Shannon McIntosh is the 22 year old superstar who races for Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing in the Cooper Tires Presents USF2000 Powered by Mazda series. Sorry, just trying to be official. She’s a rising talent in open wheel racing, having come from midgets and quarter midgets to the world of open wheel road course racing.
You can imagine that it’s not easy coming from a paved and dirt track oval to some of the road courses of USF2000 isn’t easy for anyone, especially when you’re used to oversteer, not understeer. However, Shannon has made it look quite easy. I, for one, am jealous, because she could probably demolish me on the race track. She claims that she’s also talented at driving a manual transmission car in high heels… We chatted about this a little in Baltimore, and came to the conclusion that she has to do so in my M3 in order to win a friendly bet. If this ever happens, you can expect a camera in the footwell of the car. Thank God she has nicer legs than I do, otherwise the camera would be forgotten about.
But that’s all beside the point. At the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix USF2000 had two races to end their season, and Shannon was kind enough to give me the video from the GoPro attached to her white #2 Glass Hammer Racing car (pictured above).
Let’s take a ride with Ms. McIntosh as she shows us the way ’round the Streets of Baltimore, shall we?
[Video credit: Shannon McIntosh]