Arlia takes feature event win in Lucas Oil ASCC off-road show at Cocopah Speedway
Steven Arlia said he was talked into making the trip to Cocopah Speedway for the Lucas Oil Regional Arizona Short Course Championship Series race.
It was the veteran off-road racer’s first time at the Somerton oval, and it didn’t start out on a good note.
First, he and his wife took a seat in the grandstand Saturday afternoon to watch qualifying and found the concrete seats to be a bit toasty.
Then when it was Arlia’s turn to get on the specially designed track to qualify, the fuel pump in his car expired on the second lap.
That’s also when things started to turn around for the driver from Phoenix. In his first lap around the track he was fast enough to earn the pole position for the Limited Buggy Division feature race, the night’s showcase event.