January 11th, 2015 - Eric Cooley opened his 2015 season over the weekend in his #33b Bryson Motorsports Barry Wright at Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Alabama) during the 24th Annual Ice Bowl. Heath Lawson Photo
Saturday afternoon saw time trials being contested for the fifty-three entries on hand, and Cooley started his weekend by setting the fastest time in his group during qualifications with a 14.564 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 lock into the fourth starting position for Sunday afternoon's finale.
Unfortunately, mechanical issues on Sunday would force Cooley to retire on lap three to a disappointing 25th place finish in the final rundown.
Full results from the event are available at www.TalladegaShortTrack.com
November 2nd, 2014 - The 40th Annual National 100 at East Alabama Motor Speedway (Phenix City, Alabama) found Eric Cooley piloting his Bryson Motorsports #33b Super Late Model over the weekend.
Thirty-three Super Late Models entered the event, and after qualifying fourteenth fastest overall again a talented field of competitors Eric raced to a fourth place finish in his heat race, which positioned him starting fourteenth in the 100 lap, $20,000-to-win finale.
In Sunday evening's feature, Cooley raced around mid-pack for much of the event before retiring to a disappointing 22nd place finish.
Full results from the program are available www.EAMSDirt.com
October 11th, 2014 - Eric Cooley piloted his #33b Bryson Motorsports/Barry Wright/Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model in the 11th Annual Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100 over the weekend at Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi).
A talented field of seventy-two entries took part in the event, and via qualifications Cooley earned the second starting spot for his heat race. He would go on to finish fourth, leaving him one spot short of locking into the $20,000-to-win, 100 lap finale, and sending him to a b-main on Saturday.
Eric raced to the win in his respective b-main to lock into the feature event but, retired early on to a 21st place finish in the final rundown.
Full results from the event are available at www.MagnoliaDirt.com.
October 4th, 2014 - Eric Cooley traveled to Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) over the weekend for the 8th Annual Gumbo Nationals, which was sanctioned by the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS).
A field of fifty Super Late Models converted on the 1/3 mile oval with preliminary action contested on Friday night as Cooley raced to a third place finish in his heat race, earning him the thirteenth starting spot for Saturday's, $10,000-to-win finale.
Eric enjoyed a solid performance in Saturday evening's 75 lap main event as he advanced from his thirteenth starting spot to register an eighth place finish at the checkered flag.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.StateSeries.com
September 20th, 2014 - Eric Cooley entered a single event over the weekend in his #33b Bryson Motorsports/Barry Wright Super Late Model as he traveled to Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi) to compete with the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS).
Thirty-three entries took part in the $2,500-to-win, Mississippi State Championship, and Eric won the dash after setting the fastest time in his group to lock into the pole position for the feature with Neil Baggett alongside. In the feature, Baggett jumped out to the early lead with Cooley in tow. Cooley trailed Baggett for much of the race before making a bid for the top spot with just three laps to go. While attempting the pass, Cooley lost control of his entry in turns three and four, bringing his night to an early end with a disappointing eleventh place finish.
Full results from the racing program are available at www.StateSeries.com
September 5th, 2014 - The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) Super Late Model competitors returned to Crowley's Ridge Speedway (Paragould, Arkansas) on Friday night to contest the $3,000-to-win program that was nixed by rain one week ago.
Thirty-one entries were on hand for the event, and Eric started his night with a heat race win to lock into the second starting spot for the finale. The opening laps of the finale were plagued by cautions, and during one of them Cooley began leaking fluid and was forced to retire as his night came to an early end. He was credited with a 20th place finish in the final rundown.
Full results from the event are available at www.COMPDirt.com