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Jon Mitchell Prowls to COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Win at Diamond Park

August 4th, 2014

Nashville, Arkansas – Known as “The Cat Man” Jon Mitchell prowled on the competition all night long at Diamond Park Speedway (Nashville, Arkansas) in the $2,000-to-win, COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil event at the clay oval.

Mitchell started his night by charging from the third starting spot in his heat race to score the win in his heat race. Along the way he accumulated enough points to earn the New Vision Graphics Pole Award for the 30 lap feature in his Team 5 Enterprise #5 Mastersbilt Super Late Model.

Brandon Smith joined Mitchell on the front row for the finale, and it was 2012 series champion, Jon Mitchell, who won the drag race to turn one on the first lap to claim the lead. It was an advantage that Mitchell would never relinquish as he wired the field for the duration of the event to claim the fifth CCSDS triumph of his career. Jack Sullivan advanced to a runner-up finish, while series point leader, Kyle Beard, Smith, and Austin Rettig rounded out the top five finishers.

Jack Sullivan won GRT Race Cars Heat Race #1 with Jon Mitchell winning Allen Manufacturing Heat Race #2. Brandon Smith raced to victory in ROCKHARD Powder Coating Heat Race #3.

Allen Murray topped the Boston’s Sports Bar & Restaurant b-main. Shannon Scott received the Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger Award for advancing from the place 19th starting spot to an eleventh place finish, while Larry Potter was the recipient of the Keith Craft Racing Engines Hard Luck Award after battling handling issues all night.

Saturday, August 2nd will find the stars and cars of the tour invading I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas) for a $2,000-to-win/$400-to-start affair. Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, and Super Stocks will also be part of the show. Adult grandstand admission is $25 the day of the show or fans can save $5 by purchasing their tickets in advance at the Pit Road Bar & Grill, which is located in the track parking lot. Ronny Adams conquered the ¼ mile oval in early April as the series made its only other appearance of 2014 at the facility. Grandstand admission for ages 6-12 is $1 when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30. For more information on the event, please visit www.I-30Speedway.com .

The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil is sponsored by and would like to thank all of their sponsors including- COMP Cams, Lucas Oil, Hoosier Racing Tires, Kuntz & Company, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Quarter Master, Allen Manufacturing, GRT Race Cars, Woodco, Inc., New Vision Graphics, ROCKHARD Powdercoat, Inc., Mark Martin Kia, Keith Craft Racing Engines, SRC Sampson Racing Radios, Beach Veterinary Services, Killer Coatings, MSR Mafia.com Marketing Services, Racing Head Service, BSB Manufacturing, Five Star Bodies, Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar Pizza, speedliquidators.com, Schoenfeld Headers, Surrett Contracting, Powerhouse Products, and FSR Racing Products.

For the latest information on the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil, please visit www.COMPDirt.com .

Yeager takes point lead, win streak into EQ Wild West Tour twinbill at Vernal

June 27th, 2014

VERNAL, Utah. – Justen Yeager has both the series point lead and a three-race win­ning streak to his credit when the EQ Cylinder Heads Wild West Tour travels to Diamond Moun­tain Speedway this weekend.

Both Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28 features for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds at Vernal pay $1,000 to win and are qualifying events for the 2014 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.

All applicable IMCA points will be awarded. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. both days.

Grandstand admission is $8 for adults and $6 for seniors and children. Pit passes are $25.

Vernal hosted the first-ever Wild West Tour event in April of 2007. Ricky Alvarado of Delta, Colo., has collected six of his career-best 31 EQ WWMT wins there.

Alvarado also set the series record of five straight wins, over the course of the 2008-2009 cam­paigns.

Yeager, from Green River, Wyo., Jeep Berry of Grand Junction, Colo., and Zane DeVilbiss of Farming­ton, N.M., have each won once there. Yeager also counts three thirds and a fourth-place finish from his six series starts at Vernal.

More information about the June 27 and 28 doubleheader is available by calling 435 790-1458 and at the www.dms-ut.com website.

EQ Cylinder Heads Wild West Tour at Diamond Mountain July 20-21

July 18th, 2012

VERNAL, Utah – Ending an absence of more than three years, the EQ Cylinder Heads Wild West Tour returns to Diamond Mountain Speedway for a Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21 doubleheader.

IMCA Modified features each evening pay $1,000 to win and are Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying events. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Racing Western Region, Allstar Performance State, as well as special series and local track points will be awarded both nights.

Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.

Grandstand admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, and free for kids five and under. Pit passes are $20.

The first-ever Wild West Tour event was held at Vernal on April 21 of 2007. Ricky Alvarado of Delta, Colo., was the winner that evening and again when Diamond Mountain hosted the series in 2008 and 2009. Jeep Berry of Grand Junction, Colo., also won at Diamond Mountain in 2008; Farmington, N.M.’s Zane DeVilbiss took the checkers there in the second and most recent show there in 2009.

Sixty different drivers from eight states and Canada have competed in one or more of the first four tour events this season.

Two-time and defending series champion Justen Yeager of Green River, Wyo., is the current point leader. Yeager, Aaron Spangler, of Dove Creek, Colo., Will Brack of Mead, Colo., and David Karst of Mills, Wyo., are the feature winners thus far.

Two more twinbills complete the 2012 schedule, at Atomic Motor Raceway in Atomic City, Idaho on Aug. 24-25 and at Desert Thunder Raceway in Price, Utah, on Sept. 28-29.