(Photo courtesy of Tim Kruse Sports Photography) In preparation for the belated start of the 2020 racing season, the 104+ Performance/Braunschweig Racing Corvette of driver Stephen Cox will get a shakedown this Thursday at Brainerd International Raceway’s 3.1-mile road course in Minnesota. Team owner Matt Peterson said, “We’re verifying that the recently freshened transmission is working right. We’re testing the new anti-lock braking system, the new dry sump system, and the differential and transmission cooling to make sure everything is working right without any leaks or other issues. Track time is unlimited. We have an open track all morning and Read More
Indianapolis driver Stephen Cox returns to the cockpit to begin a delayed 2020 racing season after signing a 12-race deal with 104+ Performance. America’s first octane boost product will support Cox’s team in the GridLife Music & Motorsports Festival series. Cox will pilot Braunschweig Racing’s Chevrolet Corvette in the GridLife Alpine Horizon Festival at Pike’s Peak International Raceway in Colorado Springs, August 14-16, 2020 for six Touring Cup events. This forges a reunion of the same team/driver combination that set the World Racing League track record en route to a dominating win at Michigan’s Gingerman Raceway more than four years Read More
Indianapolis racing driver Stephen Cox will drive double duty at next month’s WRL Can-Am Endurance Championship sportscar race at Road America by competing for two different teams on consecutive days. On May 2nd, Cox will return to North Loop Motorsports as part of their four-driver lineup for Saturday’s eight hour event. North Loop is the 2019 World Racing League championship team in the highly competitive GP2 class, where their BMW race car has won multiple events. Driving for long time sponsor 104+ Performance, Cox made his first appearance with the North Loop team during their title run at Hallett Motor Read More
. 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
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
. 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 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
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