From Global Media (Photos by Erin Castellaw and Nelson Skinner) – Indianapolis racing driver Stephen Cox has landed a new ride after his original team withdrew their entry from next week’s TireRack.com Champcar Enduro at NCM Motorsports Park in Kentucky. Just hours later Cox had a verbal agreement on a two-race deal with WMRacing that was finalized yesterday.
WMRacing is an experienced Pro-Am sportscar team near Nashville, TN specializing in endurance races and Trans-Am competition. Their aero-converted 104+ Octane Boost #755 Mazda MX-5 is fresh off an endurance racing class win at Road Atlanta. The team also recently scored several other podium finishes in the American Endurance Racing championship series behind the engineering expertise of team principal Josh Castellaw.
“WMR has a great track record of good finishes and their cars are pretty reliable, which is paramount in endurance racing,” Cox said. “They’ve offered me all the laps I want in testing on Friday, so I should be comfortable with the track by the end of the day. I’m really thankful they brought me on board. My biggest concern is getting comfortable inside the car. I think I’m the biggest guy on the team, so the seat might be a tight fit.”
The four-man driving team is comprised of Cox, Castellaw, and racers Justin Ford and Adam Lindsey, both with endurance wins on their resume.
Backed by 104+ Octane Boost, Cox is competing in both oval track racing and road courses throughout the season. His nine previous endurance racing starts through 2018 produced three wins, five podiums, one pole position and a new track record.
Testing for the TireRack.com Champcar 8+7 Enduro begins on Friday, June 14th, followed by an eight-hour race on Saturday and a seven-hour event on Sunday.