FARMER CITY, Ill. — The Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series had its turn in February and now the history making is in the hands of the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series this weekend at Farmer City Raceway in Illinois.
In conjunction with the POWRi Midgets, the new series will come to life on April 1 during Farmer City Raceway’s iconic Illini 100. The mighty midgets will battle for a pair of $4,000-to-win features to kickstart the 12-race season.
A fleet of 12 teams and drivers have already committed to chasing the inaugural Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series championship this season. They will be joined by a handful of POWRi regulars and Illini invaders at Farmer City’s 1/4-mile bullring.
The inclusion of the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series into this weekend’s program brings the best of both worlds for open-wheel and fendered fans alike.
Chad Boat is bringing a trio of CB Industries entries from North Carolina to not only chase an Illini 100 victory, but to compete for the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series championship as well. He’ll have teenagers Jade Avedisian, Dominic Gorden and Jace Park at the wheel of his Toyota-powered machines.
Toyota Racing powerhouse Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports is set to bring a staggering six cars to the Xtreme Outlaw Midget debut with Bryant Wiedeman in the No. 01, Taylor Reimer in the No. 25, Kaylee Bryson in the No. 71, Mariah Ede in the No. 71E, Brenham Crouch in the No. 97 and Kaidon Brown in the No. 97K.
Dave Mac Motorsports will have a foursome of Toyota-powered midgets this weekend with both Cannon McIntosh and J.J. Loss committed to chasing the Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series championship. Kevin Woody and Austin Barnhill will also be joining the fleet for the Illini 100.
Bundy Built Motorsports is a two-car tandem traveling to Farmer City Raceway with Zach Daum and Ethan Mitchell piloting the No. 9 and No. 19 rides.
Andrew Felker will begin his championship chase aboard the Pannell Chipping, James Hodge Auto Group and Smith Equipment No. 11A this weekend. By joining the new series, the 2012 POWRi Midget champion is looking for his first national title in a decade.
Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports will field teenager Hayden Reinbold in the No. 19AZ for all 12 races in the Xtreme Outlaw Midget season. Emilio Hoover will pilot the Steve Reynolds-owned Ripper No. 21 with veteran crew chief Flea Ruzic on the wrenches for the defending POWRi West Midget champion.
Chase McDermand has the pleasure of wheeling the Mounce/Stout Motorsports No. 40 in the first two races of the season. The Gray Auto No. 06 will hit the track with 15-year-old Rylan Gray opening his pursuit of the Xtreme Outlaw Midget championship.
Trifecta Motorsports is sending Kyle Jones on the road with crew chief Bobby Milliser to begin the Xtreme Outlaw Midget title quest this weekend at Farmer City. Karter Sarff has continually raised eyebrows in the national midget ranks and makes his next step by chasing the championship this year in his family-owned No. 21K.
Of currently committed full-time teams, Bryan Stanfill rounds out the group aboard the Griffiths Motorsports No. 75AU. Daniel Adler is also expected to compete for the win this weekend in his No. 50 machine.