June 4, 2014
Acorn Cabinetry Racing has announced that their team drivers will switch cars for this weekend's ARCAfest Howie Lettow Memorial at the Milwaukee Mile.
Former Mid-American Stock Car Series champ Jeremy Spoonmore will take over his teammate's white and red #95 machine at Milwaukee, while 2004 GT Challenge Series champ Stephen Cox will jump into Spoonmore's blue #22 car with black trim.
Acorn Cabinetry Racing principles Randy and Claire Aubart said the change would accommodate differences in the physical stature of each driver. The 95 car was built for a smaller driver with very limited steering wheel clearance. Getting Cox fitted into the #22 “shouldn't be a problem,” according to Claire Aubart, since “it has a lot more room and adjustibility than the 95.”
The #22 is a newly rebuilt car, but Spoonmore proved that it was sorted and competitive with a top-5 finish at Wisconsin International Raceway (WIR) on May 10th.
Cox said he was unsure if the change was permanent. “I've not driven the 22 yet, but I'm not sure it matters. I have complete confidence in any car that comes out of the Acorn Cabinetry shop, and the 22 laid down better lap times than the 95 at WIR anyway. So I'll get fitted into the 22 before practice on Saturday and we'll be fine.”
The #22 car will remain in its existing bright blue livery with the addition of sponsor decals from Boschett Timepieces and Sopwith Motorsports. Cox will continue to wear his familiar Impact by Mastercraft Safety driver's gear.
The ARCAfest Howie Lettow Memorial is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, June 7th.