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‘Blackjack’ Brian Brown Returns to Victory Lane at Cocopah Speedway

Brown’s first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory in three years
 
SOMERTON, AZ – April 7, 2017 – Brian Brown ousted the field in the Yuma Valley Showdown at Cocopah Speedway for his first World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series win in over three years. It was a race where track position was key and Brown had just that by starting on the pole of the 30-lap Feature event. Donny Schatz grabbed his tenth top-five of the season with a runner-up finish.
 
By winning the Craftsman Club® Dash, Brian Brown was awarded the pole position – a starting position that proved to be invaluable. At the drop of the green flag, the Grain Valley, MO-driver quickly jumped out to an early lead over the 24-car field.
 
“This is awesome, we’ve had a rough couple of nights,” said Brian Brown. “It’s been an awesome start to the year, but the last couple of nights haven’t been good. The [crew] had a talk before the race and decided to hit the reset button. We’ve been in position to win some of these races this year, we just haven’t capitalized. To beat these guys is an honor and we’re excited to get to [Arizona Speedway] tomorrow. I can’t thank Casey General Stores, FVP and my crew enough for this.”

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Coocoo for Cocopah

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars invade Cocopah Speedway for the first time
 
CONCORD, N.C. – March 24, 2017 – As the Kickoff Tour winds down, the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series will kick the dust up for the first time at Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, AZ on Friday, April 7, wrapping up the two-night swing at Arizona Speedway on Saturday, April 8.
 
“It’s pretty awesome to have an Outlaw event at Cocopah,” said Tom Dalen, General Manager of Cocopah Speedway. “I grew up watching the Outlaws and have always said, ‘if you want to see the best show on dirt, you have to get to a World of Outlaws race’. The buzz around town has been great – we have a lot of interest in the race. We look forward to having the World of Outlaws in Yuma.”
 
A unique characteristic of dirt track racing in Arizona is that racing continues year-round. During the winter months of 2015 and 2016, Cocopah hosted the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown that quickly put the fast, semi-banked 3/8-mile Cocopah Speedway on the racing world’s map. The series featured a two-weekend, five-race winter season that attracted some of the world’s best open-wheel drivers, including many World of Outlaws stars.

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MAVTV Motorsports Network to Film 15 Lucas Oil ASCS Events in 2017

TULSA, Okla. (February 8, 2017) The Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network will see another year of stellar coverage on the MAVTV Motorsports Network as 15 nights are slated to be taped for broadcast throughout the 2017 season.

“MAVTV is perfect for anyone who’s a race-fan and ASCS has seen a lot of benefit from being featured on MAVTV all these years,” said ASCS owner and founder, Emmett Hahn. “I can’t thank Forrest Lucas and Bob Patison enough for their support, and providing these teams with a way to be seen all over the world.”

First on the list of feature event is April 7 and 8 as Tony Stewart presents the Texas Sprint Car Nationals at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

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Reutzel Set for ASCS Finale after another STN Feature

CLUTE, Texas (November 11, 2016) – Coming off the heels of his third career Short Track Nationals championship feature start at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway, Aaron Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team finish off the 2016 Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour this weekend at Cocopah Speedway near Yuma, AZ.

It’s a site that Reutzel has enjoyed past success at, including his first 410-ci Sprint Car triumph early last year.

“We have always been fast there, whether it’s in a 360 or a 410,” Reutzel says.  “Hopefully we can keep things going this weekend.”

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Bellm Takes Momentum into Season Finale

NIXA, Mo. (November 11, 2016) – A second full year on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour comes to a conclusion this weekend for Kyle Bellm.

And Bellm and the Resource Asset Management Solutions (RAMS) No. 14k Sprint Car team take some momentum into this weekend’s season-ending double at Yuma’s Cocopah Speedway after a sixth-place finish in last weekend’s Fall Fling at Creek County Speedway.

“I feel like we’re getting back to where we should be with the car,” the Nixa, MO, racer says.  “We’re taking some momentum into this weekend, hopefully we can finish strong.”

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Florida on the Horizon as Reutzel Collects First 410 Win

Reutzel Victory Lane Yuma 011015CLUTE, Texas (January 21, 2015) – No question about it, he had already made his presence known.  Those on hand for Cocopah Speedway’s inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown in Yuma, AZ, had taken notice of Aaron Reutzel.

All that was lacking was the end results.

That changed with the January 10 Winter Heat Finale as Reutzel finally shook off the gremlins to pick up his first career 410-ci Sprint Car victory and the $12,000 winner’s share that went along with it, the biggest win of his career thus far.

Oh, and it came in just the fifth career 410-ci Sprint Car start for the Clute, TX, racer.

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