Mike Cope Racing Enterprises
The Cope name has long been associated with the world of oval track stock car racing, most notably in NASCAR. However, after successfully fielding cars part time in both GTA and TA2 classes over the past few years, Mike Cope Racing Enterprises (MCRE) has dedicated their energy and expertise to the Trans Am Series, fielding cars since 2014.
In December 2013 after the approval from Trans Am, MCRE became an authorized chassis builder for the series. Their facility is centrally located in Clearwater, Florida just 15 minutes west of Tampa. Their team consists of highly trained and experienced crew members. Mike brings to the table over 30 years of racing experience. He has competed professionally and has won 2 championships in NASCAR’s Slim Jim All Pro Challenge Series in 1994 and 1996. With over 120 wins throughout his career, he holds record breaking statistics in career wins and pole awards. He has driven in NASCAR’s Xfinity series as well as NASCAR’s Truck series. Mike has mentored and built race cars for drivers such as his son, Travis Cope, known as one of Florida’s Best short track drivers, Jay Middleton - ASA Southeast 2008 champion, Jay Marshall - GTA winner, Cameron Lawrence – 2013 TA2 Champion, and Tony Buffomante - 2016 TA2 Champion, to name a few.
MCRE brings more talent to the table in 2018 as they continue to grow their Arrive & Drive and House Rental car programs. Tony Buffomante, Keith Prociuk and Matt Parent return as regular Arrive and Drive participants chasing the 2018 TA2 Championship. The MCRE House Rental car has it's hands full of talent this year with NASCAR stars Justin Haley, Matt Tifft, Christopher Bell, Brandon Jones and Tyler Reddick getting behind the wheel. A young late model talent from the west coast, Lawless Alan, join the team and accompanying him will be his sponsor, Auto Parkit. MCRE has a few other NASCAR talents showing interest which will prove to be yet another successful, exciting year for this growing rental car program.
Interested parties should contact MCRE at: 727-201-8910