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BIXBY, OKLA. (January 28, 2020) – Following his epic performance at the Chili Bowl Nationals, the rumor mill was buzzing and the speculations were plenty, but now it is finally official. 17-year old Cannon McIntosh hailing from Bixby, Okla. has been tabbed as the newest Toyota Racing Development Driver and will contest the 2020 USAC/POWRi campaigns with midget racing icon Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports.
Driving the Toyota Racing powered Bullet-By-Spike No. 71K, McIntosh will contest more than 75+ events between the USAC National Midget Series and the POWRi National Midget League. He’ll compete in several crown jewel runnings such as The BC39, Turkey Night Grand Prix, Indiana Midget Week, Four-Crown Nationals, Pepsi Nationals, Hangtown 100, Turnpike Challenge, and so much more.
Ascending to the top in remarkable fashion, this news comes only 10 days removed from his superb run at the Chili Bowl Nationals where he stole a preliminary feature win and became the youngest podium finisher in history on Saturday night finishing behind Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell.
It all started with Dave Mac Motorsports, however, his family-owned operation. Coming from the stout Oklahoma micro sprint ranks, McIntosh’s prowess has been developing since he was a child and even landed him a Tulsa Shootout title in the Jr. Sprint ranks. His father’s belief in him sparked the start of Dave Mac Motorsports and with Cody Cordell on the wrenches along with Cannon at the wheel, the one-car team from Bixby, Okla. became a contender at the biggest midget racing events in 2018.
Once that first opportunity with KKM came at Chili Bowl, McIntosh capitalized and struck gold. Showing a calm, cool and collected demeanor while treading the cushion and fending off attacks from global champions Tyler Courtney and Michael Pickens, McIntosh shocked the world and put his name on the map with that Monday night win. A victory that resonated with Toyota Racing executives and earned him a full-time seat with Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports in 2020.
His season will kick off in just two days time when the USAC National Midget Series opener takes to Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida on Friday and Saturday, February 7-8.
2020 SEASON STATS:
Feature Starts (2) – Victories (1) – Top Fives (2) – Top Tens (2) – Heat Wins (2)
February 7-8, USAC National Midgets at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida.
You can keep track of Cannon McIntosh’s on-track action including schedule and results at https://www.facebook.com/cmacracing/. You can follow him on Twitter at @CannonMac_08.