Pierce by a Nose over Bloomquist in Wild West Shootout Opener as Arneson and Searing Score as Well

Lonnie Wheatley, SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 5, 2019) – The 13th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts kicked off in rousing fashion on Saturday night with two of Super Late Model racing’s biggest stars squaring off during the final lap for the first lucrative payday of the 2019 season.

And when the checkered flag flew on the 40-lap opening leg of the Wild West Shootout, it was Bobby Pierce edging Scott Bloomquist by a mere nose to collect the $5,000 winner’s bounty at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway.

“The picture showed I was just a nose […]

It’s Wild West Shootout Time at Arizona Speedway!

Lonnie Wheatley, SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 4, 2019) – Six nights of red-hot racing action over the course of nine nights is about to commence at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway with the 13th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts.

The lucrative miniseries featuring Super Late Models along with Modifieds and X-Modifieds starts off with a bang with a pair of events this weekend on Saturday and Sunday.  The Round Three event on Wednesday, January 9, will be followed by the final three events next weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 11-13.

The event will […]

Retiring X-mod racer Scott Bintz named Grand Marshal of 2019 Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. — The Grand Marshal of the 2019 Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway won’t exactly fit the typical mold for the honorary position.

But actually, that’s sort of appropriate when one considers the person set to fill the role during the Jan. 5-13 miniseries in the Southwest. Scott Bintz of Jamestown, N.D., the X-mod racer and Wild West Shootout sponsor named Grand Marshal of the event by co-promoters Chris Kearns and Kevin Montgomery, is a unique individual indeed.

A preternaturally positive 47-year-old e-commerce entrepreneur and author among other off-track pursuits, […]

Keyser Manufacturing, Black Diamond and M&W Transport provide extra incentives for 2019 Wild West Shootout Super Late Model entrants

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. — More than just purse money will once again be on the line for Super Late Model teams competing in the Jan. 5-13 Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway.

The extra incentives for the competitors in the full-bodied division start, of course, with the Keyser Quarter-Million Challenge, which for the fourth straight year offers a blockbuster $250,000 bonus to a driver who sweeps all six features thanks to the support of the Coopersville, Mich.-based Keyser Manufacturing. In addition, winning five of six features will again earn a racer an […]

Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout entrants have eyes on reaching Hoker Trucking Victory Lane

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. — The most sought-after spot on the grounds of FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway for every entrant in the Jan. 5-13 Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts will be Hoker Trucking Victory Lane.

Dixon, Iowa-based Hoker Trucking is back on the lengthy list of Wild West Shootout sponsors in 2019 as the title backer of Victory Lane, which Super Late Model, Modified and X-Modified drivers will battle to reach on each of the miniseries’s six evenings of action.

The trucking company managed by Jeff Hoker also sponsors 2017 Wild West Shootout champion Bobby Pierce of […]

FK Rod Ends and San Tan Ford pace the fields during Jan. 5-13 Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. — Fans will see the FK Rod Ends and San Tan Ford logos throughout the Jan. 5-13 Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts as the two companies have joined to sponsor the official pace truck that will lead the fields at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway.

San Tan Ford joins FK Rod Ends in 2019 to form a corporate combination backing the pace vehicle that will be highly visible leading the pack all six nights of the mid-winter motorsports extravaganza in the desert. 

Southington, Conn.-based FK Rod Ends has become a high-profile supporter of the Wild […]

Bloomquist ready to take best shot at 2019 Wild West Shootout’s Keyser Quarter-Million Challenge

Bloomquist ready to take best shot at 2019 Wild West Shootout’s Keyser Quarter-Million ChallengeHall of Famer headed to Jan. 5-13 miniseries at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway for first timeSAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (10-31-18) — Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn., has confirmed his participation in the Jan. 5-13 Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway — and not surprisingly, the Hall of Fame driver is making the long trek across the country with his familiar No. 0 Dirt Late Models with only winning on his mind.The soon-to-be 55-year-old superstar watched […]

RHRSwag.com, Barnett Harley-Davidson return to back X-Mod points fund at Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout



SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz.  — X-Mod drivers competing in the Jan. 5-13 Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway will once again chase a points fund provided by title sponsor RHRSwag.com and presenting sponsor Barnett Harley-Davidson.

A $1,000 payoff has been posted for the champion of the six-race X-Mod miniseries, which includes four $500-to-win features and $1,000-to-win headliners on Jan. 6 and a Jan. 13. The division’s total points fund is $2,500 in cash — to be shared among the top-five finishers — courtesy of RHRSwag.com and Barnett Harley Davidson.

Scott Blintz — aka the “Red Headed Rebel” — heads RHRSwag.com, […]

Mesilla Valley Transportation/Border International Trucks and Arizona Differential return to give Modified racers extra incentive at Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. — Modified entrants in the Jan. 5-13 Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway will once again battle for a points championship prize sponsored by Mesilla Valley Transportation/Border International Trucks and Arizona Differential.

A $1,000 payoff is earmarked for the champion of the six-race USRA Modified miniseries, which includes four $1,000-to-win features and a $2,000 checks for the winners of the A-mains on Jan. 6 and 13. The division’s total points fund boasts $3,000 in cash — to be shared among the top-five finishers — from the title sponsorship of Mesilla Valley […]

SportTruck RV on board as Super Late Model fast time sponsor of 2019 Keyser Wild West Shootout at Arizona Speedway

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. — Chandler, Ariz.-based SportTruck RV has joined the ever-growing list of sponsors supporting the 2019 Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway, signing on as the title backer of the Super Late Model division’s fast-qualifier award alongside presenting sponsor Screven Motor Speedway and the Sylvania, Ga., track’s February Winter Freeze event.As in past years, the Super Late Model fast-timer in qualifying each night of the six-race miniseries that runs from Jan. 5-13 will receive a unique commemorative “check” — a mini aluminum Late Model — door panel and $100 in […]