Davis is golden in quests for IMCA state, Red River Modified Tour championships

Back-to-back feature wins helped push Cory Davis to the top of point standings for the Red River IMCA Modified Tour presented by Smiley’s Racing Products. (Photo by Stacy Kolar, Southern Sass Photography)

EUNICE, N.M. – Cory Davis went on the road to win one championship.

He raced closer to home to win another.

The Eunice, N.M., topped point standings for the May 25-31 Red River IMCA Modified Tour, collecting the checkers at Heart O’ Texas Speedway and 281 Speedway and finishing no worse than seventh in five series starts.

“I’d followed the tour last year and had raced at all of the tracks except Big O Speedway before. Winning is what we went out there for but I never expected to win back-to-back features,” he said. “Obviously, winning the tour championship meant a lot to us. Being the first person on the tour to win two in a row was neat, too.”

Teammate of defending tour champion Chris Elliott, Davis had shown how fast he was getting around the Waco oval in winning the Dirt Dominator and $10,000 last fall.

“The competition on the tour is pretty stiff. I like how we get to travel and have fun racing at different tracks,” he said. “A lot of fans show up and it’s nice to see them come out and support us.”

Runner-up to Neal Flowers in point standings at hometown Cardinal Speedway, Davis clinched his career first E3 Spark Plugs New Mexico State crown with a third-place finish at the inaugural Sam Hodges Memorial in his final start of the point season.

Starts 5                    Wins 2        Additional Top Five’s 0

HIS CREW: Brother-in-law Chris Meyers, Johnny Parke and Larry Lowery.

HIS SPONSORS: Cardinal Hardware and Dig Factory, both of Eunice; Pressure Services of Artesia; Poston Motorsports of Midland, Texas; IRP Race Cars of Longview, Texas; Stephenville Starter of Stephenville, Texas; Schoenfeld Headers of Van Buren, Ark.; and Wehrs Machine and Racing Products of Bangor, Wis.