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Race Recap: Diamond Mountain Speedway in Vernal, Utah

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Race Recap
Diamond Mountain Speedway in Vernal, Utah
Friday & Saturday, June 26 & 27, 2020

Chase Hansen - Chase made the trip to Diamond Mountain Speedway in Vernal, Utah. Hansen tagged the back of the feature, started 8th and finished in 3rd. On Saturday, Hansen would end up finishing 5th in the feature.

Next Race: Friday & Saturday, July 3 & 4, 2020 - Sweetwater Speedway in Rock Springs, Wyoming


Gaylord, Hansen get IMCA Modified wins in first, 109th career Wild West Tour starts

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ROCK SPRINGS, Wy. (June 19-20) – A driver making his first-ever tour start and a driver who’s never missed a tour event were weekend IMCA Modified winners at Sweetwater Speedway.

Tripp Gaylord topped the Friday night 1st Class Chassis Wild West Tour feature, returning to Rock Springs to redress a runner-up finish on night two of May’s Rudy Yeager Memorial. Chase Hansen was the Saturday winner, collecting his career third checkers, and first since 2014, in his 109th tour start.

Both drivers earned $1,200 and saw their names added to the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.
   
After starting fifth, Gaylord found the middle line to his liking on Friday. He passed Ricky Alvarado and Braxton Yeager for the lead following a restart and stayed in front to the end of the 30-lapper.

   
“It feels like it’s been years trying to get that big out-of-state win,” said Gaylord, who’d run second to Alvarado in the Yeager Memorial finale. “We knew there would be a lot of good cars there and it turned out to be a very good weekend for us with the Modified.”
Gaylord’s opening night checkers ended the streak of a record six straight wins Zane DeVilbiss recorded on the way to the last year’s crown.

DeVilbiss raced from 13th to finish third. Braxton Yeager and 15th starting Jake Donnelly completed the top five.

“Rock Springs is a good track, always racy,” Gaylord said after his runner-up finish on night two. “We were very comfortable running our line. We were having fun out there, I think I could have run another 100 laps.”
Hansen started the Saturday show from outside the front row. He had the lead when the second lap was scored and led the distance, pulling away after a caution at midway and beating Gaylord and Alvarado across the stripe.

The satisfying win came at a track where Hansen hadn’t had much tour luck in the past.
   
“It felt good to have a good car we could be competitive with,” he said. “We started 14th and got sixth on Friday so we were good both nights.”

Justen Yeager was fourth, DeVilbiss fifth.

The tour for Modifieds first ran from 2007-2014, with IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods added when the tour resumed last year.

Stock Car winners at Rock Springs were defending tour champion Ed Henderson and DeVilbiss. Michael Johnson and Brian Baker were the Northern SportMod winners.


Race Recap: Sweetwater Speedway in Rock Springs, Wyoming

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Race Recap
Wild West Modified Tour
Sweetwater Speedway in Rock Springs, Wyoming
Friday & Saturday, June 19 & 20, 2020

Chase Hansen - Chase made the trip back up to Sweetwater Speedway in Rock Springs, Wyoming for the season opener of the Wild West Modified Tour. On Friday, Chase started 14th in the feature and finished in 6th. On Saturday, Hansen started on the outside pole and would lead 29 laps enroute to his third career Wild West Modified Tour feature win and first at Sweetwater Speedway.

Next Race: Friday & Saturday, July 3 & 4, 2020 - Sweetwater Speedway in Rock Springs, Wyoming


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