Lonnie Wheatley, SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz.
(January 5, 2018) – The 2018 racing season gets under way in
grand style with six full nights of Super Late Model action
beginning with the first round of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild
West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts at FK Rod Ends
Arizona Speedway on Saturday night.
Following Saturday night’s opener, the
Wild West Shootout that also includes USRA Modifieds and X
Modifieds resumes with Round Two on Sunday night and then a
midweek card on Wednesday before wrapping up with three
consecutive rounds next Friday, Saturday and Sunday (January
A $5,000 winner’s share is up for grabs
through the opening five nights of competition with the January
14 finale offering up a $13,000 winner’s cut.
Start money for each night s feature has been bumped as well to
$500 with an overall purse increase of approximately $12,000 for
the six-race mini-series.
In addition to the healthy purse money up
for grabs each night, a points fund is in place as well for the
Black Diamond/Club 29 Super Late Models presented by M&W as well
as the USRA Modifieds presented by Arizona Differential and HR
Swag X-Mods with more than $200,000 in prize money up for grabs.
The bonus money could add up to a great
start to the year as well with Keyser’s Quarter-Million
Challenge offering up $250,000 to the Super Late Model driver
that reaches Hoker Trucking Victory Lane in all six feature
events. Five wins in six events is worth a
$100,000 bonus, with four wins earning $25,000 and three
triumphs worth a $10,000 bonus.
Oakwood, Illinois’ Bobby Pierce won three
of four Wild West Shootout features in the Late Model ranks last
year with two rounds falling to rain. Pierce
won the Wild West Shootout title with Ricky Thornton, Jr.,
besting the Modified ranks and Travis Schulte besting the
Advanced tickets may be purchased online
and ticket pricing/purchasing information can be found at
or by calling the Wild West Shootout office at 520-664-2074.
Wild West Shootout Hotel Information can
be found at
or by calling La Quinta Inn & Suites at 480-844-8747.
The La Quinta Phoenix Mesa West is located at 902 W.
Grove in Mesa, AZ.
Saturday and Sunday races will go green at
5 p.m. with Wednesday and Friday events starting at 7 p.m.
Arizona Speedway is located just
minutes from Phoenix. From Phoenix, take US 60
east to Ironwood Dr., turn right (south) and go four miles,
Arizona Speedway is on the right hand side. For more
or call 520-664-2074.
The 2018 Wild West Shootout is made
possible by Keyser Manufacturing, O’Reilly Auto Parts, FK Rod
Ends, Black Diamond/Club 29 Race Cars, M&W Transport, Mesilla
Valley Transportation, Border International Trucks, Arizona
Differential, RHR RacingSwag, Barnett Harley Davidson, Hoker
Trucking, Total Seal Piston Rings, Karl Performance, Textron
Off-Road, Shaw Trucking, M&S Concrete, AR Bodies, Earnhardt
Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge Ram, Pro Power Engines, VP Racing Fuel,
Penske Racing Shocks and Hoosier Tires.