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Midwest Sheet Metal Caution Flag to Fly Again at 2022 Wild West Shootout

Midwest Sheet Metal Caution Flag to Fly Again at 2022 Wild West Shootout Mega Event Set for January 8, 9, 12, 14, 15 and 16, 2022 at Vado Speedway Park VADO, N.M. (September 22, 2021) — When the 2022 edition of the Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts comes to life on January 8-16, the Midwest Sheet Metal Caution Flag will once again fly at the mega miniseries. While the 16th edition of the event will be held for [...]

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Dirt Track Bank Returns as Wild West Shootout Super Late Model Title Sponsor

VADO, N.M. (September 15, 2021) — For the third-straight year the Wild West Shootout presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts' headline Super Late Model division will once again boast title sponsorship from Dirt Track Bank. The six-race mini-series, which runs from January 8-16 at FK Rod Ends Vado Speedway Park, will be known as the Dirt Track Bank Super Late Models presented by Black Diamond Race Cars, bringing the financial institution’s name to the forefront throughout the mid-winter action that also [...]

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Rio Grande Waste Services Highlights $25,000 Wild West Shootout Finale

Rio Grande Waste Services Highlights $25,000 Wild West Shootout Finale Mega Event Set for January 8, 9, 12, 14, 15 and 16, 2022 at Vado Speedway Park VADO, N.M. (September 6, 2021) — The sponsor name may be new, but the man and the team behind it remains the same. In recent years, Larry and Jenn Henk of Premier Waste Services have been annual supporters of the Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Parts with a focus on their sponsor dollars [...]

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Wild West Shootout Racers Set Sights on Coveted Hoker Trucking Victory Lane

VADO, N.M. (September 1, 2021) — This year over 200 drivers took their best shot at reaching Victory Lane during the 2021 Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts. Only a handful were successful in their pursuit, but for both the victors and the ones who fell short of their goals, they’ll get another shot to achieve glory during the 2022 edition. (Tyler Rinken image) The competitors, who accomplish their mission, will pull into the hallowed ground at FK [...]

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FK Rod Ends Extends Track Naming Rights for 2022 Wild West Shootout

FK Rod Ends Extends Track Naming Rights for 2022 Wild West Shootout Mega Event Set for January 8, 9, 12, 14, 15 and 16, 2022 at Vado Speedway Park VADO, N.M. (August 25, 2021) — While the 2022 edition of the Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts will have a new home, the track naming rights will once again be retained by industry leader FK Rod Ends. (Tyler Rinken image) The 16th annual Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto [...]

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16th Annual Wild West Shootout Taking Form; Tickets Now Available

With a tick under five months left until the 16th annual Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts comes to life at New Mexico’s Vado Speedway Park, event staff are already full-speed ahead preparing for the mega miniseries. The 2022 edition of the event will be held on 8, 9, 12, 14, 15 and 16 at the state-of-the-art, 3/8-mile oval, situated on I-10 between Las Cruces and El Paso.

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Wild West Shootout Changes Venue

16th Annual Wild West Shootout Changes Venue Now Set for January 8, 9, 12, 14, 15 and 16, 2022 at Vado Speedway Park VADO, N.M. (March 17, 2021) — Just like racers are sometimes forced to adjust on the fly, the same is true with racing events. On the heels of the recent announcement that Arizona Speedway will be ceasing operations, officials with the Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts have announced that the 16th edition of the mega [...]

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2022 Wild West Shootout Dates Announced

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (February 1, 2021) — With the smoke barely settled from the guns fired in Hoker Trucking Victory Lane during the 2021 edition of the Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway, officials are already preparing for the 2022 miniseries. In fact, the dates for the mega miniseries have been set for January 8, 9, 12, 14, 15 and 16, 2022 at the 3/8-mile oval located just outside of Phoenix. “Despite [...]

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Davenport, Sabraski, and O’Neil Snare Wild West Shootout Finale Wins

Aaron Clay, SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 17, 2021) - Five nights of racing over the last eight days all came down to Sunday's finale for the 15th annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts.  The term "domination" is often overused in motorsports, but there is no better way to describe the action that took place on Sunday night. For the second time this week, Ricky Thornton Jr. of Chandler, Ariz., paced the field in group qualifying [...]

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Sanders, Carr, and Erb Register Second Wild West Shootout Wins

Aaron Clay, SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 16, 2021) - For the second consecutive night, a late-race slide job decided the outcome of the Dirt Track Bank Super Late Model feature and for the second consecutive night, fans were sent home pleased with the race they witnessed.   Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill., led all Super Late Model drivers in qualifying, blistering around FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway in 14.916 seconds.  This marked the fifth different quick qualifier in as many nights, during [...]

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Erb, Schill, and Peterson Land Round No. 4 Wild West Shootout Wins

Aaron Clay, SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 15, 2021) - There are some nights where it is extremely difficult to put into words how good the racing was, or how a race transpired.  Round four of the 15th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts was one of those nights. Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., continued to assert himself as the man to beat in the Dirt Track Bank Super Late Model division, presented by Black [...]

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Davenport, Sanders, and Carr Cap WWS Night No. 3 with Wins

Aaron Clay, SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January, 13, 2021) - The Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts has had a race scheduled on Wednesday night for as long as I can remember and the 15th annual edition is no different.  The Wednesday night race is unique in that it is the only weeknight race not capped by a weekend and, historically, it has been an unpredictable "wild card" event.  While this year's event may not [...]

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Total Ag Solutions Tuesday Night Pit Party Set for Tuesday Night

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (Jan. 11, 2021) — After two exciting nights of racing to kick off the 15th annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway the miniseries now enjoys a two-day break, which is highlighted by the Total Ag Solutions Tuesday Night Pit Party presented by FinishLine Graphics that will give attendees a chance to unwind. After a 4-hour practice session scheduled for 5-9 p.m. MST on Tues., January [...]

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Thornton Jr., Gallardo, and Sabraski Score Round No. 2 WWS Wins

Aaron Clay, SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 10th, 2021) - In racing, sometimes there are "feel good" moments; The kind of moments that are borderline unbelievable, or storylines that seem made for a Hollywood movie.  We may very well have witnessed a few moments just like that on Sunday, when the 15th annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts continued. Ricky Thornton Jr. on his way to his first-career Wild West Shootout win in the Dirt Track [...]

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