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The return of “Race to the Sky” was the only motivation Cox Motorsport needed to purchase Andrew Hawkeswood’s purpose built hillclimb race car. The team agreed that this car was the perfect choice to give 23 year old Sloan Cox the best chance of victory on his first appearance at the prestigious event. Cox has always wanted to compete in this event and the team are gearing up with excitement to see Cox attack the hill.

It was agreed when the hillclimb car was purchased that after Leadfoot Festival the beast would be converted back to gravel, following a few modifications and some driver comfort upgrades. Following great success at Leadfoot, Cox Motorsport commenced making said changes in preparation for Race to the Sky.

With the hillclimb car being extremely different to the Mitsubishi Evo X rally car, the priority has been ensuring the team thoroughly learnt the car. Recent testing revealed areas of the car that needed improvement and with a few mechanicals and some new parts, the car is now finally ready for Race to the Sky.

“The biggest hurdle in feeling comfortable in this new hillclimb race car is getting my head around driving a car which is lighter and more powerful than what I am use to. After a few test days I am feeling great in the car. It really is a weapon to drive,” states Cox.

The Cox Motorsport team are geared up and eagerly anticipating Race to the Sky which takes place this weekend 18th-19th April in Cardrona Valley. Tickets to the event can be purchased online from

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Via Press Release.

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Roger Baillie
Brought up in a world of Mini's, road trips, rallying and tinkering it is unsurprising that among my passions, since I can remember, cars have been something very special to me. The way they look, the way they smell and especially the way the sound. This passion has grown over the years from a spectator's seat at Formula 1 and WRC events to active participation in events such as the Cannonball Run NZ and Stance Off Events. My current love affair is with a slightly tuned Mk4 Golf GTI which brings me nothing but joy on the road. This love for driving and cars has led me start a Podcast dedicated to my love of driving called Drive Life NZ where I hope to share my story while exploring the varied stories of other enthusiasts. Dispelling the myths surrounding car people and celebrating our diversity.


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