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Kofoid and Arneson Score Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout Opener Wins

Buddy Kofoid

Buddy Kofoid and Casey Arneson Score Wins During Friday’s Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout pres. By O’Reilly Auto Parts Opener

 (San Tan Valley, AZ)- Friday night history was made at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway, as the curtain was raised on the long-awaited inaugural running of the Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout pres. By O’Reilly Auto Parts. In Sprint Car action it was all about California hot shoe, Buddy Kofoid who led wire to wire to score the feature event win, while North Dakota’s Casey Arneson was methodical in his charge from sixth to score the Modified win.

Leading the field to the C&B Bonding Green Flag, Kofoid would flex his muscle early as he grabbed the early lead over the new pilot of the Roth Motorsports entry, Aaron Reutzel.

Kofoid’s early lead would be short lived as the race went red on the second stanza for an overturned Sammy Swindell. While Swindell was unscathed, his night would come to an early end.

The ensuing green flag would see Reutzel take a big shot at Kofoid for the early lead, but the youngster was able to counter the advance and keep his entry out front as he soon began to distance himself from the field.

As Kofoid ripped the top, behind him Donny Schatz would take to the bottom groove of the speedway as he was able to move into the third position on the fourth lap.

Kofoid would continue to lead the way, though action behind him would pick up at the race’s halfway point as Schatz would use traffic overtake Reutzel for the second position on the 14th lap, as Carson Macedo followed suit which dropped Reutzel back to fourth.

Following a caution on the 23rd lap for debris, Kofoid was again able to power away from the field, but the final two positions on the podiums were up for grabs and turned into an intriguing battle between Schatz and Macedo.

The last trio of laps saw Macedo and Schatz slice and dice for the runner up position with Schatz narrowly nipping Macedo at the line for the spot.

Kofoid would pick up the win in convincing fashion with the aforementioned Schatz grabbing the second position as he was flanked by Macedo, Reutzel, and Pennsylvania standout, Lance Dewease rounding out the Top-Five.

Rico Abreu would finish sixth with Tony Stewart, Cory Eliason, Dominic Scelzi, and Tim Kaeding rounding out the Top-10.

A total of 26 Winged 410ci Sprint Cars checked in for the Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout pres. By O’Reilly Auto Parts, and the night was kicked off with Donny Schatz earning WKD Electric Fast Time honors.

Preliminary action saw Macedo, Kofoid, and D. Scelzi picking up heat race wins, with Kalib Henry winning the ‘B’.

The final event of the night would be an exciting 25-lap Modified feature event that saw Collen Winebarger and Riley Simmons lead the field to the C&B Bonding Green Flag.

Simmons would get the early jump and began to set a nice pace on the slicked off FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway surface.

The early battle for second was hotly contested between DJ Shannon, Winebarger, and Bricen James, with Shannon ultimately getting the best of his two counterparts. While in second, Shannon who started the night off by earning IMCA CA Speedweek Fast Time Honors, would start to pressure for the lead on lap five, but Simmons was able to keep him at bay and keep his machine out front.

As laps clicked off at a torrid pace, Casey Arneson would come to life from his sixth starting position as he would work into the fourth position on the 14th lap, before moving into third on the 15th lap.

Continuing to get stronger as the laps clicked off, Arneson would move into second on the 17th lap and quickly closed in on Simmons.

Closing the gap on Simmons out of the fourth turn on the 18th lap, Arneson would make his race winning move as he snuck under Simmons in turns one and two on the 19th lap.

Out in front, Arneson would set sail as he was able to race his way to a very convincing win to open the Modified portion of the Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout pres. By O’Reilly Auto Parts.

Simmons would hang on to finish second and Shannon would round out the podium. James would finish fourth, Winebarger fifth, as Ethan Dotson, Zach Madrid, Tim Ward, Grey Ferrando, and Chaz Baca rounded out the Top-10.

With 49 Modifieds checked in, DJ Shannon bested the field in time trials and earned the CA IMCA Speedweek Fast Time Award.

A total of six heat races were ran with wins going to Madrid, Simmons, Arneson, Shannon, Winebarger, and James, while Casey Skyberg and Austin Kuehl each won ‘B’ Mains.

The action resumes Saturday night for Night Two of the Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout pres. By O’Reilly Auto Parts, and two-day ticket packages are available at www.wildwingshoot.com. Fans can also purchase general admission tickets tomorrow night at the Speedway.

For anyone unable to attend, all three nights of racing can be viewed live
at  <http://www.FloRacing.comFloRacing.com.

The Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts is additionally made possible by FK Rod Ends, Mesilla Valley Transportation, C&D Bonding, SportTruck RV, DirtDraft.comFloRacing.com, Premium Coach Group, Earnhardt Auto Dealerships, Border Tire, Hoosier Race Tire, Speedway Motors, VP Racing Fuels, Toste Construction, WKD Electric, California IMCASpeedweek, FinishLine Graphics, and Beaver Stripes Custom Graphics.

 

410 Sprints – Winged

A Feature 1

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 1 Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA #19AZ
2 5 Donny Schatz Fargo, ND #15
3 4 Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA #21
4 2 Aaron Reutzel Clute, TX #83
5 8 Lance Dewease Fayetteville, PA #69K
6 10 Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA #57
7 6 Tony Stewart Columbus, IN #14
8 11 Cory Eliason Visalia, CA #26
9 3 Dominic Scelzi Fresno, CA #41
10 13 Tim Kaeding San Jose, CA #42X
11 7 D.J. Netto Hanford, CA #88N
12 12 Corey Day Clovis, CA #14D
13 9 Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA #18
14 15 Mitchell Faccinto Hanford, CA #37
15 19 Kalib Henry Sacramento, CA #93
16 23 Bill Balog North Pole, AK #13
17 14 Ryan Timms Oklahoma City, OK #5T
18 20 Tim Estenson Fargo, ND #14T
19 21 Mason Daniel Springville, CA #33M
20 16 Sean Watts Atwater, CA #98
21 22 Tanner Holmes Jacksonville, OR #18T
22 17 Robbie Price Cobble Hill, BC #1
23 24 A.J. Bender San Diego, CA #21B
24 18 Sammy Swindell Germantown, TN #56

B Feature 1

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 3 Kalib Henry Sacramento, CA #93
2 6 Tim Estenson Fargo, ND #14T
3 1 Mason Daniel Springville, CA #33M
4 4 Tanner Holmes Jacksonville, OR #18T
5 5 Bill Balog North Pole, AK #13
6 2 Jason Solwold Burlington, WA #18S
7 7 A.J. Bender San Diego, CA #21B
8 8 Brian Boswell Roseburg, OR #75

Heat 1

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 2 Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA #21
2 1 Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA #57
3 6 Corey Day Clovis, CA #14D
4 4 Donny Schatz Fargo, ND #15
5 3 D.J. Netto Hanford, CA #88N
6 9 Sammy Swindell Germantown, TN #56
7 5 Mason Daniel Springville, CA #33M
8 8 Bill Balog North Pole, AK #13
9 7 Jason Solwold Burlington, WA #18S

Heat 2

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 1 Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA #19AZ
2 2 Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA #18
3 3 Lance Dewease Fayetteville, PA #69K
4 4 Tony Stewart Columbus, IN #14
5 5 Ryan Timms Oklahoma City, OK #5T
6 6 Robbie Price Cobble Hill, BC #1
7 7 Kalib Henry Sacramento, CA #93
8 8 Tim Estenson Fargo, ND #14T
9 9 Brian Boswell Roseburg, OR #75

Heat 3

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 2 Dominic Scelzi Fresno, CA #41
2 4 Aaron Reutzel Clute, TX #83
3 3 Cory Eliason Visalia, CA #26
4 5 Tim Kaeding San Jose, CA #42X
5 6 Mitchell Faccinto Hanford, CA #37
6 1 Sean Watts Atwater, CA #98
7 7 Tanner Holmes Jacksonville, OR #18T
8 8 A.J. Bender San Diego, CA #21B

Qualifying 1

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 10 Donny Schatz Fargo, ND #15
2 1 Tony Stewart Columbus, IN #14
3 14 Aaron Reutzel Clute, TX #83
4 7 D.J. Netto Hanford, CA #88N
5 5 Lance Dewease Fayetteville, PA #69K
6 3 Cory Eliason Visalia, CA #26
7 25 Carson Macedo Lemoore, CA #21
8 13 Giovanni Scelzi Fresno, CA #18
9 18 Dominic Scelzi Fresno, CA #41
10 9 Rico Abreu St. Helena, CA #57
11 19 Michael Kofoid Penngrove, CA #19AZ
12 8 Sean Watts Atwater, CA #98
13 11 Mason Daniel Springville, CA #33M
14 6 Ryan Timms Oklahoma City, OK #5T
15 4 Tim Kaeding San Jose, CA #42X
16 23 Corey Day Clovis, CA #14D
17 16 Robbie Price Cobble Hill, BC #1
18 15 Mitchell Faccinto Hanford, CA #37
19 2 Brian Boswell Roseburg, OR #75
20 26 Jason Solwold Burlington, WA #18S
21 24 Kalib Henry Sacramento, CA #93
22 17 Tanner Holmes Jacksonville, OR #18T
23 20 Bill Balog North Pole, AK #13
24 21 Tim Estenson Fargo, ND #14T
25 22 A.J. Bender San Diego, CA #21B
26 12 Sammy Swindell Germantown, TN #56

Hot Laps 1

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car

IMCA Modifieds

A Feature 1

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 6 Casey Arneson Fargo, ND #2
2 2 Riley Simmons Susanville, CA #21R
3 4 D.J. Shannon Merced, CA #32
4 3 Bricen James Albany, OR #13
5 1 Collen Winebarger Corbett, OR #C9
6 7 Ethan Dotson Bakersfield, CA #174
7 5 Zachary Madrid Phoenix, AZ #5M
8 12 Tim Ward Chandler, AZ #4TW
9 11 Grey Ferrando Stayton, OR #V13
10 8 Chaz Baca Mesa, AZ #75JR
11 16 Spencer Wilson Minot, ND #75
12 19 Casey Skyberg Rapid City, SD #6
13 9 Jon Debenedetti Rogue River, OR #21J
14 18 Kelsie Foley Tucson, AZ #44K
15 24 Brandon Schmitt Beaver Dam, WI #20
16 13 Don Earven Globe, AZ #1X
17 20 Austin Kuehl Cave Creek, AZ #77X
18 23 Tom Smith Norco, CA #31T
19 10 Kellen Chadwick Oakley, CA #83
20 21 Tanner Black Otis, KS #44T
21 22 Cody Thompson Sioux City, IA #25C
22 14 Trevor Geist Burlington, CO #10G
23 17 Cody Laney Torrance, CA #5L
24 15 Paul Stone Winton, CA #66P

B Feature 1

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 1 Casey Skyberg Rapid City, SD #6
2 4 Tanner Black Otis, KS #44T
3 2 Tom Smith Norco, CA #31T
4 7 Jake Pike Pahrump, NV #223
5 3 Troy Morris Jr Bakersfield, CA #07X
6 8 KC Dieckman Surprise, AZ #21
7 16 Paris Archie Sparks, NV #26A
8 6 Vinny Raucci Jr Las Vegas, NV #911
9 10 Kelly Johnson Peoria, AZ #93
10 11 Mark Gaylord Boring, OR #34X
11 14 Kersey Ferrando Stayton, OR #23K
12 13 Josh Sneed Sun City, AZ #97
13 5 Chad Stevens Gilbert, AZ #61
14 15 Jerry Schram Vancouver, WA #77S
15 9 David Spriggs Petaluma, CA #5
16 12 Steve Studebaker Santa Rosa, CA #46S

B Feature 2

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 2 Austin Kuehl Cave Creek, AZ #77X
2 3 Cody Thompson Sioux City, IA #25C
3 8 Brandon Schmitt Beaver Dam, WI #20
4 6 Brenda Kirby Bullhead City, AZ #5B
5 4 Chuck Grohnke Gilbert, AZ #23C
6 9 Randy Ahrns Kingman, AZ #101
7 14 Jimmy Mills Queen Creek, AZ #16
8 7 John Pierce San Jose, CA #80
9 5 Jeremy Mills Clear Lake, IA #18Z
10 15 Justin McCreadie Phoenix, OR #15JT
11 1 Alyssa Smith Norco, CA #31A
12 11 Lucas Rodin Marion, ND #19
13 10 Joey Franklin Las Vegas, NV #15
14 12 Jeremy Richey Medford, OR #15J
15 13 Anthony Merritt Hemet, CA #98

Heat 1

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 1 Zachary Madrid Phoenix, AZ #5M
2 5 Ethan Dotson Bakersfield, CA #174
3 2 Don Earven Globe, AZ #1X
4 6 Casey Skyberg Rapid City, SD #6
5 4 Tanner Black Otis, KS #44T
6 7 Jake Pike Pahrump, NV #223
7 8 Kelly Johnson Peoria, AZ #93
8 9 Josh Sneed Sun City, AZ #97
9 3 Paris Archie Sparks, NV #26A

Heat 2

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 2 Riley Simmons Susanville, CA #21R
2 3 Jon Debenedetti Rogue River, OR #21J
3 1 Paul Stone Winton, CA #66P
4 6 Tom Smith Norco, CA #31T
5 4 Chad Stevens Gilbert, AZ #61
6 5 KC Dieckman Surprise, AZ #21
7 7 Mark Gaylord Boring, OR #34X
8 8 Kersey Ferrando Stayton, OR #23K

Heat 3

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 1 Casey Arneson Fargo, ND #2
2 4 Grey Ferrando Stayton, OR #V13
3 3 Cody Laney Torrance, CA #5L
4 5 Troy Morris Jr Bakersfield, CA #07X
5 6 Vinny Raucci Jr Las Vegas, NV #911
6 7 David Spriggs Petaluma, CA #5
7 2 Steve Studebaker Santa Rosa, CA #46S
8 8 Jerry Schram Vancouver, WA #77S

Heat 4

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 1 D.J. Shannon Merced, CA #32
2 2 Chaz Baca Mesa, AZ #75JR
3 6 Trevor Geist Burlington, CO #10G
4 7 Alyssa Smith Norco, CA #31A
5 5 Chuck Grohnke Gilbert, AZ #23C
6 8 John Pierce San Jose, CA #80
7 4 Joey Franklin Las Vegas, NV #15
8 3 Anthony Merritt Hemet, CA #98

Heat 5

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 1 Collen Winebarger Corbett, OR #C9
2 2 Kellen Chadwick Oakley, CA #83
3 4 Spencer Wilson Minot, ND #75
4 6 Austin Kuehl Cave Creek, AZ #77X
5 8 Jeremy Mills Clear Lake, IA #18Z
6 5 Brandon Schmitt Beaver Dam, WI #20
7 3 Lucas Rodin Marion, ND #19
8 7 Jimmy Mills Queen Creek, AZ #16

Heat 6

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 1 Bricen James Albany, OR #13
2 4 Tim Ward Chandler, AZ #4TW
3 5 Kelsie Foley Tucson, AZ #44K
4 7 Cody Thompson Sioux City, IA #25C
5 3 Brenda Kirby Bullhead City, AZ #5B
6 8 Randy Ahrns Kingman, AZ #101
7 2 Jeremy Richey Medford, OR #15J
8 6 Justin McCreadie Phoenix, OR #15JT

Qualifying 1

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 12 Zachary Madrid Phoenix, AZ #5M
2 17 Paul Stone Winton, CA #66P
3 1 Casey Arneson Fargo, ND #2
4 15 Don Earven Globe, AZ #1X
5 19 Riley Simmons Susanville, CA #21R
6 8 Steve Studebaker Santa Rosa, CA #46S
7 22 Paris Archie Sparks, NV #26A
8 10 Jon Debenedetti Rogue River, OR #21J
9 13 Cody Laney Torrance, CA #5L
10 7 Tanner Black Otis, KS #44T
11 21 Chad Stevens Gilbert, AZ #61
12 2 Grey Ferrando Stayton, OR #V13
13 5 Ethan Dotson Bakersfield, CA #174
14 14 KC Dieckman Surprise, AZ #21
15 16 Troy Morris Jr Bakersfield, CA #07X
16 6 Casey Skyberg Rapid City, SD #6
17 18 Tom Smith Norco, CA #31T
18 20 Vinny Raucci Jr Las Vegas, NV #911
19 23 Jake Pike Pahrump, NV #223
20 11 Mark Gaylord Boring, OR #34X
21 24 David Spriggs Petaluma, CA #5
22 3 Kelly Johnson Peoria, AZ #93
23 4 Kersey Ferrando Stayton, OR #23K
24 9 Jerry Schram Vancouver, WA #77S

Qualifying 2

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 21 D.J. Shannon Merced, CA #32
2 19 Collen Winebarger Corbett, OR #C9
3 18 Bricen James Albany, OR #13
4 17 Chaz Baca Mesa, AZ #75JR
5 16 Kellen Chadwick Oakley, CA #83
6 22 Jeremy Richey Medford, OR #15J
7 23 Anthony Merritt Hemet, CA #98
8 10 Lucas Rodin Marion, ND #19
9 14 Brenda Kirby Bullhead City, AZ #5B
10 15 Joey Franklin Las Vegas, NV #15
11 12 Spencer Wilson Minot, ND #75
12 8 Tim Ward Chandler, AZ #4TW
13 13 Chuck Grohnke Gilbert, AZ #23C
14 6 Brandon Schmitt Beaver Dam, WI #20
15 11 Kelsie Foley Tucson, AZ #44K
16 5 Trevor Geist Burlington, CO #10G
17 7 Austin Kuehl Cave Creek, AZ #77X
18 20 Justin McCreadie Phoenix, OR #15JT
19 1 Alyssa Smith Norco, CA #31A
20 4 Jimmy Mills Queen Creek, AZ #16
21 9 Cody Thompson Sioux City, IA #25C
22 2 John Pierce San Jose, CA #80
23 3 Jeremy Mills Clear Lake, IA #18Z
24 24 Randy Ahrns Kingman, AZ #101
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