Cooper Tire Named Series Sponsor for World Racing League

Colin
By Colin Wood
Mar 4, 2021 | World Racing League, Cooper Tire

Photograph Courtesy Cooper Race Tires

The World Racing League has signed Cooper Tire as a series sponsor. In the release, WRL Vice President RJ Till noted that “The growth and excitement of the WRL is encouraging for endurance racing, and we are pleased to have sponsors like Cooper supporting this effort.”

Director of Motorsports for Cooper Tire Chris Pantani added that the partnership “is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the Cooper brand through events held at some of the most iconic racetracks across the country.”

As far as Cooper’s road-legal race tire offerings, the company has its 260tw RS3-R and 220tw RS3-RS tires, both available from the Cooper Race Tires website. Currently, the RS3-R is available in nine sizes, and the RS3-RS can be had in two different sizes—though the website notes that more sizes are in development.

The 2021 WRL schedule is as follows:

  • January 29-31 NOLA Motorsport Park
  • March 5-7 Barber Motorsports Park
  • April 9-11 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
  • May 7-9 Road America
  • June 4-5 Daytona
  • June 11-13 Heartland Park
  • July 16-18 Road Atlanta
  • September 17-19 VIR
  • October 15-17 Hallett
  • October 29-31 Sebring
  • December 3-5 Circuit of the Americas

For more information about the Cooper RS3-R and RS3-RS click here. For more information about Cooper’s sponsorship of WRL, read the full press release below:

Chattanooga, TN. – The World Racing League (WRL) is excited to announce that Cooper Tire has signed on as a series sponsor for the 2021 race season. The WRL fills the racing gap between entry-level and pro racing through a series where drivers compete in endurance races lasting 8 to 24 hours.

The growth and excitement of the WRL is encouraging for endurance racing, and we are pleased to have sponsors like Cooper supporting this effort,” stated RJ Till, Vice President of WRL. “The addition of Cooper Tire to our sponsorship ranks proves that we have created a sustainable league that has engaged both racers and teams to attract great sponsors like Cooper Tires.”

Cooper is proud to sponsor the World Racing League, which requires drivers to bring both stamina and strategy to the track for endurance racing,” said Chris Pantani, Director of Motorsports for Cooper Tire. “This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the Cooper brand through events held at some of the most iconic racetracks across the country. In addition, as many teams choose to race on Cooper’s DOT race tires, the competition showcases the performance, durability and longevity of our outstanding DOT race products – the Cooper RS3-R and RS3-RS.”

The Cooper RS3-R tire is a track day tire that provides ultimate levels of performance in a dry setting, while the Cooper RS3-RS offers ultimate performance in cooler and wet conditions. “The success of these tires has been proven in the winner’s circle with podium finishes by the WRL competing Round 3 Racing Team consisting of team owners Brad and Buzz McCall, and ShiftUpNow drivers Sarah Montgomery and Loni Unser, as well as others,” Pantani added.

The 2021 WRL schedule will feature a mix of endurance races, mostly on double header weekends, as well as a 24-hour endurance race in Sebring. The 2021 schedule is as follows:

Jan 29-31        NOLA
Mar 5-7           Barber Motorsports Park
Apr 9-11          Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
May 7-9           Road America
Jun 4-5            Daytona
Jun 11-13        Heartland Park
Jul 16-18         Road Atlanta
Sept 17-19      VIR
Oct 15-17        Hallett
Oct 29-31        Sebring
Dec 3-5            COTA

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