Lonnie Wheatley, SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 4, 2019) – Six nights of red-hot racing action over the course of nine nights is about to commence at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway with the 13th Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts.
The lucrative miniseries featuring Super Late Models along with Modifieds and X-Modifieds starts off with a bang with a pair of events this weekend on Saturday and Sunday. The Round Three event on Wednesday, January 9, will be followed by the final three events next weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 11-13.
Plenty of loot is up for the taking with more than $200,000 in prize money will be doled out over the course of the six-night stand.
In addition to a point fund for the miniseries, the Black Diamond Super Late Models presented by M&W Transport will battle it out for a $5,000 winner’s share over each of the first five rounds of competition before the top prize balloons to $14,000 with $1,000 to start in the Shaw Trucking finale on Sunday, January 13.
Throw in Keyser’s Quarter-Million Challenge and some skilled and fortunate Super Late Model racer could rake nearly $300,000 over the course of the Wild West Shootout. The challenge offers up a $250,000 bonus to the driver that can reach Hoker Trucking Victory Lane in all six events. Five wins will be worth an extra $100,000, parking it in victory lane on four occasions earns a $25,000 bonus and taking three wins during the week is worth a $10,000 bonus.
Ricky Weiss and Don Shaw both missed out on cashing in on the Keyser bonus in 2018 with two wins apiece as Mike Marlar and Brandon Sheppard posted the other victories. Marlar earned the 2018 Wild West Shootout crown in the Super Late Model ranks while Sheppard scored a $13,000 triumph in the finale.
While Tennessee’s Marlar finished among the top four in four of six events to earn the 2018 Black Diamond Super Late Models presented by M&W Transport, other reigning Wild West Shootout champions include Las Cruces’ Johnny Scott in the Mesilla Valley Transportation/Border International Modifieds presented by Arizona Differential and Huron, South Dakota’s Cole Searing in the RHRSwag.com X-Mods presented by Barnett Harley-Davidson.
Advanced tickets may be purchased online at www.wildwestshootout.net/schedule/ and ticket pricing/purchasing information can be found at www.wildwestshootout.net or by calling the Wild West Shootout office at 520-664-2074.
Wild West Shootout Hotel Information can be found at http://www.wildwestshootout.net/fan-info/lodging-2/ or by calling Hilton Phoenix/Mesa at 480-833-5555. The Hilton Phoenix/Mesa is located at 1011 West Holmes Avenue in Mesa, AZ.
Saturday and Sunday events will go green at 5 p.m. with Wednesday and Friday events starting at 7 p.m.
Arizona Speedway is located just minutes from Phoenix. From Phoenix, take US 60 east to Ironwood Dr., turn right (south) and go four miles, Arizona Speedway is on the right hand side. For more information, visit www.wildwestshootout.net or call 520-664-2074.
The 13th Annual Wild West Shootout is made possible by Keyser Manufacturing, O’Reilly Auto Parts, FK Rod Ends, Black Diamond, M&W Transport, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Border Tire, Sport Truck RV, Arizona Differential, RHR RacingSwag, Barnett Harley Davidson, Hoker Trucking, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shaw Trucking, San Tan Ford, Toste Construction, Swift Springs, Pro Power Engines, Five Star Graphix, Beaver Stripes, VP Racing Fuel, Penske Racing Shocks and Hoosier Tires.