Stephen Cox Blog Presented by McGunegill Engine Performance It was exactly one year ago that my race car caught fire at Circuit of the Americas during an endurance event. You can read more about it here. Suffice to say that as fires go, this one was bad. Perhaps the following thoughts from that experience will be helpful to my fellow racers. 1. You won’t be able to see a thing, and it’s worse than you think. If you’re racing in daylight, your eyes will adjust to the ambient outdoor light as you drive. When you glance down inside the cockpit, you Read More
Cox Joins Codie Rohrbaugh Racing for 2016 Super Cup Season
April 19, 2016
Veteran race driver Stephen Cox will return to the Super Cup Stock Car Series in 2016, taking over the seat recently vacated by 2014 Rookie of the Year Codie Rohrbaugh. The series begins competition at Ohio's Midvale Speedway on May 14th.
VIDEO: Sopwith Motorsports 2015 Season-in-Review
Thanks to our great teams and sponsors, the 2015 racing season was a spectacular success for Sopwith Motorsports. Jump back into the cockpit one more time and relive all the record-setting excitement! Thanks to our teams and partners for a great 2015 racing season! Stephen Dale, director, Sopwith Motorsports Television Productions Read More
The Risks of Racing: Maybe We Need Them After All
December 7, 2015
I began driving race cars in 1985. In the thirty years since, I've had a total of one (1) serious neck injury while racing. It was at Plymouth Speedway in the summer of 1995. I have not had another neck injury since.
COLLECTOR CARS: Rebuilding My Totally-Not-Collectible Mustang, Part II
October 12, 2015
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The next step in resto-modding my 1980 Ford Mustang is underway, and I am positively giddy.
At this point any rational person is thinking, “And why would someone be positively giddy about the most worthless, undesirable Mustang ever built?” I'm glad you asked.
How an Oval Driver Prepares for a Road Course
May 28, 2015
Here are five quick questions with Sopwith's Stephen Cox as he prepares for the World Racing League's “Last Checkered Flag” at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. A two-time sports car champion, Cox has spent most of the last three years on ovals and is now preparing for a return to road racing.
Rocksteady Racing Announces Driver Line-up for Texas World Speedway
May 25, 2015
When Rocksteady Racing takes to the Texas World Speedway road course this weekend in Round 5 of the World Racing League season, it will do so with the services of four experienced drivers hungry for a podium finish.
E. J. Viso Finds New Life in Stadium Trucks
April 7, 2015
A few years ago the late Mike Stephens, then owner of the Hallett Motor Racing Circuit in Oklahoma, helped me find a ride in an open cockpit Toyota World Sports Racer. I had no experience in the type and missed the podium in consecutive races.
Sopwith Seeks Win in Final Week of Season
October 10, 2014
Sopwith Motorsports will enter the GT Challenge Series road racing double header at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit late this month to round out a competitive but frustrating 2014 season.
Crash Bumps Boschett Timepieces Chevy from Top Ten
The Sopwith Motorsports/Acorn Cabinetry Racing #82 appeared to be destined for a solid top ten run on Thursday night at State Park Speedway’s headline event when disaster struck on the front stretch.