For the first time in a half-decade, Andrew Felker is returning to full-time status on the national midget scene.
Committed to the newly-created Xtreme Outlaw Midgets, the 29-year-old native of Carl Junction, MO is set to be a veteran championship contender in the 12-race Series on DIRTVision.
Felker will be wheeling the Pannell Chipping, James Hodge Auto Group, Smith Equipment Company, Ripper/SR-11 #11A in 2022, aiming for another title exactly 10 years since he won the 2012 POWRi National Midget Championship. The two-time Chili Bowl A-Main starter is also a two-time POWRi West Midget Champion in recent years as he rebuilt his program.
“I was kind of burnt out on racing for a while, but the regional scene really helped me fall back into love with it,” Felker admitted. “This new Series is the perfect opportunity for us to get back on the road and showcase our team and our sponsors on the platform that DIRTVision offers. Looking at the schedule, purses, and incentives, it all makes sense for us to give this a go.”
The first of 12 race-winning opportunities for Felker will come when the Series debuts on April 1-2 at Farmer City (IL) Raceway during the beloved Illini 100 weekend. It will be the first of three tracks on the schedule that Felker has yet to race, which also includes Millbridge (NC) Speedway on May 23-24 and Davenport (IA) Speedway on August 26-27.
One of the highlights of the Xtreme Outlaw schedule for Felker comes on August 5-6 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 when he gets the chance to race in his home state alongside the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series.
Additional events at Jacksonville (IL) Speedway, Port City (OK) Raceway, and I-44 Riverside (OK) Speedway will offer much-anticipated returns to venues where Felker is already a proven winner.
Other sponsors on Felker’s #11A include MelMark Pipe & Supply, Schluckebier Farms, Nick Bohanon LLC, KC Platinum, Schure Built Suspensions, 66 Auto Credit Sales, Mid-Mo Auto Sales, Walkapedia, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Vahlco Racing Wheels, BP Fab, Cooper Racing Enterprises, and AFD Graphix.
Stay tuned to dirtcar.com/xos-new or @Xtreme_Outlaw on Twitter for more details as this new chapter begins.
For fans unable to make it to the track, you can watch Every Lap LIVE on DIRTVision.
Fri-Sat, April 1-2: Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, IL)
Mon-Tues, May 23-24: Millbridge Speedway (Salisbury, NC)
Sun, June 26: Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, IL)
Fri-Sat, August 5-6: Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, MO)
Fri-Sat, August 26-27: Davenport Speedway (Davenport, IA)
Thur, October 13: Port City Raceway (Tulsa, OK)
Fri-Sat, October 14-15: I-44 Riverside Speedway (Oklahoma City, OK)