. 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
November 15, 2016
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(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.
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 2, 2016
It was the same sound you hear when you pour too much lighter fluid on the charcoal as you're preparing a Fourth of July barbecue. A giant “whoosh” followed by a flash of flame.
Except it was a thousand times louder. And it wasn't charcoal that was on fire. It was me.
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.
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.
Part I: The Beginning
“I loved those days. I loved those times. I loved the people. It wasn’t like now where everybody goes and hides in their motor homes. Everyone was there for each other.” – Marilyn Motschenbacher Halder