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Fast Facts: Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout

January 1, 2019, 10:42 am
By Robert Holman
DirtonDirt.com weekend editor

Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout

(Complete coverage)

Dates: ($5,000-to-win features, along with heats and consolations on Jan. 5, 6, 9, 11 and 12; $14,000-to-win feature, along with heats and consolations Jan. 13).

Track: FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway Arizona Speedway, Queen Creek, Ariz. (third-mile high-banked dirt oval)

Purse: Total Late Model purse of more than $185,000.

Primary sponsors: Keyser Manufacturing, O’Reilly Auto Parts, FK Rod Ends, Black Diamond Race Cars, RHR Swag.com, M&W Transport, Hoker Trucking, Shaw Trucking, Barnett Harley Davidson, Sport Truck RV, Mesilla Valley Transportation, DirtonDirt.com, Total Seal Piston Rings, Arizona Differential, Border International Trucks, VP Racing Fuel, Beaver Stripes Graphics, Hoosier Tires, Pro Power Engines and Five Star Grafix.

Sanction: None for Late Models.

Other divisions: Modifieds ($1,000- and $2,000-to-win programs) and X-mods ($500- and $1,000-to-win programs).

2018 winners: Ricky Weiss and Don Shaw, two wins each; Mike Marlar and Brandon Sheppard, one win apiece.

Former miniseries champions: Mike Marlar, Winfield, Tenn. (2018), Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, Ill. (2017), Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, Ga. (2016); Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas (2015).

Winningest series drivers (complete history): Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark. (13); Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo. (10); Jimmy Mars, Menomonie, Wis. (5); Steve Francis, Ashland, Ky. (4); John Anderson, Omaha, Neb. (4); Don O'Neal, Martinsville, Ind. (4); Pat Doar, New Richmond, Wis. (3); Tim Fuller, Watertown, N.Y. (3); Darrell Lanigan, Union, Ky. (3); Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, Ga. (3); Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, Ill. (3), Don Shaw, Hame Lake, Minn. (3).

Tickets: Single-day general admission $22 (children 6-12, $10; children 5-and-under, free) for each of the first five nights; Sunday, Jan. 15 general admission is $25 (children 6-12, $10; children 5 and under, free). Six-day adult general admission $135. Advanced tickets available at wildwestshootout.net.

Pit passes: $40 daily.

Pay-per-view: Shows set for Jan. 5, 6, 9, and 11-13, DirtonDirt.com’s live video coverage includes every lap of Super Late Model and modified action, complete with on-screen race lineups and a live timing and scoring feed. A complete miniseries package is available to DirtonDirt.com subscribers for $89.99 (four of six programs is considered complete). Single-day packages for first the five rounds are available for $24.99 per day, while a single-day package for the finale costs $29.99. The Michael Reiners-produced broadcast will feature Ben Shelton on play-by-play and Dustin Jarrett reporting from the infield and pits.

Miniseries website: wildwestshootout.net

Wild West Shootout office phone: (520) 664-2074

Track phone: (480) 926-6688

Notes: Title sponsor Keyser Manufacturing offers a $250,000 bonus to any driver who can pull off a six-race sweep in the miniseries, with incentives of $100,000 going to any driver who can win five of the six features and a $50,000 bonus for capturing four main events. Any driver (or two drivers) winning three of the six events will earn a $10,000 bonus. … Ricky Weiss, Mike Marlar and Brandon Sheppard each won their first-ever Wild West Shootout events last season. … Don Shaw, who won twice last year, also won at Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande in 2013. … Shreveport, La.-based Black Diamond Race Cars is the title backer of the $10,000 points fund, with M&W Transport joining as the presenting sponsor. The miniseries champion will earn a $3,000 share of points fund. … The miniseries switched to a time trial qualifying format two seasons ago and will continue that in 2019. … The format includes time trials, eight-lap heat races, 12-lap consolations and a 30-lap feature. The $14,000-to-win finale is scheduled for 40 laps. ... This marks the 17th time in the last 18 years the racing season has been kick-started with a high-profile event in Arizona. FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway, just outside Phoenix, hosts for the third time. ... Retiring X-mod racer Scott Bintz of Jamestown, N.D., who also sponsors the Wild West Shootout through his RHR RacingSwag business, is the event’s grand marshal. … For the second straight year, promoters have bumped up the purse. After adding $12,000 last season, an additional $7,000 has been added this year, including $1,000 more to the winner of the finale, an increase from $13,000 to $14,000, and an additional $300 from fifth through 24th in the final race. ... More than 150 drivers in three divisions are expected during the six nights of racing. ... Modifieds will race for $1,000 each day and $2,000 each Sunday. ... There will be scheduled practice session on Tuesday, Jan. 8 from 5-9 p.m. The cost is $200 per car; no pit passes required.

Late Model purses

Jan. 5, 6, 9, 11, 12
1. $5,000
2. $2,500
3. $1,500
4. $900
5. $800
6. $700
7. $650
8. $600
9. $550
10-24. $500
($100 for non-qualifiers)
Sunday, Jan. 13
1. $14,000
2. $5,000
3. $2,500
4. $1,500
5. $1,400
6. $1,300
7. $1,200
8. $1,100
9. $1,050
10-24. $1,000

($100 for non-qualifiers)

Event schedule

Friday, Jan. 4
3 p.m.: Pit gate opens
6-9 p.m.: Practice
Saturday, Jan. 5
Noon: Pit gates open
2:30 p.m.: Drivers’ meeting
3 p.m.: Grandstand gates open
3:30 p.m.: Hot laps/time trials
5 p.m.: Heat races begin
Sunday, Jan. 6
1 p.m.: Pit gate opens
2:30 p.m.: Drivers’ meeting
3 p.m.: Grandstand gates open
3:30 p.m.: Hot laps/time trials
5 p.m.: Heat races begin
Tuesday, Jan. 8
3 p.m.: Pit gate opens
5-9 p.m.: Practice
9 p.m.-midnight: Pit party
Wednesday, Jan. 9
3 p.m.: Pit gate opens
4:30 p.m.: Drivers’ meeting
5 p.m.: Grandstand gates open
5:30 p.m.: Hot laps/time trials
7 p.m.: Heat races begin
Friday, Jan. 11
1 p.m.: Pit gate opens
2:30 p.m.: Drivers’ meeting
3 p.m.: Grandstand gates open
5:30 p.m.: Hot laps/time trials
7 p.m.: Heat races begin
Saturday, Jan. 12
1 p.m.: Pit gate opens
2:30 p.m.: Drivers’ meeting
3 p.m.: Grandstand gates open
3:30 p.m.: Hot laps/time trials
5 p.m.: Heat races begin
Sunday, Jan. 13
1 p.m.: Pit gate opens
2:30 p.m.: Drivers’ meeting
3 p.m.: Grandstand gates open
3:30 p.m.: Hot laps/time trials
5 p.m.: Heat races begin

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