The APC Auto Parts United Late Models of Ontario tour has surprised many fans in its short time span for a variety of reasons. One of those? Jamie Cox failing to win a series event.
A veteran racer in Ontario, many fans had Cox pegged as one of the few to win one of the first few events. However, that hasn’t been the case. Instead, he has yet to reach victory lane, even falling off a bit last year with a season-best fourth in the Canada Day 100.
“I started trying some stuff that maybe took us down the wrong path,” he stated at the Motorama Custom Car and Motorsports Expo. “So this year, I’d making some wholesale changes and getting out testing and stuff to get it right.”
“It’s going to take a little luck, obviously, and making some big changes. We’re just trying to make the right changes to get to the front and run up there.”
Though while there has been some snags with the APC program, Jamie Cox hasn’t been letting up at all as he’s been taking in some new experiences. Last year, he was one of a few Canadians to make the trip down to Bristol Motor Speedway for the inaugural Short Track Nationals.
“It was pretty cool,” he said. “I don’t think I can relate that to anything that I’ve done around here. Nothing like that. when you go there and go on the track for the first time, you don’t even go around slow. They tell you go out and hammer down right away off the bat. Once you do that and you’re out there, we were flat footing the car around the track. It was kind of scary, but it was pretty cool.”
He went on to add that the coolest part was actually the non-qualifier races, as they ran that at night under the lights.