Xtreme Outlaw Midget Showdown
Paragon Speedway | Paragon, Indiana
Saturday, September 02, 2023

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Event Info

Xtreme Outlaw Midget Showdown
Paragon Speedway
8486 Old State Rd 67
Paragon, Indiana 46166 

series Racing
DIRTcar Sport Compacts, Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series

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Feature Laps Length

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Tire Rule:
Hoosier tires on all 4 corners.
LR must be D12 or harder.
RR MUST be (SP3 Only)
(Grooving and Siping is Allowed)
Teams can have (1) new and (2) used tires marked before Drivers meeting.

DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap
Jade Avedisian Executes Late-Race Pass at Paragon to Win Fifth of Season

PARAGON, IN – Her first lap of the weekend in competition ended sitting upside down in the middle of the frontstretch, but her final lap ended with a trip to Victory Lane.

Jade Avedisian engineered one of the most notable comebacks of the season Saturday night at Paragon Speedway, winning her fifth Feature of the season with the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota – approximately 26 hours after going for a wild crash-and-flip on her first lap of Qualifying Friday.

Her team at Keith Kunz Motorsports rolled out the backup Mobil 1, LynK/Toyota #71 after the crash and pressed onward as she battled back to a seventh-place finish in the main event. After clearing her head of the Friday blunder, Avedisian came back with vengeance in Saturday night’s Feature, taking the lead on the final restart from Ryan Timms to bank the $5,000 grand prize and put an exclamation point on a critical weekend before the chase for the championship begins to wind down.

Aaron Skillman Photo

“Last night was super tough,” Avedisian, 16, of Clovis, CA, said. “Flipping in Qualifying is never a good thing. It’s one thing when you flip trying to win a race. When you flip in Qualifying, it’s just not a good feeling.”

“There’s no quit in this team, and I’m just truly grateful to be here and happy to be in Victory Lane again.”

In securing her seventh career Series victory, Avedisian also took a chunk out of her deficit in the points standings, going from 31 points out of the lead entering Saturday night down to only seven currently. With six races left on the schedule and three opponents also within striking distance behind her, Avedisian has little doubt of her and the team’s chances to be the ones left standing after the season’s over in October.

“I truly feel like this team is very capable of getting the championship,” Avedisian said. “It’s just going to be up to me to limit the mistakes. There’s only six more races to go, so it’s gonna come down to point-for-point. Hopefully, we can do good under the pressure; I feel like we can.”

While Avedisian got the upper hand in the end on Saturday, it was Chase McDermand who jumped out to the early lead from outside the front row and led the opening laps before Ryan Timms took advantage of an opening down low and threw a big slide job to take the top spot on Lap 10. Timms, the 17-year-old open-wheel star from Oklahoma City, OK, then set sail on the field in a long green flag stretch after a restart at the halfway point, leading 21 total laps and opening up a three-second gap in traffic before the caution was thrown again with five laps left.

Avedisian (71) and McDermand (40) battling for position. (Aaron Skillman Photo)

With his large lead now erased and both Avedisian and McDermand right on his bumper for the restart, Timms ensured to hit his marks as the green flag dropped once again, but quickly encountered resistance.

“I slowed way down to hit the bottom because it was starting to slick-off real good,” Timms said. “I got a little push and pushed up the track. Going into Turn 3, I was expecting a slider. I got to about the middle of the corner, didn’t see anyone, and all of a sudden, I see a car right in front of me.”

McDermand pinned the throttle on the restart and headed full-bore into Turn 1, riding the extreme top side of the 3/8-mile course in an attempt to get by Avedisian for second. Once he advanced position down the backstretch, he quickly threw it down low under Timms in another slide job attempt for the lead but was unsuccessful after making contact in Turn 4.

“He backed up into me,” Timms said. “He got me all jacked-up and then got himself jacked-up, and Jade went under both of us.”

When McDermand and Timms scrubbed wheels in Turn 4, Avedisian was right there to take advantage, sneaking past both of them on the bottom of the track to swipe the top spot.

“I was just hoping and praying the third-place guy was gonna throw something, which he did, because I had nothing to throw; my restart was really bad,” Avedisian said. “It just bunched them up, and I was able to clear them off Turn 4. Sometimes, you’d just rather be lucky than good.”

From there, Avedisian was in control of her own racing destiny. She went nearly mistake-free in the closing laps, holding off Timms and the rest of the field behind her and garnered her seventh career Series win.

Timms quickly recovered to second from the incident on the restart, but despite his efforts, was unable to catch Avedisian in the end. After leading 21 laps – most of any driver for the third time this season – he, once again, comes up short in pursuit of his first career Xtreme Outlaw Series win.

Podium finishers Timms (left), Avedisian (center) and Daum (right). (Aaron Skillman Photo)

“On the three nights I’ve been leading, we’ve got a blown tire, blown-up motor, and then just getting wheeled for the lead,” Timms said. “I feel like I’m doing everything I can here; just need a little bit of luck.”

Zach Daum crossed the stripe in third to collect his third podium in the last four races. With the win Friday and podium on Saturday, the Pocahontas, IL-driver once again chipped away at his points gap – now down to 75.


The Xtreme Outlaw Midgets are back in action in two weeks’ time for a three-race swing through Illinois at Jacksonville Speedway (Sept. 15), Highland Speedway (Sept. 16) and Red Hill Raceway (Sept. 17). Tickets for all three events will be on sale at the gate on race day. If you can’t be at the track to watch in person, stream every lap live on DIRTVision.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature (35 Laps): 1. 71-Jade Avedisian[3]; 2. 67-Ryan Timms[5]; 3. 7U-Zach Daum[8]; 4. 08-Cannon McIntosh[10]; 5. 40-Chase McDermand[2]; 6. 19AZ-Hayden Reinbold[1]; 7. 97-Gavin Miller[4]; 8. 55-Trevor Cline[13]; 9. 31B-Kyle Beilman[9]; 10. 75AU-Bryan Stanfill[15]; 11. 81-Dakota Gay[12]; 12. 93C-Chett Gehrke[14]; 13. 9M-Zach Wigal[11]; 14. 25K-Taylor Reimer[7]; 15. 17B-Austin Barnhill[6]

Feature Results
13+271Jade Avedisian 350.0005Running200$5,000
25+367Ryan Timms 35-0.69121Running194$2,500
38+57UZach Daum 35-2.6860Running190$1,500
410+608Cannon McIntosh 35-2.8610Running186$1,200
52-340Chase McDermand 35-3.2279Running182$1,100
61-519AZHayden Reinbold 35-3.5950Running178$900
74-397Gavin Miller 35-4.1750Running174$800
813+555Trevor Cline 35-8.7240Running170$700
99031BKyle Beilman 34-1 Laps0Running166$600
1015+575AUBryan Stanfill 34-1 Laps0Running162$550
1112+181Dakota Gay 34-1 Laps0Running158$525
1214+293CChett Gehrke 34-1 Laps0Running154$500
1311-29MZach Wigal 30-5 Laps0DNF150$475
147-725KTaylor Reimer 7-28 Laps0DNF146$450
156-917BAustin Barnhill 3-32 Laps0DNF142$400
Hard Charger: Cannon McIntosh
Heat 1 Results
11067Ryan Timms Oklahoma City, OK0.00020
23+171Jade Avedisian Clovis, CA-1.18619
36+317BAustin Barnhill Wilmington, NC-4.99919
45+17UZach Daum Pocahontas, IL-5.12015
54-125KTaylor Reimer Tulsa, OK-5.38912
62-408Cannon McIntosh Bixby, OK-6.24710
78+193CChett Gehrke Coxs Creek, KY-14.8839
87-175AUBryan Stanfill Brownsburg, IN-5 Laps6
Heat 2 Results
12+197Gavin Miller Allentown, PA0.00021
23+140Chase McDermand Springfield, IL-0.35619
34+119AZHayden Reinbold Chandler, AZ-1.34417
45+131BKyle Beilman Los Angeles, CA-4.38515
57+29MZach Wigal Belpre, OH-5.12514
66055Trevor Cline Mooresville, NC-5.71510
71-681Dakota Gay Bris, Aust-6.8728
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
1625KTaylor Reimer 15.2650.00010
2171Jade Avedisian 15.287-0.0229
3308Cannon McIntosh 15.476-0.2118
4567Ryan Timms 15.487-0.2227
577UZach Daum 15.535-0.2706
6417BAustin Barnhill 15.853-0.5885
7275AUBryan Stanfill 15.971-0.7064
8893CChett Gehrke 16.791-1.5263
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
1319AZHayden Reinbold 15.4350.00010
2440Chase McDermand 15.462-0.0279
3297Gavin Miller 15.959-0.5248
4581Dakota Gay 15.967-0.5327
5131BKyle Beilman 16.013-0.5786
6655Trevor Cline 16.034-0.5995
779MZach Wigal 16.808-1.3734