April 19th, 2014 - Cooley Competes in NDRL Doubleheader at Magnolia
The team traveled Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) over the weekend for a pair of events with the National Dirt Racing League (NDRL).

On Friday evening a $7,500 winner's check was posted as talented field of forty-nine competitors registered for battle at the state of the art facility. Eric missed the transfer into the 40 lap main event via heat race action, leaving him to run a b-main. Only the top two finishers would move on from the b-main as Cooley failed to reach a transfer position, bringing his night to an early end.

Saturday night saw a $12,500 top prize on the line for competitors, with another stout field of forty-six entries on hand for the NDRL event. This disappointment continued for Eric after starting deep in his heat race and only advancing to a sixth place finish, putting him in a b-main once again. Cooley failed to reach a transfer spot in the b-main as his night came to an early end.

Full results from the weekend can be found at www.TheNDRL.com


April 12th, 2014 - Cooley Enters MSCCS Event at Columbus
Eric Cooley took part in a single event over the weekend as he traveled to Columbus Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) on Saturday night to compete in a $2,500-to-win, Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) Super Late Model event.

Twenty-eight entries were on hand for the program, and after failing to lock into the main event via his qualifying efforts, he was left to run a b-main. A sixth to fourth run in the b-main locked Eric into the sixteenth starting spot for the main event. Despite starting deep in the pack for the feature, Cooley sliced through the field to register a solid ninth place finish at the checkered flag.

Complete results from the event are available at www.StateSeries.com


April 5th, 2014 - Cooley Travels to Magnolia for Weekly Racing Event
The team traveled to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) on Saturday evening for a Weekly Racing Series event. Thirty-four cars registered for battle, and Eric qualified ninth fastest overall to earn the ninth starting spot for the main event. During the course of the feature he advanced to a sixth place finish behind race winner Neil Baggett, Brian Rickman, Rick Rickman, Chris Smith, and Chad Thrash. Full results from the event can be found at www.MagnoliaDirt.com

March 29th, 2014 - Top Ten Finish for Eric Cooley at EAMS
Saturday night found Eric traveling to East Alabama Motor Speedway (Phenix City, Alabama) for the annual Jimmy Thomas Memorial. The $4,000-to-win, Southern All Star Racing Series event drew a field of twenty-four competitors, and after qualifying fourth in his respective group Cooley locked into the tenth starting spot for the finale. In the 40 lap main event Cooley would race around the top ten for much of the event before crossing the finish line in the eighth position. Complete results from the event are available at www.SASDirt.com

March 22nd, 2014 - Cooley Enters Annual Shamrock 50 at Boyd's
Eric Cooley and the Bryson Motorsports team traveled to Boyd's Speedway in Riggold, Georgia on Saturday night for the annual Shamrok 50 at the 1/3 mile oval. The $5,000-to-win, Sourthern All Star Racing Series (SAS) Super Late Model event drew a talented field of forty-five competitors, and after winning his b-main Cooley locked into the thirteenth starting spot for the finale. In the main event Cooley would race around mid-pack for the duration of the feature before crossing the finish line in the sixteenth position.

Full results from the event are available at www.SASDirt.com


March 8th, 2014 - Eric Cooley Competes in MARS Opener at Clarksville
The MARS DIRTcar Series opened their 2014 Season over the weekend, sanctioning the annual Tuckassee Toilet Bowl at Clarksville Speedway (Clarksville, Tennessee).

Round #1 of the double header weekend drew thirty-five entries for a $3,000 prize, and Eric was locked into the fifth spot for the main event via a second place finish in his heat race. The feature was shortened to 20 laps due to time constraints, and Cooley recorded a fifteenth place finish.

The weekend came to a close on Saturday night, and twenty-seven entries were on hand to battle in the $5,000-to-win finale. Eric started the night off by finishing fourth in his qualifying heat race which locked him into the fourteenth starting spot for the main event. The night would come to an early end just nine laps into the 40 lap feature when rain moved into the area. Official were forced to cancel the remainder of the event and Cooley was credited with a ninth place finish.

Complete results can be found at www.marsracingseries.com


March 1st, 2014 - Cooley Enters 17th Annual Bama Bash at EAMS
Eric Cooley took his #33 Bryson Motorsports/Barry Wright/Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model into battle over the weekend in the 17th Annual Bama Bash at East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama.

Thirty-eight drivers were registered for the $17,017-to-win National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) event, and festivities got underway with preliminary action on Friday night. Eric was only able to manage a seventh place finish in his heat race, which sent him to a b-main on Saturday night. Cooley narrowly missed the transfer into the 75 lap main event after a fifth place finish in the b-main.

Full results from the event are available at www.thendrl.com


February 22nd, 2014 - Eric Cooley Competes in Winterfest at Winchester
After a weekend off, Eric Cooley and the Bryson Motorsports team returned to action on Saturday night at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Tennessee for the 11th Annual Winterfest.

In preliminary race action, Eric timed in second in his qualifying group among the 41 entries, locking him into an eighth place starting spot for the $3,000-to-win main event. During the course of the 40 lap feature, Cooley advanced his #33 Bryson Motorsports/Barry Wright/Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model to a second place finish.

Complete results can be found by visiting www.winchesterspeedway.net


February 8th, 2014 - Eric Cooley Competes in Cabin Fever 40
1 Eric Cooley took his #33 Bryson Motorsports/Barry Wright/Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model into battle on Saturday afternoon in the annual Cabin Fever 40 at Boyds Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia).

Thirty entries took part in the $3,000-to-win event, and after qualifying 2nd fastest in his group Eric locked into the 5th starting spot for the 40 lap finale. He ran in the top five throughout the event, and looked to be on his way to a 5th place finish before hard contact from Jason Welshan with just four laps remaining spun Cooley to draw the caution. Series officials credited Cooley with the caution as he was put on the tail of the field. In the closing laps he rebounded to finish 9th.

Full results from the event are available at www.BoydsSpeedway.net.


January 5th, 2014 - Cooley Settles for Disappointing 2nd at Ice Bowl
1 In most events a 2nd place finish in the main event would bring nothing but smiles to the face of Eric Cooley, but a runner-up finish for the personable young driver on Sunday afternoon in the 23rd Annual Ice Bowl at Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Alabama) proved to be a bit of bitter pill to swallow. (Heath Lawson Photo)

Super Late Model competition in the annual event began on Saturday afternoon with time trials being contested for the 64 entries on hand. Cooley's weekend started on a great note as he powered his #33b Bryson Motorsports Barry Wright to the fastest time of qualifications with a 14.708 second lap around the 1/3 mile oval.

Via his qualifying performance Cooley locked into the pole position for his heat race, which he won to move onto the pole starting spot for Sunday afternoon's finale. As the finale went green Cooley jumped to the lead with fellow front row starter, William Thomas giving chase. The first half of the race found Eric cruising at the front of the pack, but by the halfway point he was encountering heavy, lapped traffic. With daytime conditions making passing difficult Cooley pressured the backmarkers before he was collected in a melee with a lapped car. The lapped car was credited with the caution, and Eric was reinstated as the leader. However, his entry sustained considerable damage in the accident, which made it a handful to control.

Over the remainder of the Cooley battled an extremely tight race car, and his battles came to a head on the white flag lap, when his car pushed exiting turn four, which allowed Thomas to slip past for the lead and the win. Eric finished a disappointing 2nd.

Full results from the event are available at www.TalladegaShortTrack.com.

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