Keyser Quarter-Million Challenge Back for 2020 Wild West Shootout

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (Aug. 23) — The Keyser Quarter-Million Challenge will continue for the January 2020 Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway, keeping the prospect of a big money bonus on the minds of all Super Late Model entrants.

When Super Late Model teams assemble at the third-mile oval outside Phoenix for six nights of racing Jan. 11-19, 2020, 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 […]

FK Rod Ends Continues as Track Title Sponsor at Wild West Shootout

FK Rod Ends continues as backer of 2020 Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout with track naming rights for Arizona Speedway

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (Aug. 14, 2019) — FK Rod Ends will remain the holder of track naming rights for the 2020 Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts, continuing its headline support of the six-race mid-winter racing extravaganza that takes place at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway outside Phoenix.

The 3/8-mile oval that hosts the January 11-19, 2020, Super Late Model-headlined racing miniseries continues to be FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway for a third consecutive year. This position […]

Mississippi’s Stokes to Oversee Track Prep at 2020 WWS

Mississippi’s Stokes to oversee track prep for 2020 Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout
Veteran promoter known as ‘Doctor Dirt’ will prep Arizona Speedway with California’s Woodhouse

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (Aug. 7, 2019) — The veteran track-prep master known as “Doctor Dirt” will offer his particular area of expertise during the 2020 running of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway.

Johnny Stokes, a former Dirt Late Model driving standout from Columbus, Miss., who has been preparing dirt-track surfaces for two decades, has agreed to oversee the track prep throughout the six-event Wild West Shootout that stretches from […]

Keyser Manufacturing Continues as Title Sponsor for 2020 Wild West Shootout

The familiar name and logo of Keyser Manufacturing will remain atop the Wild West Shootout in 2020, continuing a title sponsorship agreement of the Jan. 11-19 miniseries at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway for the sixth consecutive year.

Coopersville, Mich.-based Keyser Manufacturing will once again lend its name to the mid-winter dirt-track extravaganza in the Southwest. The six-event, racing meet, headlined by Dirt Late Models, has blossomed with Keyser’s backing and is expected to take another step in its upward trajectory in 2020.

“Keyser Manufacturing not only produces top-notch products, but they also go out of their way to give back to racing,” said Ben […]

Weiss a Winner of $14K in Wild West Shootout Finale – Sheppard Crowned Champion

Lonnie Wheatley, SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 13, 2019) – The conclusion of the 13th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts atop the 1/3-mile FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway played out in the most unpredictable of fashions with Manitoba’s Ricky Weiss cashing for a $14,000 payday in Sunday night’s Shaw Trucking 50-lap Super Late Model finale.

Perhaps with a lucky horseshoe aboard the No. 7 entry, Weiss assumed the point for a green-white-checkered restart after Scott Bloomquist crashed into a stopped car less than a half-lap away from the checkered flag.

Earlier in the race, Bloomquist had […]

Dillard Dials Up Wild West Shootout Saturday Loot as Searing Strikes Again

Lonnie Wheatley, SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 12, 2019) – Cade Dillard got his first taste of Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts glory by racing to victory lane in the fifth of six rounds of the 13th Annual event on Saturday night atop the 1/3-mile FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway clay oval.

The Robeline, Louisiana racer took quick advantage of Bobby Pierce’s mid-race misfortune and then fought off a late-race bid from Scott Bloomquist in the 40-lapper to collect the $5,000 winner’s share in Hoker Trucking Victory Lane.

While Dillard took the spotlight amidst on-and-off light rain, […]

Weiss Shines in Wild West Shootout Saturday Matinee

Lonnie Wheatley, SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 12, 2019) – Ricky Weiss broke Bobby Pierce’s stranglehold on the 13th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts victory lane by topping Saturday afternoon’s 30-lap feature atop the 1/3-mile FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway clay oval.

While the Manitoba driver picked off his first Wild West Shootout win of the year, other Saturday winners included D.J. Shannon and Dereck Ramirez in Modified action and Brock Gronwold and Jaime Torres in X Modified competition.

Brandon Sheppard and Kyle Beard led the Black Diamond Super Late Models presented by M&W Transport feature […]

Pierce Makes it Three in a Row at Wild West Shootout – Sanders and Cain Score as Well

Lonnie Wheatley, SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 11, 2019) – Oakwood, Illinois’ Bobby Pierce continues to find Arizona’s desert setting to his liking as he raced to his third Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts feature win in as many events at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway by racing to victory lane in Friday night’s 30-lap feature.

Pierce railed the topside around Kyle Beard on the 20th round en route to Hoker Trucking Victory Lane and another $5,000 payday with Rodney Sanders and Josh Cain both picking off their first wins of the 13th Annual Wild West […]

Pierce Pounces on another Wild West Shootout Win with Thornton & Searing Victorious as Well

Lonnie Wheatley, SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 9, 2019) – Bobby Pierce moved one step closer to a potential Keyser’s Quarter-Million Challenge bonus payout by wiring Wednesday’s Super Late Model field at the 13th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts atop the 1/3-mile FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway clay oval.

While the Oakwood, IL, ace led all 30 non-stop rounds to collect the $5,000 victory, it wasn’t without strong challenges from Brandon Overton over the final dozen laps.

With Pierce adding his second win of the six-race miniseries, Ricky Thornton, Jr., bested the Modified ranks while Cole […]

Wild West Shootout Sunday Round Two Postponed – Sets Up Saturday Double

Lonnie Wheatley, SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 6, 2019) – Excessive overnight rains that saturated the grounds of FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway has forced the postponement of Sunday’s scheduled second leg of the 13th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts.

Even with rescheduling on a slated “off day” not a viable option due to staffing issues, fans and competitors alike need not fret as the entire six-race mini-series will stay intact with the postponed card reset for a Saturday, January 12, matinee show that sets up a Saturday double dip.

The rescheduled event will get under […]