What follows is an excerpt from the cover feature that appeared in the June issue of SportsCar magazine, the official member magazine of the SCCA. A subscription to SportsCar magazine is one of the many benefits to joining the SCCA – the other being the ability to compete in any of the more than 2,000 competition events the SCCA sanctions year round, from autocross to professional road racing. Kick start your motorsports dream by heading to www.scca.com and joining now.

Newest factory Cadillac driver Michael Cooper did not expect to see the SCCA Pro Racing-sanctioned Pirelli World Challenge podium in his first race with Cadillac Racing. But after the first two rounds of the 2016 World Challenge season, Cooper found himself leading the GT Drivers’ Championship on the strength of three podium finishes. He has a funny habit of underestimating himself. He might be the only one.

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