Cooper will sponsor drifting events again

March 9, 2006

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is renewing its support for the Formula Drift Championship Series in 2006.

Cooper will offer a contingency program to all qualified Formula D drivers using the Cooper brand.

Seven Formula D events are scheduled for the 2006 season, which begins on April 2.

At each of those events, Cooper will provide contingency awards for drivers who compete on Cooper tires for the entire event.

The award will be $5,000 for a first place finish, $3,000 for second place and $1,000 for third place.

Cooper will provide other monetary amounts if certain criteria are met.