Cox Motorsport is leaving no boxes unticked ahead of the return of Race to the Sky in 2015. When Cox Motorsport first heard Race to the Sky was returning after an eight year hiatus, they knew they had to compete in this iconic event. Race to the Sky was last held in 2007 when 22 year old driver Sloan Cox was just 15 years old and only starting out in the rallying scene. Cox at the time was too new to the game to even consider entering such a prestige event before it was cancelled.
There was only one car, in their minds, to give them the best shot at being highly competitive in the Race to the Sky. Cox Motorsport can now confirm they have purchased the ex Andrew Hawkeswood hillclimb Evo which was currently owned by John Rongen. Through their mentor Geoff Argyle, Cox Motorsport formed a relationship with Rongen, who until recently, also owned a Mitsubishi Evo X (circuit car) and immediate contact was made to secure the deal.
“Race to the Sky has always been an event I have wanted to compete in, and I am really excited for its return. This type of hillclimb requires a purpose built car and I know the ex Hawkeswood hillclimb car will give me the best opportunity to be the winning Kiwi, and possibly even win overall. I have had a small drive of the car and all I can say is WOW!!!” states Cox.
From now until next year the Cox Motorsport team will spend their time pulling apart and improving the car to ensure they know and understand it. Cox will also be competing in as many promotional events as possible, to ensure he has the valuable seat time to learn the new car, which is about one third lighter and double the horsepower than the current Taslo Engineering Mitsubishi Evo X he is use to competing in.
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Press Release by Cox Motorsport