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Fast Facts: Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout

January 6, 2015, 1:43 pm
From staff and track reports

(Complete Tucson coverage)

Dates: Jan. 9 (practice); Jan. 10-11, 14, 16-18 (Late Models and modifieds each event; X-mods each event except Jan. 14)

Track: USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. (3/8-mile clay oval)

Purses: $3,000, $5,000- and $10,000-to-win events for Late Models

Sanction: None

Last year’s winners: R.C. Whitwell, Billy Moyer Jr., Billy Moyer, Tim Fuller, Jimmy Mars and Ryan Gustin (history of Arizona's winter racing)

Tickets: $100 six-day adult general admission; $18 adult general admission per event ($20 for finale). Children 6-12 $10 daily and children 5-and-under free. Pit passes $245 for the event or $35 per event. VIP tower tickets are $40 per event.

Pay-per-view: Each event available at DirtonDirt.com.

On the web: raceusaraceway.com

Phone: (520) 664-2074

Primary sponsors: Keyser Manufacturing, Border International Trucks and Trailers of Tucson, S&S Fishing and Rental and Realtruck.com.

Notes: More than 60 Late Model drivers from more than 20 states have plans to compete in Tucson. … Tucson drew a high of 69 drivers for a single event in 2012. … Winningest drivers in recent seasons expected included Billy Moyer, Terry Phillips and Jimmy Mars. … Newcomers expected include three-time Lucas Oil Series champion Jimmy Owens (making his debut with Rowland Racing) and reigning World of Outlaws champ Darrell Lanigan (driving a car for Louisiana-based Childress Racing). … The Late Model format has drivers drawing for heat race lineups and transferring to the feature by passing points. … The miniseries carries a points fund for the first time with more than $5,000 distributed among the top five drivers, including $2,000 to the champion. … Along with cash winnings, the miniseries points champ will receive a glass and metal custom-etched shotgun trophy and shot glasses filled with tequila. … Tucson is on Mountain Time, two hours later than Eastern time and one hour later than Central time. … Retired Hall of Famer Freddy Smith will serve as the event’s grand marshal and will spend some time behind the wheel of the pace truck. … Former event race director Chris Kearns and long-time announcer Chris Stepan are co-promoting this year’s event. … Modifieds race for $1,000-to-win in each event.

Late Model feature purses

Jan. 10, 14, 16, 17
1. $3,000
2. $1,500
3. $800
4. $600
5. $550
6. $500
7. $450
8. $400
9. $350
10-24. $300
($12,650 total)
Jan. 11
1. $5,000
2. $2,500
3. $1,500
4. $800
5. $700
6. $600
7. $550
8. $500
9. $450
10-24. $400
($18,600 total)
Jan. 18
1. $10,000
2. $5,000
3. $2,500
4. $1,500
5. $1,000
6. $800
7. $775
8. $750
9. $725
10-24. $700
($33,550 total)

Race schedules

Saturday, Jan. 10
2:30 p.m.: Drivers’ meeting
3:30 p.m.: Hot laps (grouped by heat lineups) of modifieds, X-mods and Late Models
4:45 p.m.: National anthem
Heat races (eight laps for modifieds, six laps for X-mods, eight laps for Late Models)
Consolations (12 laps for modifieds, 10 laps for X-mods, 12 laps for Late Models)
Features (25 laps for modifieds, 20 laps for X-mods, 30 laps for Late Models)
Sunday, Jan. 11
3 p.m.: Drivers’ meeting
3:45 p.m.: Hot laps (grouped by heat lineups) of modifieds, X-mods and Late Models
4:45 p.m.: National anthem
Heat races (eight laps for modifieds, six laps for X-mods, eight laps for Late Models)
Consolations (12 laps for modifieds, 10 laps for X-mods, 12 laps for Late Models)
Features (25 laps for modifieds, 20 laps for X-mods, 30 laps for Late Models)
Wednesday, Jan. 14
5:30 p.m.: Drivers’ meeting
6 p.m.: Hot laps (grouped by heat lineups) of modifieds and Late Models
6:45 p.m.: National anthem
Heat races (eight laps for modifieds and Late Models)
Consolations (12 laps for modifieds and Late Models)
Features (25 laps for modifieds and 30 for Late Models)
(Similar evening schedule for Jan. 16 and similar late afternoon schedule for Jan. 17-18)

 
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