Indianapolis-based racing driver Stephen Cox will return to C7R Motorsports on October 14th for a pair of races that will signal the end of his 2017 campaign in the United States.
Cox will again pilot the familiar STA-BIL 360 Performance #21 at the Super Cup Twin 50’s at Nashville’s Highland Rim Speedway in mid-October after garnering a race win, a top five, three top tens and an 8th place finish in the Northern Division points standings.
“We had our share of mechanical gremlins this year, but when the car ran well, we were fast,” Cox said. “I really appreciate Codie Rohrbaugh and Larry Berg inviting me back for the final races. It’s a special post-season doubleheader that will give us a chance at a strong finish to our oval season, it will lengthen our television season on MavTV by two programs, and it gives me another opportunity to represent STA-BIL brand fuel stabilizer. It’s win-win for everyone.”
“The Rim,” as Highland Rim Speedway is known, is a quarter-mile track that perfectly suits Cox’s driving skills. Cox has mastered the shortest tracks on the Super Cup schedule, nearly winning the pole at the 3/8-mile Lonesome Pine last season while setting a new track record at Midvale Speedway’s quarter-mile bullring. Cox returned to Midvale in 2017 and won despite switching to a backup car and starting dead last.
“Oh yes, I’m excited to be back on a quarter mile track,” Cox said. “For some reason our results on the really short tracks have been amazing. I don’t know what to attribute it to. We have a good car everywhere we go and we even qualified second at Jennerstown this year, and that’s a half mile track. But we seem to be a threat to win every night when we’re on the bullrings.”
After the Highland Rim doubleheader in October, Cox is next scheduled to compete in the opening round of the Electric GT sportscar championship at Circuit Paul Ricard in France on November 25-26.