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Monday, May 27, 2024

Cox Doubles-up at So Cal .5 Pro Lite Series Event 2

Steve Cox captured the race win on both Saturday and Sunday at the So Cal .5 Pro Lite Series Event 2 at the Famoso Dragstrip.

BAKERSFIELD, CA- The So Cal .5 Pro Lite Series held their Event 2 this past weekend, May 14-15, 2022 at the Famoso Dragstrip. The next and final event of the series will be June 18-19, 2022. Check out their Facebook group for more information. See full results below!

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Saturday Results

In the semi-finals, Patrick Hines took the round win over Bill Riddle and Steve Cox turned on his win light in a tight race over Linda Valdez to continue on to the final round. In the final, Cox claimed the win over Northern California’s Hines.

Steve Cox
Steve Cox, Saturday Winner
Patrick Hines
Patrick Hines, Saturday Runner-up

Sunday Results

In Sunday’s semi-finals, Tom Fortune defeated the always tough Linda Valdez and Steve Cox captured the win over Jack Swanson. The final round paired up Fortune in his son’s beautiful Nova against Cox. Both drivers were dialed 6.46 to set up for an awesome wheels-up final. Cox had the starting line advantage with a .006 reaction time and turned on the final win light of the weekend.

Steve Cox So Cal Event 2
Steve Cox, Sunday Winner
Tom Fortune So Cal Event 2
Tom Fortune, Sunday Runner-up

A Word from Steve Cox

A BIG THANK YOU to Famoso Dragstrip’s Mark Dawson, John, Blake and ALL their crew for another AWESOME weekend at Famoso! Thanks to ALL our racers and sponsors!

About the So Cal .5 Pro Lite Series

So Cal .5 Pro Lite Series got a bunch of great companies on board as series sponsors and partners, set up a Facebook page, wrote the rules and got ready to race at the series debut on April 5, 2018. “One feature that we really like about the So Cal .5 Pro Lite series is that the rules are designed to take bracket racing back to where it all started,” Steve Cox stated. “With door car drivers who have to rely on their reactions, skill and wits instead of on electronics and techno-wizardry.”Every car in the series must have operating doors. No dragsters, altereds, roadsters, or motorcycles are allowed. Trans brakes and 2-3 step rev-limiters are allowed, but no delay boxes, electronic throttle stops, crossover boxes or any other reaction time aids are allowed. We race 1/8 mile and use the .5 Pro Lite. 

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