Keep up with the latest movers in the chase for the 2023 Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota championship.
CURRENT POINTS LEADER: Cannon McIntosh has extended his lead in the standings to 121 over Gavin Miller after recording two podium finishes in the three-race weekend. By his standards, it was a semi-quiet week – three races is the longest stretch McIntosh has gone on the 2023 Xtreme Outlaw campaign without a Feature win. He leads all drivers in podium finishes with eight through the first 10 races of the season.
Gavin Miller (+2): What a weekend for the 16-year-old from Allentown, PA, who matched points leader McIntosh’s finishes of sixth, third and second. Miller wheeled the Keith Kunz Motorsports #97 to his fourth podium in the last six races Saturday night at Wayne County and nearly won the race, leading several laps in the second half before a miscue put him in the outside wall only three laps from victory. Regardless, he still salvaged a runner-up finish and now trails McIntosh by 121 points.
Chase McDermand (-1): After getting red-hot at the beginning of May with back-to-back wins in Kansas, McDermand had a trying weekend in his home state to start June. He took a tumble in his Heat Thursday at Tri-City but charged back through the field in the Feature, going from 16th up to fourth by the checkered. He and Mounce/Stout Motorsports ran into issues again Friday at Wayne County, breaking a rear-end in the Heat before recording a 12th-place finish in the Feature, and closed the weekend with a ninth-place run after starting third.
Jade Avedisian (-1): A small cloud of misfortune lingered Avedisian and her Keith Kunz Motorsports #71 this past weekend as she dropped from third to fourth in the standings. A blown right-rear tire ruined the third-place run she had going Thursday at Tri-City, sending her to the pits in the closing laps before climbing back to ninth. The next night at Wayne County, she was looking for the lead to the outside of Zach Daum and caught his right-rear tire, spinning her around to draw caution and leaving her with a 10th-place finish. She fell from eighth on Saturday’s starting grid to finish 11th to close the weekend and now looks to regroup over the summer break and regain the points lead she once held at the beginning of the season.
Zach Daum (+4): The biggest mover in points goes to Zach Daum, who came out of the weekend as the big headline after sweep of both Wayne County races. He began the tripleheader piloting a new ride, filling the open seat at Trifecta Motorsports that was vacated by Kyle Jones, and posted a fifth-place finish Thursday at Tri-City before back-to-back Feature wins Friday and Saturday at Wayne County.
Chance Crum (-1): Crum took the Rudeen Racing #26 to a third top-five finish of the season Friday at Wayne County after a charge from ninth on the starting grid up to fifth by the checkers. Coupled with a sixth top-10 at Tri-City, Crum dropped to sixth in the standings with Daum’s jump up to fifth.
Landon Brooks (+2): Brooks recorded a third-place finish Thursday at Tri-City – his best finish of the season – but suffered terminal engine issues in his Heat the next night at Wayne County, leaving him without a spot in the main event. He charged from 17th on the grid to a 10th-place run on Saturday, vaulting him from 10th to eighth in the points standings.
Hayden Reinbold (+2): The national Midget young gun made big strides in his development over the weekend, displaying his raw talent on Friday when he led the first 11 laps of the Feature. He also charged from 13th up to finish seventh in Thursday’s Feature – his best career finish with the Series – moving him up to ninth in the points standings from 11th.
Ethan Mitchell (-2): Mitchell drops two spots in the standings this week after spending Thursday night out of the driver’s seat to crew for Holly Shelton and her return to Midget racing. He was back in the seat at Wayne County but soon encountered struggles of his own, posting an 11th on Friday and a DNF on Saturday.
TOP-10 IN POINTS
- Cannon McIntosh: 2173 points (Dave Mac-Dalby Motorsports #08)
- Gavin Miller -121 points (Keith Kunz Motorsports #97)
- Chase McDermand -178 points (Mounce/Stout Motorsports #40)
- Jade Avedisian: -180 points (Keith Kunz Motorsports #71)
- Zach Daum -270 points (Daum Motorsports #5d)
- Chance Crum -326 points (Rudeen Racing #26)
- Taylor Reimer -336 points (Keith Kunz Motorsports #25K)
- Landon Brooks -439 points (RAMS Racing #2x)
- Hayden Reinbold -544 points (Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports #19AZ)
- Ethan Mitchell -594 points (Bundy Built Motorsports #19M)
To view the full Series points standings, click here.