New Mexico Rider DeVilbiss Wins Harris Clash, $ 10,000 Winners Check – Rochester Minnesota News, Weather, Sports
SPRING VALLEY – Zane DeVilbiss was far from home on Tuesday night when he hit the Deer Creek Speedway circuit.
Well worth the drive from Farmington, New Mexico.
DeVilbiss left Deer Creek with a $ 10,000 winners check after crossing the checkered flag in the 30th Annual Harris Clash, a prestigious IMCA Modifieds race.
“This is the breakthrough we were looking for on this little tour,” DeVilbiss told IMCA.com. “We’ve had a good car for the past few weeks and it’s great to be here.”
“I saw all these cool trophies that Chad (Wehrs) made and said, ‘Man, I better go out there and try to win one of them.'”
The feature win was the eighth of the season and the 196th career win for the two-time IMCA national champion.
“It was like a dream race. The car was so easy to drive and when we got rolling after those early warnings I was having fun, ”said DeVilbiss. “The Harris Clash is an unreal event and everything just worked out for me tonight. This event is really prestigious and Deer Creek is a circuit that just suits my driving style. “
Jordan Grabouski (Beatrice, Neb.); Jacob Hobscheit (Plattsmouth, Neb.); Jesse Sobbing (Malvern, Iowa) and Nick Meyer (Whittemore, Iowa) rounded out the top 5.
Grabouski had moved up from 12th to second place before the last yellow four laps before the end destroyed DeVilbiss’s three-second lead.
“I had flashbacks,” DeVilbiss said later from the winning lane. “We were here at Deer Creek five or six years ago and I led one qualifying on lap 27. We get yellow on lap 27 and I said no, not tonight. I just told myself to do my thing and not worry about others and everything would work out. “
Cayden Carter led the last nine of 12 laps in the replay as the winner of the Modified Race of Champions.
That win went ahead of Jared Van Deest and Jake McBirnie and paid $ 1,000.
The Clash brought 125 IMCA racing cars in two divisions to Spring Valley for the second night of IMCA Speedweek.