Stephen Cox to Drive for Kincaid Racing at Parker 425

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INDIANAPOLIS, January 5, 2010 – Kincaid Racing’s Trick Truck team will return to the Best in the Desert racing series at the legendary Parker 425 (February 6-8) with veteran driver Stephen Cox joining as the team’s second driver.

The Kincaid team includes owner Scott Kincaid, who serves as the truck’s primary pilot, Ronnie Markegard and Gary Kincaid. Kincaid Racing has not yet announced which driver will lead off at the Parker 425 or the point at which the driver change will occur during the race.

“Stephen and I have been talking about running a race together for over a year and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to make it happen,” said Scott Kincaid, who drove Kincaid Racing’s trick truck to a top five finish at the Parker 425 in 2008.

On January 12-13, Cox will join the rest of the Kincaid team on the Barstow course for a two-day test session supervised by Scott Kincaid, after which the truck will be torn down for race prep.

With more than two decades of driving experience, Cox makes his debut in the Trick Truck class at this year’s Parker 425. He has previously driven both Rolex and SCCA sports cars, NASCAR stock cars and open cockpit machines on road courses and ovals. For the past four years, Cox has produced and hosted the popular “Best in the Desert TV” series airing on Fox Sports Network and the Outdoor Channel.

“I’m still fairly new to desert racing and really appreciate Scott putting me in the Kincaid truck,” said Cox, who is a 13-time race winner and two-time road racing series champion. “The challenges of reading the terrain and handling a truck of this weight are going to be exciting. I can’t expect to morph into a Larry Ragland clone in just one lap, but fortunately with a veteran like Scott leading our team, I don’t have to. I look forward to racking up some miles, running a steady pace and helping the team to a solid finish.”

The 2010 Blue Water Resort & Casino Parker 425 will be held this February in Parker, Ariz. The Parker event, first held in the early 1970’s, is considered one of the crown jewels of desert racing. For more details about the race, visit the Best in the Desert website (

About Sopwith Motorsports

Sopwith Motorsports Ltd. produces motorsports programming for national television networks and provides production services to many of off-road racing’s premier companies and sponsors, including Ford Motor Company, Bully Dog Technologies, Torchmate CNC Cutting Systems and Mastercraft racing seats. Sopwith CEO Stephen Cox is a racecar driver and television host for auto racing events on NBC, Fox Sports, Outdoor Channel, HD Theater and ESPN2.

About Kincaid Racing

Kincaid Racing is led by veteran driver Scott Kincaid. The team races a 900+ horsepower Trick Truck in the Best in the Desert off-road desert racing series. Kincaid began his racing career in motocross at age 12, and then moved up to the Mickey Thompson Series of stadium races driving a Class 10 buggy where he was named SCORE “Rookie of the Year” in 1983. Joining the off-road desert racing circuit after a 17-year hiatus from racing, Scott piloted Kincaid Racing’s Porter PRC-1 Class One Unlimited Race Car to a third place finish in the Henderson 400 in 2005. The team next placed first overall in 2006 at the McKenzies 400 race. In 2008, Scott raced the Kincaid team’s Trick Truck to a top five finish at the Parker 425 and placed first overall at the Rocky Point 200 in Mexico.
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