In action with the California Civil War Series as the Marysville Raceway Park for the Mel Hall Memorial on Saturday night, Justyn Cox broke through and picked up his first career series win after leading all 30-laps during the feature event.
“We have had some rotten luck the last couple of weeks, so it is very nice to get back out here and pick up a win,” he said.
With 38 cars on hand at the “Action Track of the West”, the Marysville Raceway Park, Justyn Cox timed his Lucas Oil/K&N Products/JRI Shocks machine in ninth fastest.
With the California Civil War Series invert-six heat race format, Cox found himself in the second row of the first heat.
On what was a very slick, and tricky surface, Cox moved up to score a second place finish transferring to the feature, and with the eight-pill being drawn to invert the feature, cox found his Van Dyke Motorsports machine on the front for the 30-lap feature event.
With the track continuing to deteriorate, the bottom was the place to be, and the start would be very critical.
Sharing the front row with Shane Golobic, Cox got a great jump out of turn four, and beat Golobic to the bottom getting into turn one.
On the very technical track, Cox was comfortable out front as he hit his marks, and kept his machine glued to the bottom of the speedway.
The only serious challenge for Cox came at the halfway point, when Andy Gregg poked his nose under Cox as the leaders were marred in heavy traffic, but Cox was able to keep Gregg behind him.
A lap 17 caution gave Cox the clear track he needed, and he cruised to pick up his second win of the season, and first career series win.
“It means a lot to win my first Civil War race at the track I ran my career sprint car race,” Cox said. “With it being the Mel Hall Memorial, that makes this even more special. Harley and Fez work their butts off on a weekly basis, and this win is as much for them as it is for me.”
Justyn and his Van Dyke 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-19, Wins-2, Top 5’s-7, Top 10’s-10
ON TAP: Cox and the Van Dyke Motorsports team will now head north for a pair of ASCS Northwest events this weekend as they will be at the Williamette Speedway in Lebanon, OR on Friday night, before heading to the Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday night.
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