Lonnie Wheatley, BIXBY, Okla. (April 25,
2019) – It’s back to the Midget Racing ranks for
16-year-old Cannon McIntosh this weekend with a
set of Lucas Oil POWRi National events
throughout Illinois and Missouri aboard the Dave
Mac Motorsports Toyota-TRD Spike No. 08.
The three-race weekend begins at the cozy
confines of Belleville Illinois’s 1/5-mile
Belle-Clair Speedway before shifting to the
high-banked 1/3-mile Federated Auto Parts i-55
Raceway on Saturday. The weekend then
concludes on Sunday atop the ¼-mile Jacksonville
Speedway in Illinois.
“We’re looking forward to getting back
into the Midget this weekend,”
While the series championship is the goal,
McIntosh has his sights set on trips to victory
“We can’t really worry about points,”
McIntosh explains. “We’re just trying to
get wins and as many good finishes as we can,
the rest of that stuff will work itself out.”
McIntosh comes into the weekend after
another pair of strong ASCS Sprint Car Regional
showings last weekend.
After earning ASCS Sooner Region Hard
Charger efforts the previous weekend at Creek
County Speedway, McIntosh raced to a sixth-place
finish in Friday night’s ASCS Sooner Region vs
NCRA Sprint Car card at Kansas’ Humboldt
Speedway and then picked up an 11th-place
finish in Saturday’s ASCS Sooner vs. ASCS
Mid-South Regional tilt at Pocola, Oklahoma’s
Following a heat race run from fourth to
third on Friday night, McIntosh steered clear of
Humboldt feature carnage to climb from tenth to
a strong sixth-place finish.
“The track was pretty tricky, I was trying
to run the bottom in and get it going but it
never quite got there,” Mcintosh explained.
With passing at a premium on Saturday at
Tri-State Speedway, McIntosh was mired deep in a
heat race and then managed to climb from 15th
to claim the 11th position by the
time the checkered flag flew.
“I felt like we were pretty good, there
just wasn’t a whole lot of passing to be done,”
McIntosh sums up.
After showing tremendous speed in each of
the four legs of last month’s POWRi Midget
“Turnpike Challenge” in Oklahoma, McIntosh looks
to add a POWRi score or more to March’s USAC
“Shamrock Classic” victory.
Along with Toyota-TRD, other marketing
partners making the 2019 Cannon McIntosh slate
of events possible includes Sanders and
Associates, Car and Fleet, Mobil 1, Speedway
Engine Development, Best Graphics, Fieldhouse
Gear, Precision Inspection, Panels by Smoke,
Walker Performance, Sanders Wheels, American
Discount Brake and Muffler, D&N Fabrication,
Darling Ingredients, PJ’s and Hinds Family.
Up Next: Lucas Oil
POWRi National Midgets at Belle-Clair Speedway
(Belleville, IL) on Friday, Federated Auto Parts
I-55 Raceway (Pevely, MO) on Saturday and
Jacksonville (IL) Speedway on Sunday.
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