Keep up with the latest movers in the chase for the 2023 Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota championship.
LATEST RACE(S): Humboldt Speedway (May 5); 81 Speedway (May 6)
CURRENT POINTS LEADER: Two strong showings over the weekend earned Cannon McIntosh a pair of runner-up finishes and the Series points lead by 31 over second place Jade Avedisian. He came into the Kansas doubleheader 13 points behind Kyle Jones in second, and though he was bested by Chase McDermand on both nights, he now sits atop the Xtreme Outlaw points standings for the first time in his career.
Jade Avedisian (+1): A sixth-place run on Friday and a fourth-place finish on Saturday propelled Avedisian one spot forward into second place – 31 points back of McIntosh. Though she was a -6 in position on the track over both races, her finishes combined to make a great rebound after a quiet outing at I-55 four weeks ago.
Chase McDermand (+6): The biggest mover honor in points goes to McDermand, who swept the weekend in the Mounce/Stout Motorsports #40, winning both races and vaulting himself from ninth all the way to third in the points standings. Though the season’s far from over, he’s now placed himself amongst the biggest contenders for the Series championship, showing exactly what a difference one weekend can make.
Gavin Miller (+1): Miller recorded his best career finish with the Series Saturday night at 81, driving from 13th all the way to third. Paired with an eighth-place run on Friday, the 16-year-old Pennsylvanian moved from fifth up to fourth in the standings.
Landon Brooks (-3): Brooks came into the weekend fourth in the standings but now rides 112 points back in seventh after some bad fortune came his way. Rolling off the grid on the pole of Friday’s Feature, he was running inside the top five in the opening laps before a power steering fluid line split open, spraying him with the fluid and forcing him to retire to the infield. A ninth-place finish on Saturday salvaged the weekend for the young Californian.
Kyle Jones (-7): In short, this past weekend was one Jones would rather soon forget. Back-to-back mechanical failures on both of the Trifecta Motorsports cars served him a pair of DNFs, knocking him out of the points lead into eighth place, 113 back from the top of the standings.
Thomas Meseraull (+2): After recording two consecutive DNFs and slipping back to 11th in points, Meseraull came back to life over the weekend with a fourth and a sixth-place finish. He now sits ninth in the standings, 135 points back of the leader.
Ethan Mitchell (-3): Mitchell recorded his first DNF of the season Friday at Humboldt, dropping out of the Feature after only two completed laps. He was able to rebound on Saturday with a 10th-place run at 81, but ultimately fell from seventh down to 10th in the standings, now 157 points behind.
TOP-10 IN POINTS
- Cannon McIntosh: 1057 points (Dave Mac-Dalby Motorsports #08)
- Jade Avedisian: -31 points (Keith Kunz Motorsports #71)
- Chase McDermand -59 points (Mounce/Stout Motorsports #40)
- Gavin Miller -73 points (Keith Kunz Motorsports #97)
- Chance Crum -104 points (Rudeen Racing #26)
- Zach Daum -111 points (Daum Motorsports #5d)
- Landon Brooks -112 points (RAMS Racing #2x)
- Kyle Jones -113 points (Trifecta Motorsports #7U)
- Thomas Meseraull -135 (RMS Racing #7x)
- Ethan Mitchell -157 points (Bundy Built Motorsports #19M)
To view the full Series points standings, click here.
NEXT RACE(S): Tuesday-Wednesday, May 23-24 at Millbridge Speedway in Salisbury, NC.