Cannon McIntosh Back in Illinois for another POWRi Midget Weekend
Lonnie Wheatley, BIXBY, Okla. (September 13, 2019) – Another weekend of Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League competition is on the docket for Cannon McIntosh and the Dave Mac Motorsports Toyota-TRD Spike No. 08 Midget team this weekend.
The 16-year-old from Bixby, OK, takes to Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, IL, on Friday before moving on to Macon Speedway on Saturday night.
“We have had some really good runs at Belleville and Macon is fun, we’re looking forward to this weekend and maybe getting our first POWRi National win,” McIntosh says.
McIntosh enters the weekend after racing into last week’s prestigious USAC National Midget “BC39” feature event and another pair of strong POWRi outings.
Last week began at The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the young gun made his presence known by racing his way into the Thursday night feature event amongst the field of 90 entries.
“It was a cool event, it was fun to be able to be a part of it,” McIntosh explains. “Our goal was to make the feature. It was a Chili Bowl-caliber feature, so we were happy to make it in there.”
After racing his way into the main event, McIntosh worked forward until a late race incident resulted in an official finish of 18th.
“We were up to about 14th, then I decided to go up top and smoked a rut that I didn’t realize was there and got into the wall,” McIntosh recalls. “’We had a good car, we were happy with it.”
McIntosh and company shifted back to POWRi action at Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois on Friday nights and landed a sixth-place finish in the feature event after a runner-up heat race showing.
“The track was pretty rough, you really had to drive it in on the wall and there wasn’t a whole lot that you could do from there,” he explains.
Moving on to Canton, Illinois’ Spoon River Speedway, a failed oil filter o-ring filter in heat race action put McIntosh behind the eight ball from the outset.
He battled back in strong form though, rallying from the tail of the “B” Main to take the win and then climbing all the way up to 11th in the feature event to salvage a good finish on the night.
“I realized the oil pressure was getting low in the heat, I was lucky to kill it before we blew up,” McIntosh says. “We got that fixed and were good the rest of the night and made the most of it.”
McIntosh makes two more runs at a Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League triumph this weekend in Illinois.
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Up Next: POWRi National Midget League at Belle-Clair (Belleville, IL) on Friday and Macon (IL) Speedway on Saturday.
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