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Diamond Mountain Wild West Modified Tour wins to Alvarado, DeVilbiss

VERNAL, Utah (June 28-29) – The second weekend installment of the 2019 Wild West Modified Tour ended a lot like the first. Ricky Alvarado won the Friday night feature for IMCA Modifieds at Diamond Mountain Speedway while Zane DeVilbiss topped the Saturday show. They’d also paced $1,000 to win, Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying shows during the opening weekend of the tour at Aztec Speed­way in May.  Alvarado’s tour-leading 33rd win, and seventh at Vernal, came from outside the front row pole and through heavy lapped traffic before the checkers flew. The last 10 circuits stayed green in the 25-lapper and Regan Tafoya and Michael hale completed the top three. “The car was really good. I was able to make the top work,” Alvarado said. “Then when I got to lapped traffic, I was able to go lower on the track whenever I needed to.”  “It was a good weekend for us,” added Alvarado, who motored from ninth to third on Saturday. “The track was good and racy.” DeVilbiss had similar sentiments, tuning up for [Read More]

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Wild West IMCA Modified Tour returns; Alvarado wins 99th event, DeVilbiss 100th

AZTEC, N.M. (May 3-4) – The opening weekend of the Wild West IMCA Modified Tour was guaranteed to be one for the history book, and two drivers that already had their name written all over that volume added new chapters. Ricky Alvarado, a three-time champion during the tour’s inaugural 2007-2014 run, extended his WWMT career wins best total to 32 with the Friday checkers at Aztec Speedway.  And Zane DeVilbiss, the 2010 champion, earned his career 13th victory in the 100th event in tour history Saturday at the New Mexico speedplant.  Both events paid $1,000 to win. DeVilbiss and Justen Yeager completed Friday’s top three while Alvarado was runner-up and Yeager third again on Saturday. Alvarado started 10th in the opening night 25 lapper and took the lead from familiar tour foe Yeager with 10 circuits to go. “It’s nice to have the tour going again. It’s been a long time since I’ve been that pumped up and it felt really good to win the first time back,” the new Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier said. “It [Read More]

Events

Night of firsts precedes 100th event for IMCA Wild West Modified Tour

AZTEC, N.M. – After a night of firsts, IMCA’s Wild West Modified Tour celebrates a milestone 100th event on night two of its season-opening doubleheader at Aztec Speedway.  First-ever tour events for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods along with the first tour event for Modifieds since 2014 will be held Friday, May 3. The same three divisions are on the Saturday, May 4 card. That evening’s Modified feature will be the 100th in the history of the tour, which debuted in 2007 for its initial eight-year run.  Car counts will determine nightly purses, with Modifieds racing for a minimum of $1,000 to win and as much as $2,500 to win their Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifiers. Stock Cars and Northern SportMods both run for top checks of at least $750 and as much as $1,600. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, E3 Spark Plugs State and track points will be awarded. Entry fee each night is $100 for Modifieds and $75 for Stock Cars and Northern SportMods; non-qualifier pay in those [Read More]