Shannon McIntosh has signed with Cape Motorsports w/Wayne Taylor Racing for the upcoming 2011 USF2000 National Championship.
Bill Zahren, aka Pressdog, interviewed McIntosh following the announcement; you can read it here.
McIntosh, 21, who has spent the majority of her career in oval racing, will make the jump to road course, and open-wheel racing, for the 2011 season with hopes of eventually graduating to IndyCar. It goes without saying that this is going to be a big change for her. She’s done quite a bit of testing already (w/JDC Motorports, Juncos Racing and more), though, and now she will begin a rigorous testing program with her new team: Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing.
McIntosh will be driving the No. 2 CM/WTR car which was piloted to a runner-up finish in the 2010 USF2000 National Championship by Patrick McKenna — who has recently graduated to Star Mazda.
Working with Dominic and Nicholas Cape should help ease the transition for the now-Florida resident (formerly Ohio) heading into the opening race at Sebring International Raceway on March 17-18.