Fan And Driver’s Guide to the 2022 Wild West Shootout

Fan And Driver’s Guide to the 2022 Wild West Shootout


WHAT: 16th Annual Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts
WHEN: January 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 2022
WHERE: FK Rod Ends Vado Speedway Park (15900 Stern Drive, Vado, N.M., 88072)

Event Summary
The 16th annual Wild West Shootout will feature Super Late Models, Modifieds and X Mods in action during the course of the annual mega mini-series. An open practice session will take place from 6pm-9pm on Friday, January 7 for Super Late Models, Modifieds, and X-Mods only with racing action kicking off on Saturday, January 8 at 5pm with a full program for the Super Late Models, Modifieds and X Mods. All three divisions will compete in complete shows on all six days.

Additionally, an open practice session is scheduled for Tuesday, January 11 from 5pm-9pm. Only Super Late Models, Modifieds, and X-Mods are allowed to practice. Grandstand and pit admission is free. Drivers wishing to participate in the practice session will be charged $200 for unlimited practice sessions in the four-hour window.

Grandstand gates will open at 3pm for the weekend events and will open at 4pm for the weekday events. Pit gates open at 12pm on Saturday, January 8 and will open at 1pm for the remainder of the weekend events with pit gates opening at 2pm for the weekday events.

Racing action is slated for 5pm on the weekend shows with racing action at 6pm for the weekday shows.

Schoenfeld Part # 112530, 112535, 113035 and 14272735-78 are the ONLY mufflers allowed to be used at Vado Speedway Park for the WWS at ALL TIMES. Cars failing to comply will face severe penalties up to and including race and/or event disqualification.

The official hotel for the Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts is the Hilton Garden Inn El Paso University. This is a great place to stay and in close proximity to Vado Speedway Park and offers a $119 per night room rate. Please call 915-351-2121 with Group Code WWSO to make your reservation or make your reservation online by visiting:

Adult ticket prices will be $25 on each day of the event. Fans can buy both advanced 6-day general admission and 6-day reserved seats by visiting and they will receive a free one-day pit pass upgrade and seat cushion with each package purchased.

Kids, ages 6-12 will be $10 each day with kids 5 and under free. Pit passes will be $40 each day. A weeklong pit pass will be sold on practice day for $280 as well. Grandstand admission will be free for practice on January 7 and January 11.

Wild West Shootout Rules can be found at

Start Times/Gates Open Times
Weekend events begin with racing action at 5pm (hot laps at 3:30pm with exception of 3pm hot laps on Saturday, January 8), with grandstands opening at 3pm and pit gates opening at 1pm (exception of 12pm on Saturday, January 8)

Weekday events begin with racing action at 6pm (hot laps at 4:30pm) with grandstands opening at 4pm and pit gates opening at 2pm.

Pit gates will open at 3pm for practice night on Friday, January 7.

Entry Fees
Late Model car entry fee is $100 per event.
Modified car entry fee is $50 per event.
X Mod car entry fee is $25 per event.

For complete payouts visit

Points Fund
For complete miniseries point payouts for all three divisions, please visit

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Friday, January 7 – Open Practice Session (6pm-9pm)
Saturday, January 8 – Late Models, Modifieds, X-Mods (5pm start time) $5k/$2k/$1k
Sunday, January 9 – Late Models, Modifieds, X-Mods (5pm start time) $5k/$2k/$1k
Tuesday, January 11 – Open Practice Session (5pm-9pm)
Wednesday, January 12 – Late Models, Modifieds (6pm start time) $5k/$1k/$500
Friday, January 14 – Late Models, Modifieds, X-Mods (6pm start time) $5k/$1k/$500
Saturday, January 15 – Late Models, Modifieds, X-Mods (5pm start time) $5k/$2k/$1k
Sunday, January 16 – Late Models, Modifieds, X-Mods (5pm start time) $25k/$2k/$1k

Event Format
Super Late Model drivers will hot lap / qualify each day to determine their heat race lineups. Qualifying order will be determined by pill draw. Heat races will be lined up straight up with the number of heat race transfers determined by the number of heat races. Non transfer cars from heat races will run b-mains, with number of feature transfer cars determined by number of b-mains. Heat race winners will redraw for feature starting position. Balance of field will be lined up heads up by heat / b-main transfer order.

Modifieds and X-Mods will utilize the passing points format. Drivers will draw for their respective heat races and then will earn passing points during those events. The top 16 in total passing points in each division will transfer directly to their feature event and will be lined up heads-up by passing point total.

Heat race winners will automatically transfer into the night’s feature as well, meaning if a heat race winner does not end up in the overall top 16, he will bump someone and transfer to the main event. The balance of each feature line-up will be determined by B-Mains.

All features will start 24 cars.

There is ample, free camping onsite. Dozens of fans and teams from across North America camp at the track each year to enjoy the great racing and amazing weather. Please note that there are no camping hookups at the track. Camping spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No camping reservations are accepted or needed as there is ample camping area in the main grandstand lot.

For any additional questions, please visit or call 520-664-2074.