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Twelve date slate takes EQ Wild West Tour to six states

IMCAMYTON, Utah (Feb. 8) – The fifth annual EQ Cylinder Heads Wild West Tour takes IMCA Modifieds to six tracks in as many different states this season.

A dozen events are on the 2011 schedule. Series drivers make a much anticipated return to Aztec, N.M., Speedway on opening weekend April 22-23, then trek to Desert Thunder Raceway in Price, Utah May 20-21.

Midweek action combines the Wild West Tour with the new Evenson Law Office Ironman Chal­lenge Series June 15-16 at Battle Mountain, Nev., Raceway.

The tour is at Sweetwater Speedway in Rock Springs, Wyo., July 15-16 and at Fairgrounds Speed­way in Cortez, Colo., Aug. 12-13 before concluding Sept. 16-17 at Atomic Motor Raceway in Atomic City, Idaho.

Five of the six doubleheaders are Friday-Saturday shows. The exception is the Wednesday-Thurs­day twinbill at Battle Mountain.

EQ provides the $3,000 point fund to be paid to drivers in the final top 10 point standings. National, ButlerBuilt Western Region, Allstar Performance State and special series points will be awarded at all events.

Feature winners at events with car counts of 40 or more entries earn $1,000 and become candidates for 2011 or 2012 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballots. Series events with fewer than 40 entries pay $750 to win.

Champion of the series earns as many as 20 bonus points, applied toward 2011 national and re­gional standings, and will be eligible to qualify for the Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions at the 2012 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals.

RACEceivers will be required at all series events.

The top 20 in the final points will be invited to compete in the annual WWMT Showdown during the Duel In The Desert special at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in November.

Ken Hansen returns as series director. More information about the tour is posted at the www.wildwestmodifiedtour.com website.

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