October 9, 2015
“I'm racing a Ford Mustang with a 302 Windsor. For me, that's as good as it gets,” said driver Stephen Cox of Sopwith Motorsports after reaching an agreement to drive for Shaky Dog Racing in next weekend's October Rush endurance race at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit in Tulsa.
In doing so, he hopes to put an exclamation point on the most successful season in Sopwith's history. The team's 2015 results have been stunning.
Cox hasn't finished outside the top five in any race, on ovals or road courses, since early July 2014.
He's posted seven podium finishes in the last ten events along with a pair of wins in Oklahoma and Michigan, two pole positions and a new track record at Gingerman Raceway.
Another top five result in this weekend's World Racing League endurance event would mean that Sopwith scored a top five in every race of the 2015 season, a record unmatched in the team's 31-year history.
“I really want to thank Chris Brierly and everyone at Shaky Dog Racing,” Cox said. “They've got a competitive car and a great team. I appreciate them bringing me on board. It gives us a good chance to really finish the year strong for Impact safety, McGunegill Engines and Boschett Timepieces.”
The second annual October Rush is scheduled for October 17-18. The first day consists of a 9-hour enduro, with a separate 7-hour race held the following day. Cox will compete in the GP2 class. A live data feed is available all weekend at RaceHero.io, and team updates and photos will be posted on Sopwith's Facebook and Twitter social media.