2023 50/50 Xtreme Series: Round 4 Series Finale

The final race of the 50/50 Xtreme Series was decided by just one point and three laps. Our newest Sportsman driver in the mix, Aaron Castro, not only closed the deal on the series win today but also finished 2nd overall in Round 4, against two Expert drivers.

Short Story
Place Name Laps Points Total Time
1 Steve Stewart* 558 236 4327.801
2 Aaron Castro 544 182 4347.334
3 George Peters* 541 181 4459.477
4 Kevin Webster 507 149 4426.83
5 Jerry Pearson 273 98 2311.258

*Expert Driver

Race 1: Jag Hobbies NC-2  70′ Boss Mustang Hardbodies
Home Cook’n, George Peters, Aaron Castro

The Jag NC-2 chassis is a very serious racing platform. However,  with these stock AutoWorld Super III bodies installed, they can be a bit unpredictable.

George Peters was on fire in Race 1 with three 2nd-place segment finishes and completing the race just eight seconds behind the race winner and on the same lap!  Detailed Results

Place Name Laps Points Total Time
1 Steve Stewart 140 64 1352.88
2 George Peters 140 50 1423.44
3 Aaron Castro 136 47 1291.1
4 Jerry Pearson 134 46 1365.84
5 Kevin Webster 114 28 1384.37
Race 2: MegaG+ 1.7 “Modified”
Home Cook’n, Jerry Pearson, Kevin Webster

This car is the most competitive platform out there, by far. This race had three different segment winners, Jerry Pearson won two of the five segments!

In the end, Jerry Pearson finished on the same lap as the race winner and less than a fraction of a second behind. Way, way competitive racing!  Detailed Results

Place Name Laps Points Total Time
1 Steve Stewart 139 53 945.131
2 Jerry Pearson 139 52 945.422
3 Kevin Webster 135 45 982.405
4 Aaron Castro 138 44 999.324
5 George Peters 134 41 976.465
Race 3: MegaG 1.7 Whelen/SK Modifieds (IROC)
Home Cook’n, Aaron Castro, George Peters

We just couldn’t get enough of the MG+ platform. This set was Box Stock 1.7 chassis’ with the new “paper” bodies. Again, very competitive. George Peters drove the wheels off his cars, winning two of the four segments and holding on to a 5-point lead over Aaron Castro going into the final segment. George was sitting in a very nice position going into the final segment, just one lap and one point behind the leader. In the end, George struggled with the Blue lane. At the same time, Kevin Webster came alive, besting George by only one lap but bagging the final podium spot and dropping George to a 4th-place finish, handing Aaron the points he needed to bag the 2nd-place podium spot. Again, way close racing with the MG+ platform. Detailed Results

Place Name Laps Points Total Time
1 Steve Stewart 139 55 1036.9
2 Aaron Castro 135 47 1042.257
3 George Peters 134 46 1039.166
4 Kevin Webster 128 40 1042.051
Race 4: Viper V-SPEC “SPEC STOCK” Lexan

The final race of the series,  a very fast and very competitive class that is extremely competitive. This one was mostly a battle between Aaron Castro and George Peters, both bagging two 2nd-place segment finishes. In the end, George, after a couple of bad heats was five points behind Aaron going into the final segment. George needed a great segment and some luck. Aaron would finish fourth in the segment and George would finish in 2nd-place, three laps up on Aaron but tied in points. Aaron would take the 2nd-place podium spot with a 6-second better total run time. Detailed Results

Place Name Laps Points Total Time
1 Steve Stewart 140 64 992.894
2 Aaron Castro 135 44 1014.65
3 George Peters 133 44 1020.408
4 Kevin Webster 130 36 1018.002

So, there you have it. The 2023 50/50 Xtreme Series is in the books. Sportsman driver, Aaron Castro wins it over hard-charging Kevin Webster in the final round. Great driving by our newest member and congrats on the series win!

2023 50/50 Xtreme Series Final Overall Standings
Place Name Laps Points Total Time
1 Aaron Castro 1559 583 13187.46
2 Kevin Webster 1532 491 15719.91
3 Jerry Pearson 634 244 8530.101
4 Eric Lane 339 112 6219.998
5 Shaylin Maddox 214 76 1574.672
6 Grace Maddox 82 45 716.313
7 Abe Maddox 81 42 789.937
1 Steve Stewart* 1782 820 15347.45
2 George Peters* 1337 469 9458.514
3 Jordan Walker* 141 75 2213.675


Okay, that’s it for now. Stay tuned for details on next Saturday’s Kid’s Race and 2023 Season Awards Presentations.  We may do some team racing with qualifying and combining the fastest with the slowest on each team, we’ll see. Just a fun day at the track regardless.

Awards to be presented:
      • 2023 50/50 Xtreme Series Winner – Sportsman
      • 2023 Season Champ – Sportsman
      • 2023 Season Champ – Junior
      • 2023 Most Improved Driver
      • 2023 Rookie of the Year
      • 2023 Team of the Year

Okay, shut up and drive!

2023 50/50 Xtreme Series: Round 4 Series Finale

Author: Race Director

Just an old slot car racer and Race Director at Stewart Raceway.

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