cottle, Ethan Mitchell, Ashton Torgerson, Ryan Timms

Hard Charger Awards (10 drivers)
3 awards – Hayden Reinbold
1 award – Will Armitage, Ryan Timms, Ryan Timms, Kayla Roell, Gunnar Setser, Jade Avedisian, Chase McDermand, Elijah Gile, Zach Daum

Podium finishes (11 drivers)
9 podiums – Cannon McIntosh
6 podiums – Ryan Timms
4 podiums – Zach Daum
3 podiums – Chase McDermand, Ashton Torgerson, Karter Sarff, Kale Drake
2 podiums – Gavin Miller
1 podium – Thomas Meseraull, Taylor Reimer, Jade Avedisian

Top-10 finishes (31 drivers)
12 top-10s – Cannon McIntosh
11 top-10s – Chase McDermand
10 top-10s – Ryan Timms
9 top-10s – Ashton Torgerson
8 top-10s – Zach Daum
7 top-10s – Karter Sarff
6 top-10s – Gavin Miller, Kale Drake, Jade Avedisian
5 top-10s – Taylor Reimer, Hayden Reinbold
4 top-10s – Trevor Cline
3 top-10s – Ethan Mitchell, Mitchell Davis, Tyler Edwards
2 top-10s – Shane Cottle, Gunnar Setser, TJ Smith, Kyle Jones, Sam Johnson
1 top-10 – Joe B. Miller, Thomas Meseraull, Will Armitage, Trey Marcham, Rylan Gray, Todd McVay, Kevin Thomas Jr, Elijah Gile, Brayton Lynch, Nick Drake, Jacob Dykstra, Briggs Danner

2024 Schedule & Winners – Race No. Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)

  1. Fri, March 15 / Southern Illinois Center / Du Quoin, IL / Thomas Meseraull (1)
  2. Sat, March 16 / Southern Illinois Center / Du Quoin, IL / Cannon McIntosh (1)
  3. Fri, April 5 / US 36 Raceway / Osborn, MO / Karter Sarff (1)
  4. Sat, April 6 / Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex / Sweet Springs, MO / Kale Drake (1)
  5. Fri, April 12 / Farmer City Raceway / Farmer City, IL / Ryan Timms (1)
  6. Sat, April 13 / Farmer City Raceway / Farmer City, IL / Ashton Torgerson (1)
  7. Fri, May 10 / Humboldt Speedway / Humboldt, KS / Ashton Torgerson (2)
  8. Sat, May 11 / 81 Speedway / Park City, KS / Cannon McIntosh (2)
  9. Tue, May 21 / Millbridge Speedway / Salisbury, NC / Karter Sarff (2)
  10. Wed, May 22 / Millbridge Speedway / Salisbury, NC / Zach Daum (1)
  11. Fri, May 24 / Atomic Speedway / Chillicothe, OH / Ryan Timms (2)
  12. Sat, May 25 / Atomic Speedway / Chillicothe, OH / Cannon McIntosh (3)

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