Baldiviez does his homework, wins on final night before summer vacation

Baldiviez does his homework, wins on final night before summer vacation


By Randy Hoeft @YumaSunSports

School’s out for summer.

Out ‘til fall.

We might not come back at all.

With apologies to Alice Cooper, Yuma’s Manny Baldiviez sees things a little differently.

On the last night of racing in the 2016 Cocopah Speedway Racing Series before taking a long, 17-week summer break, Baldiviez, the defending series champion in the IMCA Stock Car Division, schooled the rest […]

Driver Appreciation Night at the Cocopah Speedway

Driver Appreciation Night at the Cocopah Speedway

Cocopah Speedway racefans come out support your favorite racecar drivers as we honor the great racers we have here at the diamond in the desert on Saturday night May 21st as we present round #7 and final race of the 1st half of the Cocopah Speedway Racing Series. Gates will open at 5:00pm as fans will be invited down to […]

Ain’t no stopping him now

Ain’t no stopping him now

By Randy Hoeft @YumaSunSports

Charles Hunt’s retirement plans are on hold.

The dirt track racer at Cocopah Speedway once proclaimed that when he won his first career feature event, he was going to hang it up.

That changed Saturday night.

“Once you get that first win you want more of them,” said a smiling Hunt from Budweiser Victory Lane after he drove off with […]

Baldiviez, Essary resume see-saw Stock Car battle Saturday night at Cocopah Speedway

Baldiviez, Essary resume see-saw Stock Car battle Saturday night at Cocopah Speedway

By Randy Hoeft @YumaSunSports

See-saw.

Look it up in the dictionary and you’ll find it reads, “an up-and-down or a back-and-forth movement or procedure.”

Look at the point standings in the IMCA Stock Car Division in the 2016 Cocopah Speedway Racing Series, and you’ll find exactly that, an up-and-down, a back-and-forth battle being waged currently between Manny Baldiviez and Joey Essary.

Since the series […]

Mothers Day @ Cocopah Speedway Saturday Night

Mothers Day @ Cocopah Speedway Saturday Night

RaceFans its bring your mother to the races night this Saturday night May 7th as we honor all the mothers in attendance with a flower while supplies last. Bring out your Mom,the family and all your friends as we enjoy a great night of racing while honoring our moms on their special day. Gates open at 5:00pm with racing starting […]

Yuma’s Ebers makes good on victory lap pledge

Yuma’s Ebers makes good on victory lap pledge

By Randy Hoeft @YumaSunSports

One way or another, Craig Ebers said he was taking a victory lap Saturday night at Cocopah Speedway.

“We hadn’t finished a race in almost a year,” Ebers said, “and I told  (race director) Lenna (Miller) before we started, ‘I don’t care if I’m last or first, I’m taking a victory lap.’”

And he did exactly that.

But then again […]

Rosevear back for Saturday race

Rosevear back for Saturday race

By Randy Hoeft @YumaSunSports

Kent Rosevear has this thing about showing up for USAC sprint car events.

He shows up, and wins.

At least that’s been his mode of operation, dating back to 2003, when he arrived unannounced at Imperial Valley Speedway and beat everyone in the field to the checkered flag.

He then dropped in for a USAC event at then Thunder Raceway […]

Allen picks up 3rd straight Cocopah Speedway Racing Series win

Allen picks up 3rd straight Cocopah Speedway Racing Series win

By Randy Hoeft @YumaSunSports

Russell Allen finally won a race Saturday night.

Actually, it was Allen’s third win in a row, but in his eyes, it was the first one he “really” won.

The driver from Brawley started fifth in a high-powered IMCA Modified Division main event field of 24 cars in Round 4 of the 2016 Cocopah Speedway Racing Series at Cocopah […]

Cocopah Speedway Racing Series gear up for Round 4

Cocopah Speedway Racing Series gear up for Round 4

By Randy Hoeft @YumaSunSports

When Russell Allen parked his race car in victory lane at Cocopah Speedway two weeks ago, the motor was running hot and he shouted to track personnel that he needed some water sprayed on the radiator.

He was told to stay there and someone would bring him some water.

“Oh, I’m not going anywhere,” exclaimed an exuberant Allen. “I’ve […]

No sticker shock here: Essary drives off with win in Cocopah Speedway series Saturday

No sticker shock here: Essary drives off with win in Cocopah Speedway series Saturday

By Randy Hoeft @YumaSunSports

Joey Essary has a sticker on his front window cowl that reads “Mr. Consistency.”

It needs no explanation.

In three IMCA Stock Car Division feature event starts in the 2016 Cocopah Speedway Racing Series, Essary has notched two wins and a third place finish, the second win coming during Saturday night’s Round 3 action at the Somerton oval.

But there […]