ON DECK: Huge things in store for Cocopah Speedway
Big things are happening at Cocopah Speedway.
And I'm not talking about the really big show (apologies to Ed Sullivan) this weekend, the West Coast Latemodels Shootout.
Nope, I'm talking about the announcement made by the track's director of operations, Greg Burgess, about a new grandstand being in the works.
Burgess first announced the development before the start of the Sept. 13 show, then said during Saturday night's show that the project was moving along, with engineers having been to the track and all that stuff.
He added that fans won't notice any changes this week, but when they come back for the Oct. 20 show, activity will be pretty obvious.
When completed, the existing wooden grandstand, originally built in 1968 and fixed and repaired over the years, will be replaced by a larger (around 500 more seats), safer, more comfortable, cement structure.
It's another sign of the Cocopah Tribe's commitment to making their track one of the best anywhere.