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Lone Star State superstars

Lone Star State superstars

By Randy Hoeft @YumaSunSports

 

Don’t mess with Texas.

Not at Cocopah Speedway, anyway.

Aaron Reutzel, from Clute, Texas, drove off with the win in the season finale of the 2016 Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour at Cocopah Speedway, while Sam Hafertepe Jr., from Sunnyvale, Texas, gave Reutzel all he could handle on the way to winning his first career […]

Texas driver arrives in Somerton on verge of ASCS National Tour title

Texas driver arrives in Somerton on verge of ASCS National Tour title

By:Randy Hoeft @YumaSunSports

 

A racing event is scheduled this weekend at Cocopah Speedway.

A coronation is also in the works.

The Somerton oval will host the final two races of the 2016 Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series National Tour for 360 winged sprint cars Friday and Saturday nights, and in the process crown a first-time series champion.

Heading into the show, Sam Hafertepe […]

Championship Weekend for Lucas Oil ASCS Heads For Arizona

Championship Weekend for Lucas Oil ASCS Heads For Arizona

From ASCS website

 

TULSA, Okla. (November 8, 2016) The chase to the 2016 Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network Championship has come down to one final weekend as the series returns to the Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12.

Beginning with a Press Conference at 3:00 P.M. (MT) on […]

Long time coming: Yuma’s Dupre ends dry spell with feature event win Saturday

Long time coming: Yuma’s Dupre ends dry spell with feature event win Saturday

By Randy Hoeft @YumaSunSports
Photos by N2Photographics

James Dupre can sympathize with the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs.

While it seems like an eternity since the Indians and Cubs had been in the World Series, it had also been a long while since the Yuma driver visited victory lane at Cocopah Speedway.

Dupre ended that drought Saturday night when he dominated the […]

Daffern takes feature event at night #2 of Deacon Dick Rautenberg Memorial

Daffern takes feature event at night #2 of Deacon Dick Rautenberg Memorial

Story by Randy Hoeft @YumaSunSports

Photos by N2Photographics

During Saturday night’s drivers’ meeting at Cocopah Speedway, Tommy Daffern approached one of the track photographers and asked if he would get a photo of his new car, “before it gets destroyed.”

Later that night Daffern and his car posed for another photo, this one in Budweiser Victory Lane after the driver from Brawley took […]

73-year-old keeps racing for the ‘prestige’

73-year-old keeps racing for the ‘prestige’

By Randy Hoeft @ YumaSunSports

 

For all intents and purposes, the sport of dirt track racing has passed Dan Westbrook by.

But while he says the technology involved is ever changing and hard to keep up with, and the cars are going faster than he ever imagined, the 73-year-old Westbrook says there is no where he would rather be on a Saturday […]

‘Deacon Dick’ Memorial rolls out Friday, Saturday at Cocopah Speedway

‘Deacon Dick’ Memorial rolls out Friday, Saturday at Cocopah Speedway

 

 

 “Dangerous Dan” Westbrook (left) visits with his friend and long time competitor “Deacon Dick” Rautenberg, prior to a Novemeber 2012 racing event at Cocopah Speedway. Rautenberg would pass away in June 2013 of cancer. Westbrook , 73, is entered in this weekends third annual Deacon Dick Rautenberg Memorial at Cocopah Speedway

Seneca Rautenberg (left) presents her father ‘Deacon Dick’ Rautenberg, with […]

Cocopah Speedway Racing Series returns Saturday

Cocopah Speedway Racing Series returns Saturday

By Randy Hoeft @YumaSunSports

They’re b-a-a-a-a-c-k!

After a four-month break for the hot summer months, the second half of the 2016 Cocopah Speedway Racing Series resumes Saturday night at Cocopah Speedway.

The complete show will feature the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Hobby Stocks.

The first green flag flies at 7 p.m.

Saturday night’s show is also the last […]

Free Bike Giveaway Saturday Night

Free Bike Giveaway Saturday Night

Ladies and Gentleman,Boys and Girls its almost race day again here at The Diamond in the Desert after a long summer vacation the cars and stars of Cocopah Speedway will be back in action this Saturday night September 24th with all 4 IMCA divisions in racing action on the newly groomed 3/8ths dirt oval in Somerton, Arizona. Also during the racing […]

IMCATV is coming to Cocopah Speedway

IMCATV is coming to Cocopah Speedway

IMCA TV is coming to Cocopah Speedway in 2017. With a long term deal in place we are pumped to be the Official Broadcast Partner of the “Diamond in the Desert.”  Stay to for more news to come.

For a taste of the action to come tune in this week September 5th – 10th to www.imca.tv and watch our local racers and track […]