Midgets for McIntosh this Weekend after Top Ten in Sprint Car Debut
Lonnie Wheatley, BIXBY, Okla. (April 27, 2018) – It was without question a successful Sprint Car debut for 15-year-old Cannon McIntosh in last Friday’s ASCS Red River Region event at Creek County Speedway near Tulsa, OK.
With a top-ten finish in his first ASCS competition, McIntosh and the RL Hudson/Toyota-TRD No. 08 Midget team are back in action with the POWRi West Midget League on Saturday night at Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway.
The Sprint Car debut got off to a rough start when McIntosh was collected by a spinning car in his heat race. “He spun and there wasn’t anywhere to go,” McIntosh recalls.
The young racer bounced right back though, advancing through “B” Main action and then climbing all the way from the 19th starting position to finish tenth in the feature event atop the tight ¼-mile clay oval.
“I was able to work the bottom of the track really well, nobody else was there so I was able to get on the berm and just pick them off one by one,” McIntosh says.
McIntosh will be back in Sprint Car action with the ASCS Warrior Region next weekend in Missouri. “I’m looking forward to it, I’m just getting used to the speed and I think it’s going to make us that much better in the Midget,” McIntosh explains.
For now, it’s back to Midget action on Saturday night after a rough-luck trip to Pevely, Missouri’s Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway last Saturday.
After circling the I-55 clay in rapid fashion in hot laps, fuel system issues kept McIntosh from making any more green flag laps on the night.
“It was disappointing, especially after being as fast as we were in hot laps,” McIntosh comments.
McIntosh and crew are ready to bounce back this weekend though with a return to I-44 Riverside Speedway, where he topped a POWRi National Midget heat race to open the season in March.
“I’m excited about it, we had some good speed there last time and I think we can build on that,” McIntosh says. “And we’re definitely looking for redemption after last weekend.”
That redemption can come atop the 1/5-mile I-44 Riverside Speedway clay oval on Saturday night.
Up Next: POWRi West Midget League at Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway on Saturday night.
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