Lyons takes promoter’s post at Cocopah

SOMERTON, Ariz. – Three IMCA divisions will run weekly this season at Cocopah Speedway, under the direction of new promoter Benji Lyons. 

Friday and Saturday point shows run through Sept. 14 and feature IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods. 

“This facility is probably one of the top 10 in the country,” Lyons said. “This is a racing town and the people here really support this track.”

Sixty-two loads have been added to the 3/8-mile oval with another 40 or so coming before opening night.

Modifieds at Cocopah are part of IMCA’s Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region. Hobby Stocks are in the Big Daddy Race Cars Southern Region.

“I like the stability of IMCA,” Lyons said. “I’m not in the rules enforcing business and I’m not in the business of reinventing the wheel. I’m in the racing business and sanctioning with IMCA means I don’t have to take my attention away from putting fans in the stands.” 

Cocopah first sanctioned with IMCA in 1990. This season will be the ninth consecutive year the track has been IMCA.