Hoker Trucking Victory Lane the Ultimate Destination at the Wild West Shootout


Hoker Trucking Victory Lane the Ultimate Destination at the Wild West Shootout

VADO, N.M. (August 10, 2022) — When drivers from across North America converge on FK Rod Ends Vado Speedway Park on January 7-15, 2023 for the 17th annual Rio Grande Waste Services Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts, they will all have one thing on their minds; reaching Hoker Trucking Victory Lane.

The 2023 edition of the mega miniseries marks the sixth-straight year that Dixon, Iowa-based Hoker Trucking will sponsor Victory Lane. The racing extravaganza features six evenings of racing from January 7-15 for the Super Late Model, Modified and X-Modified divisions.

“The name Hoker has become common place at Late Model races around the country and continues to be, here at the Wild West Shootout,” notes event marketing director, Jason Babyak. “Whether it be Hoker Trucking Victory Lane, their (personal) presence at the event, or their name on the side of several cars that are event regulars and contenders, it is clear that events like this are possible thanks to people like Jeff and Penny Hoker. As always, I look forward to being the first to greet all 2023 winners in Hoker Trucking Victory Lane.  “

The trucking company managed by Jeff Hoker also sponsors multiple racers, including 2017 Wild West Shootout champion Bobby Pierce., and perennial Wild West Shootout contenders Chris Simpson, Ricky Thornton Jr., and Brian Shirley.

“We’re very blessed to have some amazing marketing partners for the Wild West Shootout, and Jeff and Penny Hoker are part of our much-valued fraternity. Since joining the event five years ago they keep doing whatever they can to help us grow the miniseries, and 2023 is no exception with them increasing their support once again,” said event manager, Ben Shelton. “We’re thankful to have them as both a marketing partner and as great friends.”

For information on the services provided by Hoker Trucking, please visit www.HokerTrucking.com.

The 2023 edition of the event will be held on January 7, 8, 11, 13, 14, and 15 at the state-of-the-art, 3/8-mile oval, situated conveniently on I-10 between Las Cruces and El Paso.

Over $320,000 in prize money will be on the line during the 17th Annual Rio Grande Waste Services Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts. The event includes six complete programs for three divisions.

Each night finds the Dirt Track Bank Super Late Models presented by Black Diamond Race Cars, Mesilla Valley Transportation/ Border Tire Modifieds, and RHRSwag.com X-Mods presented by Barnett Harley Davidson competing in action.

Additionally, an open practice session is slated for both January 6 and January 10.

Last but not least, each division will compete for a miniseries point’s championship and accompanying point fund.

Additional details are currently being finalized. As information becomes available it will be posted at www.WildWestShootout.net.

The Rio Grande Waste Services Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts is made possible by Rio Grande Waste Services, O’Reilly Auto Parts, FK Rod Ends, Dirt Track Bank, Black Diamond Race Cars, Hoker Trucking, Penske Racing Shocks, Shaw Trucking, Schaeffer Oil, SportTruck RV, Nissan of Las Cruces, Rancho Milagro Racing, Eagle Moon Hemp, Top of the World Ranch, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Border Tire, RHR Racing Swag, Barnett Harley Davidson, Dirt Pro Grading & Padwork, Contractors & Developers (C&D) Bonding, Shocks by Hammer, Midwest Sheet Metal, Speedway Motors, VP Racing Fuel, Hoosier Racing Tires, Pro Power Engines, Beaver Stripes, Arizona Differential, Gorsuch Performance Solutions, Toste Construction, Sipes Tractor & Transport Service, Merry’s Home Furnishings, The Joie of Seating, Screven Motor Speedway, DirtDraft.com, and FloRacing.com.