Late Issues End Justyn Cox and C&M Motorsports’ Pacific Sprint Fall Nationals
PETERSEN MEDIA- Heading to Silver Dollar Speedway over the weekend for the Pacific Sprint Fall Nationals, Justyn Cox returned to the seat of the C&M Motorsports No. 7c for the first time since late August. Running 14th on Friday night, a part failure on Saturday night would end the team’s race early while battling for a position inside the Top-Five.
“It was great to get back in the No. 7c,” Justyn Cox said. “With regional fires kind of cancelling an entire month of our schedule, it was good to get back with Cody and Mandi and go race in Chico, CA. Unfortunately, it was kind of a tough weekend, but still fun nonetheless.”
Friday night would see Cox time the Berco Redwood/Berry Lumber/Legacy Specialties No. 7c entry in 10th fastest in his qualifying flight with 66 cars checked into the pit area.
Using the World of Outlaws format over the weekend, Cox’s 10th quick effort would line him up fifth in his heat race on a surface that was extremely hooked up which made passing difficult. Able to finish fifth, Cox would earn an automatic transfer into the 30-lap feature event where he took the green flag from the 19th starting position.
As the track went away a little for the feature, passing would still be tough as the surface was still very fast. With much of the field going the same speed as they navigated around the ¼ mile bullring, Cox would work his way up to 14th where he would finish.
Back in action on Saturday night for the Pacific Sprint Fall Nationals finale, Cox would get his night off to a bit of a better start as he timed in eighth fastest in his qualifying flight as 69 cars checked in for battle on this night.
Lining up in the second row of his heat race, Cox would earn a third place finish which improved his feature event starting position a couple of rows and put him in the 12th starting position for the 40-lap finale.
Following pre-race track prep, Cox would slip back to 14th on the start as he settled in for what would be a wild race. As the fuel load burned off of the car after the race’s early stages, Cox would start to work his way forward.
Getting up into sixth, Cox would look for a position inside the Top-Five, but trouble would arise as he raced through turns one and two on the 25th lap. Having a rear axle fail, Cox would slide over the edge of the speedway and coast to a stop as his Fall Nationals would come to a close 15 laps shy of the finish.
“It was a bummer to have a part failure end our night, because our car was getting better with each lap on Saturday,” Cox said. “Glad to get back racing with this team, and looking forward to Hanford with the Sprint Car Challenge Tour on Friday night.
The C&M Motorsports team would like to thank Berco Redwood, Barry Lumber, Inc., Legacy Specialties, Inc., Lund Construction, Anrak, Alturas Tires, Swartz Diesel, PT Shocks, Creason Enterprises, and all of their product sponsors for their continued support.
ON TAP: Cox and C&M Motorsports will be in action at Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, CA on Friday night.
BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-27, Wins-2, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-17
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