The Cocopah Indian Tribe, known as the River People, have lived along the lower Colorado River and delta for centuries, maintaining their traditional and cultural beliefs throughout many political and environmental changes. Descended from the greater Yuman-speaking people who occupied lands along the Colorado River, the Cocopah had no written language, however, historical records have been passed on orally and by outside visitors.
Established in 1917, the Cocopah Reservation comprises approximately 6,500 acres. Currently about 1,000 tribal members live and work on or near the Reservation. In 1964, the Tribe founded its first Constitution and established a Tribal Council.
The Cocopah Speedway is located between Yuma & Somerton Arizona on the Cocopah Indian Reservation which is also home to Cocopah Casino, Cocopah Resort & Conference Center, Cocopah Rio Colorado Golf Course, Cocopah Museum, Cocopah Korner Fuel & Food Mart, Cocopah RV & Golf Resort and Cocopah Wild River Family Entertainment Center.
Whatever your reason for visiting, you are sure to leave inspired and entertained. With the majestic Sonoran beauty of the region, golfing, gaming, shopping, and the opportunity to learn about Cocopah Indian culture, the reservation attracts many visitors.
Speedway Info: The Cocopah Speedway is a fast semi banked three-eighths mile dirt/clay oval. Cocopah Speedway has a large 3700 seat capacity grand stand area with great views of the entire race track.
Speedway Concessions, large pit area, plenty of spectator parking and one the most scenic settings in all of dirt tracks can be found at the facility.
The Cocopah Indian Tribe purchased the speedway, formerly the Yuma Speedway complex, in June 2005.