Shocker Hitch and Barnett Harley Davidson to Support X-Mods at 2023 WWS

Shocker Hitch and Barnett Harley Davidson to Support X-Mods at 2023 WWS

Shocker Hitch and Barnett Harley Davidson to Support X-Mods at 2023 WWS
Mega Event Set for January 7, 8, 11, 13, 14, & 15, 2023 at Vado Speedway Park

VADO, N.M. (October 18, 2022) — The X-Mod division at the 2023 Rio Grande Waste Services Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts at FK Rod Ends Vado Speedway Park will receive title support from Scott Bintz’ Shock Hitch and presenting sponsorship from Sherman and Christy Barnett’s Barnett Harley-Davidson.

While the title sponsor might be new, it’s led by a familiar name in Scott Bintz. The North Dakota business owner and racer has been a long-time supporter of the Rio Grande Waste Services Wild West Shootout with an array of his companies, including most recently

For 2023 his Shocker Hitch entity will take the lead on title sponsorship for the X-Mod division.

“Having Scott as both an event participant and event sponsor for another year lets us know as a team we are taking care of our drivers and sponsors,” notes Event Marketing Director Jason Babyak. “I am always excited to find out what company, book, or product line Scott is looking to get the exposure that the Wild West Shootout offers, and I am excited to get that exposure for Shocker Hitch this coming January.”

Joining Shocker Hitch as X-Mod supporters for 2023 is event mainstay Barnett Harley-Davidson.

“We’re thankful to once again have great support from Sherman and Christy Barnett, via their great company Barnett Harley-Davidson and yet again, as racers. At 87 years young, Sherman has been racing much longer than most people he races against have been alive. To have a friend and event sponsor like that is rare and extremely special to me. His ability behind the wheel of a racecar is absolutely astonishing and unmatched,” added Babyak. “Similarly, Christy is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet, and on any given night she’s a threat to go to Hoker Trucking Victory Lane on the track.”

Dubbed the “World’s most liked Harley-Davidson dealership,” Barnett Harley-Davidson is located in El Paso, Texas, and has become a stalwart sponsor of the Wild West Shootout each year, through company owner Sherman Barnett, who has also been a regular participant in the mid-winter event along with his wife Christy Georges-Barnett.

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Additionally, the 2023 edition of the Penske Racing Shocks $300,000 Paydirt Jackpot was recently announced, which offers a $300,000 bonus for any Super Late Model driver who can win all six nights. The bonus program also includes a $100,000 incentive for five wins and a $25,000 bonus for four miniseries victories.

With the Wild West Shootout offering five features now paying $10,000 to win and the $25,000-to-win Rio Grande Waste Services finale presented by Shaw Trucking, a driver able to pull off the feat of sweeping the miniseries would depart Arizona with over $378,000 in earnings including the Penske Racing Shocks $300,000 Paydirt Jackpot bonus as well as the $3,000 champion’s check.

Reserved seating, six-day tickets recently became available for the motorsport’s extravaganza. They can be purchased online at and are $155, which is a $30 savings. With each package comes a complimentary, free one-day pit pass upgrade to be used on the day of the ticketholder’s preference.

The mega miniseries features six days of racing spanning January 7-15, 2023 with Super Late Models, Modifieds, and X-Mods contesting complete programs each day.

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 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

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, Barnett Harley Davidson, Dirt Pro Grading & Padwork, Contractors & Developers (C&D) Bonding, Shocks by Hammer, Midwest Sheet Metal, Speedway Motors, Day Motor Sports, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sunoco Race Fuels, 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,, and FloRacing.