PETERSEN MEDIA- Justyn Cox and C&M Motorsports had quite a memorable night on Saturday at The Stockton Dirt Track as Cox was able to overcome a bit of a slower start to the night and charge from his 23rd starting position to finish fifth in the feature event. As an added bonus, Cox was also in action with the King of the West Series where he picked up a sixth-place finish.
“We were a little off in qualifying on Saturday night, and we aren’t really sure why,” Justyn Cox said. “We worked at it and got through the ‘B’, and really had a strong run in the feature. It was a ton of fun coming through the field like we did.”
With 48 cars checked in at Stockton Dirt Track, Cox would time the Moorefield Construction/Berco Redwood/Barry Lumber ninth fastest in his qualifying group. In an early hole, Cox would do what he could in heat race action on a rough and tumble Stockton Dirt Track surface as he worked to a sixth-place finish and put himself in the ‘B’, though put himself in a good starting position.
Lining up fourth in the semi, Cox would jump into third and give himself one insurance spot with just four drivers moving on to the feature. Holding on to third, Cox would move into the feature event where he would take the green flag from the 23rd starting position.
Though the surface was still extremely rough and fast which made passing tough, Cox was able to use the top side to his liking as he worked his way forward. In what was a wild feature event, Cox was able to avoid some of the stoppages that took place during the first half of the race.
Getting into the Top-10 by the race’s halfway point, the Clarksburg, CA driver would continue to fight forward as his hard charge would come to a close with a fifth-place finish.
After utilizing a Bates-Hamilton Motorsports 410ci one week ago, Cox got the call to do double duty on this night and pilot the BHM No. 42x machine.
Timing in 11th fastest in time trials, Cox would overcome an early spin in his heat race to pocket a third-place finish.
Lining up 10th in the feature event, the locked down surface was still tricky even after the 25-lap 360ci feature. Having a left rear flat tire on the race’s opening lap, Cox would be forced to the work area for repairs before tagging the back of the pack.
From the back of the pack, Cox would do another nice job of working through the field as he raced up to the sixth spot and began battling for a spot inside the Top-5. Hooking the rut that snagged him in his heat race, Cox would again spin his machine out and be forced to the back of the pack for the second time in the feature.
Picking up a couple of positions in the final laps, Cox was able to get back up to sixth when the checkered flag was displayed to the field.
“I really have to thank Cody and Mandi for an awesome opportunity to run their car in 2020,” Cox said. “It was a really weird year, one that nobody could have seen coming, but we made the best of it, and raced where we could. I also have to thank Josh Bates and Roger Hamilton for another opportunity in the 42x.”
The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank Moorefield Construction, Berco Redwood, Barry Lumber, Inc., Legacy Specialties, Inc. PT Shocks, Swartz Diesel, Alturas Tires, and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.
ON TAP: Cox is hoping to return to action in his family owned car on Thanksgiving Eve in Merced, CA.
BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-14, Wins-2, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-8
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