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 […]

Cocopah Speedway Racing Series resumes Saturday with Round 3

Cocopah Speedway Racing Series resumes Saturday with Round 3

By Randy Hoeft @YumaSunSports

Define, “On a mission.”

Simple. Bobby Horton.

If there is a driver the fans in the Cocopah Speedway grandstand should keep an eye on during Saturday night’s Round 3 event in the 2016 Cocopah Speedway Racing Series, it’s Horton.

Why?

Because during the Round 2 event back on March 12, Horton was wrecked out of his preliminary IMCA Modified Division heat […]

Cocopah Speedway Racing Series resumes with new boss

Cocopah Speedway Racing Series resumes with new boss

 Randy Hoeft @YumaSunSports

When Tom Dalen threw the last checkered flag Saturday at Cocopah Speedway, it came on his first night as the new boss at the Somerton oval.

And when Dalen, who also serves as the track’s head flagman, climbed down from the tower and walked into Budweiser Victory Lane, he was all smiles.

“It was everything I hoped it would be, […]

Monster Truck Madness starts Thursday with meet & greet at Wild River

Monster Truck Madness starts Thursday with meet & greet at Wild River

The monsters have arrived!! Looking for some great AFFORDABLE family entertainment this weekend? Head on out to the Cocopah Speedway for two shows featuring a free pit party, five monster trucks, a monster ride truck and freestyle motorcross. Gates open Friday 26th February and Saturday 27th February at 5:00PM, free pit party runs from 5:30PM to 6:30PM and show starts […]

Final weekend of The Winter Nationals produces familar faces and 2 new ones

Final weekend of The Winter Nationals produces familar faces and 2 new ones

By:Bill Grosskreutz Track Announcer

 

With the final weekend completed and the wins tallied up we had several repeat winners and 2 new faces the final night at The Diamond in the Desert.

As the final weekend started of Friday night it was a familiar face in Budweiser victory lane as Nebraska’s Justin Zeitner went back to back as he also won Tuesday […]

Racing returns to The Diamond in the Desert with night #4

Racing returns to The Diamond in the Desert with night #4

By Bill Grosskreutz Speedway Announcer

Its that time again RACEDAY! Night #4 of The 5th Annual IMCA Winter Nationals presented by The Alexander Auto Centers kicks back up tonight at Cocopah Speedway.

Gates open at 5:00pm with racing at 7:00pm.

Can’t make it live than catch it on SpeedShiftTV with Chet Christner and the crew with $34.95 weekend pass or $19.95 single day.

For […]