Cox Joins CRS Super Trucks for Season Opener at Midvale Speedway

. Owner Billy Strehle welcomes a new driver to the Coyote Racing fold this season as Indianapolis driver Stephen Cox joins the team for his first race of the 2021 season this weekend. The CRS Super Truck Series holds its first points race on Saturday night at Ohio’s Midvale Speedway with a 50-lap headline event. Cox has found considerable success at Midvale in the past, scoring a win, a pole position, four Top-5 finishes and a new track record in stock cars between 2016 and 2019. “I’m excited to be back in trucks again,” said the former ARCA Truck Series Read More

More Short Track Racing. Less Money. 

The Stephen Cox Blog is presented by “Corvette Miracle: The 1970 24 Hours of Daytona”   This car was mean-looking and low slung. The roofline didn’t rise any higher than a Lamborghini. The tires were huge; the widest I’d seen since the last time I was in a sprint car. Maybe that’s why my neck started to ache halfway through the race. The cornering speed of this car was amazing.  My car owner, Dan Merservey Sr., just kept asking, “Stephen, are you having fun?” Heck, yes. Just standing beside it was fun. Actually driving it was euphoric.  New England’s Pro-4 Read More

GREAT DRIVES: Lincoln Park Speedway 1985

. The Stephen Cox Blog is presented by “Porsche Legend: The Penske L&M Porsche That Made Racing History” It was the late summer of 1985. Huey Lewis and the News topped the charts with “The Power of Love.” The epic sci-fi classic, “Back to the Future” was number one at the box office. Central Indiana weather was blazing hot. We had no money and we knew absolutely nothing about auto racing. Our team consisted of three people. My 46-year-old father, Nelson, my sister, Dory, and me. We had purchased a beat up 1968 Chevelle for $250 and took turns driving Read More

4th Place Finish for Stephen Cox at Midvale Speedway

Indianapolis racing driver Stephen Cox returned to Ohio’s Midvale Speedway for the first time in two years on Saturday night. In his first outing with a new car, new team and a new pit crew, the STA-BIL Brand Fuel Stabilizer #21 was able to run solidly in the top five all night. The Super Cup Stock Car Series made its annual visit to Midvale on August 10th, holding two 50-lap headline events. Crew chief Ben Ebeling and mechanic Dylan Mays wrenched on the car throughout practice and Cox, Midvale’s former track record holder, was able to nail down the fourth Read More

Return to Midvale for Former Track Record Holder Stephen Cox

When the green flag drops on the “My Water Doctor Night at the Races” this Saturday evening at Ohio’s Midvale Speedway, Indianapolis racing driver Stephen Cox will be looking for his second win at the facility. The final Northern Division round of the Super Cup Stock Car Series features twin 50-lap main events to be recorded for broadcast on the MavTV television network. Cox’s most recent start at the track came in June 2017. He jumped into his teammate’s car after Cox’s primary machine was sidelined with a broken rear end, starting dead last in the field and charging to Read More

Stephen Cox Knocked Out of Pro-4 Jim Darlington Memorial Race

Manchester, New Hampshire – Indianapolis racing driver Stephen Cox was running in fifth position halfway through Sunday’s 35-lap Pro-4 Modified Series Jim Darlington Memorial when he was caught up in a multi-car incident that ended his day.  Driving for veteran team owner Dan Meservey, Sr., this was Cox’s first time behind the wheel of a Pro-4 modified and his first time at New Hampshire’s Hudson International Speedway. After finishing fourth in the qualifying race, Cox started the main event inside Row 3.  “I missed a shift on the start, which was totally my fault,” Cox said. “That dropped me eight Read More

Cox Returns to Modified Racing After Two Decade Absence

. A new face will join the the Pro-4 Modified Series at New Hampshire’s Hudson International Speedway on July 21st for the Jim Darlington Memorial when Indianapolis racer Stephen Cox attempts to qualify for the event. The Hoosier veteran will wheel the black 104+ Performance Octane Boost #21 modified of long time team owner Dan Meservey, Sr. on Hudson’s 12-degree banking. The Pro-4 Modified organization opened competition in 1978 and has since become New England’s premier touring series for four-cylinder, lightweight open wheel cars. Hudson International Speedway’s quarter-mile bullring opened in 1946 Cox’s last win in open wheel modifieds came Read More

Cox Parts Ways With C7R Motorsports

. After three years, Indianapolis racing driver Stephen Cox and C7R Motorsports will go their separate ways. The team will no longer field his car in the Super Cup Stock Car Series due to an illness in the family, leaving Cox in search of a ride for 2019. While Cox seeks a new ride in the Super Cup series, he also has road racing offers with Porsche and BMW teams in the World Racing League where he’s scored three wins and a track record at Michigan’s Gingerman Raceway. Other options include the CRS Super Truck Series and IMSA. “I’m very Read More

Discovery in Indiana Attic Sheds New Light on Construction of Winchester Speedway

. The Stephen Cox Blog is presented by “Corvette Miracle: The 1970 24 Hours of Daytona”   Winchester Speedway’s web site advertises the track as the “world’s fastest half mile.” And now we know why. The recent discovery of a handwritten 1922 letter offers a few small clues as to how builder Frank Funk constructed a facility that still holds the world record for half mile tracks more than a century later. Frank Funk was a successful farmer who owned a home and a large tract of land just west of Winchester, Indiana on State Road 32. Part of this land Read More

Stephen Cox Returns to Trucks, Dirt Track Racing

. When Stephen Cox competes in the CRS Truck series at Beckley Motorsports Park in West Virginia this weekend, he could become one of the few racing drivers to score top five finishes on dirt ovals, asphalt ovals and road courses all during the 2018 season. The versatile Indianapolis racer signed with team owner Billy Strehle today to drive Beckley’s 3/8 mile clay oval in a 375 horsepower CRS race truck this Saturday in the series’ first-ever appearance at the track. Although Cox raced trucks on asphalt in the ARCA Truck Series in 2012 and 2013, he hasn’t been on Read More