Includes series champion Ricky Alvarado and 9 of the top 20 finishers
(LAS VEGAS, NV) – The inaugural 2007 IMCA Wild West Modified Tour, sponsored by EngineQuest (EQ) Cylinder Heads, has concluded with TEAM EQ placing the top three drivers in the final national points standing. TEAM EQ’s Ricky Alvarado of Delta, Colorado was crowned as 2007 champion. Other top 10 finishers from TEAM EQ consisted of Ryan S. Dimick (2), Chase Hansen (3), Harvey Howard (6), and Daniel S. Fitzgerald (9). TEAM EQ drivers in the top 20 included Jeep Berry (13), Mickey Stubbings (14), Don K. Baisch (17), and Kasey D. Baisch (19).
“The 2007 IMCA Wild West Modified Tour proved to be an exciting year of racing, and we are proud to be the first sponsor of this event,” said Eric Haugland, sales manager, AAEQ. “We especially want to congratulate Ricky Alvarado for becoming the first champion of this national event. Having nine cars in the top 20 greatly exceeded our expectations and proved the difference our engine cylinder heads can make. ”
TEAM EQ is the motorsports program of EngineQuest, which manufactures stock replacement and performance cylinder heads and a wide variety of new, remanufactured and reclaimed engine parts. In addition to being the title sponsor of the IMCA Wild West Modified Tour, EQ is an overall sponsor of IMCA Racing.
The performance cylinder head line is designed to provide maximum power with minimum effort. EQ cylinder heads feature the company’s 23 degree performance heads with Flow-Cast Technology that do not require any additional machining, porting or polishing. EQ cylinder heads are ready to go out of the box. It is as simple as installing the valve train and bolting it on.
EQ cylinder heads feature an improved design to resist cracking, including thicker decks for greater strength and hardened 30000 Dura-Bond® series exhaust seats. Precision machining and a superior port finish helps achieve better airflow that has resulted in dyno-proven gains in horsepower and performance. Demonstrated flow and dyno testing results are available at
Comments from racers utilizing EQ Cylinder Heads have shown that the results often will exceed expectations for the money invested. To read what racers are saying, visit
EQ is a division of AAEQ Manufacturers and Recyclers, a leading vehicle parts company that purchases, processes and sells scrap metal as well as drive train components for the automotive remanufacturing and recycling industries. EQ’s sister company, AA Midwest, is a top core supplier to engine and transmission builders, and a major purchaser of engines and transmissions and other automotive components, including wheels, radiators, pistons and other steel and aluminum products. In addition, AA Midwest has an automotive salvage and export business. AAEQ through its Las Vegas facility specializes in recycling non-ferrous and ferrous materials, such as aluminum and copper.
For more than 16 years, EQ Engine Parts has gained a reputation for quality parts and responsive customer service to ensure the highest quality cast cylinder head on the market. To find out more about TEAM EQ and EQ Cylinder Heads, contact 800-826-7403 or 800-426-8771, or visit