COLUMBUS, IND. (June 16, 2020) – Heading into the 16th annual Indiana Midget Week, Cannon McIntosh of Bixby, Okla. is firing on all cylinders.
The teenage sensation has already racked up three victories in 2020, tying him with former National Midget Driver of the Year,. Tanner Thorson, as the winningest duo in midget racing this year. Since his formation with Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports at the Chili Bowl Nationals – which resulted in a preliminary win & podium in the finale – McIntosh and his Toyota Racing No. 71K has developed into arguably the hottest commodity nationwide.
After a hometown victory with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets at Port City Raceway in Tulsa, Oklahoma, McIntosh returned to POWRi competition last weekend and picked right back up where he left off, in victory lane. A Friday night triumph at Lake Ozark (Mo.) Speedway gave him his third W of the year before a second-place effort to KKM teammate Buddy Kofoid wrapped up the weekend on Saturday.
That’s a wave of FIVE-STRAIGHT podium finishes that McIntosh is riding, and it all comes with perfect timing. This week, the Oklahoma hot shoe ventures north for a daunting six-night stretch in the “Hoosier State.” The nationally revered Indiana Midget Week tests teams and drivers with a rollercoaster ride that takes place at Paragon, Gas City, Lincoln Park, Lawrenceburg and Kokomo. It’s the most grueling run on the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget campaign, and McIntosh is looking forward to it more than ever.
Last year, McIntosh made his Indiana Midget Week debut in a Dave Mac Motorsports No. 08 entry. The then 16-year old experienced his share of ups-and-downs throughout the week, recording noteworthy finishes of second at Gas City and fifth at Lawrenceburg, while also forging through forgetful shows at Lincoln Park and Bloomington.
This time with the powerhouse Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports team at his back, McIntosh goes to #IMW20 with his confidence at an all-time high. After all, as an organization KKM holds five Indiana Midget Week championships between racing elite Christopher Bell, Rico Abreu, Spencer Bayston and Logan Seavey. Along with teammates Buddy Kofoid, Zeb Wise, Daison Pursley and Kaylee Bryson, McIntosh looks to become the next champion to come from the Columbus, Ind. team.
McIntosh begins his pursuit of the 2020 Indiana Midget Week title tonight as the mini-series debuts at Paragon Speedway. You can watch the action all week long LIVE on www.floracing.com.
2020 SEASON STATS:
Feature Starts (13) – Victories (3) – Top Fives (10) – Top Tens (11) – Heat Wins (9) – QuickTimes (1)
Tues, June 16: USAC Indiana Midget Week at Paragon (Ind.) Speedway
Wed, June 17: USAC Indiana Midget Week at Gas City (Ind.) Speedway
Thur, June 18: USAC Indiana Midget Week at Lincoln Park (Ind.) Speedway
Fri, June 19: USAC Indiana Midget Week at Lincoln Park (Ind.) Speedway
Sat, June 20: USAC Indiana Midget Week at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway
Sun, June 21: USAC Indiana Midget Week at Kokomo (Ind.). Speedway
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.