ALVARADO, DEVILBISS TURN OUT THE LIGHTS IN VERNAL!
Story by: IMCA

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 were run.
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.
Taking the 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 top five.
Richard Anderson started 17th and finished sixth.
Back 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 back.
Ricky Alvarado made a strong bid to extend his series win streak, which dates from the last year, to six, but came up just short.
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.