Cox’s Front Row Qualifying Run Washed Out by Rain

Categories: Racing News.

July 17, 2012

For the second time this season the Super Cup series has fallen victim to rain. The Boschett Timepieces 100 and the Super Cup Challenge Series events at Old Dominion Speedway were canceled following a brief shower on Saturday afternoon.

The Pack Motorsports/Boschett Timepieces/McGunegill Engines Special had qualified 2nd for the Challenge Cup and 5th for the Boschett 100 prior to the rain.
Pack Motorsports was the favorite to win the Challenge Cup after pole winner J. P. Crabtree wrecked his car in practice. Driver Stephen Cox said, “Nothing is guaranteed, but that was our race to lose. J. P. is a great driver and I was looking forward to racing him. There are some other really fast guys in the Challenge series, but after J. P.'s crash it looked like we had the car to beat.”
The Pack Motorsports crew had worked hard on the car all weekend, including a special test session on Friday afternoon. Although Cox wasn't happy with the car's handling after the test, team owner J. J. Pack and crew chief Brian Donati said that the car would work better with fresh tires and a higher gear ratio in qualifying, which is exactly what happened. Two-time series champion Jody Harrison was also helpful, lending the team a rear end gear to further fine tune the car and keep the McGunegill engine revving at peak horsepower. 
Cox qualified at 17.700 seconds, placing the Boschett Timepieces car outside the front row for the Challenge Cup and inside row 3 for the Boschett 100. 
Both events have been postponed until August 25th. Each race will be aired on the TUFF TV television network and Motorsportworld.TV. 
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