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Cannon McIntosh (Ken Simon photo)

McIntosh Rips Through POWRi Field

SWEET SPRINGS, Mo. — Cannon McIntosh held off the late-race dramatics on night one of the Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex Fall Brawl to capture his 17th career victory with the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget League.

Setting the field of competitors would find pole-starter and high-point qualifier Taylor Reimer battling front-row counterpart Daison Pursley into the first pair of corners on the opening lap with Reimer capturing the initial racing advantage as Dominic Gorden, Brenham Crouch, Gavan Boschele, and Bryant Weideman in hot pursuit inside the top-five during the opening laps.

Holding the front of the field for the first few laps of the event, Reimer appeared to be the fastest wheelman until a first-corner miscue would send her into the outside wall to bring out the caution and relinquish the lead to a speedy Gorden. 

Keeping the point placement, Gorden would hold down first until the mid-point when McIntosh used a high-side maneuver to slingshot to the lead of the field with Boschele and Crouch following suit.

Maintaining the front of the field after the late-race restarts, Cannon McIntosh would not be denied with the Lucas Oil POWRi National and West Midget League to earn the feature victory to earn his eleventh victory of the season. 

“This became a tricky track; I knew I had to almost use a diamond off of turn four but keep the momentum for the high-side in turns one and two. Gavan was really fast tonight so it was everything I could do to keep him behind me,” said McIntosh.

Staying close in the entire feature by using a low-line precision, Weideman would secure a solid showing of runner-up with Boschele completing the feature’s final podium placement.

Craig Ronk won the micro sprint feature.

The finish:

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 08-Cannon McIntosh[7]; 2. 01-Bryant Wiedeman[6]; 3. 5-Gavan Boschele[4]; 4. 71K-Dominic Gorden[3]; 5. 21K-Karter Sarff[9]; 6. 3-Jake Neuman[22]; 7. 71-Daison Pursley[2]; 8. 7U-Kyle Jones[12]; 9. 3C-Collin Mitchell[10]; 10. 19AZ-Hayden Reinbold[19]; 11. 11A-Andrew Felker[13]; 12. 25K-Taylor Reimer[1]; 13. 97K-Brent Crews[15]; 14. 7D-Michelle Decker[21]; 15. 17B-Austin Barnhill[20]; 16. 57-Maria Cofer[11]; 17. 26-Corbin Rueschenberg[14]; 18. 97-Brenham Crouch[5]; 19. 97A-Xavier Doney[17]; 20. 15-Clinton Boyles[16]; 21. 89-Todd McVay[18]; 22. 40-Chase McDermand[8].