Cooper Tires Karting Scholarship Shoot-out Entry List Announced

The Lucas Oil School of Racing is pleased to announce the entry list for the inaugural Cooper Tires Karting Scholarship Shoot-out, December 12-14 at Sebring International Raceway:

Name, Age, Hometown
Matthew Barry, 15, Innisfil, Ontario, Canada
Christian Cabangca, 20, Los Banos, Calif.
Prescott Campbell, 17, Newport Beach, Calif.
Brett Carr, 25, Los Altos, Calif.
Matt Christensen, 13, Orlando, Fla.
Nicholas d’Orlando, 15, Hartsdale, N.Y.
David Dalton, 20, Montclair, N.J.
Jack Dorsey, 15, Carmel, Ind.
Elio Giovane, 13, Miami, Fla.
Joshua Hansen, 15, Burlington, Wis.
Alexander Koreiba, 21, Reed Springs, Mo.
Joey Kowaleski, 20, Delran, N.J.
Maks Kowalski, 16, Barrington, Ill.
Kevin Lanyi, 14, Madison, Ala.
Jackson Lee, 16, Avon, Ind.
Makala Marks, 16, Indianapolis, Ind.
Matthew Mockabee, 15, Dayton, Ohio
Bryson Morris, 14, Hickory, Tenn.
Grant Palmer, 17, St. Charles, Mo.
Tommy Parry, 30, San Francisco, Calif.
Andrew Patterson, 15, Dayton, Ohio
Matthew Roberts, 22, Manassas, Va.
Thomas Schrage, 13, Bethel, Ohio
Alexander Searle, 15, Plantation, Fla.
Giovanni Shadd, 19, San Jose, Calif.
Lucas Smalec, 13, Glenview, Ill.
Russell Soto, 18, Jersey City, N.J.
Hans Thomsen, 18, Mendham, N.J.
Brian Van Cleve, 17, Prosper, Tex.
Ben Varner, 18, Metamora, Mich.

“Congratulations to all the karters who have earned their place in the inaugural 2018 Cooper Tires Karting Scholarship Shoot-out,” said Chris Pantani, Director of Motorsports for Cooper Tire. “Seeing karters as young as 13 years old competing at this level is amazing. The Lucas Oil School of Racing has created this program to educate and guide the future of racing, and we are excited to watch these young drivers, including those who progress to the Road to Indy development series in the coming years.”

“We can’t thank Chris Pantani and Cooper Tire enough for their support of the Shoot-out, and all they do for up-and-coming racers,” said Lucas Oil School of Racing Founder and CEO Neil Enerson. “We are extremely happy with the group of karters we have coming to our first shoot-out. They represent a cross-section of national and regional level karting from around the country, and we’re looking forward to seeing what they can do.”

Karters will participate in three days of on- and off-track activities in Lucas Oil School of Racing’s fleet of Ray GR-RSC race cars, and training to determine who is the best of the best, with seat time in Lucas Oil School of Racing programs up for grabs. The grand prize is a fully funded season in the 2019 Lucas Oil Formula Car Championship, valued at $75,000, and prizes will be awarded down to fifth place.

About Cooper Tire & Rubber Company

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is the parent company of a global family of companies that specializes in the design, manufacture, marketing and sale of innovative, great-performing tires that you can count on to last for thousands of miles, getting you where you need to go, and back again. Cooper is proud to be the spec tire for all three levels of the Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires, a development program within the Verizon IndyCar Series. Cooper tires can also be seen on the track in rallycross and short course off-road racing. Headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, Cooper, with its subsidiaries, has manufacturing, sales, distribution, technical and design operations in more than one dozen countries around the world. To connect with Cooper, visit, or

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