September 16, 2012
Whitesville, KY – The first half of the day looked bleak for the Boschett Timepieces/Ed & Co. Racing Supplies Chevy S-10 race truck, but the team came on strong late in the day to notch an unlikely 7th place finish in the Jones & Sons 100 at Kentucky Motor Speedway on Sunday night.
The truck was equipped with the wrong rear end gear at the beginning of practice, forcing the team to sacrifice nearly the entire practice session on a series of three gear changes. Crew chief Jerry Young and mechanic John Buck worked hard on the truck and although the chassis wasn't dialed in for qualifying, driver Stephen Cox was still able to post the 11th quickest time.
“I was sure we could still go faster in the race,” Cox said. “So we accepted the grid penalty and decided to make another chassis adjustment after qualifying. It only cost us a few grid spots, but the truck got faster all night long. Jerry and John were fantastic as usual. They never lost faith and kept encouraging me. They said the track would change and help us late in the race, and of course, they were right. It did. We were one of the fastest trucks at the end of the night. I really appreciate Ed Yoak putting me in his truck. They're good people to race with.”
Staying on the lead lap and working his way up to 7th position, Cox was turning lap times on par with the leaders when the 100-lap event came to a close. This marks the second consecutive top ten finish for a new team that continues to succeed despite of a lack of testing and limited history together.
Cox returns to ARCA Truck racing at Indiana's Angola Speedway on October 6th.