Non-winged ASCS sprinters make history
In March, the track hosted the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour presented by MavTV for the very first time.
And Saturday night marks another first when the ASCS Canyon Region non-winged sprint cars make their inaugural visit.
“I hope everyone is as excited as me,” said Cocopah Speedway’s director of operations, Greg Burgess. “I believe that the show we are going to see Saturday night is every bit as exciting as the big shows we saw in February and March.
“I know that watching winged sprint cars will take your breath away, and watching these drivers do virtually the same thing, without the benefit of a wing, well, let’s just say it takes a pretty special individual to wheel one of these cars around a dirt track, sliding sideways through the turns, all at about 100 mph.”
Saturday night’s Cinco de Mayo show begins at 7 and will also feature a visit by the West Coast Vintage Racers along with a Cocopah Speedway Racing Series event for the Street Stock Division.
Leading the ASCS troupe into town will be three-time and defending ASCS Canyon Region champion Jeremy Sherman, who got his first win of the season last week at Canyon Speedway Park.
But Sherman doesn’t come to Cocopah Speedway as the top dog in the 2012 title hunt, not when Charles Davis Jr., from Buckeye, won the first two races of the season.
On the local level, Yuma’s Mike Martin, who is a regular in the ASCS Canyon Region, will also be in the field.
In the night’s undercard, Yuma’s Adolfo Noriega will be gunning for this 10th feature event win of the season. He is closing in on the track record for feature event wins in a season, which is 13.