For immediate release
May 13, 2019
Indianapolis racing driver Stephen Cox will return to road racing next month as part of the Momo Champ sportscar endurance racing team. With support from STA-BIL Brand Fuel Stabilizer and 104+ Octane Boost, the two-race agreement puts Cox behind the wheel at NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky on June 14-16.
Cox, a former GT Challenge Series champion and current track record holder at Gingerman Raceway, is making his first appearance at NCM’s 3.2-mile, 23-turn road course. It is also his first race with the TireRack.com Champcar Endurance Series after scoring three wins and five podiums in the rival World Racing League.
Team owner Hillar Kalda and veteran racers Carlos Galavis and Joey Evans have led the Tallahassee-based Momo Champ team to five class victories and a runner-up finish for the 2018 Class A national title.
Cox is scheduled to drive in place of Evans, who is unavailable for the NCM Motorsports Park events. “I just want to get on the track,” Cox said after numerous delays getting his 2019 campaign off the ground. “The Super Cup North Division is starting fairly late in the season. I’m still waiting on several stock car and road racing possibilities, but I want to be racing right now. Momo Champ is a proven winner and I’m not going to pass up a good seat.”
Testing for next month’s event begins on Friday, June 14, with an eight hour race scheduled for Saturday and a seven hour race wrapping up the weekend on Sunday.
Cox is expected to return to ovals on MavTV network’s Super Cup Stock Car Series midway through the summer, with additional road racing appearances at Virginia International Raceway, Gingerman Raceway, Pittsburgh International Race Complex and Road America.