Looking to follow in the footsteps of several Copeland Motorsports graduates, Max Opalski is set for his assault on the 2022 Idemitsu Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BF Goodrich. With a schedule that will see competition at some of North America’s premier facilities, Opalski will begin his quest for race wins, podium results and the 2022 Rookie of the Year award beginning January at the Daytona International Speedway.
“We welcome Max to the Copeland Motorsports squad and look forward to working with him in 2022 and beyond,” explained Dean Copeland. “We have had a ton of success bringing karters through the MX-5 Cup ranks on to bigger race programs and feel Max fits the mold of his predecessors such as Tyler Maxon, Tyler Gonzalez, Luca Mars and others.”
Making the jump from karts to cars, Opalski has already been with Copeland Motorsports for several events throughout the 2021 season. Taking in the happenings on a race weekend, interacting with Copeland Motorsports drivers, and familiarizing himself with the series and competition, Opalski will enter his 2022 campaign prepared.
“We have an extensive test program planned for the winter on top of what we have already done in the last half of this season,” explained Opalski. “I am thankful for the opportunity to join one of the best MX-5 Cup teams in the paddock, and one that has constructed their own internal ladder program.”
Copeland continued, “Max has already completed several test days with us in 2021 and is preparing himself like many of the other successful candidates that we have had. We will take on Florida and several regional programs throughout the winter months as we prepare for the start of our national campaign.”
With the start of the 2022 season at the Daytona International Speedway just over two months away, Copeland Motorsports will continue to add to their Idemitsu Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BF Goodrich driver lineup. Interested parties are asked to contact Dean Copeland and Copeland Motorsports.
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