QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. — Updates and results from the fifth round from Arizona Speedway's Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout, a $5,000-to-win event for Super Late Models (results unofficial):
Spotty afternoon showers forced the postponement of the fifth round of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout, requiring a split doubleheader on Sunday to complete the event.
Gates open at 10 a.m. Sunday with racing scheduled for 11:30 a.m. for the makeup event.
The regularly scheduled $12,000-to-win finale will open with 5 p.m. hot laps and racing at 6:30.
Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill., continues his pursuit of a $100,000 bonus today at Arizona Speedway for the fifth round of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout.
The 20-year-old on Friday notched his third miniseries victory in four starts and is on the cusp of a $50,000 bonus paid out to any driver who can win four desert races. A Saturday-Sunday sweep at the third-mile mile oval would bump that bonus to $100,000 as part of the program for the Keyser Quarter-Million Challenge, which also offered $250,000 to any driver who could win all six races.
Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., is the only driver to break through against Pierce, winning Wednesday’s race, and he’ll try along with three-time runner-up Chris Simpson of Oxford, Iowa, to derail Pierce’s bonus chance.
Saturday's program is in hurry-up mode and starting an hour earlier with rain in the forecast later in the day. Hot laps are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. and racing at 4.
Late Models will be split into four groups for time trials with officials employing combination hot-lap/time trials to set the lineups for four heat races. Drivers start heats straightup by time.
The top five finishers in each of four heat races transfer to the 30-lap main event with the winners redrawing for the first two rows of the feature lineup. Two consolation races transfer two drivers apiece to complete the 24-car field for the feature, which pays $5,000-to-win.
Saturday's event is the fifth of six races over nine days at the third-mile oval southeast of Phoenix.
After a few early afternoon sprinkles, a light and brief rain shower hit the track just before the 2:30 p.m. scheduled hot laps, delaying on-track action. Scattered showers were on the radar with a 50 percent of rain most of the day. … Officials called for cars from all divisions to help pack the track after the rain shower. …. As part of the hurry-up mode with weather threatening, the program has been tightened up, including moving the Pro Power Racing Engines non-qualifiers’ dash to Sunday. ... Jason Krohn of Slayton, Minn., isn’t competing Saturday with plans to fly home because of a family member's medical condition. … Modified ace Kyle Strickler’s ride in the Darren Coffell No. 46 ended after Friday night as the team didn’t unload Saturday.
Time trial order
Chandler Petty (R5), Cabot, Ark.
Dustin Strand (71), Grand Forks, N.D.
Rob Sanders (10N), Bakersfield, Calif.
Billy Moyer (21), Batesville, Ark.
Larry Childress (17), Bakersfield, Calif.
Scott Lewis (99), Henderson, Colo.
Kye Frick (08), Sweet Home, Ore.
Earl Pearson Jr. (1), Jacksonville, Fla.
Scott Ward (37), Watertown S.D.
Justin Kay (15K), Wheatland, Iowa
John Duty (5), Mulino, Ore.
Kyle Beard (86), Trumann, Ark.
Tony Toste (91T), Pismo Beach, Calif.
Billy Franklin (17), Calera, Ala.
Jimmy Mars (28), Menomonie, Wis.
Carlos Ahumada Jr. (54), El Paso, Texas
Chad Mahder (33C), Eau Claire, Wis.
Jake O’Neil (0), Tucson, Ariz.
Bobby Pierce (32), Oakwood, Ill.
Brandon Overton (42s), Evans, Ga.
Thomas Hunziker (38), Bend, Ore.
R.C. Whitwell (96), Tucson, Ariz.
Nick Bartels (12), El Segundo, Calif.
Terry Carter (6T), Edmonton, Alberta
Joey Moriarty (51), Phoenix, Ariz.
Terry Phillips (75), Springfield, Mo.
Paul Guglielmoni (22), Vacaville, Calif.
Dan Diebel (74), Lebanon, Ore.
Jon Ortega (24), Las Cruces, N.M.
David Breazeale (54), Four Corners, Miss.
Andrew Kosiski (53), Omaha, Neb.
Justin Duty (15D), Mulino, Ore.
Tyler Erb (91), New Waverly, Texas
Jason Rauen (98), Farley, Iowa
A.J. Diemel (58), Elk Mound, Wis.
Chris Simpson (32), Oxford, Iowa
John Brinkley (26), Prescott, Ariz.
Rodney Sanders (20), Happy, Texas
Garrett Alberson (F5), Las Cruces, N.M.
Cole Schill (44), West Fargo, N.D.
Steve Stultz (78), Peoria, Ariz.
Steve Drake (11x), San Luis Obispo, Calif.
2:30 p.m - Hot laps (by heat lineups)
Late Models (combo hot laps/time trials)
3:50 p.m. - National anthem
3:55 p.m. - Heat races
X-mods (8 laps)
Late Models (8 laps)
Modifieds (8 laps)
X-mods (10 laps)
Late Models (12 laps)
Modifieds (12 laps)
X-mods (20 laps)
Late Models (30 laps)
Modifieds (25 laps)