WALLED LAKE, Mich. Matrix System Automotive Finishes is now one of the co-sponsors for Tri-star Motorsports and drivers Angela and Amber Cope during the 2011 Nationwide Series.
Angela and Amber are the third generation of Cope’s to enter into the world of racing, when, at the young age of nine, the girls’ parents gave them a go-kart for Christmas, which began their road to NASCAR. The Cope sisters have already made history this year by becoming the first twins to ever race in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
This weekend in Chicago, Angela will be the one strapping on her helmet to race in the No. 44 red Chevrolet Impala. Not far from her twin will be Amber, who will assist the effort by being a spotter for Angela.
Angela is excited about competing this weekend as she wants to improve her finishing time and show the world exactly what she can do as a serious NASCAR driver and competitor. “It’s all about opportunity and then learning from those opportunities," stated Cope. "This will be our first time on a 1.5-mile track. We plan to make the race, get in laps and continue to grow as a team.”
Commenting on the sponsorship, Cope added, “First, I want to thank everyone at Matrix System for stepping up and believing in us and our program. I am proud to help promote Matrix System and show off our paint scheme at each and every race.”
Matrix System Automotive Finishes, based in Walled Lake, Mich., is a leading manufacturer of high-quality color, clearcoats, primers, hardeners, and reducers.
“We are excited about teaming up and helping to support Tri-Star Motorsports the Cope Twins," said Dave Brunori, executive vice president/general manager of Matrix System Automotive Finishes. "Our relationship with the Cope Twins started at the end of last year and has grown into one based on trust and commitment.”
For more information about the Cope Twins, visit www.amberangelacope.com.