2018 Sweetwater Speedway Banquet
The 2018 Sweetwater Speedway Banquet was held on October 20, 2018. During the evening they showed videos of the great moments out at the race track. The speedway presented trophies to the Top 10 drivers in the IMCA Modified, Northern Sport Mod and Stock Car classes. All 6 Go-Kart drivers were presented trophies. They also recognized drivers in three categories that were voted on by the drivers: Hard Luck, Sportsman and Most Improved Driver.
In the IMCA Modified class, Zane DeVilbiss out of New Mexico took home the Championship Trophy. That was followed by 2nd Corey Sample of Nevada, 3rd Wyatt Howard of Utah, 4th Braxton Yeager of Green River, 5th Michael Hale of Utah, 6th Casey Delp of Rock Springs, 7th Justen Yeager of Green River, 8th Chris Delp of Rock Springs, 9th Bert Beech of Rock Springs, and 10th Tanner Black of Kansas.
In the IMCA Norther Sport Mod Class, Jason Wright of Rock Springs took home the Championship Trophy for the 2nd year in a row. That was followed by 2nd Mikey Blackard of Colorado, 3rd David Pitt of Rock Springs, 4th Verlon Lee of Lyman, 5th Larry Kaml of Rock Springs, 6th Chuck Delp of Rock Springs, 7th Justin Wright of Rock Springs, 8th Traeger Sperry of Green River, 9th Myron Kaml of Green River, and 10th Ronnie Hults of Colorado. Mickey Blackard was also presented the 2018 IMCA Rookie of the Year.
In the IMCA Stock Car Class, Gene Henrie of Cedar City Utah took home the Championship Trophy. That was followed by 2nd Tom Gallagher of Colorado, 3rd Blake Watts of Rock Springs, 4th Dillion Lawrence of Utah, 5th Ed Henderson of Utah, 6th Brent Hartmann of Kemmerer, 7th Aspen Russell of Utah, 8th Beau Hutchison of Utah, 9th Kasey Bright of Lyman and 10th Grayson Denny of Utah. Tom Gallagher was also presented the 2018 IMCA Rookie of the Year.
The Go-Kart Champion for 2018 was Kaden Wrigth of Rock Springs. He was followed by 2nd Bobby Larsen, 3rd Ashley Warner, 4th Bean Byington (Bo), 5th Devyon Byington, and 6th Dustin Stanhope. Complete Point standings can be found on our website.
The Most Improved Driver of the Year was presented to Jordan Pitt. The Sportsman of the Year was presented to Justin Wright for giving his brother Jason his car to race after an accident on the track. The Hard Luck Driver of the Year was given to Chuck Delp for his roll over, blown motors and just generally frustrating, broke down year.
Kara Beech also recognized all of the volunteers that make these events happen. The volunteers include Tricia Cecil, Jay Mathews, Jamie Davison, DJ Davison, Bobby Hamilton, Robbie Wilson, Travis Dever, Troy Householder, Renee Householder, Veronika Benavides, Brilee VanDerWoude, Billy Wilkerson, Amy Jokel, Michael Boren, Amber Plamel, Bubba Rider, Trey Apostalope, Ashton Brice, and Kelly Hermanson.
The volunteers then surprised Kara with a large wooden American and Checkered Flag that had been signed by all the drivers and volunteers during the season.
To see all the photos and videos shown during the event, check out the speedways Facebook page.
Article Credit: Kara Beech