McIntosh To Test The Indianapolis Motor Speedway In USF2000 Oct. 28-29
 October 27, 2011| 
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INDIANAPOLIS - Mazda Road to Indy driver Shannon McIntosh is set to participate in The Chris Griffis Memorial Indy Open Test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct 29. 


"I'm really looking forward to testing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway," said McIntosh. "There are several reasons why this is going to be an extremely humbling experience. First, I'm honored to participate in the memorial for Chris Griffis who I hadn't met but have heard was a great person. Also, Dan Wheldon did the Mazda Road to Indy test at IMS with all the cars under that banner a few weeks ago. To me, this test will not only be a tribute to Chris, but to Dan and the entire SSM family for their recent losses. I continue to pray and keep them in my thoughts. As I look towards 2012, I am excited to be working with Pabst Racing during this test and am hopeful that a year of road racing under my belt will serve as great groundwork for a successful second year in USF2000."


The Ohio-native, 22, will be testing both days in the USF2000 National Championship Series from 9:00-10:00 a.m. and 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT and media may film on-track activity during both sessions.  Shannon will be available for one-on-one interviews from 2:15-2:45 p.m. The same availability times apply for both days of the open test.


Shannon just completed her first full racing season since 2006 when she competed this past season for Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing in the USF2000 National Championship Series.


McIntosh began her racing career at age 5, and has amassed over 100 combined victories through Quarter Midgets and USAC Midgets. McIntosh is currently the only American female driver under the INDYCAR banner.  Named a "Pretty Amazing" finalist by SEVENTEEN magazine this past summer, McIntosh also starred in a special on MTV about her unique career as a race car driver this past August. 




About Shannon McIntosh:


Shannon McIntosh is a 22-year-old autoracing driver who competes in INDYCAR's 'Mazda Road to Indy' USF2000 National Championship Series.  McIntosh began her racing career at age 5, and has amassed over 100 combined victories through Quarter Midgets and USAC Midgets. With over 17 years of racing experience under her belt, she brings a wealth of oval track knowledge unlike most drivers entering the series with little or no oval experience.  She was the highest-ranking female on pavement in the Midwest in 2006 and named "DARF Asphalt Driver of the Year" in the USAC Ford Focus Midget Series. Some of McIntosh's other accolades include being awarded the coveted Kara Hendrick Memorial Scholarship while attending the Lyn St. James Driver Development Program as well as being named a recipient of the 2010 Pitfit scholarship. McIntosh is currently the sole female driver in the USF2000 National Championship Series and the only American female driver in the developmental "Mazda Road to Indy" pipeline.  McIntosh has been a guest or profiled on a variety of platforms including, MTV's The Seven, MTV News, E! News,, USA Today, Just Jared, Jr.,,, SEVENTEEN, Girl's Life Magazine, TLC's Sarah Palin's Alaska, and Indianapolis Woman, among others.  For more information, please visit:,, or


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