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


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 Rod Ends Vado Speedway Park, known as Hoker Trucking Victory Lane.

Dixon, Iowa-based Hoker Trucking is back on the list of sponsors for the 2022 edition of the miniseries, which features six evenings of racing from January 8-16 at FK Rod Ends Vado Speedway Park for the Super Late Model, Modified and X-Modified divisions. For the fifth-straight year, the Hoker Trucking logo will be displayed prominently every time a feature winner climbs out of their car after reaching the checkered flag first.

“I’ve said it countless times, but events like this are not possible without the continued support of sponsors like Jeff and Penny (Hoker) from Hoker Trucking,” Wild West Shootout Event Director, Jason Babyak said. “You can’t go a week without seeing the name ‘Hoker Trucking’ tied to an event, track, or a race team, and we are blessed to be part of the community that is part of their sponsor dollar.

“Most of all, I am personally blessed that we have become friends, surpassing just the promoter/sponsor relationship, and I look forward to continuing on with both.”

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.

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

Online sales of single and multi-day tickets have officially begun for the Southwest’s popular miniseries, which features six nights of racing from January 8 – 16 for Super Late Models, Modifieds and X-Mods at FK Rod Ends Vado Speedway Park.

Tickets are priced at $25 per night for adults and $10 for kids ages 6-12 with children 5-and-under admitted free of charge.

A six-day general admission combo ticket is also available for $150 and includes a pit-pass upgrade for one night as chosen by the purchaser as well as a free Wild West Shootout seat cushion. Six-day passes can be purchased in advance at www.wildwestshootout.net/buy-tickets/ .

The 2022 edition of the event will be held on January 8, 9, 12, 14, 15 and 16 at the state-of-the-art, 3/8-mile oval, situated conveniently on I-10 between Las Cruces and El Paso.

Over $250,000 in prize money will be on the line during the 16th Annual 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 7 and January 11.

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 Wild West Shootout is made possible by O’Reilly Auto Parts, FK Rod Ends, Dirt Track Bank, Black Diamond Race Cars, Shaw Trucking, Schaeffer Oil, SportTruck RV, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Border Tire, RHR Racing Swag, Barnett Harley Davidson, Dirt Pro Grading & Padwork, Contractors & Developers (C&D) Bonding, Shocks by Hammer, Hoker Trucking, Midwest Sheet Metal, Speedway Motors, VP Racing Fuel, Hoosier Racing Tires, Pro Power Engines, Penske Racing Shocks, Beaver Stripes, Gorsuch Performance Solutions, Toste Construction, Sipes Tractor & Transport Service, Total Ag Solutions, Merry’s Home Furnishings, The Joie of Seating, Schill Construction, Screven Motor Speedway, DirtDraft.com, FinishLine Graphics, and FloRacing.com.