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

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 West Shootout, following its debut as the event’s pace truck sponsor in 2017 with Arizona Speedway’s naming rights the following year. The business offers almost 10,000 combinations of rod ends and spherical bearings crafted at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.

The pace truck is supplied by San Tan Ford, a new and used Ford dealership in Gilbert, Ariz., near the 3/8-mile dirt track that hosts the Wild West Shootout. Car buyers can visit the business in person at 1429 E. Motorplex Loop, Gilbert, Ariz., or online at

The 2019 Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts will pay out over $200,000 in purses over six nights of Super Late Model, Modified and X-Mod racing. Action begins on Sat., Jan. 5, and continues with events on Jan. 6, 9, 11, 12 and 13.

The Wild West Shootout also features the Keyser Quarter-Million Challenge, which for the fourth consecutive year offers Super Late Model drivers a blockbuster $250,000 bonus for sweeping the six features. 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 topping three headliners will provide a $10,000 check.

More information on the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout can be found at or by calling the Wild West Shootout office at 520-664-2074.

The Wild West Shootout is made possible by Keyser Manufacturing, O’Reilly Auto Parts, FK Rod Ends, Black Diamond, M&W Transport, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Border Tire, Sport Truck RV, Arizona Differential, RHR RacingSwag, Barnett Harley Davidson, Hoker Trucking, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shaw Trucking, San Tan Ford, Toste Construction, Swift Springs, Pro Power Engines, Five Star Graphix, Beaver Stripes, VP Racing Fuel, Penske Racing Shocks, Hoosier Tires and AAA Cab.

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