DEVILBISS TURN OUT THE LIGHTS IN VERNAL!
Utah (May 16) – Ricky Alvarado and Zane DeVilbiss
turned the lights off on the competition at Diamond Mountain
Speedway, in the second doubleheader of the EQ Cylinder Heads Wild
West Northern Tour season.
Alvarado, the two-time defending IMCA
Modified series champion, topped the feature rescheduled from Friday
after a power shortage left the track dark after six heats races
DeVilbiss had his hands full in capturing the second
checkers, regaining the lead from Harvey Howard after midway and
then holding off Alvarado.
Both wins paid $1,250. Alvarado was
already qualified for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot
while DeVilbiss became vote eligible with his victory.
initial green flag in the first feature from the fifth starting
spot, Alvarado passed pole starter Zane DeVilbiss for the lead on
just the third circuit.
Kevin Wright passed 10 cars and ended in
second. Justen Yeager, DeVilbiss and Bubba Alvarado rounded out the
Richard Anderson started 17th and finished sixth.
on the pole for the second show of the twinbill, DeVilbiss saw
Howard charge by on lap five and needed six laps to get the lead
Ricky Alvarado made a strong bid to extend his series win
streak, which dates from the last year, to six, but came up just
Yeager, Don Baisch and Anderson followed. Colton
Vanderherp impressed with a sixth place finish after starting last
in the field of 24.
Alvarado now owns 20 career tour wins,
DeVilbiss a pair. The series is next at Desert Thunder Raceway in
Price, Utah, for Friday and Saturday, June 12-13 shows.