For the first time in their brief history, the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation and the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota will compete on the same weekend.
Sprint Cars take the stage first with the St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff at Pevely, MO’s Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 lighting up the sky on Friday and Saturday, June 24-25. Midgets will conclude the tripleheader with the JB Hawks Summer Spectacular consuming Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois on Sunday, June 26.
To make the three-night affair even better, the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models and DIRTcar Summer Nationals will be along for the ride each night on DIRTVision. On Friday and Saturday at I-55, the Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals will also be in action.
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NEW TRACKS: A pair of fresh venues will welcome the Xtreme Outlaw Series for the first time this weekend as I-55 (MO) and Jacksonville (IL) join Volusia (FL), Lake Ozark (MO), and Millbridge (NC) as hosts in the inaugural season. Albeit new to Xtreme, neither facility is a stranger to the specific type of racing returning this weekend.
I-55 hosted a pair of USAC National Sprint Car events in 2018 & 2020 won by Jason McDougal & Justin Grant, while Jacksonville has been a longtime host of 50+ POWRi National Midget League races for almost 20 years now. The Illinois 1/4-mile has produced six winners in the last six shows with Brent Crews, Daison Pursley, Thomas Meseraull, Buddy Kofoid, Tanner Carrick, and Logan Seavey finding victory lane.
THE SPLIT: The landscape of the top-five championship contenders with the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series could look quite different by the end of the weekend. With a USAC Sprint Car doubleheader in Wisconsin taking place on Saturday & Sunday, several of the top competitors will be forced to make the choice of heading north or staying near St. Louis.
CJ Leary is in commanding control (+71) of the $20,000-to-win Xtreme Outlaw title with two wins and four top-five finishes through the first four races. The Bill Michael Motorsports #77 is also currently ranked fifth in the USAC standings (-77). Robert Ballou (-71) is the man trailing Leary in the Xtreme Outlaw points, but also remains a tad closer in the USAC title race (-55). “The Mad Man” is expected at I-55 at least on Friday, potentially Saturday dependant on weather, to chase his first win with the new Series.
Brady Bacon, who won the Series’ last race at Lake Ozark two weeks ago, is currently fourth (-124) in Xtreme Outlaw points but remains much closer (-14) to a fifth USAC championship. An absence from any of those three drivers will drastically impact the current standings with the likes of Shane Cockrum (-80), Alex Bright (-144), Matt Westfall (-154), Mario Clouser (-165), Jake Swanson (-181), and Wesley Smith (-191) waiting to climb up the ladder.
BUNDY BUILT: When it comes to the Xtreme Outlaw Midgets, Bundy Built Motorsports left the Series debut at Millbridge (NC) in May as the hottest team on tour. The tandem of Zach Daum (Pocahontas, IL) and Ethan Mitchell (Mooresville, NC) were two of only three drivers to earn a top-10 finish in both races.
To make it sweeter, Daum was the only driver to finish on the podium both nights and escaped with control of the early championship lead in the 10-race Series. His younger prodigy, Mitchell (-24), is close behind at fourth in the standings with eight races left.
GIRL POWER: The foursome of Taylor Reimer, Kaylee Bryson, Jade Avedisian & Mariah Ede are the latest girls to make Midget racing by storm, and the Xtreme Outlaw Series offers them another platform to do it on with DIRTVision.
Reimer, Bryson & Avedisian have all finished on the podium in an Xtreme/POWRi/USAC race, and the competition to become the first-ever female winner of a National Midget race is only getting more and more intense. Reimer (Bixby, OK) matched the record with a second-place result at Millbridge and earned a QuickTime Award, further solidifying her status as an up-and-coming star alongside Bryson, a Chili Bowl A-Main starter, and Bryson, a highly-touted micro sprint racer.
SPEEDWEEK: Sunday’s show at Jacksonville, held in conjunction with the POWRi National Midget League, marks the conclusion of a grueling Illinoi SPEED Week. The five-race mini-Series takes racers all across the “Land of Lincoln” with stops at Charleston, Fayette County, Lincoln, Macon, and ultimately Jacksonville.
JOINING THE FUN: Through the first handful of shows, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars, DIRTcar Late Models, and 600cc Micro Sprints have accompanied the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Cars and Midgets on race night. This weekend, the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series and DIRTcar Summer Nationals join the fun for the first time.
ALL-ACCESS: A unique aspect of Sunday’s Xtreme Outlaw / POWRi Midget show at Jacksonville is the all-access ticket. Rather than dividing general admission and pit passes, promoter Kenny Dobson is thinking outside the box and giving race fans access to the whole property. Every ticket (Adults $40 / Kids 11-18 $15 / Kids 5 & Under FREE) will be an an all-access pass which includes access to the pits for the entire event, meaning fans can get up close and personal with the racers, teams, and cars throughout the night.
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE
Sprint Cars on Friday & Saturday, June 24-25 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, MO
Midgets on Sunday, June 26 at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, IL
On the Internet
Xtreme Outlaw Series
Twitter – @Xtreme_Outlaw
Instagram – @XtremeOutlaw
Facebook – Facebook.com/XtremeOutlawSeries.WRG
YouTube – Youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws
DIRTVision – DIRTVision.com – Platinum annual FAST PASS for $299 or monthly FAST PASS for $39/month
CURRENT SPRINT CAR STANDINGS (4/12 Nights):
1. 77-CJ Leary (890 PTS); 2. 12-Robert Ballou (-71 PTS); 3. 66-Shane Cockrum (-80 PTS); 4. 98-Brady Bacon (-124 PTS); 5. 20-Alex Bright (-144 PTS); 6. 33M-Matt Westfall (-154 PTS); 7. 6-Mario Clouser (-165 PTS); 8. 21AZ-Jake Swanson (-181 PTS); 9. 44-Wesley Smith (-191 PTS); 10. 28-Kory Schudy (-244 PTS).
CURRENT MIDGET STANDINGS (2/10 Nights):
1. 9M-Zach Daum (437 PTS); 2. 08-Cannon McIntosh (-13 PTS); 3. 2H-Nick Hoffman (-25 PTS); 4. 19M-Ethan Mitchell (-26 PTS); 5. 01-Bryant Wiedeman (-43 PTS); 6. 5-Gavan Boschele (-47 PTS); 7. 55-Nick Drake (-48 PTS); 8. 71M-Brent Crews (-51 PTS); 9. 72J-Sam Johnson (-72 PTS); 10. 7U-Kyle Jones (-74 PTS).
SPRINT CAR – LOW-E INSULATION FEATURE WINNERS (2 Drivers):
2 wins – CJ Leary (Greenfield, IN) / Michael Motorsports #77
1 win – Thomas Meseraull (San Jose, CA) / Sean Michael #20M
1 win – Brady Bacon (Broken Arrow, OK) / Wedgewood Motorsports #98
MIDGET – TOYOTA FEATURE WINNERS (2 Drivers):
1 win – Gavan Boschele (Mooresville, NC) / Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian #5
1 win – Cannon McIntosh (Bixby, OK) / Dave Mac/Dalby #08
SPRINT CAR – FEATURE LAPS LED (6 Drivers):
40 Laps – CJ Leary
30 Laps – Thomas Meseraull
25 Laps – Brady Bacon
10 Laps – Robert Ballou
9 Laps – Jake Swanson
1 Lap – Carson Short
MIDGET – FEATURE LAPS LED (3 Drivers):
39 Laps – Cannon McIntosh
21 Laps – Bryant Wiedeman
10 Laps – Gavan Boschele
SPRINT CAR – QUICKTIME AWARDS (4 Drivers):
1 QuickTime – Robert Ballou, Thomas Meseraull, Brady Bacon, CJ Leary
MIDGET – QUICKTIME AWARDS (2 Drivers):
1 QuickTime – Taylor Reimer, Kyle Larson
SPRINT CAR – HEAT RACE WINS (11 Drivers):
3 Heat Wins – Robert Ballou
2 Heat Wins – Shane Cockrum, Jake Swanson, Alex Bright
1 Heat Win – Justin Grant, Dustin Clark, CJ Leary, Shane Cottle, Cole Bodine, Jack Wagner, Matt Westfall
MIDGET – HEAT RACE WINS (8 Drivers):
2 Heat Wins – Cannon McIntosh, Bryant Wiedeman
1 Heat Win – Brenham Crouch, Nick Drake, Kyle Jones, Ryan Timms, Jace Park, Taylor Reimer
SPRINT CAR – LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (6 Drivers):
1 LCS Win – Thomas Meseraull, Wesley Smith, Charles Davis Jr, Brandon Mattox, Robert Ballou, Jack Wagner
MIDGET – LAST CHANCE SHOWDOWN WINS (4 Drivers):
1 LCS Win – Kyle Larson, Brent Crews, Kaylee Bryson, Chase Briscoe
SPRINT CAR – HARD CHARGER AWARDS (4 Drivers):
1 Hard Charger – Carson Short, Chase Stockon, Robert Ballou, Steven Russell
MIDGET – HARD CHARGER AWARDS (2 Drivers):
1 Hard Charger – Dominic Gorden, Rylan Gray
SPRINT CAR – PODIUM FINISHES (8 Drivers):
3 Podiums – CJ Leary
2 Podiums – Robert Ballou, Brady Bacon
1 Podium – Carson Short, Chase Stockon, Thomas Meseraull, Shane Cockrum, Matt Westfall
MIDGET – PODIUM FINISHES (5 Drivers):
2 Podiums – Zach Daum
1 Podium – Gavan Boschele, Nick Drake, Cannon McIntosh, Taylor Reimer
SPRINT CAR – TOP 10 FINISHES (23 Drivers):
4 Top 10s – CJ Leary
3 Top 10s – Robert Ballou, Alex Bright, Shane Cockrum
2 Top 10s – Carson Short, Shane Cottle, Charles Davis Jr, Jake Swanson, Brady Bacon, Matt Westfall, Jack Wagner, Kory Schudy
1 Top 10 – Chase Stockon, Dustin Clark, Mitchel Moles, Thomas Meseraull, Justin Grant, Jason McDougal, Wesley Smith, Isaac Chapple, Mario Clouser, Anthony Nicholson, Steven Russell
SPRINT CAR – TOP 10 FINISHES (17 Drivers):
2 Top 10s – Zach Daum, Nick Hoffman, Ethan Mitchell
1 Top 10 – Gavan Boschele, Nick Drake, Brent Crews, Sam Johnson, Carson Kvapil, Dominic Gorden, Brenham Crouch, Cannon McIntosh, Taylor Reimer, Bryant Wiedeman, Kaylee Bryson, Rylan Gray, Chase Briscoe, Kyle Jones
2022 XTREME OUTLAW SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE & WINNERS:
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Mon, Feb. 14 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / CJ Leary (1)
2. Tues, Feb. 15 / Volusia Speedway Park / Barberville, FL / Thomas Meseraull (1)
3. Sat, April 9 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / CJ Leary (2)
4. Sat, June 11 / Lake Ozark Speedway / Eldon, MO / Brady Bacon (1)
5. Fri, June 24 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
6. Sat, June 25 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
7. Fri, Sept. 9 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, IL
8. Sat, Sept. 10 / Spoon River Speedway / Canton, IL
9. Fri, Oct. 7 / Atomic Speedway / Waverly, OH
10. Sat, Oct. 8 / Atomic Speedway / Waverly, OH
2022 XTREME OUTLAW MIDGET SCHEDULE & WINNERS:
No. / Day, Date / Track / Location / Winner (Total Wins)
1. Tues, May 24 / Millbridge Speedway / Salisbury, NC / Gavan Boschele (1)
2. Wed, May 25 / Millbridge Speedway / Salisbury, NC / Cannon McIntosh (1)
3. Sun, June 26 / Jacksonville Speedway / Jacksonville, IL
4. Fri, Aug. 5 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
5. Sat, Aug. 6 / Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 / Pevely, MO
6. Fri, Aug. 26 / Davenport Speedway / Davenport, IA
7. Sat, Aug. 27 / Davenport Speedway / Davenport, IA
8. Thur, Oct. 13 / Port City Raceway / Tulsa, OK
9. Fri, Oct. 14 / I-44 Riverside Speedway / Oklahoma City, OK
10. Sat, Oct. 15 / I-44 Riverside Speedway / Oklahoma City, OK