January 24th, 2017 - Traveling to a total of 29 events during the 2016 season, Eric Cooley reeled in three feature wins in his Super Late Model and one in the Crate Late Model division. Losing only three of his dates to bad weather, Cooley posted 23 Top 10 finishes and 16 Top 5 outings.
November 26th, 2016 - Returning behind the wheel of the #72B Crate Late Model and the #33B Super Late Model, Eric Cooley traveled to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) on Friday for the two-day Possum Town Grand Prix. Drawing 66 Crate Late Models for the two-day NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series sanctioned event, Cooley followed up the 4th fastest qualifying time in his group with a heat race victory. Earning the 3rd-starting spot for the $10,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday evening, Eric held his spot for all 100-laps notching a 3rd place finish behind Riley Hickman and Chase Washington with Chris Brown and Grant Garrison rounding out the Top 5 finishers.
Battling in a field of 22 Super Late Models on Saturday night, Eric rolled off 2nd for the main event based off qualifying times. Bringing home another podium finish in the 25-lapper, Eric Cooley scored a runner-up finish behind David Breazeale with Jamie Tollison, Brett White, and Kyle Shaw trailing them across the finish line.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.NeSmithRacing.com and www.MagnoliaDirt.com.
November 6th, 2016 - Battling in both his Super and Crate Late Model, Eric Cooley and the Bryson Motorsports Team invaded East Alabama Motor Speedway (Phenix City, Alabama) on Friday night for the 42nd Annual National 100. In a field of 38 Super Late Models, Cooley laid down the 2nd fastest time in his qualifying group behind Casey Roberts locking his spot into the opening night preliminary feature. Starting in 4th, Eric fell back to a 16th place outing in the 42-lapper.
On Saturday night after recording the 13th fastest time in qualifying, Cooley edged his way into the $5,000-to-win A-Main with a 6th place finish in his B-Main. Rolling off 22nd for the preliminary feature, Eric jumped up three spots posting a 19th place finish.
In a field of 42 Crate Late Models on Saturday, Cooley failed to transfer into the main event via qualifying giving him one last shot with a B-Main appearance on Sunday.
Returning on Sunday, Cooley started on the pole of his Super Late Model B-Main and the 2nd in the Crate Late Model B-Main. Transferring the Top 4 out of both and into the National 100, Eric stormed to a consolation victory in the Super division while landing a runner-up finish behind Pierce McCarter in the Crate division. Coming from the 20th-starting spot, Eric passed 12 cars in the 50-lap Crate Late Model feature scoring an 8th place finish. Rolling off 17th for $20,000-to-win A-Main, Eric Cooley jumped up one spot registering a 16th place finish.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.EAMSDirt.com.
October 22nd, 2016 - Piloting the #33B Bryson Motorsports Super Late Model and the Bud Coley Trucking powered #72s Crate Late Model, Eric Cooley returned to Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi) on Friday night for the 22nd Annual Coors Light Fall Classic. In a field of 37 Super Late Models, Cooley edged his way into the main event on Saturday night with a 4th place finish in his heat. Battling for a $15,000 payday, Eric improved eights spots in the 100-lapper posting an 8th place finish.
Competing in a field of 38 NeSmith Crate Late Models, Cooley locked his spot into the feature with another 4th place finish in his heat. Coming from the 13th-starting position, Eric Cooley stormed his way to the front capturing his 4th victory of the season with Josh Barnes, Robbie Starnes, Monte Skinner, and Jamey Boland completing the Top 5 finishers. Eric was awarded a $2,500 payday for his victory in the A-Main.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.WhynotMotorsportsPark.com.
October 15th, 2016 - Following the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSSCS), Eric Cooley made the trip to Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi) on Saturday night. Competing in both the Super and Crate Late Model divisions for the Mississippi State Championships, Eric fell one position short of a Top 5 finish in the $2,000-to-win Super Late Model A-Main posting a 6th place finish. Coming from the 20th-starting spot in the Crate division, Cooley stormed through the field 16 spots landing a solid 4th place finish.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.StateSeries.com.
October 1st, 2016 - Competing in both the Super and Crate Late Model division, Eric Cooley headed to Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) on Friday for the two-day Gumbo Nationals. Drawing 45 Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) Super Late Models, Cooley locked his spot into the $10,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday evening with a 4th place finish in his heat. Coming from the 15th-starting spot, Eric charged through the field 11 spots posting a 4th place finish behind Tyler Erb, Ray Moore, and B.J. Robinson with Dane Dacus coming in 5th. (Connie Putnam Photo)
In a field of 26 NeSmith Crate Late Models on Friday, Eric cruised to heat race win giving him the 3rd starting spot for the A-Main on Saturday. Holding his spot for the entire distance of the feature, Cooley notched a 3rd place finish behind Chase Washington and Cliff Williams with Greg Fore and Josh Banes completing the Top 5 finishers.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.StateSeries.com and www.NeSmithRacing.com.
December 14th, 2015 - Competing in a total of 41 events, Eric Cooley picked up seven feature wins, five in his Super Late Model and two in his Crate Late Model. With the rain affecting eight of his planned events, Cooley notched 23 Top 10 finishes. He also finished with 14 Top 5 outings. At the end of the year Eric wrapped up an ninth spot in Southern All Star Series points standings.
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