Lonnie Wheatley, BIXBY, Okla. (April 12,
2018) – After a pair of idle weekends, Bixby, Oklahoma’s Cannon
McIntosh fires back into action with Friday night’s POWRi West
Midget League “Midget Meltdown” at Meeker, Oklahoma’s Red Dirt
Raceway aboard the RL Hudson/Toyota-TRD No. 08.
It marks the beginning of a busy stretch
of racing action for the 15-year-old with a schedule of
approximately 60 events over the course of the season including
his 360-ci Sprint Car debut next weekend at Creek County
Speedway and then Caney Valley Speedway.
Friday’s card will mark McIntosh’s second
visit to Red Dirt Raceway in POWRi Midget action after racing to
a top-ten finish last September.
“It was a fun racetrack,” McIntosh said of
the ¼-mile Red Dirt Raceway. “You could race
anywhere in the heat race then it was hammer down around the top
in the feature.”
McIntosh will look for Meeker success
after opening up his season in the recent POWRi Midget “Turnpike
Challenge” at Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway on March
23-24 where he raced his way into the feature on the second
night by virtue of a convincing heat race victory amongst a
field of more than 60 entries from throughout the country.
“I didn’t feel too comfortable off the
bat,” McIntosh said of the first night aboard the sharp looking
No. 08 entry. “It’s a new car for us and we
made some changes the second night and it felt really good.
We got rolling and put it in the show.”
Those laps getting the new machine dialed
in should pay dividends in Friday’s POWRi West Midget event at
Red Dirt Raceway.
Along with RL Hudson and Toyota-TRD, other
marketing partners making the ambitious 2018 slate of events
possible includes American Discount, Complete Auto Care, Best
Graphics, Fieldhouse Gear, Precision Inspection, Sanders and
Associates, Panels by Smoke, Walker Performance, Sanders Wheels,
American Discount Brake and Muffler, D&N Fabrication, Car and
Fleet and Infinity Shocks.
POWRi West Midget League “Midget Meltdown” at Red Dirt Raceway
in Meeker, OK, on Friday night, April 13.
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