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Florida on the Horizon as Reutzel Collects First 410 Win

Aaron Reutzel, holding son Carson, being interviewed in victory lane after his January 10 Winter Heat triumph at Yuma's Cocopah Speedway.

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, 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 ...

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Aussie Speedweek for Bell after another Chili Bowl Feature Start

Christopher Bell - Photo courtesy of Brent Smith

Lonnie Wheatley, NORMAN, Okla. (January 20, 2015) – Little more than 72 hours after competing in his second consecutive Chili Bowl Nationals championship finale, Christopher Bell will kick off five consecutive nights of Sprint Car action on the other side of the world in Australia. Bell battled through a record field of 326 competitors at the Chili Bowl last week ...

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Hafertepe Jr. Wraps Up Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown With Top Five

Sam Hafertepe, Jr.

Inside Line Promotions – SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 13, 2015) – Sam Hafertepe Jr. saved his best for last during the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown. Hafertepe Jr. capped the five-race, nine-day event at Cocopah Speedway last Saturday by scoring his first top five of 2015. “We had some mechanical issues and some self-inflicted problems during the event, but that ...

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Bell Looks for Strong Winter Heat Finish

Christopher Bell - Photo courtesy of Brent Smith

Lonnie Wheatley, NORMAN, Okla. (January 8, 2015) – Most racers would be quite pleased with a pair of top-tens against a stellar cast of competitors in the initial three rounds of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown at Yuma, Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway. But, for a racer accustomed to winning to the tune of more than 50 times over the past ...

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Hafertepe Jr. Fighting Luck in First Three Rounds of Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - Patrick Grant photo

Inside Line Promotions – SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 7, 2015) – Sam Hafertepe Jr. is entering the final weekend of the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown searching for some luck. Hafertepe Jr. has been derailed in each of the first three nights of the five-race event, which wraps up this Friday and Saturday at Cocopah Speedway. “Part of the reason ...

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Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown By the Numbers Through Round 3

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Inside Line Promotions – SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 7, 2015) – The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown hit the midpoint on Tuesday night at Cocopah Speedway. Sprint car legend Steve Kinser picked up the victory following Paul McMahan’s opening-round win last Friday and NASCAR sensation Kyle Larson’s triumph on Saturday. Round 4 of the five-race event at the 3/8-mile track ...

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Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Garners National Headlines

Kyle Larson

Inside Line Promotions – SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 5, 2015) – The inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown has captured national headlines. NASCAR star Kyle Larson thrilled the crowd on Saturday night to win Round 2 of the five-race event at Cocopah Speedway, which will host 410ci sprint car events on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Following Tennessee resident Paul McMahan’s dominating ...

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Larson Wins Wild Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Slide Fest on Night 2

Kyle Larson

Inside Line Promotions – SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 3, 2015) – The final scene for Round 2 of the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown couldn’t have been scripted any better. NASCAR’s newest sensation – Kyle Larson – outlasted sprint car veterans Stevie Smith and Danny Lasoski in an epic duel on the dirt Saturday at Cocopah Speedway, which hosts the midpoint ...

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McMahan Drives into History as Inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown Winner

Paul McMahon

Inside Line Promotions – SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 2, 2015) – The opening night of the inaugural Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown lived up to its hype. Paul McMahan bested a stout field of top-notch sprint car drivers from across the country on Friday night at Cocopah Speedway to score the $12,000-to-win prize. He also leads the points standings following the ...

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Bell to Ring in New Year with Winter Heat

Christopher Bell - Lonnie Wheatley Photo

Lonnie Wheatley, NORMAN, Okla. (December 30, 2014) – Christopher Bell finished off a 2014 season that included an astounding 27 feature wins in 108 events just ten days ago in Du Quoin, IL. Now, the 20-year-old sensation from Norman, OK, is ready to embark upon an even bigger 2015 season with the Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown that kicks off ...

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Steve Kinser Kicking Off 2015 at Winter Heat Sprint Car Showdown

Steve Kinser

Inside Line Promotions – SOMERTON, Ariz. (Dec. 2, 2014) – “The King” is making a special appearance at Cocopah Speedway this January, which will mark his first time racing at the 3/8-mile track in almost 24 years. Steve Kinser, the winningest driver in World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series history, is slated to compete for Tony Stewart Racing throughout ...

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Protest Overturned: Jason Johnson Declared 2014 Lucas Oil ASCS National Champion!

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TULSA, Okla. (November 18, 2014) After the legality of the Spec Heads utilized by Jason Johnson during the 2014 season finale at the Cocopah Speedway in Yuma, Ariz. on Saturday, November 15, 2014 was brought into question by formal protest, a review by Brodix, who is the primary manufacturer of the ASCS Spec Cylinder Head, has revealed the Heads to ...

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Shane Stewart on top at Cocopah with Lucas Oil ASCS

Shane Stewart picked up $10,000 with the Lucas Oil ASCS at the Cocopah Speedway, topping the series season finale. (ASCS / Keenan Wright)

YUMA, Ariz. (November 15, 2014) The final night of the 2014 season for the Lucas Oil American Sprint presented by MAVTV American Real saw Oklahoma’s Shane Stewart capture the night’s $10,000 victory at the Cocopah Speedway. Shane’s first victory at the Arizona oval, the two-time National Champion is the 19th winner of the season for Stewart’s 29th career victory with ...

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