Cooper McDonald Biography

Cooper McDonald is an American professional motorcycle road racer. Cooper started riding motorcycles in 2015 by participating in lapping day events at his local track, Hallett Motor Racing Circuit in Jennings, Oklahoma. Cooper began racing competitively in 2016 with the Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association (CMRA) and quickly advanced from novice to expert in the same season. Cooper was extremely competitive in CMRA in 2017 and 2018 before taking his road racing career outside of CMRA. Cooper competed in his first Daytona 200 in March 2018 and finished in 13th place. Cooper started to turn heads and was named to the Road Racing World Young Guns Class following the 2018 season. Cooper took his career to a professional level by joining APMotoArts Racing for the MotoAmerica Twins Cup series in 2019. He finished his debut season 8th overall in the Twins Cup series championship with his best finish coming at Utah Motorsports Campus when he placed 3rd for his first podium. For the 2020 season, Cooper teamed up with Bartcon Racing and finished 6th overall in the MotoAmerica Twins Cup series championship. After an incredible season with Bartcon Racing, Cooper has decided to join Altus Motorsports for the 2021 season and compete for a MotoAmerica Supersport Championship.

Personal Information

Name: Cooper McDonald

Age: 20

DOB: 10/11/2000

Height: 5’ 5”

Weight: 137 lbs / 57.6 kg

Hometown: Sapulpa, OK

Education: Graduated from Sapulpa High School with a 4.0 GPA in May of 2018.

Number of Years Riding: 5 years (2015)

Professional Racing Seasons:  2 seasons (2019-2020)

Hobbies: Motocross, Flat track / TT, Cycling, Running, Trail riding

Training Methods: Gym, Running, Biking, Motocross


Current Series

MotoAmerica Supersport Series #33

Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association (CMRA)

Championship Cup Series (CCS / ASRA)

Daytona 200

Key Personnel

Sam McDonald is the 1982 AMA 250 Grand Prix Champion, a former factory Honda Superbike rider, owner of SA Moto USA, and specializes in race engine development. Sam will act as the Team Manager for the 2021 MotoAmerica season.

Tosha Lackey is a CPA, the Co-Founder of Bison Track and will represent Cooper as his Brand Manager as part of Globetrotter Media Group for the 2021 MotoAmerica season.

Kevin Schwantz is the 1993 500cc MotoGP World Champion. Over the past few years Kevin has been a mentor to Cooper. Cooper will be training under the guidance of Kevin during the 2021 MotoAmerica season.

Norm McDonald is the Co-Founder of K&N Filters, and a 2013 Inductee into the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Hall of Fame. Norm will be an adviser to Cooper for the 2021 MotoAmerica season.