It’s no secret that Millennium Salon Software is committed to giving back to the beauty industry when they launched The Be-Cause initiative earlier this year. Now, their latest project involves sponsoring twin sisters who are hairstylists and NASCAR drivers! It is extremely unique for a software company to be involved with NASCAR, but Millennium Salon Software has been surprising us all along. Their support for the beauty industry reaches no boundaries.
The story starts with 2 twin hairstylists, Angela & Amber Cope, and how they recently made history when they became the first twins to ever race in a NASCAR Nationwide Series in May. The nieces of Daytona 500 winner, Derrike Cope, are already well on their way to achieving their ultimate goal of becoming the best female drivers in NASCAR; they just need one thing… a sponsor.
The Cope Twins were lacking a major sponsor for the next race at Kansas Speedway and if they didn’t race in Kansas City that would mean they couldn’t race in Charlotte, due to NASCAR’s approval process. That outcome would be a severe setback. That is where Millennium Salon Software comes in. When Millennium Founder and CEO John Harms heard about the girls and their need for a sponsor he immediately jumped at the opportunity. The ability to help two beauty professionals achieve a unique dream encompasses everything The Millennium Be-Cause represents.
“I am excited about the opportunity to support Angela and Amber Cope as they race towards their dreams in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Not only are they professional race car drivers but they are beauty industry professionals that have used Millennium Software for many years! The Cope Twins share the values, passion, and drive that have consistently earned Millennium Software top honors in this amazing industry,” says Millennium Founder, John Harms. As of this Monday, Millennium became Angela and Amber’s official sponsor for at least their next race in Kansas City and the following race in Charlotte. The sponsorship gives them the best opportunity to compete and win.
Amber and Angela became the third generation of Cope’s to enter into the world of racing at the age of nine. At the age of 15, they progressed to late model race cars even before they had their license to drive. In 2000, a very short time after their debut in late model stock cars they instantly acquired national attention when they were featured on Bryant Gumble “Good Morning Today.”
Today, at 28 years of age, the girls are making it on their own, using the knowledge and experience they acquired with their Uncle. 2011 is shaping up to be the most important year of their lives with four important races to go in Kansas City, Charlotte, Miami, and Phoenix. If they are successful through the next four races they will have a great chance at racing Daytona next year and take one step closer to fulfilling their dream.
On Saturday Angela ran just her fourth Nationwide series race at Kansas Speedway. She ran well but with just 27 laps remaining, she was bumped by another driver and crashed into the wall. Angela still finished 32nd out of 43 cars. Her next race will be on Friday under the lights in Charlotte, NC. NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers return to Charlotte Motor Speedway to battle NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars for 300 miles in the Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage. The race will sport a pink theme to raise awareness of breast cancer and raise funds for Susan G Komen for the Cure, the nation’s leading breast cancer research organization.
Join the Millennium team in rooting for the Cope Twins on October 14, 2011. Qualifying will be shown on ESPN2 at 3:ooPM EST and the race will also be shown on ESPN2 at 8:00PM EST. Tune in and support fellow stylists go for their dreams in the #70 car. Check out some shots below from Angela’s race on Saturday in Kansas.