Noriega, Toth big winners at Turkey Classic
Noriega, from Yuma, helped himself to two feature event wins in the Street Stock Division during the fourth annual Cocopah Speedway Turkey Classic, while Toth, from Holtville, won the Friday night IMCA Sport Modified feature and like Noriega went back for seconds on Saturday night.
They were the only drivers to win on both nights of what turned out to be a record-setting event at the Somerton track. When the program began on Friday, an all-time high of 110 cars were parked in the pit, breaking the old mark of 73. And 104 showed up for the Saturday night show.
The field also included 45 IMCA Modifieds for Friday night’s show. A field of 43 was on hand for the IMCA Winter Nationals in February.
“I guess we’re going to need a bigger pit,” said a grinning Greg Burgess, Cocopah Speedway’s director of operations.
“I am not sure it has really set in yet just how big it is to have over 100 cars here for two nights of racing. This is great for the entire community.”