Fox? gambles on young guns
\By BRUCE MAXWELL
STEVE Cox is an addict of the very worst kind. His drug of choice for more than the past two decades has been speedway.
Steve, or the 'The Silver Fox' as he's known, has strapped his bum into all sorts of race cars.
"Mate, I started racing about 22 years ago . . . I started in 'Bombers', then I moved into the Streeters.
"Then I raced Stockers for a while and then I made the move into the Modifieds.
"They were a lot of fun, but they're too expensive for me.
"I sold the Modified and then I raced the AMCAs for a while before I moved into the Four-Cylinder division.
"Some people questioned why I went from the V8s back to the Fours, but to me it was simple.
"Compared to the V8s, they're relatively inexpensive and because we're not racing for sheep stations it's a lot of fun," Cox said.
He took a season off once, but like all addictions, there was no real cure and that adrenalin high is hard to kick, so he returned to the Four-Cylinder division.
Not content with just sponsoring his own the car through his business, Lismore Steering and Suspension, he then started helping his race rivals.
"Well, I started helping young Tim Gamble about three years ago when he was 19.
"Then I started helping his older brother Matt.
"This season I started helping their younger brother Lewis, aged 18.
"I help them set up their cars and I gave them a key to the workshop so they can work on them.
"You know they're only young blokes, so I don't mind giving them a hand," he said.