The Boschett Timepieces/Acorn Cabinetry Racing #82 took second place honors in the first Mid-American Stock Car Series event at Wausau, Wisconsin’s State Park Speedway last night.
Qualifying outside of row 2, the Hoosier Tire-backed Sopwith entry settled into third place, passing both frontrunners for the lead with just three laps remaining. On the final lap, Rick Tackman, Jr. got past Sopwith’s Stephen Cox to take the win by car length.
“I just let that one get away,” Cox said. “Our radios weren’t working and I wasn’t sure how close Tackman was, or where he was going to try and pass me. My spotter (Claire Aubart) was telling me exactly what I needed to know to protect the lead, but I couldn’t hear her. Rick did a good job and deserved to win.”
Cox was driving the recently re-numbered car formerly driven by teammate Jeremy Spoonmore, although the car’s livery has changed considerably. The blue and black machine now wears number 82 in place of the previous 22, with logos from Boschett Timepieces, Hoosier Tire and Sopwith Motorsports.