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GT4 America Sprint

Michael Cooper Wins COTA GT4 America Sprint Race No. 2

Blackdog Speed Shop’s Michael Cooper was able to get past pole sitter Drew Staveley and held on to take his first victory of 2020 Sunday at Circuit of the Americas.  It is Cooper’s fifth GT4 America Sprint overall victory since the beginning of 2019. Staveley won the pole for Race …

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Drew Staveley Wins Pirelli GT4 America Sprint Season Opener

Ian Lacy Racing’s Drew Staveley started from the pole Saturday (March 7) and fought off Michael Cooper to take his first career Pirelli GT4 America Sprint victory as a Pro driver. “To win one of these races is a real tough thing to do and we’ve been working on it …

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Pace Laps: Who Needs to Race into 2020 Daytona 500

NASCAR Cup Series: Justin Haley, Brendan Gaughan Lock Into Daytona 500; Daniel Suarez Must Race In Two drivers can breathe a huge sigh of relief while five others will have sleepless nights leading into Thursday. Justin Haley and Brendan Gaughan will compete in the Daytona 500 next Sunday. The two …

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Michael Cooper Earns Weekend Sweep In Rain-Shortened Road America Race No. 2

Blackdog Speed Shop’s Michael Cooper earned a weekend sweep in Pirelli GT4 America Sprint Sunday morning (Sep. 22).  The race was cut short after 27 of the scheduled 50 minutes due to heavy rains.  Since the race was declared complete at less than 75 percent distance, half-points were awarded. “Definitely …

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Michael Cooper Makes 1st Lap Pass For Lead, Wins GT4 Sprint Race No. 1 at Road America

Blackdog Speed Shop’s Michael Cooper qualified third for the first Pirelli GT4 America Sprint race of the weekend Saturday (Sept. 21) at Road America. By the end of the first lap, he was in the lead. Once there, no one could touch him as Cooper pulled away to take his …

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Pace Laps: Denny Hamlin, Ross Chastain Pick Up Pocono Wins

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Denny Hamlin Wins Strategy Filled Race Pocono Raceway is known for a variety of different strategies. That’s exactly what we saw in Sunday’s Gander RV 400, with Denny Hamlin stretching the fuel tank to earn his third victory of 2019. Hamlin didn’t have the best …

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Ian James Claims GT4 America Sprint Race No. 2 Victory at Sonoma

Team Panoz Racing’s Ian James on Sunday morning (June 9) was able to do exactly what he could not do Saturday.  He was able to get past Blackdog Speed Shop’s Michael Cooper for the lead.  Once there, James was able to pull away to take the victory in Race No. …

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Michael Cooper Holds Off Ian James For Sonoma Sprint Race No. 1 Victory

Blackdog Speed Shop’s Michael Cooper took advantage of his pole position and held off Team Panoz Racing’s Ian James to lead flag-to-flag to take victory in Pirelli GT4 America Sprint Race No. 1 at Sonoma Raceway Saturday (June 8).  It is Cooper’s first win of the 2019 season. “The race …

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Michael Cooper Fastest Of All GT4 Entries in Sonoma Qualifying

Saturday morning (June 8) saw Pirelli GT4 America Sprint, Pirelli GT4 America SprintX and GT4 West teams all venture onto Sonoma Raceway’s configuration to qualify for this weekend’s races. When the dust cleared, it was Blackdog Speed Shop’s Michael Cooper that was fastest in his McLaren. Pirelli GT4 America Sprint …

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