Mike Ruefer photo.
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Ricky Weiss with Crew Chief Shawn Gage in victory lane after winning the Wild West Shootout finale last weekend.
Mike Ruefer photo.
Before setting out to compete for rookie of the year with the World Of Outlaws Late Model Series next month, Ricky Weiss, driver of the No. 7 J&C Properties Bloomquist, bounced back from a DNF after running fourth on the opening night of the 13th Annual Wild West Shootout at the Arizona Speedway in San Tan Valley, Arizona, to score solid finishes of ninth and sixth. When all was said and done, the Headingley, Manitoba native finished out the final three rounds of the series, with two big victories.
Ricky Weiss (7) and Dustin Strand (71) battle for the top spot at the Jamestown Stampede last September.
Mike Spieker photo.
Five NLRA championships will once again be represented this year during the 13th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout at the FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway in San Tan Valley, AZ.
The weather may have been brutally cold here, but the action was hot down south as the 10th annual Wild West Shootout at the USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona came to an end last Sunday night. The series of six events in nine nights produced results that may not surprise most race fans, but also some controversial incidents involving racers from our area. Jonathan Davenport won three times, along with the overall series title, while Don O'Neal won two, and Darrell Lanigan made his new car owner, and NASCAR star Clint Bowyer happy winning one event. See how our own contingent of local talent fared against some of the biggest names in the sport.
The off season may be in full swing around our neck of the woods, but that isn't stopping some drivers that we are familiar with to make the long trip to the USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona for the 10th annual Wild West Shootout. Around fifty drivers from 19 states and 2 Canadian provinces are expected to compete during the series, which includes six races in nine nights, starting this Saturday, January the 9th. Some of the sports biggest names are expected to make the long tow to Arizona including Brandon Sheppard, Don O'Neal, Jimmy Owens, Billy Moyer, and WoO Champion Shane Clanton, just to name a few. The following is a roster of area drivers that are also expected to make the trek to the southwest.