IMSA Prototype Series Gets Cooper Support - Tire Review Magazine

IMSA Prototype Series Gets Cooper Support

Just days after announcing its sponsorship of a new open-wheel development race series, Cooper has signed on to support a prototype development series.

The renamed Cooper Tire Prototype Lites, sanctioned by the International Motor Sports Association, serves as a feeder series for the American Le Mans Series.

Cooper will provide race tires for the series, and the $500 Cooper Tire Pole Position Award to the fastest qualifier on each event weekend. Cooper also will institute a discount program for series teams to purchase passenger tires for trucks, transporters and company cars.
“We are excited to be partnering with IMSA on the 2010 Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Championship,” said Chris Pantani, Cooper’s director of motorsports. “Being involved with a prestigious road racing organization such as IMSA allows Cooper’s research and development efforts to be showcased both on the track and on the road. Driving business back to our dealers is an integral part of our motorsports program. It’s an example of what wins on Sunday, sells on Monday.”
The series will run at tracks like Laguna Seca, Sebring, New Jersey Motorsports Park near Philadelphia, Road America, Mosport near Toronto and Road Atlanta.

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