Duggins a double winner at Desert Thunder

Jason Duggins was a double winner Saturday in IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock action at Desert Thunder Raceway. (Photo by Danny Valenzuela, Famous by Morning Photography)

By Janelle Bates 

PRICE, Utah (April 23, 2022) – Jason Duggins was a double winner in a rare Saturday doubleheader at Desert Thunder Raceway. 

After rain forced postponement of Friday’s scheduled show, Duggins, from Farmington, N.M., took first place in both Saturday IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock features and won the grand prize of $1,000 sponsored by Piece Oil Company in Price. 

“Mother Nature made the race toug, and that wind was horrible on Friday. But I usually do well in doubleheader races,” said Duggins, the three-time and defending champion in the Big Daddy Race Cars Southern Region. “Everything else about the weekend was excellent. I had great competition and no mechanical issues and was able to win the big check.” 

Duggins was born into a family of racers and has been racing for a total of 10 years, and consecutively for six. 

“My dad was very proficient in his racing program. He taught me ways to prepare to win,” he said. “I love the Hobby Stock division and am glad to see it growing in Utah.” 

Michael Hale and Matt Ruff were also double winners on Saturday, in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods, respectively. 

Saturday afternoon winners were Scott Gray in the Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds and Payce Herrera in the Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compacts. 

Saturday night winners were Wyatt Howard in the Modifieds and Mylee JoAnn Goldwich Rhames in the Sport Compacts.