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Yuma’s Reese gets his record, and a win, at Cocopah

Posted: Monday, May 18, 2015 10:58 pm
By Randy Hoeft @YumaSunSports Yumasun.com

Timmy Reese had one goal: To break the one-lap, 20-second mark.

As it turns out, he had the speed to do just that, and in the end it was that new found quickness that helped him win his first feature event of the season in what turned out to be a […]

Cocopah Speedway series drivers ready for Round 6 Saturday, summer break

By Randy Hoeft @YumaSunSports Yumasun.com

Shelling out money for entry fees and racing fuel will be a priority Saturday night for race car drivers in the Cocopah Speedway Racing Series.

Picking up some board shorts, sun block and finding a nice place to relax on the beach will be the order of business come Sunday morning.

The 2015 racing program at the Somerton […]

4th of July Derby Rules Updated

The 2015 Cocopah Speedway 4th of July Demolition Derby Rules have been updated.

http://www.cocopahspeedway.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Derbyrulesrevised051115-4.pdf […]

Nothing like that new car smell … and winning

By Randy Hoeft @YumaSunSports Yumasun.com

Two weeks ago, Russell Allen was asked how it felt to park a brand new, untested race car in victory lane at Cocopah Speedway.
Saturday night Allen went from interviewee to interviewer and asked Miles Morris, “How does it feel to win the first time out in a new car?”

“I feel good, it definitely feels good,” said […]

It’s an up-close-and-personal night at Cocopah Speedway

Fan appreciation event precedes Round 5 in 2015 racing series —
Helmets, fire suits and gloves will not be required.

But a camera might be a good idea.

It’s the fans who will take the track Saturday at Cocopah Speedway in an annual event at the Somerton oval dubbed Fan Appreciation Night 2015. The event will allow fans to come down from the […]

Drivers Using Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Wins to Springboard into Early Success

Inside Line Promotions – SOMERTON, Ariz. (April 23, 2015) – The five drivers who scored a victory during the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown last January have used the offseason event at Cocopah Speedway to springboard themselves into the 2015 season.

Event champion Danny Lasoski, Paul McMahan, Aaron Reutzel, Steve Kinser and Kyle Larson have since combined to earn seven […]

FANceiver to be introduced at Fan Appreciation Night April 25th.

We are excited to be one of the first tracks in the country to offer our fans the option of 2 channel Fanceiver’s to be able to listen to our announcer or race operations throughout our events. We began working on this with the good people Raceceiver in December and its finally ready. […]

No new-car blues for Brawley driver

By Randy Hoeft @YumaSunSports Yumasun.com

Russell Allen walked around the front of his car to see what was going on with the front bumper.

He found it hanging on by two bolts. There are supposed to be four.

Then he noticed a bolt or two missing from the side panel.

Such details are part of bringing out a race car for the first time.

What’s […]

Battle at the Border series winners!

Congratulations to the following drivers on winning the Inaugural Battle at the Border Series:

IMCA Hobby Stock – Jason Beshears – $300.00

IMCA Sport Mod – Corey Clayton – $400.00

IMCA Stock Car – Steven Daffern – $500.00

IMCA Modified – Steven McCollough – $700.00 […]

USAC Southwest Series invades Somerton Oval

By Randy Hoeft @YumaSunSports Yumasun.com

Greg Burgess might have a problem.

The director of operations at Cocopah Speedway has only one spotlight, and he will most likely need two Saturday night. 

That’s because the racing program at the Somerton oval is supposed to feature a special appearance by the USAC Southwest Sprint Car Series, but the high-octane, non-winged sprinters will be hard pressed […]