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.