CONCORD, N.C. — The upcoming Xtreme Outlaw Midget Series presented by Toyota season is going to be a bit sweeter for drivers with increased points funds for the championship and Appalachian Midget Week.
Ten-thousand dollars have been added to the championship points fund and Milton Hershey School has partnered with the series to help double the Appalachian Midget Week fund.
A grand total of $90,000 – up 12.5% from this year – will be distributed amongst the top-10 drivers who contest all 30 events on the schedule. The champion will receive $30,000, with second taking home $15,000 and $10,000 for third place.
The new distribution works in conjunction with the series’ tow money program started in March, awarding a cash bonus to each driver with perfect attendance for each track traveled to on the schedule.
The second annual Appalachian Midget Week, the four-race swing through Pennsylvania, Aug. 7-10, will be sponsored by Milton Hershey School. The payout will be a $10,000 points fund to the miniseries’ top-five points earners. Drivers will be rewarded after the final race with the payouts being: $5,000 to the champion, $2,500 for runner-up, $1,250 to third, $750 for fourth and $500 for the fifth-place driver.
Chase McDermand captured the inaugural Midget Week crown in August, winning two of the three races contested en route to the championship check.
“As our partnership continues to evolve with World of Outlaws, we are thrilled to be part of this year’s race week in Pennsylvania,” said Nadine Krempa, MHS Senior Director of Enrollment Management and Family Relations. “World of Outlaws drivers have invested their time on and off the track to give our students hands-on learning experiences and introduce them to the racing industry. As a residential school, the race locations for this series are also some of our students’ hometowns, so it will be special for the communities to come together to support these drivers.”
The Milton Hershey School Appalachian Midget Week begins Aug. 7 at Action Track USA in Kutztown, Pa., followed by visits to Linda’s Speedway (Jonestown, Pa.) on Aug. 8, Path Valley Speedway Park (Spring Run, Pa.) on Aug. 9, and closes with a visit to Clyde Martin Memorial Speedway (Newmanstown, Pa.) on Aug. 10.