Eric Cooper drives the #87E Street Stock
Class car. He lives in Martinsville, IL. His home track is
Charleston Speedway but he can also be found racing at Fayette County
He started racing in 2001 in the Street
Stock Class after 13 years of Drag Racing. During that time he had 2
Championships and over 60 wins. He started racing with his Dad.
His first Street Stock win was in 2003 at Charleston Speedway. So
far, in his 2nd Street Stock season he's got 4 wins and is 8th in the
The thrill of racing for Eric is meeting
new people and talking to other competitors. His most exciting
racing moment was the first win but the best was the night that he came in
2nd to Tim Henson, who has helped Eric the most. He's most proud of
Fan Appreciation night......with the people coming out of the stands for
autographs, Eric signed over 50 and didn't know any of them. They knew
Eric's racing hero is Rob Fuqua #3F.
Of racing, Eric says, "It is a lot harder
than it looks. The more I learn, the more I need to learn!".