Bridgehaul partners with Mike Cope Racing for 2022

February 18, 2022

Bridgehaul partners with Mike Cope Racing for 2022

Mike Cope Racing is proud to announce a partnership with Bridgehaul, a digital transportation brand, for the 2022 Trans Am TA2 season. Bridgehaul will join HP Tuners as the primary sponsor of the #26 Cope Race Car driven by Thomas Merrill. 

“Bridgehaul is excited to be associated with Mike Cope Racing and Thomas Merrill,” said Danny Lowry, who has ownership in Bridgehaul along with other members of his family. “Mike Cope Racing and Merrill are proven winners in the Trans Am series and will be great representatives of the Bridgehaul digital transportation brand.”

Lowry is the proud owner of three Cope Race Car Chassis’ and his firsthand experience with Mike Cope Racing led him to this sponsorship opportunity.

“The experience and track record of Mike Cope Racing speaks for itself,” stated Lowry. “Combining that experience with a driver the caliber of Thomas Merrill will give us a team that can challenge for the TA2 championship in 2022.  We look forward to the start of the 2022 season in Sebring, FL.”

Lowry also plans to run a limited TA2 schedule in 2022 and will pilot the #42 Bridgehaul/ Bennett Ford Mustang at the Sebring season opener. 

Thomas Merrill returns to MCR for his 3rd season with the team. 

“I can’t wait to get back to the track with the MCR crew.  I keep seeing replay clips of our great win from Sebring last year and it’s getting me fired up to go win some more races,” said an excited Merrill. “It’s been a busy offseason for everyone, but the fruit of that labor will be some fresh equipment, which I know everyone on the team is eager to play with!  We’ll have everything we need to fight for the championship this year.”

When asked about the new partnership with Bridgehaul, Merrill couldn’t be more grateful at the chance to represent such a great brand.

“I’m excited about our new partnership with Bridgehaul,” said Merrill.  “Racing at a high level is all about having the best support, so with Bridgehaul joining HP Tuners and the MCR family, we’ll be really well prepared. I’m proud and honored to represent them!”
The 2022 Trans Am TA2 season gets underway this next week at Sebring International Raceway. Load in is scheduled for February 23rd with a test day on Friday, February 25th, practice and qualifying on Saturday, February 26th and The Trans Am presented by Pirelli TA2 main event is Sunday, February 27th at 1:00pm EST. 

For the latest updates on the entire Mike Cope Racing team, make sure to follow along on social media. We will be following the action and going “live” all weekend on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You can find us @mikecoperacing on all platforms. 

About Mike Cope Racing Enterprises, Inc: 
Perhaps no other team has worked so diligently to achieve success over the course of 30 years as MCRE. Over the years, they have successfully launched corporate sponsorships in national series, developed short track and SCCA Road race champions and mentored young upcoming drivers. Lead by Mike Cope, he brings the same enthusiasm, dedication and knowledge to his race team that made him victorious in his own racing career.MCRE offers a variety of services for drivers interested in the Trans Am Series’ TA2 program, including custom builds, arrive and drive programs, maintenance programs, consulting, driver mentoring, set-up and shock dyno.  Mike Cope Racing Enterprises is based in Clearwater, Florida.  Learn more at 

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