Columbus, Indiana (January 28, 2020)………Cannon McIntosh will compete full-time on the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget trail in 2020 as the newest driver to join the lineup for Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports where he’ll pilot the No. 71K for the 10-time series championship winning team.
The 17-year-old McIntosh burst onto the midget racing scene in 2019 with his first career USAC victory in the Shamrock Classic at the Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin driving for his father’s Dave Mac Motorsports team.
The Bixby, Oklahoma driver also collected a pair of second place finishes with USAC in 2019 at Gas City during Indiana Midget Week and a stellar performance in the season-ending Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ventura (Calif.) Raceway where he led a race-high 67 laps.
Earlier this month, McIntosh turned more heads after winning a prelim feature at the Chili Bowl in his first appearance for the Kunz/Curb-Agajanian team, then followed it up by finishing third on the final night to become the youngest podium finisher in Chili Bowl history.
It was a thrilling debut for McIntosh with the team, which leaves team owner Keith Kunz with high hopes heading into 2020.
“Cannon blew us away with his performance at Chili Bowl, so bringing him on full-time was a no brainer for us,” Kunz said. “This kid has all the intangibles inside the cockpit and, most importantly, he’s got the mental aspect of the sport down. I’m excited to take him to a lot of new tracks this year and see what he can show us. He’s got the potential. It’s just about executing night-in and night-out.”
“This opportunity means the world to me and my family,” McIntosh said. “Chasing a title with a team like KKM and Toyota is a dream come true for a kid like me. I can’t thank my dad and Cody Cordell enough for everything they have done for me. It’s bittersweet leaving my dad’s team (Dave Mac Motorsports), but this was our goal all along and to reach it with the help of Toyota is huge for us. I can’t wait to get started in Florida; this is going to be a fun year.”
McIntosh joins Buddy Kofoid and Daison Pursley as fellow full-timers on the KKM team for the 2020 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget season, which begins February 7-8 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. with practice set for Feb. 6 followed by two full nights of racing.