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Charlene Meents Memorial
I-44 Riverside Speedway | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Saturday, October 14, 2023
Race Recap  

Reinbold Wins Feature, Avedisian Clinches Championship in Season Finale at I-44

With everything on the line in the final race of the year, two of the sport’s brightest young stars rose to the occasion Saturday night in the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota season finale.

Nineteen-year-old Hayden Reinbold led all 30 laps of the main event to score his first career national Midget series victory, winning the 19th annual Charlene Meents Memorial finale at I-44 Riverside Speedway and giving Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports their second Xtreme Outlaw Series winner trophy.

“It’s amazing, I’ve been wanting it for so long,” Reinbold said.

Beside him in the spotlight stood 17-year-old Jade Avedisian – who, with a third-place Feature finish, clinched the 2023 Xtreme Outlaw Series championship for Keith Kunz Motorsports (KKM) to become the first female national Midget series champion in motorsports history.

“It means the world to me,” Avedisian said. “Not only to me, but my team.”

Jacy Norgaard Photo

From the announcement in early February that revealed Avedisian’s signing with KKM and their primary goal to win the Xtreme Outlaw Series championship, the hype for the season finale had been building. She and Cannon McIntosh emerged as early championship favorites after their wins to open the season at the Southern Illinois Center in March, and the battle came down to the 29th and final Feature event of the year Saturday night.

Coming into the 30-lap finale, Avedisian held a 27-point gap over McIntosh. Starting on the outside pole, Avedisian held strong up front throughout while McIntosh ran into trouble, narrowly avoiding a massive pileup on the first lap but later retiring to the infield under green eight laps in with mechanical failure, shattering his chances for the championship.

In Victory Lane, there were tears, smiles and hugs all around for Avedisian, her family and the KKM crew. She had widened her points gap to 59 over runner-up Zach Daum, who finished fifth in the Feature, and sealed the championship in her first season with Keith Kunz Motorsports.

“I’m just so happy to do it for KKM, Mobil 1, Toyota Racing,” Avedisian said. “So many people believe in me, and I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for them. I’m truly grateful, and I’m excited to write my name in the history books.”

On the track, Reinbold reigned supreme. Standing tall over each of the championship frontrunners, Reinbold drove a flawless race, taking the lead on the opening lap from the pole and going unchallenged for 30 laps to score the $5,000 grand prize.

“I felt solid, Connor [Ridge, crew chief] was giving me signals that I was doing fine,” Reinbold said. “I just knew [to not] mess it up and I’d be fine.”

In only his fourth season of Midget racing, Reinbold made leaps and bounds much larger this year than those previous, improving his skills behind the wheel immensely since the first race in Du Quoin. Though things were slow-going at first, he’s glad he stuck it out to get to this moment.

“It goes back to 2020 – I went up to my dad and was like, ‘I wanna go race,’ and he sent me and Connor on the road,’” Reinbold said. “I struggled for a while, but Connor never gave up on me, my dad never gave up on me – they just kept believing in me. Finally, I felt like it all paid off for me and hopefully it paid off for them too.”

Jacy Norgaard Photo

Karter Sarff earned the DIRTVision Hard Charger honors in his drive from 18th up to second. He made a special effort just to get into the main event, grabbing the last transfer spot in the second Last Chance Showdown to punch his ticket in. Thursday night winner Ryan Timms finished fourth while Zach Daum completed the top five – clinching the Xtreme Outlaw-POWRi Challenge Series championship and a runner-up finish in overall points in the process.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Driven 2 Save Lives Feature (30 Laps): 1. 19AZ-Hayden Reinbold[1]; 2. 21K-Karter Sarff[18]; 3. 71-Jade Avedisian[2]; 4. 67-Ryan Timms[8]; 5. 7U-Zach Daum[3]; 6. 97-Gavin Miller[9]; 7. 25K-Taylor Reimer[5]; 8. 7P-Kyle Jones[11]; 9. 19A-Daison Pursley[16]; 10. 13-Elijah Gile[21]; 11. 43-Gunnar Setser[13]; 12. 14R-Jonathan Beason[7]; 13. 19M-Ethan Mitchell[6]; 14. 97K-Cooper Williams[17]; 15. 32-Trey Marcham[20]; 16. 31K-Kyle Beilman[19]; 17. 08-Cannon McIntosh[15]; 18. 40-Chase McDermand[4]; 19. 19K-Riley Kreisel[10]; 20. 26R-Corbin Rueschenberg[12]; 21. 5U-Peter Smith[14]; 22. 19U-Pierce Urbanosky[22]

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Results  
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11019AZHayden Reinbold 300.00030Running200$5,000
218+1621KKarter Sarff 30-0.7930Running194$2,500
32-171Jade Avedisian 30-0.9200Running190$1,500
48+467Ryan Timms 30-1.0080Running186$1,200
53-27UZach Daum 30-1.2550Running182$1,100
69+397Gavin Miller 30-1.4230Running178$900
75-225KTaylor Reimer 30-1.6280Running174$800
811+37PKyle Jones 30-1.8540Running170$700
916+719ADaison Pursley 30590.2450Running166$600
1021+1113Elijah Gile 30-2.4270Running162$550
1113+243Gunnar Setser 30-2.7230Running158$525
127-514RJonathan Beason 30-3.1050Running154$500
136-719MEthan Mitchell 30-3.4440Running150$475
1417+397KCooper Williams 28-2 Laps0Running146$450
1520+532Trey Marcham 27-3 Laps0Running142$400
1619+331KKyle Beilman 12-18 Laps0DNF138$400
1715-208Cannon McIntosh 8-22 Laps0DNF134$400
184-1440Chase McDermand 2-28 Laps0DNF130$400
1910-919KRiley Kreisel 0-30 Laps0DNF126$400
2012-826RCorbin Rueschenberg 0-30 Laps0DNF122$400
2114-75UPeter Smith 0-30 Laps0DNF118$400
2222019UPierce Urbanosky 0-30 Laps0DNF114$400
Hard Charger: Karter Sarff
Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
13+208Cannon McIntosh 100.00010Running0$0
26+497KCooper Williams 10-3.0030Running0$0
32-127Casey Friedrichsen 10-6.3780Running100$50
47+37WHenry Chambers 10-7.3580Running100$50
511+607Cade Cowles 10-10.5170Running100$50
69+377Bret Klabunde 9-1 Laps0Running100$50
75-251BJoe B. Miller 1-9 Laps0Running100$50
81-713Elijah Gile 0-10 Laps0DNS0$0
94-519UPierce Urbanosky 0-10 Laps0DNS0$0
108-27DMichelle Decker 0-10 Laps0DNS100$50
1110-115CCarter Chevalier 0-10 Laps0DNS100$50
121207Shannon McQueen 0-10 Laps0DNS100$50
Hard Charger: Cade Cowles
Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+119ADaison Pursley 100.00010Running0$0
24+221KKarter Sarff 10-1.6280Running0$0
31-232Trey Marcham 10-2.4750Running0$0
45+100Ryder Laplante 10-6.8030Running100$50
56+100XBrant Woods 10-6.8040Running100$50
610+41GCaden McCreary 10-7.8390Running100$50
73-431KKyle Beilman 10-9.5170Running0$0
87-177JJohn Klabunde 10-10.7480Running100$50
98-1F5Devin Simmons 10-11.2450Running100$50
109-184SShaun Shapel 5-5 Laps0DNF100$50
1111098Ryan Padgett 0-10 Laps0DNS0$0
Hard Charger: Caden McCreary
Heat 1 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifferencePoints
1440Chase McDermand 192.9560.00023
2267Ryan Timms 193.956-1.00018
3119KRiley Kreisel 194.973-2.01716
4532Trey Marcham 195.871-2.91515
535UPeter Smith 196.197-3.24112
6651BJoe B. Miller 196.725-3.76910
777WHenry Chambers 197.781-4.8258
88F5Devin Simmons 201.235-8.2796
91007Cade Cowles 202.894-9.9385
10998Ryan Padgett 117.92175.0352
Heat 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifferencePoints
1219AZHayden Reinbold 175.7280.00021
2471Jade Avedisian 176.431-0.70320
3143Gunnar Setser 177.288-1.56016
4326RCorbin Rueschenberg 178.021-2.29314
5531KKyle Beilman 179.219-3.49112
6600Ryder Laplante 181.211-5.48310
7777JJohn Klabunde 184.212-8.4848
8884SShaun Shapel 187.410-11.6826
997Shannon McQueen 187.411-11.6834
Heat 3 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifferencePoints
137UZach Daum 516.8180.00022
2214RJonathan Beason 517.515-0.69718
317PKyle Jones 518.136-1.31816
4527Casey Friedrichsen 520.186-3.36815
5919UPierce Urbanosky 520.801-3.98316
6408Cannon McIntosh 519.038-2.22010
7697KCooper Williams 521.196-4.3788
887DMichelle Decker 522.690-5.8726
9715CCarter Chevalier 176.455340.3634
Heat 4 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifferencePoints
1119MEthan Mitchell 213.2830.00020
2297Gavin Miller 213.662-0.37918
3425KTaylor Reimer 215.018-1.73517
4619ADaison Pursley 215.260-1.97716
5313Elijah Gile 215.899-2.61612
6521KKarter Sarff 216.346-3.06310
7700XBrant Woods 217.276-3.9938
8977Bret Klabunde 220.846-7.5637
981GCaden McCreary 220.846-7.5634
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
19+840Chase McDermand 00.0000Running10$0
27+55UPeter Smith 0-0.0830Running9$0
35+267Ryan Timms 0-0.2250Running8$0
410+619KRiley Kreisel 0-0.2990Running7$0
56+132Trey Marcham 0-0.4020Running6$0
64-251BJoe B. Miller 0-0.5240Running5$0
78+17WHenry Chambers 0-0.6460Running4$0
83-5F5Devin Simmons 0-0.7470Running3$0
92-798Ryan Padgett 0-0.8560Running2$0
101-907Cade Cowles 0-1.1240Running1$0
Hard Charger: Chase McDermand
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+171Jade Avedisian 00.0000Running10$0
23+126RCorbin Rueschenberg 0-0.2680Running9$0
34+119AZHayden Reinbold 0-0.2870Running8$0
49+543Gunnar Setser 0-0.2980Running7$0
55031KKyle Beilman 0-0.3530Running6$0
67+100Ryder Laplante 0-0.5410Running5$0
78+177JJohn Klabunde 0-0.7320Running4$0
81-784SShaun Shapel 0-1.1670Running3$0
96-37Shannon McQueen 0-49.2080Running2$0
Hard Charger: Gunnar Setser
Qualifying Flight 3 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
18+708Cannon McIntosh 00.0000Running10$0
29+77UZach Daum 0-0.0190Running9$0
32-114RJonathan Beason 0-0.1680Running8$0
43-17PKyle Jones 0-0.2960Running7$0
57+227Casey Friedrichsen 0-0.4250Running6$0
66097KCooper Williams 0-0.5450Running5$0
75-215CCarter Chevalier 0-0.5610Running4$0
81-77DMichelle Decker 0-0.6240Running3$0
94-519UPierce Urbanosky 0-0.7930Running2$0
Hard Charger: Cannon McIntosh
Qualifying Flight 4 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11025KTaylor Reimer 00.0000Running10$0
29+713Elijah Gile 0-0.0770Running9$0
33097Gavin Miller 0-0.1160Running8$0
45+119MEthan Mitchell 0-0.1930Running7$0
56+121KKarter Sarff 0-0.3360Running6$0
64-219ADaison Pursley 0-0.3520Running5$0
78+100XBrant Woods 0-0.4420Running4$0
87-11GCaden McCreary 0-0.6490Running3$0
92-777Bret Klabunde 0-0.8900Running2$0
Hard Charger: Elijah Gile
Hot Laps 1 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
14+325KTaylor Reimer 00.0000Running0$0
231+2908Cannon McIntosh 0-0.0460Running0$0
320+1719MEthan Mitchell 0-0.1320Running0$0
435+317UZach Daum 0-0.2030Running0$0
511+67PKyle Jones 0-0.2240Running0$0
612+697Gavin Miller 0-0.2700Running0$0
716+919ADaison Pursley 0-0.2740Running0$0
824+1621KKarter Sarff 0-0.2980Running0$0
910+126RCorbin Rueschenberg 0-0.3060Running0$0
106-471Jade Avedisian 0-0.3680Running0$0
1128+171GCaden McCreary 0-0.4470Running0$0
1214+219AZHayden Reinbold 0-0.4620Running0$0
1323+1097KCooper Williams 0-0.4660Running0$0
1419+515CCarter Chevalier 0-0.4840Running0$0
1533+1840Chase McDermand 0-0.5400Running0$0
167-914RJonathan Beason 0-0.5420Running0$0
1718+131KKyle Beilman 0-0.5530Running0$0
188-1077Bret Klabunde 0-0.6050Running0$0
1934+1543Gunnar Setser 0-0.6060Running0$0
2036+1613Elijah Gile 0-0.6720Running0$0
2113-851BJoe B. Miller 0-0.6790Running0$0
2227+527Casey Friedrichsen 0-0.6840Running0$0
2330+777JJohn Klabunde 0-0.7120Running0$0
2425+15UPeter Smith 0-0.7180Running0$0
253-227DMichelle Decker 0-0.7640Running0$0
2615-1119UPierce Urbanosky 0-0.8030Running0$0
2737+1019KRiley Kreisel 0-0.8370Running0$0
2822-67Shannon McQueen 0-0.9040Running0$0
2917-1267Ryan Timms 0-0.9050Running0$0
3021-932Trey Marcham 0-0.9200Running0$0
3126-500Ryder Laplante 0-0.9370Running0$0
3232000XBrant Woods 0-1.1410Running0$0
3329-47WHenry Chambers 0-1.2090Running0$0
342-3284SShaun Shapel 0-1.2490Running0$0
351-3407Cade Cowles 0-1.3140Running0$0
365-3198Ryan Padgett 0-1.4000Running0$0
379-28F5Devin Simmons 0-1.4640Running0$0
Hard Charger: Zach Daum
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

Charlene Meents Memorial
Saturday, October 14, 2023
I-44 Riverside Speedway
4100 SW 149th St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73170 

Series Racing
Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series

To Win Amount
$5,000.00

Feature Laps Length
30

Related Documents
 https://xtremeoutlawseries.com/schedule/event-info/?event=3682

Track Info  

I-44 Riverside Speedway
4100 SW 149th St
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73170 

Track Type
0.200; banked red clay oval

Track Map
Competitor Info  
Competitor Downloads
 https://www.dirtcarmembers.com/downloads.php

Tire Rules
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.

Competitor Info
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.