Indianapolis racing driver Stephen Cox has been signed by Scuderia Shadetree Racecar (SSR) Engineering to co-drive the World Racing League’s “October Rush” twin endurance races on October 19-21 at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit near Tulsa.
The team will soon announce the complete three-driver line up for its Subaru BRZ #51 sports car which will compete in the GP2 class. The team will test on Friday, October 19, followed by twin eight-hour endurance races on Saturday and Sunday.
Supported by STA-BIL Brand Fuel Stabilizer, Cox is returning to road racing after three seasons in stock cars. His last full campaign in endurance racing produced three wins and five podium finishes in seven starts. His long term record at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit has been outstanding. Cox was on the winning GP2 team at both WRL events at the track in 2015, in addition to posting 10 wins, three pole positions and two championships in other classes at Hallett.
“I’m new to the team but I’m pretty comfortable with the overall situation,” Cox said. “I really enjoy the mid-horsepower sports car classes and I’ve got a pretty solid history at Hallett. I’m going with the full expectation of scoring at least a podium,and hopefully a win. We’re there to be competitive. I had my share of second and third place finishes during the Super Cup stock car season, so we’re going to Hallett for a win.”
Cox finished third in the Super Cup Stock Car Series season championship, wrapping up the season with his second Hard Charger Award of the year and a fourth-place finish at Dominion Raceway last weekend.
Following the WRL’s October Rush event at Hallett, Cox is scheduled to compete in the EGT Championship in Europe over the winter, beginning at Jerez, Spain in November.