McIntosh Controls Illinois Speedweek Opener

Cannon McIntosh (POWRi photo)

CHARLESTON, Ill. — Cannon McIntosh emerged victorious at Charleston Speedway to earn his eighth career Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League feature victory in an action-packed 30-lap thriller to jumpstart the ninth annual POWRi Illinois Speedweek.

Launching the field on the initial green flag, McIntosh and Jacob Denney battled through the first few corners with McIntosh controlling the lead.

Cruising to a comfortable lead, Cannon weathered the storm of late-race restarts to hold off all challengers, earning his second feature win of 2022 with Jacob Denney finishing a close second in a hard-fought effort.

“I knew it was going to get slick, just not this slick, on one of the mid-race restarts I adjusted the shock set up a little but this team prepared a rocket-ship for me tonight,” McIntosh said.

Holding steady in the feature would find Karter Sarff finishing third with Bryant Weideman placing fourth. Maria Cofer rounded out the top five.

The finish:

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 08-Cannon McIntosh[1]; 2. 61-Jacob Denney[2]; 3. 21K-Karter Sarff[8]; 4. 01-Bryant Wiedeman[4]; 5. 57-Maria Cofer[6]; 6. 19AZ-Hayden Reinbold[19]; 7. 25K-Taylor Reimer[5]; 8. 56-Mitchell Davis[21]; 9. 5-Gavan Boschele[3]; 10. 83-Dominic Gorden[11]; 11. 87-Jace Park[7]; 12. 84-Jade Avedisian[24]; 13. 97K-Kaidon Brown[12]; 14. 21-Emilio Hoover[9]; 15. 71M-Gavin Miller[20]; 16. 10C-Dalton Camfield[18]; 17. 17C-Devin Camfield[23]; 18. 71E-Mariah Ede[16]; 19. 40-Chase McDermand[10]; 20. 31K-Kyle Beilman[22]; 21. 56N-Jake Neuman[13]; 22. 4K-Kayla Roell[15]; 23. 97-Brenham Crouch[14]; 24. 71-Cade Lewis[17].

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