Cylinder head and engine component company EngineQuest has again signed on as the title sponsor of the 2012 IMCA Wild West Modified Tour.
This marks the sixth year EQ has sponsored the tour, according to a press release. The company continues as a general sponsor of IMCA racing, where EQ cylinder heads have grown both in acceptance and usage with more than 400 racers using EQ heads in multiple divisions.
EQ will continue to provide contingency awards to the opening feature winners in five IMCA divisions and will be on hand at the season-ending Duel in the Desert to congratulate winners.
“Last year was a banner year for drivers using EQ heads,” said Eric Haugland, EQ’s national accounts manager. “National Stock Car champion Keith White utilized EQ cylinder heads in competition. In fact, EQ heads were used by the top four drivers chasing the championship title. IMCA has been an excellent forum to prove the power that can be generated from both our cast iron and high-performance heads on a consistent week-to-week basis. Our company is looking forward to 2012 and will provide additional support to help anyone running EQ heads get the best possible results on the track”
New for 2012 is the opportunity for racers to use EQ’s cast iron Magnum cylinder head as a stock replacement for three divisions: Hobby Stock, and Northern and Southern SportMod, according to the release. The Magnum joins the company’s early GM 350 cylinder head as a direct replacement for the same three divisions.
Also, EQ’s high-performance 23-degree cylinder head will be available this year in a new CNC High Velocity version for use in multiple IMCA divisions, the release added.
“For the past five years, EQ has continued to grow its sponsorship and participation and the result has been a win-win for IMCA, the racers and EQ,” said Brett Root, IMCA vice president of operations. “It will be exciting to see what happens in 2012 now that its Magnum head can be used as a replacement for stock.”