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July 29th, 2012 - Eric concluded his busy weekend on Sunday evening at Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) with a $2,500-to-win, Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) event. Thirty-four Super Late Models were on hand for the program, and it would prove to be a rough night for Cooley as he fell short of locking into the feature via time trials and b-main action as his night came to a disappointing, early end. Full results are available at www.MagnoliaDirt.com.

July 28th, 2012 - Saturday night found Eric traveling to Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Alabama) for the 15th Annual Michael Head Jr. Memorial at the 1/3 mile oval. The $3,500-to-win, Southern All Star (ASA) Super Late Model event drew a field of thirty-one competitors, and after winning his b-main Cooley locked into the twelfth 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 thirteenth position. Full results from the event are available at www.SASDirt.com.

July 27th, 2012 - Eric made history on Friday night by winning the first Super Late Model feature of his career with a $2,000 triumph at Thunderhill Speedway (Summertown, Tennessee). Fifteen entries were on hand for the event, and Cooley started the night by rocketing to fast time honors with an 11.632 second lap around the high-banked oval in his #33b Bryson Motorsports/Barry Wright/Jeff Burns Racing Engine Super Late Model. Via his qualifying effort he earned the pole position for the 30 lap finale with Jerry Owens starting to his outside. After a failed attempt to get the race underway, the second time would be the charm, and Cooley bolted to the lead. Despite a late race challenge from Josh Putnam Eric would go on to claim the win, which came over Putnam, David Earl Gentry, and Jerry Owens. Full results are available at www.ThunderhillRacing.com.

July 24th, 2012 - Eric entered his first Schaeffer's Southern Nationals Series Super Late Model event of the season on Tuesday night at East Alabama Motor Speedway (Phenix City, Alabama). Twenty-six entries took part in the $3,500-to-win event, and in time trials Cooley was ninth fastest, which left him one spot short of locking into the feature. As a result, he had to run a b-main, which he won to claim the ninth starting spot for the 35 lap finale. In the feature he would battle in the top ten early in the event before slipping to a fourteenth place finish in the final rundown. Full results are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

July 7th, 2012 - Eric and Bryson Motorsports returned to action in the #33 Barry Wright Super Late Model over the weekend in the Clash at the Mag, which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS). The $20,000-to-win event saw 50 competitors register for action, and in time trials on Friday night Eric qualified eighth fastest in his group to earn the fourth starting spot for the fourth heat race. With the top four cars moving onto the main event he would race his way to a third place finish to lock into the twelfth starting spot for the 100 lap finale on Saturday evening.

On Saturday evening a large crowd filled the grandstands and the SPEED TV cameras were rolling to catch all of the action at the 3/8 mile oval. On a fast race track, which made passing difficult, Eric would race around mid-pack for the first half of the event before ultimately retiring to a seventeenth place finish. Full results are available at www.LucasDirt.com.