ALTON, Va. — Bailey Cox was disappointed in his 18th-place finish in Saturday’s MotoAmerica Supersport race at VIRginia International Raceway and said he would look to improve in Sunday’s race. Cox stayed true to his word, finishing seven places ahead of his qualifying position to claim his first MotoAmerica championship point of the season on Sunday.
After Saturday’s race, the CoxRacen crew made a series of set-up changes to its Kawasaki ZX-6R. Cox had a small crash in Sunday’s morning warm-up but reported feeling more comfortable on the bike with the new set-up. The changes paid off and Cox was able to gradually work his way through a pack of other riders to finish in the points. Cox was the highest-placed Kawasaki rider in both of the weekend’s Supersport races.
Cox will take the next several months off of MotoAmerica competition to focus on defending his Championship Cup Series regional expert title. Cox is planning to return to MotoAmerica competition Aug. 24-26 when MotoAmerica makes its way to Pittsburgh International Race Complex.
Bailey Cox / #34, Supersport
“This morning I went out in morning warm-up to test out the changes we made overnight. I had a little get-off at turn 5, but felt really good with the new setting. In the race, I didn’t get the best of starts, but in today’s race I was in a pack and was able to better keep my focus. I battled with a few different riders as I worked my way through the midfield into the points, and was able to hold off the pack behind me to finish in 15th-place. Our next race will be the CCS round at Summit Point Motorsports Park over Memorial Day weekend, and I am planning on returning to MotoAmerica competition in August at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. We will take the next few months to find even more pace in our Kawasaki ZX-6R package, and hopefully be even more competitive at Pittsburgh.”
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