In this interview we got the chance to meet with Lee Cooper from Excel Racing Chassis. Lee has been doing fabrication work for about ten years and recently decided to make a splash on the chassis side too.
Jumping Into The Chassis Market
I asked Lee how he feels about being another competitor in the chassis market. His reply “I don’t knock anybody else’s product I just want a small piece of the pie. And you know I love dirt racing dirt racing, it’s the only thing I’ve ever known. I worked for Barry Wright Race Cars for at 10 years. I owe a lot to that guy, he taught me a lot. Me and my dad do a lot together as well, them two guys have taught me everything in racing.
I’m not trying to build 200 racecars a year like the Rocket guys, or the Longhorn guys they do great products, but I just want to have the Excel name in victory lane a few times. I think we’re working hard and have done good this year, we’ve had a good turnout toward the end of this season. And I think people know we’re here now, a lot of guys come by stop look at our product and think it is really nice looking. We try to do our bodies a little neater than the next guy.”
From Racer to Fabricator
I have known Lee for years as a racer. We are both based in the Carolinas, so it didn’t take long to start hearing other racers talking about their body work. I would here “Lee Cooper did the body work” over, and over. So to hear now that he is coming out with chassis is exciting to see the growth.
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