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Leslie Allen :
2010 EQ® Cylinder Heads Wild West Tour Underway


Leslie Allen :
The first event of the 2010 EQ® Cylinder Heads Wild West Tour got underway in Idaho Falls, Idaho on Friday, May 14 with driver Zane DeVilbiss leading the way. In the second feature race of the weekend on Saturday, May 15, driver Travis Metz took home first.

DeVilbiss and Metz were also winners during the series-ending doubleheader last September at Atomic Motor Raceway. DeVilbiss now owns four career series victories while Metz collected his third tour trophy.

"We are excited to see the 2010 season off to a successful start," said Mark Moore, EQ’s national sales director. "We congratulate both Zane and Travis on their opening weekend wins and look forward to another competitive season."

In addition to being the title sponsor for the IMCA Wild West Tour, EngineQuest® (EQ®), a leading supplier of stock and performance cylinder heads and engine components, is a general sponsor of IMCA racing. In addition, EQ will provide contingency awards to the opening feature winners in five IMCA divisions during the 2010 season. EQ is the exclusive supplier of the Spec Chevy 350 cylinder head in the IMCA Northern and Southern Sport Mod Divisions as well as the Hobby Stock Division.

To find out more about the EQ Cylinder Heads Wild West Modified Tour or EQ’s contingency program, contact Moore at (702) 649-7776, ext. 209, or e-mail For more information about EngineQuest, go to


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 nine classes including: Modified, Late Model, Stock Car, Sprint Car, Northern SportMod, Southern SportMod, Crate Models, 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

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