Back in action for two nights over the weekend, Justyn Cox had a weekend he would rather forget as a crash ended his night early on Friday, before engine issues sidelined him on Saturday night.
“We had been fortunate up to this point about bad luck, but unfortunately this weekend it followed us to both tracks, but we will regroup, and move on to our next race,” Cox said.
Kicking his weekend off back at the Silver Dollar Speedway on Friday night, Cox timed his Lucas Oil/K&N/JRI Shocks backed machine in 15th quick as an early draw did not work out to his advantage.
Starting on the front row of his heat, the youngster, motored off to a great start, and picked up the heat race win, and found himself starting 12th in the feature event.
With the initial start being negated due to a red, the second start, was also waved off, but this time the red was needed for Cox, who went for a wild ride in turns one and two.
The damage was too much to make repairs to, and Cox’s night was over.
“I went into turns one and two, and the car in front of me, checked up a bit, and I caught his rear tire, and went for a pretty good ride,” Cox said.
Working through the morning on Saturday to get the car back in running order, Cox and his Van Dyke Motorsports team headed back to the Petaluma Speedway to take on the King of the West Series.
During time trials, Cox’s engine wasn’t where it needed to be, and he ended up timing in 24th quickest, putting him in the last row of his heat.
On the start of the heat, Cox’s machine let off a big puff of smoke, and Cox pulled into the infield, and his night was over, early again, this time with engine issues.
“We had something go wrong with our engine from the crash on Friday, and we just over looked it as we put everything back together,” he said. “I have to thank Harley Van Dyke, and Fez for working so hard all weekend to get us to both races, hopefully we can rebound this weekend.”
Justyn and his VanDyke Motorsports team would like to thank Lucas Oil, K&N Products, JRI Shocks, Rodgers Racing Engines, K1 Safety Gear, JRD Endeavors, Sacramento Theatrical Lighting, and College Cyclery for their support during the 2013 season.
2013 BY THE NUMBERS: Races-16, Wins-1, Top 5’s-6, Top 10’s-9
ON TAP: Cox and the Van Dyke Motorsports team had planned on following the King of the West Series to Reno, NV but they will make a call later this week as they go through their engine.
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