Name: Luke Cooper
Birthplace: Bath, South West England
Date of Birth: 9th June 1993
Resides: Chippenham, England
2003 - 2005
I Started Karting at Castle Combe Kart track in 2003 at the age of 10, winning my first ever race. Finishing 2nd in 2004 and went one better the following year to become the 2005 Castle Combe Junior Champion.
2005 - 2010
I Started national karting in Junior TKM in 2005, it took a good 2 years to start getting up to pace and in 2007 I took my first final win, which was followed by winning the Junior TKM Festival Cup a few months later. In 2008 I moved into the British Junior TKM Super 1 Championship finishing 19th. 2009 I finished 6th in the championship, while also finishing 3rd in Junior TKM Midland Championship and 2nd in Whilton Mill Junior TKM Championship. 2010 saw me finishing my karting career, with success by finishing 2nd in the Shenington Winter Series Junior TKM and 1st in the Whilton Mill Junior TKM Championship.
2010 - 2017
2010 also saw me competing in my first few Formula Ford races, which I impressed enough in to win the Keith Sprules Award for young Formula Ford driver of the Year. After a good year learning in 2011 I stepped up to the National Formula Ford 1600 Championship in 2012 and won my first Formula Ford 1600 Championship, finishing 1st in BRSCC Triple Crown. I took the National Championship down to the wire and finished 2nd in the National Formula Ford 1600 Championship. I followed this success up with a very strong showing in the Formula Ford Festival, finishing 3rd in my heat (from last) 3rd in the Semi-Final and 3rd in the big event the Formula Ford Festival Final. 2013 and 2014 I took a step back to race in older cars, taking numerous class wins and an impressive win overall at Castle Combe.
I finished 2014 off by competing in the Walter Hayes Trophy, competing in a 25 year old car and managed to make it through into the grand final, the only car in my class to do so and won the prestigious Bernard Baxter Trophy.
The 2015 season was spent racing in an older car again, racing in a 23 year old car. I managed to take a number of Class B Lap Records on my way to finishing 4th overall in the National Championship and taking the Class B Championship at Castle Combe.
The 2016 season was spent developing the brand new 2016 Swift. Unfortunately the year was plagued with problems, but it all came good at the end of the year with pole position in the heat for the Formula Ford Festival.
The 2017 season was all about proving how good the newly developed Swift chassis was and I was able to do just that by taking more fastest laps than anybody else in the National Formula Ford Championship. I took 3 wins and 7 podiums on the way to 3rd in the Championship, but with a bit of extra luck it could have been so much better!