Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has renewed its sponsorship with Number One Parts Inc. (NOPI) Motorsports and is a ``drift presenting tire partner'' of the 2008 NOPI Drift Series.
Findlay-based Cooper is entering its second year with the drifting series. It had sponsored Enjuku Racing's Bill Sherman in his win of the 2007 NOPI Drift World Finals and NOPI Drift Championship series.
``Cooper Tire has been a great partner to the NOPI series,'' NOPI Motorsports President Michael Meyers said. ``Seeing Cooper-supported drift teams win our inaugural 2007 NOPI World Drift Championship was terrific. We look forward to another incredible year in 2008 thanks to sponsors like Cooper.''
The drift racing series started April 5 at Moroso Motorsports Park in West Palm Beach, Fla., and consists of seven more events that will be held through Sept. 21 in other U.S. cities.
Cooper supplies NOPI drift teams with Cooper Zeon 2XS, Cooper Zeon ZPT and Cooper Zeon Sport A/S ultra-high-performance tires.