PETERSEN MEDIA: Coming off of a forgettable Gold Cup week, Justyn Cox and his Cox Racing team are looking forward to Saturday night’s Tribute To Al Hinds at the Placerville Speedway.
“Gold Cup was an absolute nightmare,” Cox said. “This entire team was really looking forward to testing ourselves against the best, but we had some pretty bad luck follow us to Chico, CA.”
Wednesday night Cox and company opened the 62nd Annual Gold Cup Race of Champions as they took on the Civil War Series. With 50-cars checked into the pit area, Cox timed the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex No. 31c machine in 16th fastest, and just made the heat race inversion.
Starting on the front row of his heat race, Cox would fight his care on the slick surface as he fell back to fourth and fended off Austin Liggett to earn the final transfer into the feature event.
Lining up in the seventh row, Cox would pick up a couple of spots in the first few laps, before the track began taking rubber. Getting into 12th, Cox would maintain as the racing soon was a single file train. When Ed Entz dropped the checkered flag, Cox tallied a 12th place finish.
Returning to the Speedway on Friday night to battle the World of Outlaws, Cox would have a nose wing collapse during time trials, and he would end up 13th fastest.
Following an eighth place finish in his heat, Cox would work from his sixth starting position to finish in the fourth and final transfer position in the Last Chance Showdown and moved into the 30-lap feature event.
With a wreck breaking out in the first corner of the feature, Cox would get into a fellow competitor and have more nose wing trouble, and end up finishing in the 24th spot.
Saturday night for the gold Cup Race of Champions finale, Cox would time the PM Truck Repair/LRB/Konnected backed entry in 11th fastest. Lining up fifth in his heat race, Cox ran in a transfer spot until his engine overheated, and his Gold Cup came to a close.
“It was just a weekend that you try to forget about as quickly as possible,” Cox said. “It seemed like anything that could go wrong, went wrong. My guys worked so hard all week long, we are all ready to get back to the track this weekend and put this behind us.”
The Cox Racing team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Berry Lumber, Trex, PM Truck Repair, LRB, Konnected, Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, College Cyclery, JRD Endeavors, VSR, ART, K&N Performance, Justice Brothers, Cheetah IV Racing, E-ST Garage, Worton Designs, Manzer Motorsports, McColloch’s RV, and Tim’s Hot Rod Shop for their support in 2015!
2015 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-46, Wins-3, Top 5’s-12, Top 10’s-17
ON TAP: Cox will be back behind the wheel on Saturday night at the Placerville Speedway for the Tribute to Al Hinds.
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