SLOAN COX CARBON EVO
Cox Motorsport has just released its recently refurbished hill-climb car at the V 4&Rotary Nationals, which will be piloted by Sloan Cox. The full carbon-bodied / chromoly chassis Mitsubishi hill-climb car was originally built by Andrew Hawkeswood to take on Pikes Peak. It was featured in Issue No. 128 of NZPC, and still retains the 600kW ATW 4G63. The old dog box was replaced with a Hollinger six-speed sequential, and the centre differential made way for a lower-ratio unit to compensate for the larger 18-inch tyres they will run to get the power to loose gravel.
After purchasing the Evo from John Rogan, Sloan immediately committed to competing in the Highlands Race to the Sky event being held April 17–19, as he has always wanted to take the title, but has never had the chance. Sloan has been getting some seat time in the Evo recently at Manfeild, where they’ve tested some of their latest upgrades. Before competing in Race to the Sky, Sloan mentioned the engine, turbo and manifold will be replaced in the hunt for more power and reliability, both of which are needed to have a chance at taking down Monster Tajima. Norm Soo, one of the original mechanics and fabricators on the project for Andrew Hawkeswood, will be called in before the big event to fine tune the suspension set-up, to give Sloan his best chance at taking the title.