Dawsonville, Georgia — Donald McIntosh enjoyed a great weekend behind the wheel of his Blount Motorsports No. 7 Ole Ben Franklin Motors/ Stowers Cat/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Vic Hill Racing Engine Super Late Model. He raced to a pair of wins and added an additional Top-10 finish in Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series action.
The two wins pushed his 2019-win tally to three.
“I don’t really know where to start, but what an amazing weekend for our team,” McIntosh said. “To win the first two nights, and then put ourselves in contention to win the third night, before having the flat, is pretty special. It’s even more special that multiple teams came over to help change the flat and that respect means a lot to me!
“We’re focused on the final three series’ races this weekend. We know it’s going to be a tall feat to overtake Dale [McDowell] for the championship, but we are going to give it our absolute best shot.”
The Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals Series kicked off the three-day stretch on Thursday evening at Tri-County Racetrack (Brasstown, North Carolina) with a $4,000-to-win program. In a field of 14 cars, Donald McIntosh registered the fastest time in his qualifying group, which positioned him on the pole for the A-Main. Leading flag-to-flag, Donald cruised to his second win of the season, which came over Dale McDowell, Casey Roberts, Kenny Collins, and Jamie Oliver.
The following night at Crossville Speedway (Crossville, Tennessee), McIntosh came in second fastest in his qualifying group behind Ross Bailes, earning him the third-starting position for the A-Main. Overtaking the lead from Dale McDowell after he suffered a flat-tire, Donald soared to third win of the season in the 40-lapper to capture the $4,000 prize. Dakotah Knuckles, Robby Moses, Tanner English and Ross Bailes trailed him to the checkers.
Saturday brought 20 Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals Series competitors to Thunderhill Raceway (Summertown, Tennessee) for the $10,000-to-win finale. Starting the night off with a heat race victory, McIntosh locked into the outside-front-row, starting position for the finale. Suffering a flat right-rear tire on lap 40, Donald battled back to a ninth-place finish in the remaining ten circuits.
Following his two-win weekend, Donald currently sits just 18 points behind Dale McDowell for the lead in the Spring Nationals point standings. For more information on this event, please visit www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com .
The upcoming holiday weekend – May 25-27 – finds McIntosh looking to claim the 2019 Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series championship. He’ll compete in three events with action opening on Saturday night at Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia) with a $4,000-to-win affair before moving to Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia) on Sunday evening for a $5,000-to-win race. The weekend draws to a close on Monday night at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee) with a $10,052-to-win race.
For the complete standings as well as more information on the events, please visit www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com .
For more information on the weekend’s festivities, please visit www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com .
Donald McIntosh would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Blount Excavating, Motion Control Suspension, Massey Electric, Turner Hydraulics, Ole Ben Franklin Motors, Food City, The Wine and Spirits Cellar and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.
For the latest information on Donald McIntosh, please visit www.DonaldMcIntoshRacing.com .
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