By: Lucas Halbert - Grassroots Racing News / Dave Mac-Dalby Motorsports
Mooresville, North Carolina (3/8/2023)…. Austin Barnhill is getting Xtreme with Dave Mac-Dalby Motorsports in 2023. For the first time in his career, Barnhill will be chasing points in a dirt National Midget. Austin is set to participate in all 36 Xtreme Outlaw Series races, plus the prestigious BC39 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He will be seen trekking across the country in the Barnhill Investment - K1 Race Gear - Spike - Toyota #17B.
Over the past two years Barnhill has made twenty-two National Midget features and a pair Heat Race wins. In January, the Wilmington, North Carolina native, arguably had his best Midget performance to date at the Chili Bowl Nationals. Austin made his preliminary night feature and made an E-Main on Saturday evening, a four main improvement from his previous Chili Bowls.
His career Chili Bowl finish has boosted Austin’s confidence heading this upcoming season, “For sure, I have always been a firm believer in that momentum carries over. I have kept that in the back of my head since Chili Bowl that I have the potential to do this at a high level with the rest of these other guys.”
Barnhill is excited for numerous tracks on the schedule as Xtreme Outlaw Series officals constructed a schedule that contains several places that have not held Midgets in a few years or have never seen them at all.
“I am super pumped to head to Pennsylvania, I always heard they were awesome and never got the chance to run them. I definitely like the bullring style tracks, high-banked getting up on the wheel, really looking forward to those. Millbridge Speedway, it fits my style and isjust twenty-five minutes from my apartment. I’ll have a lot of laps there in a Micro Sprint with our new Micro team, Dave Mac-Barnhill Motorsports. 2023 will be a lot of fun.”
Austin wastes no time visiting bullrings as he is set to open the Xtreme Outlaw Midget schedule this weekend on Friday and Saturday at the Southern Illinois Center in DuQuion, Illinois.