EngineQuest (EQ) has renewed as the title sponsor of the IMCA Wild West Modified Tour for 2011. It was also announced that EQ will continue as a general sponsor of IMCA racing and will provide contingency awards to the opening feature winners in five IMCA divisions during the 2011 season.
The 2011 EQ Cylinder Heads Wild West Modified Tour will start at Aztec, NM Speedway with the first Friday-Saturday doubleheader on April 22-24. The series will then go to Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Colorado, and finish the weekend of September 16-17 at Atomic Motor Raceway (Atomic City, Idaho). The 2011 season will feature 12 series dates at six tracks.
Zane DeVillbiss of Farmington, NM returns as the defending tour champion. Justin Yeager of Green River, WY, who uses EQ cylinder heads in competition, will also return to the tour. Yeager was runner-up to DeVillbiss in 2010 and was the 2009 series champion.
“We value our partnership with IMCA as the premier organization for grassroots racing in the U.S.," said David Wilson, EQ’s national sales manager. "We are excited to renew our sponsorship for 2011. We believe that supporting IMCA racing gives us an excellent way to demonstrate how our stock and performance heads can compete on the track."
IMCA vice president of operations, Brett Root, said, "We are excited that EQ has extended its sponsorship, because their support is a primary reason why the Wild West Modified Tour continues to be so successful each year.”
EQ’s early 350 cylinder head (#CH350I) is approved as a direct replacement for the IMCA Northern and Southern Sport Mod Divisions and Hobby Stock division and has become the head of choice by the most competitive teams. EQ’s high performance 23° cylinder head is approved for use in the EQ Cylinder Heads Wild West Modified Tour.