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Fast Facts: Keyser Mfg. Wild West Shootout

January 5, 2016, 8:51 am
From event and staff reports

Wild West Shootout

(Complete Tucson coverage)

Race dates: Jan. 9-10, 13, 15-17 ($5,000-to-win Super Late Model programs the first five events; $11,000-to-win finale); practice is scheduled for Friday evening.

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

Purse: Total Late Model weekend purse of more than $170,000.

Late Model sanction: None.

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

Last year’s miniseries champ: Rodney Sanders of Happy, Texas (miniseries points were tabulated for the first time in 2015).

Tickets: Jan. 9-15 general admission $20 ($10 for children ages 6-12); six-day pass $100 ($60 for children ages 6-12). Six-day VIP all-access suite tickets $240.

Pit passes: $35 per event.

Pay-per-view: DirtonDirt.com has multi-announcer, multi-camera action. Individual races are $22.99 ($24.99 for finale) or $79.99 for a complete package for the website’s regular subscribers.

On the web: raceusaraceway.com

Track phone: (520) 664-2074.

Primary sponsors: Keyser Manufacturing, Club 29 Race Cars, Black Diamond Chassis, Realtruck.com, Polar Industries, Mesilla Valley Trucking, Border International, Barnett Harley Davidson, Fast Shafts and Karl Performance.

Additional awards: The Keyser Manufacturing Quarter-Million pays $250,000 to any driver that can sweep the six races (or $100,000 for winning five, or $50,000 for winning four).

Notes: The passing-points format continues for Late Models with the top 16 drivers after heat races locking into the main event straightup. There is no inversion. … Eight drivers will transfer from consolation races for 24-car feature fields. … Legendary chassis builder C.J. Rayburn is serving as grand marshal of the event. … The $11,000-to-win finale marks the richest Late Model event in Arizona history. … Three Pro Power Dashes are scheduled for 10 non-qualifying drivers following features paying $1,000-to-win. JE Pistons, Manley, Trend Performance, Diamond Pistons, Dan Olson Performance, Callies, Isky and Braswell are also sponsors along with Pro Power Racing Engines. ... Tucson is on Mountain Standard Time, which is two hours behind Eastern and one hour behind Central.

Winningest drivers

(History of Wild West Shootout, Winter Extreme and Early Thaw events at various Arizona tracks starting in 2001)
Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark. (12)
Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo. (10)
Jimmy Mars, Menomonie, Wis. (5)
Steve Francis, Ashland, Ky. (4)
John Anderson, Omaha, Neb. (4)
Pat Doar, New Richmond, Wis. (3)
Tim Fuller, Watertown, N.Y. (3)
Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark. (2)
Al Purkey, Coffeyville, Kan. (2)
Bill Frye, Greenbrier, Ark. (2)
Don O'Neal, Martinsville, Ind. (2)
Billy Moyer Jr., Batesville, Ark. (2)
Darrell Lanigan, Union, Ky. (2)
Jimmy Owens, Newport, Tenn. (2)

One victory: Eddie Kirchoff, Ken Schrader, Wendell Wallace, Jack Sullivan, Brad Looney, Steve Drake, Bub McCool, Tim McCreadie, Morgan Bagley, Don Shaw, Chris Simpson, Will Vaught, Shane Clanton, R.C. Whitwell, Ryan Gustin, Tony Jackson Jr., Rodney Sanders.

Correction: Fixes John Anderson's total to four victories.

Late Model purses

Jan. 9-10, 13, 15-16
1. $5,000
2. $2,500
3. $1,500
4. $800
5. $700
6. $600
7. $550
8. $500
9. $450
10-24. $400
($100 for non-qualifiers)

Jan. 17
1. $11,000
2. $5,000
3. $2,500
4. $1,500
5. $1,200
6. $1,000
7. $900
8. $800
9. $750
10-24. $700

($100 for non-qualifiers)

Event schedule

Saturday-Sunday times
11 a.m. - Pit gate opens (draw begins)
2:30 p.m. - Drivers’ meeting
3 p.m. - Grandstands open
3:30 p.m. - Hot laps (modifieds, X-mods, Late Models by heat lineups)
4:45 p.m. - National anthem
5 p.m. - Racing begins
Heat races: Modifieds (eight laps), X-mods (six laps), Late Models (eight laps)
Consolations: Modifieds (12 laps), X-mods (10 laps), Late Models (12 laps)
Features: Modifieds (25 laps), X-mods (20 laps), Late Models (30 laps)
Pro Power Dash: Late Models (10 laps) on Jan. 9-10, 16
x-Late Model finale is 50 laps.

Weekday times
1 p.m. - Pit gate opens (draw begins)
4:30 p.m. - Drivers’ meeting
5 p.m. - Grandstands open
5:30 p.m. - Hot laps (modifieds, X-mods, Late Models by heat lineups)
6:45 p.m. - National anthem
7 p.m. - Racing begins
Heat races: Modifieds (eight laps), X-mods (six laps), Late Models (eight laps)
Consolations: Modifieds (12 laps), X-mods (10 laps), Late Models (12 laps)
Features: Modifieds (25 laps), X-mods (20 laps), Late Models (30 laps)
 
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