Claims semi-pro division
In the United States the most coveted trophy, in any sport, is the one awarded for a U.S. National Championship.
Amherstâ€™s Ryan Mackintosh celebrates in U.S. INEX Legend Car championship win in Erie, Penn. on the weekend. Submitted
ERIE, Penn. â€“ In the United States the most coveted trophy, in any sport, is the one awarded for a U.S. National Championship.
INEX Legend Car racing held its National Championship event this past weekend in Erie, Penn. and Nova Scotia native Ryan Mackintosh took home the win in the very competitive Semi-Pro division.
The three-day event saw Amherst's Mackintosh qualify third overall for the championship race held at Lake Erie Speedway on Saturday night. Mackintosh led the most laps in the feature but saw the lead change five times in a caution filled event.
"I wasn't sure we were going to be able to get the win with all the restarts," stated Mackintosh from the track following the race.
In fact the race was put under caution seven times including once for a wreck that saw one car flip and make contact with the track wall.
"It is really satisfying to get this win. The team has been working so hard this year and to win this is really amazing," commented Mackintosh.
The Chris Woods Racing team now has to refocus for the final events of the year.
"We need to get the job done in our final races and pick up a couple more wins to secure the overall points championship" said team owner Chris "Woody" Woods.
Mackintosh currently leads the INEX points standings with the season ending on Oct. 6.