Issue: Nov 2010


EQ Cylinder Heads Wild West Tour Wraps Up 2010 Season



Zane DeVilbiss captures tour title and national modified title championship

by Alan Tran

Driver Zane DeVilbiss of Farmington, N.M. wrapped up the 2010 EQ Cylinder Heads Wild West Tour and in the process became the first International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) national champion from New Mexico in any division. DeVilbiss is the second driver from the Western Region to win IMCA’s national Modified title.

In the 2010 EQ Cylinder Heads Wild West Tour final point standings, Justin Yeager finished second, Ryan Cotrell placed third, with Michael Hale in fourth and Travis Metz rounded out the top five.

"We are excited to see the 2010 tour conclude and congratulate Zane on his championship," said David Wilson, EQ’s national sales director. "We are happy to support IMCA racing because they offer the best grassroots racing in the U.S. It’s a great place to demonstrate how our stock and performance heads can compete on the track”

In addition to its title sponsorship of the EQ Cylinder Heads Wild West Tour, EngineQuest® (EQ) is a general sponsor of IMCA racing and provides contingency awards to drivers in five IMCA divisions.

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 heads are used in both the Modified and Stock car classes with great results.

To find out more about the EQ cylinder heads and its IMCA racing program, contact David Wilson at (702) 649-7776, ext. 209, e-mail djw@aaeq.net, or visit www.enginequest.com.

About EngineQuest (EQ)
EngineQuest (EQ) is the engine parts division of AAEQ Manufacturers and Recyclers. EQ’s product line includes new, remanufactured and reclaimed engine parts. EQ sources its cores from its sister company, AA Midwest, which maintains a huge inventory of over 150,000 engines, transmissions and internal parts cores. EQ specializes in manufacturing parts that either make one automotive core work in another application or replace a hard to find or hard to salvage part.

EQ continues to offer new products to help the engine builder solve their manufacturing challenges, including: exhaust manifolds (new and reclaimed), timing covers (largest single line available), harmonic balancers, head bolt sets, crankshafts, stock replacement and performance cylinder heads. EQ parts are available from three national warehouses located in Chicago, Ill., Las Vegas, Nev., and Dallas, Texas.

About IMCA
The International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) was organized in 1915 and is the oldest active automobile racing sanctioning body in the United States. In 1990, Kathy Root was named president of IMCA and in 1996 purchased IMCA from innovator and visionary, Keith Knaack and family. IMCA now has eight classes including: Modified, Late Model, Stock Car, Sprint Car, Northern SportMod, Southern SportMod, Hobby Stock and Sport Compact. Through the promotion of grassroots weekly racing, IMCA has enjoyed tremendous growth in the last decade.

About AAEQ Manufacturers and Recyclers
AAEQ Manufacturers and Recyclers is a comprehensive company that provides leadership in the automotive parts remanufacturing, manufacturing and recycling industries under its AA Midwest and EngineQuest (EQ) divisions. With locations in Chicago and Las Vegas, AAEQ has been family owned and operated since 1949 and continues to be known for its outstanding customer service and high degree of integrity. AAEQ is also the largest scrap metal recycler on the West Coast.The company also operates an auto recycling facility in Blue Island, Ill. For more information, visit www.aaeq.net

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