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Latemodels Shootout comes to town

RANDY HOEFT – SPECIALIZED CONTENT EDITOR

Don’t mistake the Cocopah Speedway pit for a new winter visitor RV  park.
But it might look that way Saturday night when the high-powered  West Coast Lademodels Shootout rolls into the track and a few of the haulers are  sporting Oregon and Washington license plates.
Greg Burgess, director of  operations at the Somerton oval, confirmed this week […]

Determined Simala gets fifth win at Cocopah Speedway

BY  RANDY HOEFT SPECIALIZED CONTENT EDITOR

There was no summer vacation for Brett Simala.
Instead of parking his  race car after the June 16 race and waiting for his season to resume Saturday  night, Simala worked in the heat, adjusting and readjusting his race car, did  research, even went racing out of town.
In short, the veteran did his  homework, and it paid […]

Daly Leads West Coast Shootout into Inaugural Weekend at Cocopah Speedway

(Santa Maria, CA) – This Saturday, October 6th, the West Coast Shootout Late Model Series will make their inaugural run at Yuma, Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway for a $2,000 to win, $400 to start feature event. Defending series’ champion Clay Daly leads the points’ standings going into the weekend. Jason Papich, Tony Toste, Rob Sanders and Steve Drake complete the top […]

Cocopah Race Day Track Side Report

Good Morning, it is Saturday September 29, 2012. As of 9am we have clear blue sky at Cocopah Speedway. We have no winds and just a beautiful start to race day. Temperature currently is 82 degrees. Track crew is dumping water on what looks to be just an awesome surface for tonights event.

Tickets are on sale now at the Gift Shop in the Cocopah Casino […]

One Cocopah title to be decided Saturday

RANDY  HOEFT – SPECIALIZED CONTENT EDITOR

Break out the bubbly!

Although the Cocopah Speedway Racing Series is  still two months away from being over, a champion will be crowned Saturday  night.

And it will likely be Duane Rogers, from Imperial, Calif., who  will be popping the cork.

The national IMCA Modified season ends Saturday  night, and entering the racing program at Cocopah Speedway, Rogers […]

Son of drag racer sets out to turn left at Cocopah Speedway

DY  HOEFT – SPECIALIZED CONTENT EDITOR

Like father, like son.

In some cases, yes. In this case,  no.

Since Doug Rivera was two years old, which is just about the time his  father Gordie Rivera became a professional drag racer, it’s been a foregone  conclusion that Doug would grow up and follow in his father’s footsteps. It  would be a right of passage. […]

Cocoaph Speedway Implements GWC Rule …

September 15, 2012 Cocopah Speedway implemented two rule changes and announced them at that evenings drivers meeting. Both of these changes were researched extensively. Both of them are very popular with IMCA tracks including Boone Iowa which recently held the IMCA Supernationals and featured over 880 cars participating. IMCA is the largest dirt track sanctioning body in theUnited States. Majority […]

Cocopah Race Day Track Side Report

Good Morning, it is Saturday September 15, 2012. As of 11am we have clear blue sky at Cocopah Speedway. We have 15 mph winds coming out of the east. Temperature currently is 92 degrees. Track crew is dumping water and we are expecting a great racing surface for tonights event.

Tickets are on sale now at the Gift Shop in the Cocopah Casino & Local area Napa Auto […]

Transponder Update –

Drivers please remember to order your transponders.  Please order direct at: www.mylaps.com  Transponders will be required when we resume racing. (This was agreed to by all drivers at the June drivers meeting.)

We are looking forward to seeing everyone and testing the transponder system at practice on September 14th.

  […]

Brooks Shaw Driving School at Cocopah! New Date!

Brooks Shaw Driving School coming to Cocopah Speedway!

Drivers and crews in the Southwest now have the chance to attend one of the premier driving schools in the nation.

The Brooks Shaw Driving School provides racers and crews with the knowledge necessary to compete at a top-notch level. Whether you’re competing in Open Wheel Modified, Street Stocks, Late Models, or any other […]