COPS Racing Team was formed in early 2008, when eventual Crew Chief Joseph Taylor approached his long time friend and neighbor John Langley, the Creator and Executive Producer of COPS to sponsor a class 12 buggy that he was building along with other members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department through a charity to race in the SCORE series. John was so intrigued by the idea of what Joe was trying to accomplish, he not only sponsored the car that Joe was planning to build, but asked Joe to take on the task of putting together a car for him and his sons to drive. The car and the team made their debut at the 2008 SCORE Baja 1000. The fledgling team brought the car home with less than an hour left to spare in the 31 hour time limited event, besting the L.A. County Fire Project car by minutes but nonetheless bringing home both cars in epic fashion that ultimately propelled the team to expand and go on to greater achievements.
In it’s first full season campaign, COPS Racing placed 2nd in Class Points for the class 12 division and 5th in Class Points for Classs 1 Unlimited. In the first outing for the Class 1 buggy at the 42nd Annual SCORE Tecate Baja 1000, the team took home the big trophy after winning the Class 1 Unlimited race.
The team currently fields three entries in the SCORE International off-road racing series. In just three seasons the team's accomplishments include winning the baja 1000 in two consecutive years in two different classes and winning two conseuative SCORE entry sponsor of the year awards.
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