ALTON, Va. — Bailey Cox may have missed out on scoring points in his first MotoAmerica race of 2018, but the CoxRacen rider was the fastest Kawasaki rider in Saturday’s MotoAmerica Supersport class race at VIRginia International Raceway. The Martinsburg, W. Va. native was able to use his previous experience racing at VIR in the Championship Cup Series to pilot his Kawasaki ZX-6R to an 18th-place finish.
It was Cox’s second career weekend racing in MotoAmerica’s middleweight class, and he was able to maintain his focus and overcome some set-up challenges to finish inside the top 20.
With one race under his belt, Cox will look to use his on-track experience Saturday to get his Kawasaki dialed in for Sunday’s second Supersport race of the weekend. The current forecast calls for rain Sunday morning and afternoon.
Bailey Cox / #34
“The plan today was to get a good start, and we were able to do that. We lined up in 21st-place on the starting grid. Unfortunately, the group I was at the back of at the start of the race started to pull away from me, and I ran a relatively lonely race from that point on. I was able to maintain my focus throughout the race and moved up to 18^th-place by the end of the race. I was looking to do a little better coming into the weekend, but we learned a lot today about how our Kawasaki ZX-6R works at this track. We’ll take that information and try to improve our set-up for Sunday’s race. Obviously the weather could go change things for us, but we are ready to get back out on track tomorrow rain or shine and see how much we can improve.”
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