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Cox Pleased With Showing During Double Header Weekend With KWS


PETERSEN MEDIA: Spending his weekend racing with the King of the West Series at the Ocean Speedway and the Calistoga Speedway, Justyn Cox was pleased with how his team performed which included a career best fifth place finish with the series.

“It was one of the better weekends we have had with the King of the West Series to date, so we hopefully we can continue to keep pushing forward and improving,” Justyn Cox said.

Friday night would see Cox and his team check in at the Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, CA. Laying down a lightning fast lap in group time trials, Cox would find his Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Trex backed No. 31c machine at the top of the speed chart.

Finishing fifth in his heat race and locking himself into the Dash, Cox would pull the five pill in the Dash draw and line up in the third row of the six lap shootout. Finishing fifth, Cox would grid the field from the third row aboard the PM Truck Repair/STL/Konnected Clothing backed machine.

A racy Ocean Speedway and a strong Cox Family Racing entry saw Cox spend much of the night up front battling inside the lead pack of cars as he ran in the sixth spot. A late restart on lap 22 saw Cox make a big move and get up into the third spot. Looking for his first career KWS podium, Cox would have power steering line fail, and make steering his car tough over the final laps.

Losing a few spot, Cox would do all he could to end his night with a career best fifth place finish with the premier 410ci series on the West Coast.

Traveling to the Calistoga Speedway on Saturday night, Cox would not get off to the start he was hoping for as he timed in 12th fastest. Getting his machine better for heat races, Cox would advance to the second spot after getting by Chase Johnson and Bud Kaeding, but would not be eligible for the Dash on this night.

Gridding the field from the sixth row for the 25-lap affair of the historic ½ mile track, Cox would fall back to the 14th spot as the green flag waived. Finding himself in a pack of cars from 12th to 14th much of the race, Cox would make the bottom of the speedway work to his advantage during a late restart.

Getting up to the eighth spot, Cox stayed committed to the bottom too long, and soon would get freight trained by a group of cars and fall back to 12th, where he would end up finishing.

“Overall we were all pretty pleased with how the weekend went,” Cox added. “We had a car that I think was good enough for the podium on Friday night, and a Top-10 car on Saturday night if I don’t make a mistake. Now we will head up north and see what we can 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-21, Wins-0, Top 5’s-4, Top 10’s-8

ON TAP: Justyn Cox and his team will travel to the Gray’s Harbor Raceway in Elma, WA to take on the ASCS National Tour this Friday and Saturday night.

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