MVT / Border Tire and Arizona Differential Back as WWS Modified Division Supporters in 2021
QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (Oct. 8, 2020) – Modified entrants in 2021’s Jan. 9-17 Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway will once again chase points-fund cash sponsored by Mesilla Valley Transportation/Border Tire and Arizona Differential. (Tyler Rinken photo)
A $1,000 payoff has been posted for the champion of the six-race Modified miniseries, which includes four $1,000-to-win features as well as $2,000 checks for the winners of the A-mains on Jan. 12 and 19. The division’s total points fund boasts $3,000 in cash — including $700 for second, $500 for third, $400 for fourth and $300 for fifth — from the title sponsorship of Mesilla Valley Transportation and Border Tire and presenting sponsor Arizona Differential.
“The parity in the Modified division at the Wild West Shootout is second-to-none, and each year we see multiple winners during the miniseries. In fact, last year we had six different winners in six events in the division. Personally, I love it because you see so many drivers from different corners of North America racing together, who don’t race together again throughout the year,” Event Director Ben Shelton said.
“The growth in the Modified division at the Wild West Shootout can be directly attributed to the support we receive from Nate Warren and Royal Jones and their companies. We are very thankful to have them on board as marketing partners. “
With locations in El Paso, Texas, and Las Cruces, N.M., Mesilla Valley Transportation (www.driveformvt.com) is a leading truckload carrier and Border Tire (www.Border-Tire.com) is a Michelin Commercial Service Network Dealer (MCSN) specializing in medium duty, heavy duty, agricultural and industrial size tires. Both firms are overseen by Royal Jones of Las Cruces, N.M., a longtime short-track racing sponsor, owner of Vado (N.M.) Speedway Park and a competitor himself in the modified ranks.
Owned by Nate and Jenn Warren, Arizona Differential (www.ArizonaDifferential.com) is a family-operated full service auto repair shop and service center located in Phoenix, Ariz. The company has been in operation since 1986 and has grown to become one of the leading providers of custom differentials and fabrication as well as parts and accessories in the Phoenix metro area. Warren is also a racer himself, competing in both the Modified and Dirt Late Model divisions.
When Dirt Track Bank Super Late Models presented by Black Diamond Race Cars teams assemble at the third-mile oval outside Phoenix for six nights of racing Jan. 9-17, 2021, a checkered-flag sweep of the miniseries by one driver will for the fifth consecutive year be worth a blockbuster $250,000 bonus. In addition, winning five of six features will earn a racer an extra $100,000; capturing four A-mains offers a $25,000 prize; and being the first driver to top three headliners will provide a $10,000 check.
With the Wild West Shootout offering five features paying $5,000 to win and a $15,000-to-win finale, a driver able to pull off the feat of sweeping the miniseries would depart Arizona with $293,000 in earnings including the Keyser Quarter-Million Challenge bonus as well the $3,000 champion’s check.
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, Dirt Pro Grading & Padwork, Contractors & Developers (C&D) Bonding, 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, Total Ag Solutions, The Joie of Seating, Schill Construction, Screven Motor Speedway and FloRacing.com.