Keep up with the latest movers in the chase for the 2023 Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota championship.
LATEST RACE(S): Millbridge Speedway (May 23-24)
CURRENT POINTS LEADER: Cannon McIntosh came into the week 31 points up on the field and expanded that margin to 89 points after a sweep of the DIAEDGE Double Down Showdown, winning both Features at Millbridge. Excluding his lone DNF after crashing out on the second race at Southern Illinois Center in March, McIntosh has now finished first or second in every event thus far, with four Series victories on the season.
Chase McDermand (+1): A pair of third-place finishes for McDermand advanced him past Jade Avedisian in the standings, but still lost ground on McIntosh. He came into the week 59 points back in third place, and now sits 89 points back of his biggest championship opponent.
Jade Avedisian (-1): Avedisian lost a spot to McDermand in the standings after finishes of ninth and sixth this week, putting her in third, now 98 points back of leader McIntosh. Though she was contending for a podium spot in Tuesday’s Feature, some untimely contact with one of her teammates sent her around and into the work area with damage to repair, leaving her with that ninth-place finish.
Kyle Jones (+2): After suffering back-to-back DNFs in Kansas, Jones posted finishes of 10th and 14th at Millbridge, advancing him from eighth up to sixth in the standings. The rebound now puts him 232 points out of the lead.
Taylor Reimer (+4): Reimer was the biggest mover inside the top-10 this week, going from 11th in the standings up to seventh. She faded from eighth on the starting grid back to 14th on Tuesday but rebounded with a 12th-to-second charge on Wednesday, surging her four spots and putting her 241 points back of the leader.
Ethan Mitchell (+2): Mitchell suffered a DNF on Tuesday after getting collected in the multi-car stack-up near the midway point of the Feature, but was able to rebound on Wednesday with a 10th-place run. That surged him two spots in the standings where he now sits 272 points back of the leader.
Zach Daum (-3): The defending Series champion took a tumble both in the standings and on the track after a hard wreck in the Last Chance Showdown Wednesday night. Contact with Carson Hocevar after the checkered sent him up and over into the catchfence, destroying his car and leaving him with a DNS for the Feature. Paired with a 15th-place run Tuesday night, Daum now sits ninth in the standings.
Landon Brooks (-3): Back-to-back DNFs at Millbridge knocked Brooks down from seventh in the standings to 10th. He was caught in the pileup on Tuesday, then involved in another late-race incident on Tuesday, putting him 300 points back in the standings.
TOP-10 IN POINTS
- Cannon McIntosh: 1520 points (Dave Mac-Dalby Motorsports #08)
- Chase McDermand -89 points (Mounce/Stout Motorsports #40)
- Jade Avedisian: -98 points (Keith Kunz Motorsports #71)
- Gavin Miller -106 points (Keith Kunz Motorsports #97)
- Chance Crum -206 points (Rudeen Racing #26)
- Kyle Jones -232 points (Trifecta Motorsports #7U)
- Taylor Reimer -241 points (Keith Kunz Motorsports #25K)
- Ethan Mitchell -272 points (Bundy Built Motorsports #19M)
- Zach Daum -278 points (Daum Motorsports #5d)
- Landon Brooks -300 points (RAMS Racing #2x)
To view the full Series points standings, click here.
NEXT RACE(S): Thursday, June 1 at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, IL; Friday-Saturday, June 2-3 at Wayne County Speedway in Wayne City, IL.