Its Race Day !

By:Bill Grosskreutz


Its Race Day! come on out to The Diamond in the Desert Cocopah Speedway for the 2nd annual Deacon Dick Rautenberg Memorial.Gates open at 5:00 PM with racing starting at 7:00 PM.Come watch 4 IMCA racing divisions heat up the track as they continue to accumulate points towards the season championship as rounds 7 & 8 will be contested […]

Deacon Dick Memorial reignites racing season at Cocopah Speedway

By Randy Hoeft @YumaSunSports

He started his dirt track racing career in 1965.

He won his 508th race in 2001.

In between, he won 11 championships and in 2007 was inducted into the Arizona Motorsports Hall of Fame.

The racing community will honor the man with those legendary numbers and accolades Friday and Saturday night at Cocopah Speedway with the second annual “Deacon […]

Practice Cancelled

Practice Cancelled

Do to extensive damage caused at the speedway by Tuesdays heavy rainfall the September 19th open practice has been cancelled. At this time it is still our goal to open on September 26th as planned. We will update you on our progress mid to late next week. Thank you in advance for your understanding. […]

Tickets on Sale for 2016 Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

Tickets on Sale for 2016 Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

Inside Line Promotions – SOMERTON, Ariz. (Sept. 1, 2015) – Tickets for the 2nd annual Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown are on sale.

General admission seats are available for the marquee 410ci sprint car event, which will be held Jan. 1-2, Jan. 5 and Jan. 8-9, 2016, at Cocopah Speedway, by visiting the event’s new website –

“Ticket sales are now […]

Playin Country to play at Cocopah Speedway

When the action returns to Cocopah Speedway on Saturday September 26th the fans will be welcomed back by the band Playin Country.  The band will play in the midway area prior to all the on track action from 3:00PM to 6:30PM. Early arriving race fans who purchase main gate admission will also be welcomed to the pit area to visit with drivers […]

Summer Update!

As we begin thinking about the end of summer we also begin thinking about fall & winter racing events at Cocopah Speedway.  Below are some of our special events dates and updates that we look forward to after our summer break is complete.

September 19th – Open Practice

September 26th IMCA Championships and first race back from break. Free Fan Pit Pass With […]

We will miss you Billy…….

It is with heavy heart that we report the loss of a team member and friend today.  William (Billy) Rivera passed away this morning from complications caused by lupis. Billy volunteered at Cocopah Speedway until stepping back to spend more time with his pride and joy ….his son Billy Jr. Billy was a wonderful person and will truly be missed.

Billy […]

Looking for match racers:

Looking for a few racers that want to have some fun and showcase what we do to the Derby Crowd ….if you would like to go head to head with your buddy (or maybe not your buddy) at Cocopah Speedway on the 4th of July please contact us. Car/Driver No charge.  $10 for crew members.

Match races go like this: 2 cars in […]

July 4th Update – Tickets On Sale Now!

Tickets for the 4th of July Demolition Derby are now on sale at the Cocopah Casino Gift Shop or online at ($5)

Derby Competitor Rules have been updated.

Come join us and see all the great things happening at Cocopah Speedway.  We will watch some racers go head to head on the big clay oval then the Derby guys will crash-em […]

Inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Adds $2.4 Million Boost to Local Economy

Inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Adds $2.4 Million Boost to Local Economy

Inside Line Promotions – SOMERTON, Ariz. (May 20, 2015) – The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown proved to be an immediate success on the track at Cocopah Speedway last January.

The event was an achievement away from the 3/8-mile oval as well. A recent study by the Yuma […]