DELTA, Utah – The 2013 EQ Cylinder Heads Wild West Modified Tour All-Star Race will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4 and 5 at Millard County Raceway. The special is presented by Hansen Web-Design, Forty laps is the distance for IMCA SportMods on Friday and 50 laps is the distance for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds on Saturday. During both races, the field will stop at halfway for fuel only and the field may be shuffled for the last half. A drawing on the front stretch will determine the positions that will be shuffled.Modified qualifying will be on Friday. Drivers not previously locked into the main event must run compete in a heat and possibly a “B” feature to qualify for the All-Star Race. Drivers already qualified will run a pole dash to determine their starting spot in the All-Star Race. Drivers locked into the Modified race include Ricky Alvarado, Jeep Berry, Zane DeVilbiss, Michael Hale, Chase Hansen, Dustin Hansen, Travis Metz, Ron Moser, Cory Sample, Aaron Spangler, Bryan Wordelman and Justen Yeager. Drivers locked into the SportMod race are Chuck Delp, Travis Gray, Travis Poll, Jake Rice, Gauge Smith and Justin Wright.For details on how they locked themselves in, visit www.wildwestmodifiedtour.com, click on the events tab and go to the WWMT All-Star Race page. This is not an invitational race and all licensed drivers are eligible to qualify. Numerous contingencies will be awarded.Saturday’s Modified feature will be $1,000 to win if more than 24 cars enter and $400 will be paid to win Friday for the Sport Mods with 20 or more entries. The Modified qualifying feature on Friday pays $750 to win. SportMods also run for their regular purse on Saturday. Former All-Star Race winners include Chase Hansen (2012), Zane DeVilbiss (2011), Justen Yeager (2010) and Travis Metz (2009).The Millard County Raceway 2013 Golf Tournament will be Saturday at Sunset View Golf Course. The nine-hole tourney will be a 4-man scramble with several closest to the hole and long drive awards.
Florida’s emergency management chief said Sunday the state would be able to meet the need for critical-care hospital space and ventilators.He added that the state has a dedicated team of people who are assigned to plan for how Florida should deal with the threat of a hurricane during the coronavirus pandemic.The Atlantic hurricane season begins June. 1“I have full confidence that we’ll be able to meet the ICU capacity,” state Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz said in an interview with Miami television station WPLG. “We feel that we’ll be able to meet the capacity as far as the beds, or the potential bed issue, or the potential issue with ventilators.”When he was asked about a projected peak need in early May of 2,500 beds and a current capacity of less than 1,700, Moskowitz said the state has already purchased and received 4,300 hospital beds to meet the need.Moskowitz also explained that field hospitals have been established in Broward and Miami-Dade counties; field hospitals are pre-positioned for Jacksonville and the Orlando area; there is capacity for a 400-bed hospital to be set up at the Miami Beach Convention Center; and work is being completed to reopen two closed facilities in Miami-Dade County.According to Moskowitz, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services “have been fantastic” about responding to Florida’s requests for ventilators from the national supply, and the state has already received four shipments.There are currently more than 4,000 ventilators available in the state, and Emergency Management is working with places such as ambulatory surgery centers to relocate some of their equipment.“We are gathering up those resources, pre-positioning them, just like we would do in a hurricane” so they can be used in hospitals when needed.In terms of emergency managers planning for hurricane season during the coronavirus outbreak, “Even with this pandemic, I’m not planning for tomorrow or planning for next week. I’m planning for the month after that and the month after that,” Moskowitz emphasized said.To that end, a “planning cell” has been separated from operations at the state Emergency Operations Center in order to focus on hurricane planning. Among the questions it is considering are: How shelters will be operated? Will there be evacuations out of, or into, “hot zones,” depending on where a storm is headed? Will schools be used as shelters?“These are all the things that we’re developing plans and procedures around with COVID-19,” Moskowitz said. “We have to do that in the emergency management space.”