From Super Sprints PR – The Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints takes a closer look at another Super Sprint driver for the 2012 season, this time focusing on Jason Cox. Cox finished 11th in the 2011 AVSS season standings, running a partial schedule as a hired driver for Richard Fieler. Driving for an owner is something drivers strive for, but Cox acknowledges it was something he had to get used to. “It is really something to be a younger driver, running for a great car owner and being able to focus on running well and not the tire bill. However, it has taken a little bit to get comfortable”, Cox said.
The 19 year old, Park City, Illinois driver will return to the Fieler-owned number 40 sprinter for the 2012 campaign. Cox will have a crew of his dad, sprint car champion, Tim, at most of his races and Tim Lampman helping at the shop. “Traveling the way we do, sometimes it can be difficult to get a crew, but I love the traveling and running new & different tracks”. Jason has been driving sprints since he was 14 years old, but he has been driving for a total of 11 years. He started out in quarter midgets and karts, and then he moved to non-winged dirt sprints.
The veteran racer’s day job is working for Super Shox, where he gets to earn a living that is based in his passion. Cox will run the Victory Engines powered Hurricane chassis in 2012 with the help of his sponsors, DJ Racing, Landrum Performance Springs and Pyrotect. “This year, we have our team and sponsors back for another exciting year”, Cox stated.
Jason says his favorite track is all of them, but really enjoys the high banks. Of these high speed tracks, Cox says Toledo Speedway, Winchester Speedway, Salem Speedway are some of his favorite pavement venues, adding that Kokomo Speedway and Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway are his top dirt picks. In addition to the high speed locations, Jason said M-40 Speedway in Jones, Michigan is one of his favorites because of the unique layout. It also helps that Cox won there in 2011, as well!
Cox believes the Super Sprints are moving in the right direction for 2012, stating that everyone in the pits at a Super Sprint race are really competitive but also very friendly, offering help and assistance whenever it is needed. For moving forward in 2012, Cox believes there should be fewer rules, following the old adage that if there is a rule, someone will try to figure out a way around it. “I think, the less rules the better. If there is a grey area, there is always someone pushing to bend the rules”.
Jason will be running a traveling schedule in 2012, trying to fit in as many races as possible. “I think we will be running a lot of the Super Sprint races, I can’t wait. To be my age and racing full time for someone, to have a full ride, it is a blessing and an honor”.
Look for Jason Cox Racing on Facebook for information on where Jason’s #40 Super Sprint is running during the 2012 season!