The Packs Racing crew is working hard on a newly-acquired chassis in final preparation for the Super Cup Stock Car Series season opener on April 28 in Columbus, Ohio.
Team owner J. J. Pack says the Laughlin short track car is one of the finest chassis in the team's stable. It is being re-bodied as a Chevrolet Impala SS and painted in the red and black colors of Boschett Timepieces, the primary sponsor of driver Stephen Cox. The engine is a race-prepared Chevy V8 built by McGunegill engines of Muncie, Indiana, producing 600 horsepower at 7,400 rpm's.
The car will wear a special 1960's style livery, and has been registered as car #21 with Super Cup officials. "That was my jersey number when I played high school basketball," Cox said. "I've had it on a number of my racecars since then."
The paint was applied in the last week of March, in addition to all body work and trim. The transmission and McGunegill engine were installed last week by a hard-working Packs Racing crew that has invested countless man-hours toward the effort.
While Cox is in Houston to co-host the Mecum Auto Auction for Velocity channel next week, team owner J. J. Pack will drive the car in a final shakedown at a yet-to-be-determined racetrack. The team hopes to continue testing with Cox at the wheel just prior to the Performance Fiberglass 100 Presented by RH2 at Columbus Motor Speedway on April 28.
If his television obligations don't conflict, Cox will compete for the Super Cup championship points title and the Super Cup Challenge title.
The Packs Racing/Boschett Timepieces/McGunegill Engines Chevy will be officially unveiled in about a week in a special pre-season photo essay.