Donnie Ray Crawford Sooner State 55
Port City Raceway | Tulsa, OK
Thursday, October 13, 2022
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Event Info

Donnie Ray Crawford Sooner State 55
October 13, 2022
Port City Raceway
1706 N 161st E Ave
Tulsa, OK 

Series Racing
Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series

To Win Amount
$4,000.00

Feature Laps Length
55

Frequently Asked Questions
To Win Amount
$4,000.00

Track Info
Track Phone
(918) 438-7856

Track Size & Type
0.125; clay oval

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

GOT ONE: Daum Wins at Port City, Becomes Eighth Different Winner in Eight Races

In the chase for the inaugural season championship, there was one big thing missing from Zach Daum’s season – a Feature win. Thursday night at Port City Raceway, he finally got it.

Daum, the current Series points leader from Pocahontas, IL, was forced to fend-off challenges from several contenders in the Keith Kunz Motorsports stable over the course of 55 laps around the high-banked, 1/8-mile. But he pulled through, riding the bottom groove all the way to Victory Lane to collect his first career Feature win with the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota.

Going winless through the first seven Series races was starting to cross Daum’s mind more frequently as of late, and he decided to do something about it. The win Thursday night makes him the eighth different winner in eight Series races, earning him a $5,555 check for his first career victory in the Donnie Ray Crawford Sooner State 55.

“It means a lot to Bundy [Built Motorsports], it means a lot to Whitz Racing Products, it means a lot to PME Engines, just everybody that helps this deal,” Daum said. “They work hard at this and I just wanted to get them a win. They’ve been gracious enough to let me race their car this year, and we just needed to get a win. I’m glad we got one.”

Daum becomes the eighth different winner in eight Series races (Jacy Norgaard Photo)

After winning Schoenfeld Headers Heat Race #3, Daum pulled the #6 pill from the inversion draw bucket, placing him outside Row 3 on the Feature starting grid. He made quick work of the top-five in the opening laps, passing his way into the top-three by Lap 6.

By Lap 20, he was up to second, getting past Brenham Crouch one lap prior and working the bottom lane to his advantage. Behind him, KKM entrant Brent Crews was winding-up the momentum on the top side and knocking on Daum’s door.

Crews soon drove around Daum and leader Gavin Miller to take the top spot and continued the torrid pace around the track. That was, until a Lap 30 restart, when the cushion began giving him issues and Daum was able to drive back by him on the bottom.

“I knew that them guys would start missing the bottom, and that’s when it would kinda get into my wheelhouse,” Daum said. “We caught lapped traffic, and then Brent [Crews] drove by… I needed someone to go to the top first. That way, the other two – the 71 and the 97 – I knew as soon as they saw someone go to the top, they would both abandon ship and that would leave me free on the bottom.”

Now with the lead again and a clear track ahead of him, Daum set his sights on Victory Lane. He kept it locked to the bottom and was pulling away as the laps wound down, until he reached the rear of the field with five laps remaining.

KKM driver Gavan Boschele, the 14-year-old sensation from Mooresville, NC, was on a mad-dash to the front in the final laps and had taken second on Lap 41 after the last restart. Charging all the way from 19th, Boschele was bound and determined to get to Daum’s rear bumper as he approached heavy lapped traffic.

“The first 15-20 laps, I was just kinda rolling the bottom, kinda taking it easy and picking cars off,” Boschele said. “Halfway through, I was just on go-mode. After I dodged all the wrecks and stuff, my mind was set on getting to the front.”

Boschele scored his best finish since his season-opening victory in May at Millbridge (Jacy Norgaard Photo)

With five-to-go, Boschele’s gap to Daum was down to only a half-second and he could see Daum also getting held-up by the slower cars. It was all he could do to slide it deep into the corners and get by as many as possible, but Daum found a way through faster, freeing himself from the traffic web and crossing the stripe to taste victory.

“I think that would’ve won me the race if I could’ve just got by those two lapped cars in front of me,” Boschele said. “I think I could’ve caught up to [Daum] if I had a clear racetrack in front of me.”

Now on the brink of clinching the Series points championship with two races remaining, thoughts of points scenarios begin to cross everyone’s mind. However, Daum has found his own way to stay cool in pressure situations.

“I’ve been in this situation before, so I try not to think about it too much,” Daum said. “It’s always in the back of your mind a little bit, but you just try to keep doing what you’re doing.”

Louisianan Chelby Hinton made his first national Midget Feature start Thursday night and made it count, crossing the stripe P3 after charging from 21st on the starting grid. The young Micro Sprint regular made it to second at one point and began working on finding a way around Daum for the lead, but was soon met with an infield tractor tire.

“I knew Daum was going to be tough on the bottom, and he always is,” Hinton said. “I tried to mimic him; I mimicked him for about two laps, and then I hit the tire in Turns 1-2 and I lost him. Then, Boschele got by me.”

UP NEXT

The Xtreme Outlaw Series presented by Toyota is back in action Friday night, Oct. 14, at I-44 Riverside Speedway in Oklahoma City for the kickoff to the 18th annual Charlene Meents Memorial race. Tickets will be on sale at the gate. If you can’t be at the track, stream all the action live on DIRTVision.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature (55 Laps): 1. 9M-Zach Daum[6]; 2. 5-Gavan Boschele[19]; 3. 14X-Chelby Hinton[21]; 4. 7U-Kyle Jones[12]; 5. 01-Bryant Wiedeman[15]; 6. 71-Daison Pursley[4]; 7. 97-Brenham Crouch[5]; 8. 25K-Taylor Reimer[18]; 9. 84-Jade Avedisian[9]; 10. 71M-Gavin Miller[2]; 11. 71K-Dominic Gorden[8]; 12. 19M-Ethan Mitchell[14]; 13. 19AZ-Hayden Reinbold[13]; 14. 55-Jonathan Beason[7]; 15. 26R-Corbin Rueschenberg[17]; 16. 72J-Sam Johnson[23]; 17. 21-Emilio Hoover[25]; 18. 71E-Mariah Ede[24]; 19. 57-Daniel Whitley[1]; 20. 97K-Brent Crews[10]; 21. 61-Kale Drake[20]; 22. 40-Chase McDermand[11]; 23. 8-Alex Sewell[16]; 24. 08-Cannon McIntosh[3]; 25. 26-Chance Crum[22]

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Results
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
16+59MZach Daum 550.00026Running200$4,000
219+175Gavan Boschele 55-1.6730Running194$2,000
321+1814XChelby Hinton 55-2.2970Running190$1,200
412+87UKyle Jones 55-2.7250Running186$1,100
515+1001Bryant Wiedeman 55-3.0650Running182$1,000
64-271Daison Pursley 55-3.7900Running178$800
75-297Brenham Crouch 55-4.0010Running174$700
818+1025KTaylor Reimer 55-6.2780Running170$600
99084Jade Avedisian 55-7.9770Running166$550
102-871MGavin Miller 55-8.29424Running162$500
118-371KDominic Gorden 55-8.5850Running158$475
1214+219MEthan Mitchell 55-9.3720Running154$450
1313019AZHayden Reinbold 55-9.6390Running150$425
147-755Jonathan Beason 55-10.3100Running146$400
1517+226RCorbin Rueschenberg 54-1 Laps0Running142$375
1623+772JSam Johnson 54-1 Laps0Running138$350
1725+821Emilio Hoover 54-1 Laps0Running134$325
1824+671EMariah Ede 54-1 Laps0Running130$300
191-1857Daniel Whitley 53-2 Laps0Running126$300
2010-1097KBrent Crews 36-19 Laps5DNF122$300
2120-161Kale Drake 34-21 Laps0DNF118$300
2211-1140Chase McDermand 32-23 Laps0DNF114$300
2316-78Alex Sewell 26-29 Laps0DNF114$300
243-2108Cannon McIntosh 5-50 Laps0DNF114$300
2522-326Chance Crum 5-50 Laps0DNF114$300
Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+126RCorbin Rueschenberg 120.00010Running0$0
24+25Gavan Boschele 12-0.3050Running0$0
39+614XChelby Hinton 12-1.9280Running0$0
41-372JSam Johnson 12-2.6794Running0$0
57+211AAndrew Felker 12-2.7260Running100$100
68+215DAndrew Deal 12-3.6190Running100$100
712+580Josh Hawkins 12-4.3490Running100$100
86-271EMariah Ede 12-5.4730Running0$0
910+180HDJoshua Hanna 12-6.4460Running100$100
1011+117BAustin Barnhill 12-8.9640Running100$100
113-814JJody Rosenboom 4-8 Laps0DNF100$100
125-78XAustin Shores 1-11 Laps0DNF100$100
Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11025KTaylor Reimer 120.00012Running0$0
26+461Kale Drake 12-4.0460Running0$0
35+226Chance Crum 12-4.4430Running0$0
44081GGreyson Springer 12-4.7070Running100$100
53-200Talin Turner 12-6.0080Running100$100
69+350Daniel Adler 12-7.1330Running100$100
77006Rylan Gray 12-8.0090Running100$100
88021Emilio Hoover 12-9.4240Running0$0
911+291Jeff Stasa 12-9.9010Running100$100
1010052JCorey Joyner 11-1 Laps0Running100$100
112-908XAce McCarthy 0-12 Laps0DNS100$0
121207KKolton Gariss 0-12 Laps0DNS100$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifferencePoints
11071KDominic Gorden Clovis, CA0.00020
23+155Jonathan Beason Broken Arrow, OK-168.82919
32-101Bryant Wiedeman Colby, KS-169.47716
44019MEthan Mitchell Mooresville, NC-169.82314
5505Gavan Boschele Mooresville, NC-170.66412
66011AAndrew Felker Carl Junction, MO-171.16710
77014XChelby Hinton Dubberly, LA-172.0328
88091Jeff Stasa Kingman, KS-173.7396
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifferencePoints
12+171MGavin Miller Allentown, PA0.00021
24+271Daison Pursley Locust Grove, OK-233.23720
3307UKyle Jones Kennedale, TX-235.45816
41-308XAce McCarthy Tahlequah, OK-237.53514
57+281GGreyson Springer Lafayette, IN-237.91414
65-171EMariah Ede Fresno, CA-238.21710
76-115DAndrew Deal Caney, KS-239.3998
8807KKolton Gariss Owasso, OK-150.1116
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifferencePoints
14+39MZach Daum Pocahontas, IL0.00023
22040Chase McDermand Springfield, IL-239.44818
31-272JSam Johnson St Peters, MO-240.79516
43-18Alex Sewell Broken Arrow, OK-241.18214
5508XAustin Shores Atoka, OK-243.82712
67+106Rylan Gray Greenfield, IN-244.51111
78+180HDJoshua Hanna Tyler, TX-245.5768
86-252JCorey Joyner Concordia, KS-226.1986
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifferencePoints
12+157Daniel Whitley Ferndale, CA0.00021
24+297Brenham Crouch Lubbock, TX-200.38520
33019AZHayden Reinbold Chandler, AZ-200.53016
47+314JJody Rosenboom Rock Rapids, IA-201.82617
51-400Talin Turner Basehor, KS-202.53712
65-161Kale Drake Collinsville, OK-204.31110
76-121Emilio Hoover Broken Arrow, OK-204.6518
88080Josh Hawkins Whitehouse, TX-205.8986
Heat 5 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifferencePoints
12+108Cannon McIntosh Bixby, OK0.00021
25+397KBrent Crews Denver, NC-560.10121
34+184Jade Avedisian Clovis, CA-560.26217
46+226RCorbin Rueschenberg Mesa, AZ-560.61016
53-225KTaylor Reimer Tulsa, OK-561.18312
61-526Chance Crum Snohomish, WA-561.27110
78+150Daniel Adler St. Louis, MO-562.3419
87-117BAustin Barnhill Wilmington, NCDNF6
Qualifying Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifferencePoints
1619MEthan Mitchell 9.1230.00010
2855Jonathan Beason 9.217-0.0949
3101Bryant Wiedeman 9.302-0.1798
4571KDominic Gorden 9.326-0.2037
525Gavan Boschele 9.362-0.2396
6411AAndrew Felker 9.379-0.2565
7714XChelby Hinton 9.506-0.3834
8391Jeff Stasa 9.946-0.8233
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifferencePoints
1871Daison Pursley 9.4320.00010
277UKyle Jones 9.463-0.0319
3571MGavin Miller 9.534-0.1028
4208XAce McCarthy 9.565-0.1337
5171EMariah Ede 9.595-0.1636
6415DAndrew Deal 9.663-0.2315
7381GGreyson Springer 9.821-0.3894
867KKolton Gariss 600.000-590.5683
Qualifying Flight 3 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifferencePoints
129MZach Daum 9.2670.00010
238Alex Sewell 9.452-0.1859
3540Chase McDermand 9.549-0.2828
4772JSam Johnson 9.957-0.6907
548XAustin Shores 10.158-0.8916
6652JCorey Joyner 10.365-1.0985
7806Rylan Gray 10.367-1.1004
8180HDJoshua Hanna 10.440-1.1733
Qualifying Flight 4 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifferencePoints
1197Brenham Crouch 9.2260.00010
2219AZHayden Reinbold 9.562-0.3369
3457Daniel Whitley 9.586-0.3608
4300Talin Turner 9.766-0.5407
5761Kale Drake 9.846-0.6206
6821Emilio Hoover 9.876-0.6505
7614JJody Rosenboom 9.879-0.6534
8580Josh Hawkins 10.236-1.0103
Qualifying Flight 5 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifferencePoints
1284Jade Avedisian 9.3490.00010
2525KTaylor Reimer 9.388-0.0399
3608Cannon McIntosh 9.389-0.0408
4426Chance Crum 9.459-0.1107
5397KBrent Crews 9.523-0.1746
6726RCorbin Rueschenberg 9.557-0.2085
7817BAustin Barnhill 9.674-0.3254
8150Daniel Adler 9.781-0.4323