Cocopah series entering halfway point at Saturday’s show

By Randy Hoeft @YumaSunSports

It’s hot, that’s obvious.

But at least it’s not raining.

That’s the tradeoff Greg Burgess likes a lot when talking about the next race in the 2014 Cocopah Speedway Racing Series.

“Right now there are a lot of tracks across the country that can’t get their races in because they’re getting washed out,” said Burgess, Cocopah Speedway’s director of […]

2nd Annual 4th of July Cocopah Speedway Demolition Derby

In less than a month it will be time for the Independence Day holiday.  Along with the booms, bangs & flashes fans will also be treated to the hard hits and crashes of the Cocopah Speedway Demolition Derby. Drivers are preparing their cars in anticipation of the big day.

Tickets are on sale now online ( and will be on sale […]

Noriega ends Baldiviez’ streak at Cocopah Speedway

By Randy Hoeft @YumaSunSports

Circle track racing and winning, for Adolfo Noriega, is more than standing on the gas and turning left.

For the veteran driver from Yuma, there is also a complicated thought process involved.

And Saturday night, Noriega, one of the most calculating drivers in the Cocopah Speedway Racing Series, clearly out-thought Chula Vista’s Manny Baldiviez to win the Street […]

Yuma’s Horton latest to lead title hunt at Cocopah Speedway

By Randy Hoeft @YumaSunSports

Oddsmakers in Las Vegas are pulling out their hair.

That’s because figuring out who is the favorite to win the 2014 driving championship in the IMCA Modified Division at Cocopah Speedway has become a next to impossible task, with the leader changing from one week to another.

Entering Saturday night’s Round 8 in the Cocopah Speedway Racing Series, […]

Online Ticketing Now Available for Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

Somerton, Arizona (May 8, 2014) – Tickets are now on sale for what promises to be one of the biggest sprint car races in the country. Online ticketing is now available for the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown, coming January 2nd, 3rd, 6th and January 9th and 10th, 2015 at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Arizona. With a minimum of four nights […]

Brawley’s Teague wins Hobby Stock feature at Cocopah Speedway

By Randy Hoeft @YumaSunSports

Amy Teague does not like dust.

So, the logical thing to do Saturday night on a dry, dusty track at Cocopah Speedway was to get to the front first, stay out of everyone else’s dust and drive to the win.

And that is exactly what Teague did in her first trip to the Somerton track in 2014 as […]

Baldiviez riding hot streak at Cocopah Speedway

By Randy Hoeft @YumaSunSports

Manny Baldiviez loves winning so much at Cocopah Speedway that he’s bought a home in Yuma to be closer to the track.

OK, that’s not entirely true.

Baldiviez does love winning at Cocopah Speedway. And he’s getting pretty good at it, having strung together three straight feature event wins in the Street Stock Division.

And he and his wife […]

Cocopah Speedway IMCA Sport Mods ….. Welcome RV World!


Somerton, Arizona (May 8, 2014) – Cocopah Speedway Media Team:

Cocopah Speedway Welcomes RV World Recreational Vehicle Center to the IMCA Sport Mod Division.

The division will now hold the name RV World IMCA Sport Mods.

In addition to being the division sponsor RV World will double the winners share of prize money for three large events at Cocopah Speedway. For […]

Inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Announces Race Format and More

Inside Line Promotions – SOMERTON, Ariz. (April 17, 2014) – The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown will utilize a unique racing format for its four-day event in 2015.

Cocopah Speedway Director of Operations Greg Burgess and Event Competition Director Tommie Estes decided on a format that will reward passing every time a driver hits the 3/8-mile track during the 410ci […]

Yuma driver wins, settles in as top dog in IMCA Sport Mod Division


By Randy Hoeft @YumaSunSports                                                   

It’s been a long road for Timmy Reese.

And while one might say there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel for the Yuma racer, it wouldn’t be a light that Reese sees, but a trophy.

Saturday night Reese won his second straight and third IMCA Sport Modified Division feature event of the 2014 season […]