15th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout Dates Set

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (February 24, 2020) — With the smoke barely settled from the guns fired in Hoker Trucking Victory Lane during the 2020 edition of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway, officials are already busy planning for 2021.

In fact, the dates for the mega miniseries have been set for January 9, 10, 13, 15, 16 and 17, 2021 at the 3/8-mile oval located just outside of Phoenix.

“We had a banner event in 2020 with great racing, great fans, and great sponsors. With so much great support and […]

Sheppard, Peterson & Estey Bank Wild West Shootout Finale Wins

Aaron Clay, SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 19, 2020) – There’s a common saying that nearly everyone has heard at least once before; “the cream always rises to the top”.  No words can more accurately describe how Sunday night’s Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts finale unfolded.  Skeeter Estey of Kelly Lake, Minn., took care of business in the RHRSwag.com Barnett Harley-Davidson X-Mod feature, Dustin Strand of Grand Forks, N.D., finished third in the Mesilla Valley Transportation/Border Tire and Arizona Differential Modified race, while Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., dominated the Dirt Track Bank Super […]

Round No. 5 2020 WWS Victories Claimed By Shirley, Leer & Estey

Round No. 5 Wild West Shootout Wins Scored by Shirley, Estey & Leer

 Aaron Clay, SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 18, 2020) – For the second time in as many years, a Dirt Track Bank Super Late Model driver has pulled into Hoker Trucking victory lane at least three times during the Wild West Shootout, earning them a piece of the Keyser Manufacturing Quarter-Million Challenge bonus money.  I use the term “at least”, as Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill., still has one more race to stake claim to even more money being offered by Keyser.

Shirley’s Saturday night picked right up where […]

Shirley, Strand & Cain Streak To Victory Lane in Friday Night WWS Action

Aaron Clay, SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 17, 2020) – The FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway track surface was worked to perfection on Friday night.  Both fourth-row starters finished first and second after the 30-lap Dirt Track Bank Super Late Models feature presented by Black Diamond Race Cars, with Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill., earning his second career Wild West Shootout feature victory and second of the week.

Just like Wednesday, Friday’s night’s show started two hours later than the events held on the weekend days, resulting in slightly cooler temperatures and additional moisture in the track surface.  Ricky Weiss of Headingley, Manitoba […]

Sheppard, Mullens and Benson Headline WWS Round No. 3 Winner’s List

Aaron Clay, SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 15, 2020) – On a night that also featured two first-time winners, Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., became the first repeat winner of the 2020 Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts with a triumph in the Dirt Track Bank Super Late Models presented by Black Diamond Race Cars.

After earning the $100 SportTruck RV and Screven Motor Speedway fast qualifier award earlier in the evening, sprinting around FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway in 14.896 seconds, Sheppard also cruised to claim his heat race, winning by over two and a […]

Total Ag Solutions Tuesday Night Pit Party Scheduled After Practice

Total Ag Solutions Tuesday Night Pit Party gives Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout attendees chance to unwind

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (Jan. 13) — After two successful nights of racing to kick off the 14th annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway the miniseries now enjoys a two-day break, which is highlighted by the Total Ag Solutions Tuesday Night Pit Party that will give attendees a chance to unwind.

After a 4-hour practice session scheduled for 5-9 p.m. mst on Tues., Jan. 14, competitors and fans will be invited to hang around […]

Sheppard, Sanders and Cain Top Night No. 2 of the Wild West Shootout

Aaron Clay, SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 12, 2020) – Twelve.  It took Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., twelve days to score his first feature victory of the year.  Sheppard entered the 2020 Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts as the defending event champion, as well as the back-to-back and defending World of Outlaws Late Model champion.  After three straight runner-up finishes in Vado, New Mexico last weekend, along with a fourth place finish on Saturday night, it was only a matter of time before Sheppard found Hoker Trucking victory lane.

“B-Shepp” started the evening off […]

Shirley, Schott and Gronwold Score Opening Night 2020 WWS Wins

Aaron Clay, SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 11, 2020) – In his first trip to the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts, Chatham, Ill. native Brian Shirley visited Hoker Trucking Victory Lane.  But, it wasn’t easy for Shirley, as he had to battle with one of the most decorated Modified racers in event history.

Shirley claimed the opening Late Model heat race of the night, easily cruising to win by over three and a half seconds.  This qualified Shirley for the redraw along with the other five heat race winners.  Unfortunately for “Squirrel”, he drew the lowest […]

Shirley Tops Wild West Shootout Practice Night

Aaron Clay, QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (January 10, 2020) – It was a brisk night in the desert, as nearly 100 total cars hit the FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway track surface for practice night, in preparation for the 2020 Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout, presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts.

The 3/8-mile bullring located in Queen Creek started with plenty of moisture in the surface, a sign of the track preparation completed by Johnny Stokes and Scott Woodhouse, leading up to this weekend’s action.  The facility also received a heavy amount of rain, by Arizona standards, throughout the week, making for damp grounds […]

Pro Power Dashes Provide Extra Incentive for Wild West Shootout Entrants

Pro Power Desert Dashes provide extra incentive for Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout entrants

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (Dec. 28, 2019) — Three Pro Power Desert Dashes have been scheduled for the January 11-19 Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway, giving Super Late Model drivers who fail to qualify for the night’s finale a shot at some extra cash or even a feature-starting berth.

The 10-lap Pro Power Desert Dashes will be contested during the racing programs on Jan. 11, 12 and 18. Each of the three nights will find 10 drivers, […]