FK Rod Ends Retains track naming rights at Arizona Speedway for the 2021 Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout
SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (July 21, 2021) — Officials with the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts are proud to announce that for the 2021 edition of the miniseries, FK Rod Ends will once again be the holder of track naming rights. The annual mega event is set to take place at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway on January 9 – 17, 2021.
The 3/8-mile oval, which hosts the Super Late Model-headlined racing miniseries, continues to be FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway for a fourth consecutive year. This position keeps the company’s name front-and-center in all discussion of the ever-growing event.
“Maria [Melillo] and the team at FK Rod Ends go above and beyond, each-and-every year to support our event in every way possible,” Wild West Shootout promoter, Chris Kearns said. “Having FK Rod Ends as an annual supporter of the Wild West Shootout not only allows us to pay out over $235,000 in prize money every year, but it also adds another level of credibility to what we do. We are beyond grateful for their support.”
FK Rod Ends began its relationship with the Wild West Shootout in 2017 by sponsoring the event’s pace truck before stepping up its involvement with the track naming rights in 2018.
Based in Southington, Conn., FK Rod Ends quietly came on the motorsport’s scene three decades ago. Since then the part’s manufacturer has become prominent throughout all realms of the sport. The firm offers almost 10,000 combinations of rod ends and spherical bearings, which are crafted at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.
For more information on FK Rod Ends, please visit www.FKRodEnds.com.
Event officials recently announced that online sales of single and multi-day tickets have begun for the Southwest’s popular miniseries, which features six nights of racing from January 9 – 17 for Super Late Models, Modifieds and X-Mods at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway.
Tickets are priced at $25 per night for adults and $10 for kids ages 6-12 with children 5-and-under admitted free of charge.
A six-day general admission combo ticket is also available for $150 and includes a pit-pass upgrade for one night as chosen by the purchaser as well as a free Wild West Shootout seat cushion. Six-day passes can be purchased in advance at www.wildwestshootout.net/schedule/ or at the track on January 9’s opening night of the Wild West Shootout.
The 2021 Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts will pay out over $235,000 in purses over six nights of Super Late Model, Modified and X-Mod racing. Tripleheaders are set for Jan. 9, 10, 13, 15, 16 and 17 at the 3/8-mile oval located just outside of Phoenix.
Each night finds the Dirt Track Bank Super Late Models presented by Black Diamond Race Cars, Mesilla Valley Transportation/ Border Tire Modifieds presented by Arizona Differential, and RHRSwag.com X-Mods presented by Barnett Harley Davidson contesting complete programs.
Additionally, an open practice session is slated for both January 8 and January 12.
Last but not least, each division will compete for a miniseries point’s championship and accompanying point fund.
For more information on the 15th Annual Wild West Shootout, please visit www.WildWestShootout.net.
The Wild West Shootout is made possible by Keyser Manufacturing, O’Reilly Auto Parts, FK Rod Ends, Dirt Track Bank, Black Diamond Race Cars, Shaw Trucking, Schaeffer Oil, SportTruck RV, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Border Tire, Arizona Differential, RHR Racing Swag, Barnett Harley Davidson, Shocks by Hammer, Hoker Trucking, Premier Waste Services, Midwest Sheet Metal, Rodeo Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, VP Racing Fuel, Hoosier Racing Tires, Pro Power Engines, Penske Racing Shocks, Five Star Graphix, Beaver Stripes, Gorsuch Performance Solutions, Toste Construction, Sipes Tractor & Transport Service, Screven Motor Speedway and DirtonDirt.com.