Indianapolis-based Sopwith Motorsports has released its competition schedule for team driver Stephen Cox in the upcoming 2020 motor racing campaign, featuring 21 events in eight states spanning nearly 5,000 miles of travel.
The season begins with a return visit to Bowling Green’s NCM Motorsports Park, where Cox’s team finished third in last year’s 8-hour endurance event.
Five races in the month of May include the legendary courses at Road America and Watkins Glen, followed by Cox’s first appearance in Michigan’s Grattan 8 Hour Endurance race.
June will mark Cox’s first appearance at Gingerman Raceway since 2015 when his team won the WRL endurance race and Cox set a track record that still stands. 104+ Performance has partnered with the team for this event as part of the Gridlife Music & Motorsports Festival series.
The remainder of the season is highlighted by a midsummer visit to the Alpine Horizon Festival at Pike’s Peak International Raceway, Cox’s first appearance in the 24 Hours of America and a return to the WRL’s October Rush enduro at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit, an event he’s won twice.
For the first time in five years Cox’s schedule includes no stock car racing. “Never say never, but unless a ride opens up I’m focusing on endurance racing,” Cox said. “104+ Performance is really interested in reaching the participants and enthusiasts of the sport so that’s where we’re going. And it’s probably what I enjoy most anyway. I love sports cars and the strategy of major events… 8 hour to 24 hour races. That requires a special skill set and I love it.”
|Mar 21||NCM Motorsports Park||8+7 NCM Endurance|
|May 2||Road America||Can-Am Endurance Cup|
|May 9||Watkings Glen||AER Endurance|
|May 30||Grattan Raceway Park||Grattan 8 Hour Endurance|
|June 6||Gingerman Raceway||Midwest Motorsports Festival|
|June 27||New Jersey Motorsports Park||AER Endurance|
|Aug 22||Pike’s Peak Intnat’l Raceway||Alpine Horizon Festival|
|Sept 5||New Castle Motorsports Park||24 Hours of America|
|Oct 17||Hallett Motor Racing Circuit||16 Hour October Rush|
|Oct 31||Grattan Raceway Park||Grattan 8 Hour Endurance|