. The Stephen Cox Blog is presented by “Corvette Miracle: The 1970 24 Hours of Daytona” Al Unser, Sr. used a hotel lobby display car to win at Indianapolis in 1987. 46-year-old Juan Fangio broke and re-broke the Nurburgring lap record three times during his miracle Formula One victory in 1957. Every motorsport enthusiast can recite a list of the great driving performances in auto racing history. But many of the sport’s truly amazing drives will never be known, not because the feats were less dramatic but because they occurred at amateur events with anonymous drivers. Like this one. Sunday, Read More
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 Read More
May 3, 2016
When it comes to ranking great sports cars, the Japanese machines of the previous century are rarely considered. Yet in their day they offered performance and reliability that was nowhere to be found in Detroit's American competitors.
March 9, 2016
Questions continue to pour in regarding my February 13th accident at Circuit of the Americas. I'll do my best to answer them here and be as honest as I can about the mistakes I made during the incident in the hopes that they'll help someone else.
March 9, 2016
I'm afraid they may not like what I have to say.
March 7, 2016
The fire that ended my race at Circuit of the Americas last month and sent me to the intensive care unit of the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio (details here) also destroyed our on-board cameras. We were convinced that no video of the event existed, but last week's article drew over 50,000 readers and several previously unknown videos surfaced quite by surprise.
February 15, 2016
There are plenty of endurance races available to anyone who wants to race $500 junkyard relics. There are also some endurance races available to drivers who want to race million dollar prototypes. But the options are pretty limited for those who want to race something in between.
January 26, 2016
Trophies are nice, but rings are forever.
Trophies eventually end up at the bottom of a closet. A championship ring is a legacy that is passed on for generations.
Trophies sit in an office or a garage to be seen only by the few who visit. Championship rings are worn proudly by the owner. Everywhere he goes. For the rest of his life.
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
October 19, 2015
The most successful season in the 31-history of Sopwith Motorsports came to an end last weekend with two first-place trophies at Tulsa's Hallett Motor Racing Circuit.