Salty Dog’s Grand Prix and the Future of American Racing

Stephen Cox Blog Presented by McGunegill Engine Performance I started late. I didn’t drive in my first professional auto race until age 21. Before that, I was addicted to go kart racing. No, not the World Karting Association or the National Karting Alliance. I’d never heard of them. My karting career began by paying five dollars for ten minutes of track time in a 5 horsepower, 25 mile per hour fun kart at tiny, tourist-driven venues during our family vacations. We stopped at go kart tracks from Virginia to Utah. Any track, any time. It wasn’t real racing, but it Read More

Strong Qualifying Run Ends With Mechanical Failure at Jennerstown

  After scoring his 19th career win at Midvale a few weeks before, C7R Motorsports driver Stephen Cox was second in the North Division points chase at Jennerstown Speedway last weekend for the Super Cup American Racer Twin 50’s. Although Cox’s Sta-Bil 360 Performance¬†#21 ran strongly in the top three during practice, clutch problems made it clear that the car could not go the distance. With a possible North Division championship at stake, C7R Motorsports teammate Codie Rohrbaugh chose to step aside and put Cox in his #7 car. With no practice time in the other car, Cox jumped in Read More

10 Great Race Tracks That You’ve Never Seen, Part IV: Montpelier Motor Speedway

July 5, 2017 Stephen Cox Blog Presented by McGunegill Engine Performance Indianapolis. Le Mans. Milwaukee. Those are the places that come to mind when discussing the oldest and most legendary race tracks on the planet. Montpelier is rarely mentioned, though it should be. Last weekend I discovered a small, dirt bullring in eastern Indiana that has been one of auto racing’s best kept secrets for over a century. Built as a half mile horse racing track in 1903, Montpelier Motor Speedway held its first automobile race on Tuesday afternoon, May 4, 1915. To put that date in perspective, it was Read More