Hedman Hedders Nostalgia Street Car driver Steve Cox, who was runner up to Jim Losquardo at the season-opening event, is looking forward to the second race of the season for a number of reasons. The most important being time spent with his family. "We make it a family affair at these events when at all possible. Since I live in the high desert and they live in the San Gabriel Valley, Fontana is a perfect place for all of us to get together. For us, and many racers, the race track is for more than just racing," Cox said.
Another reason he's looking forward to next weekend's event is testing out a refreshed motor. "It turns out that I had a problem at the last race, which didn't reveal itself until a few weeks later. The end result was a broken engine," Cox said. He added that it was the first blown engine he had ever had since he began racing in the mid-60s. "I've ruined plenty of transmissions, but never an engine," he said.
The rebuilt mill will be taking its first laps right off the trailer, Cox added. "We will break it in on the dyno, put it in the car, and head to the track. That's about all the time we have," Cox said. 'Thankfully we didn't do anything different to it, so there should not be a learning curve with it at all," He added. "I just hope we can do one spot better than we did at the last race, " Cox concluded.