Cox and WMRacing Charge From Back of Pack to Podium Finish

. Indianapolis racing driver Stephen Cox scored the 66th podium of his career last weekend when his team came from ten laps down to finish third in the Champcar Endurance Series Class A event at NCM Motorsports Park in Kentucky. Plagued with fuel line problems during the opening laps of Saturday’s 8-hour sports car event, the STA-BIL Fuel Stabilizer/104+ Performance/WMRacing Mazda MX-5 was the fastest car in the Class A field although it appeared to drop out of contention early in the race. “Justin Ford laid down some great laps in the first two hours but had to make three unscheduled Read More

Cox to Race With Tallahassee’s Momo Champ Team in June

For immediate release May 13, 2019 Indianapolis racing driver Stephen Cox will return to road racing next month as part of the Momo Champ sportscar endurance racing team. With support from STA-BIL Brand Fuel Stabilizer and 104+ Octane Boost, the two-race agreement puts Cox behind the wheel at NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky on June 14-16. Cox, a former GT Challenge Series champion and current track record holder at Gingerman Raceway, is making his first appearance at NCM’s 3.2-mile, 23-turn road course. It is also his first race with the TireRack.com Champcar Endurance Series after scoring three wins Read More

GREAT DRIVES: One Night at Texas World Speedway

. 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

Cox Signed by RealAutoSport to Drive 6 Hours at Heartland

. Indianapolis racing driver Stephen Cox has added NASA Pro Racing’s “Fire on the Prairie” 6-hour endurance race to his summer schedule after reaching an agreement with Tulsa’s RealAutoSport race team earlier this week. The NASA 6-Hours will be held on Heartland Motorsports Park’s 2.5-mile, 14-turn road course on July 14th. Preparation of RealAutoSport’s Mazda was overseen by team principal and former national rally champion Mike Halley, who first signed Cox to drive in 2003. “Mike’s cars are always well prepared and it’s always a privilege to race with him,” said Cox, who drives with support from STA-BIL brand Fuel Read More

RACING’S GREATEST UPSETS: Trans Am’s 1966 Pan-American Endurance Race (Part 3 of 3)

November 15, 2016
Stephen Cox Blog Presented by McGunegill Engine Performance
 
 
(Part 3 of a 3-part series) John McComb ordered a new car for 1967. The choice was easy. Given his success in the 1966 Group 2 Mustang, he ordered a new notchback for 1967 to pick up where he left off with the Shelby program.
 
The 1967 Mustang was the model’s first major redesign and the car gained both size and weight. McComb didn’t care for either.
 
Even though the ’67 car had a wider track, it was a heavier car, so I don’t really think the wider track helped,” McComb said. “The ’66 car was just a very reliable, quick car. I always thought the ’66 car was better than the ’67 anyway.“
 
While awaiting delivery of the new car, McComb pulled his old mount out of the garage to start the new season. The 1966 car still ran strong, competing at the Daytona 300 Trans-Am race on February 3, 1967 and in the 24 Hours of Daytona the following day.

Cox Continues Banner Season with Corvette Team

August 25, 2015
 
When the green flag falls for back-to-back World Racing League sportscar events at Michigan's Gingerman Raceway this weekend, Stephen Cox will be among four team drivers at the wheel of the #117 Braunschweig Racing Corvette.