One of the top GP2 racing teams in the country has signed Indianapolis racing driver Stephen Cox to a two-race contract to compete in the World Racing League’s 6th annual October Rush 8-hour endurance sports car races on October 19-20 at Tulsa’s Hallett Motor Racing Circuit.
The Minneapolis-based North Loop Motorsports BMW team has already posted four wins and five podium finishes in 2019 and remains in the hunt for the GP2 crown as well as the WRL national championship. Cox joins team principal Chris Davis and drivers C. J. Harayda and Chad Baures to round out the four-driver rotation.
Not only has the team consistently posted wins this season, but Cox brings a rich history at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit as well. Cox won the GT Challenge Series championship and Rookie of the Year award at Hallett’s 1.8-mile road course in 2004 and has posted 12 wins at the facility since. Two of those wins came at the 2015 October Rush endurance race, and he finished fourth in last year’s event with support from 104+ Performance.
“I’m lucky because these guys don’t really need me,” Cox said. “They’re already fast. They’re already winning. My best contribution will come through being consistent and taking care of the race car. The most important thing in endurance racing is making sure that you don’t use up the car. Hallett is a very technical track so you’ve got to go easy on the brakes and make sure that you don’t burn up the outer edges of the front tires on turn-in. You can’t let the track use up your car.”
Hallett Motor Racing Circuit is located 35 miles west of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The first 8-hour sports car endurance race begins on Saturday morning, with the second 8-hour event on Sunday. North Loop Motorsports will broadcast the team’s in-car camera live throughout the event. Text and photo updates during the event will be posted on Stephen Cox’s Facebook page, with a video release on Tuesday, October 22.