Following the success of the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV at Cocopah Speedway in 2012, the 2013 season will feature a pair of events at the 3/8 mile Somerton, Arizona oval.
With the promise of great reward, Director of Operations for the Cocopah Speedway, Greg Burgess, has unveiled the Cocopah Cup Challenge, featuring a $10,000 and $20,000 payday for the drivers of the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV at the begin, and end, of the 2013 National Tour schedule.
Following the 2013 National Tour openers at the Tucson International Raceway on February 22nd and 23rd, the Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV will head west with dates at the Cocopah Speedway slated for March 1st and 2nd.
Situated a quarter mile from the Cocopah Casino, the Cocopah Speedway will open the two day event with a $3,000 payday on Friday March 1st followed by Saturday’s Championship event on March 2nd paying a $10,000 bounty.
The Season ending events on Friday November 8th and Saturday November 9th will, like the March dates, begin with a $3,000 winner’s check on the Friday night program followed by Saturday’s Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV Season Final paying a staggering $20,000 to win.
On top of the two lucrative paydays, a $5,000 bonus has been put up to any driver that can sweep all four nights of the Cocopah Cup Challenge events.
Both events will feature afternoon press conferences followed by the much anticipated Fanfest Parties on the lawn of the Cocopah Casino. Live music, refreshments, driver introductions, and meet and greets will be a part of the Fanfest events.
Fanfest for the March dates will happen Thursday February 28th. Fanfest for the November dates will be held Thursday November 7th.
Also a part of the Cocopah Casino will be the 2013 Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV Awards Banquet that will happen on Sunday November 10th.
In anticipation of the 2013 events at the Cocopah Speedway, renovations of the Grandstands have been ongoing and will feature not only added seating but added comfort for all who attend.
The Cocopah Casino is offering special room rates. To reserve a room for the Cocopah Cup Challenge, contact the Cocopah Casino at 928-722-6677. For More information on the Cocopah Speedway contact Greg Burgess at 928-344-1563 or log onto www.cocopahspeedway.com
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV
March 1 – Cocopah Speedway – Somerton, Arizona – Cocopah Cup Challenge (Round 1)
March 2 – Cocopah Speedway – Somerton, Arizona – Cocopah Cup Challenge (Round 2)
November 8 – Cocopah Speedway – Somerton, Arizona – Cocopah Cup Challenge (Round 3)
November 9 – Cocopah Speedway – Somerton, Arizona – Cocopah Cup Challenge (Round 4)
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV – A Look Ahead:
February 22 – Tucson International Raceway – Tucson, AZ
February 23 – Tucson International Raceway – Tucson, AZ
March 1 – Cocopah Speedway – Cocopah Cup Challenge – Somerton, AZ
March 2 – Cocopah Speedway – Cocopah Cup Challenge – Somerton, AZ
Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV on the web:
All Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series national events are broadcast live on www.racinboys.com for anyone who is unable to attend the races live. Official results, points, and race notes are posted at www.ascsracing.com. The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV can also be found on Facebook and Twitter @LucasOilASCS.
The 2013 season marks the 22nd year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing for the American Sprint Car Series, which brings the best of Sprint Car racing to dozens of different tracks throughout the nation and into Canada. Anchored by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, ASCS also consists of nine different Regions throughout the nation.
Lucas Oil Products is the title sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. More information can be found on Lucas Oil Products at www.lucasoil.com. MAVTV is the presenting sponsor of the American Sprint Car Series. For information regarding availability and listings in your area log onto www.mavtv.com.
Associate sponsors for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by MAVTV include: Hoosier Racing Tire, Brodix, Geico, E3 Spark Plugs, General Tire, K&N Filters, PitstopUSA.com, FSR Radiator and Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Driverwebsites.com, Weld Wheels, Maxwell Industries, Print Place, Simpson, Wesmar Racing Engines, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, DMI Rear Ends, Rod End Supply, Smiley’s Racing Products, Speedway Motors, and Hilborn Injection Systems.
Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com as well as Twitter (@LucasOilASCS) and Facebook. News and information can also be sent to you with the ASCS E-News Letter. Sign up with your Cell Phone by texting ASCS to 22828.
by Bryan Hulbert