It’s All McIntosh In West Memphis USAC Run

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Cannon McIntosh in action at Riverside Int'l Speedway. (David Sink photo)

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. – Cannon McIntosh started from the front and parked it victory lane during Saturday’s 30-lap finale to the Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Hometown Challenge at Riverside Int’l Speedway.

The race was a non-points feature for the USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series due to the conflicting USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series event at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway.

McIntosh, from Bixby, Okla., started from the pole position en route to the triumph in the Dave Mac Motorsports No. 08 after earlier winning the first heat race.

Bryant Wiedeman captured the victory in the second heat and went on to finish in the runner-up position in the feature behind McIntosh after starting from outside the front row.

Wiedeman led the charge of a trio of Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports machines, which took the second, third and fourth positions in the final rundown with Brenham Crouch third and Friday winner Daison Pursley fourth.

The event’s namesake, two-time NASCAR Cup Series victor and two-time NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. rounded out the top five aboard his CB Industries ride.

Derek Hagar earned the victory in the six-lap dash that preceded the main event.

The finish:

1. Cannon McIntosh (1), 2. Bryant Wiedeman (2), 3. Brenham Crouch (8), 4. Daison Pursley (6), 5. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (3), 6. Tyler Thomas (5), 7. Derek Hagar (4), 8. Ethan Mitchell (7), 9. Chase Howard (11), 10. Mike Magic (12), 11. Blake Carrier (10), 12. Michael Magic (9), 13. Austin Wood (13).

Lap Leader(s): Cannon McIntosh 1-30.