Duel In The Desert tire samples meet IMCA benchmark

VINTON, Iowa – Samples taken during the Duel In The Desert have been tested and determined to conform with benchmark standards for the IMCA Hoosier G-60 tire.

Samples were taken from Thursday night qualifying feature winners Tom Berry Jr., R.C. Whitwell and Michael Johnson. 

All three drivers led substantial portions of their main events, with Whitwell winning the Modified main and Johnson ultimately finishing second in the Northern SportMod feature on Saturday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track. 

Chemical testing was done at a private laboratory.

“We take all possibilities of skirting or outright cheating our rules very seriously, whether at a weekly show or at an event like the Duel In The Desert,” said IMCA President Brett Root. “Our members deserve to know that we take the necessary measures to monitor and enforce those rules.”