McIntosh Gets First USAC Score at the Shamrock
Cannon McIntosh’s grace under fire was demonstrated literally and figuratively in a multitude of manners Saturday night in the fourth annual “Shamrock Classic” at the Southern Illinois Center.
A fuel leak during hot laps ignited the Bixby, Oklahoma driver’s ride, giving the 16-year-old driver a scare he won’t soon forget and forcing him to borrow crew member Grady Chandler’s firesuit for the remainder of the night as a replacement.
“I got blisters on my ankle right now,” McIntosh pointed out. “That was definitely the scariest moment of my life. I had flames up to my eyes and couldn’t grab my belt. I was starting to freak out a little bit…”
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