PETERSEN MEDIA: Returning to action in Chico, CA after a tough go one week ago at the Placerville Speedway, Justyn Cox was pleased with how his team measured up against some of the best in the West as the Cox Racing team recorded to Top-10 finishes.
“It has been kind of a rough start to the season for us, so I was really pleased with how the weekend went,” Justyn Cox said. “Bradway weekend brings out an extremely tough field of cars, so to get a couple of Top-10’s and be competitive is something I am proud of, and something that we are all hoping will be a turning point for us.”
Opening the weekend up on Friday night, Cox timed the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex No. 31c mount in fourth fastest during time trials, before engaging in a torrid battle with DJ Netto for the final transfer spot in heat race action.
Ending up in fifth, Cox would take his PM Truck Repair/LRB/Konnected Clothing entry to the night’s B Main where the win would move into the 25-lap A Main event.
Taking the green flag from the fifth row, Cox would move into the eighth spot as he shadowed Kyle Hirst and Dominic Scelzi who ran in front of him. Showing the duo his nose on a few occasions, Cox would not push any issues as he closed the night out with an eighth place finish.
Returning to the speedway on Saturday night for the 26th Annual Dave Bradway, Jr Memorial, Cox would again have another strong qualifying outing as he timed the STL/College Cyclery backed machine in sixth fastest.
Fighting for position in heat race action, contact with another competitor would see Cox’s machine slide off of the racing surface and lose ground on the field. In the fifth spot, Cox would close in on the fourth and final transfer position but would end up on the outside of a transfer position.
Leading the field to green in the semi, Cox would jump into the lead and pick up the win for the second night in a row, which would again put him in the fifth row for the 40-lap feature event.
Getting into the eighth spot on a racy Silver Dollar Speedway, Cox would hold his own in what would be a non-stop affair. With not much opportunity to move forward, Cox was able to keep Jonathan Allard and DJ Netto at bay.
Pleased with how his car handled and the speed he had, Cox would take the checkered flag with an eighth place finish.
“The finishes weren’t great, but we were consistent and consistency is something to build on,” Cox said. “My guys are working really well together and they are getting on the same page which also plays into how we are as a team, and I really have to thank them for everything they do.”
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, Swimming Pool Perfections, and Tim’s Hot Rod Shop for their support in 2016!
2016 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-12, Wins-0, Top 5’s-2, Top 10’s-5
ON TAP: Justyn Cox and his team will be at the Petaluma Speedway this Saturday night.
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