A new face will join the the Pro-4 Modified Series at New Hampshire’s Hudson International
Speedway on July 21st
for the Jim Darlington Memorial when Indianapolis racer Stephen Cox
attempts to qualify for the event.
The Hoosier veteran will wheel the black 104+ Performance Octane Boost #21 modified of long
time team owner Dan Meservey, Sr. on Hudson’s 12-degree banking. The Pro-4 Modified
organization opened competition in 1978 and has since become New England’s premier touring
series for four-cylinder, lightweight open wheel cars. Hudson International Speedway’s quarter-
mile bullring opened in 1946
Cox’s last win in open wheel modifieds came in the IMCA series in the 1990’s, when he
captured the checkered flag at Indiana’s Benton County Speedway. Soon thereafter, he moved
on to compete in the Hooters Pro Cup stock car series and score two GT-2 road racing
championships, leaving modified racing behind.
“The Pro-4’s have been around for a long time, so it’s really an honor to be invited up to New
England to race with the division’s top drivers,” said Cox, who seeks his 24th
career victory at
the event. “Dan (Meservey, Sr.) spent a lot of time with me on the phone, sort of coaching me
along and telling me what to expect from these cars. I’m looking forward to meeting some new
people and enjoying a great series at a track that’s completely new to me.”
Cox will get just one practice session prior to the start of the Jim Darlington Memorial, running in
the ultra competitive Unlimited division.
Coming off a third place finish at NCM Motorsports Park’s road course three weeks ago, Cox
will return from New Hampshire and begin preparations for stock car competition in Ohio. In
early August the Super Cup Stock Car Series returns to one of his favorite tracks – Midvale
Speedway – where Cox set a track record in 2016 and won in 2017.