Wild Wing Shootout Changes Venue for January 2022

Wild Wing Shootout Changes Venue for January 2022

VADO, N.M. (March 17, 2021) — Just like racers are sometimes forced to adjust on the fly, the same is true with racing events. On the heels of the recent announcement that Arizona Speedway will be ceasing operations, officials with both the Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts and the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts have announced that the events will have a new home for 2022.

New Mexico’s Vado Speedway Park will play host to the Wild West Shootout on 8, 9, 12, 14, 15 and 16, 2022 and the Wild Wing Shootout on January 21, 22, and 23, 2022. The state-of-the-art, 3/8-mile oval, situated on I-10 between Las Cruces and El Paso, hosted its grand opening in July 2019.

“For the past five years Jonah Trussel and the staff at Arizona Speedway have been great to work with, and we enjoyed some fantastic racing there,” said Wild West Shootout and Wild Wing Shootout promoter, Chris Kearns. “Unfortunately, we were recently notified that the track would be closing. Our first choice for a new venue was Vado Speedway Park. What Royal Jones and his staff have built there is nothing short of spectacular. It’s just an incredible racing facility for fans, racers, and sponsors, and we are very honored to be able to take both events out there for in 2022.”

The facility, which will now be known as FK Rod Ends Vado Speedway Park throughout both events, began the 2020 season with three nights of outstanding racing with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Late Model Series as well as Modifieds, before setting dormant throughout the remainder of the year, due to pandemic restrictions. The track is ramping up for a big 2021 campaign, which opens with a practice session this Friday before hosting its first racing event in over a year on Saturday night.

With the addition of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout and Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout to the track’s long-term schedule, the future is looking bright for the Land of Enchantment facility.

“I’ve always enjoyed the Wild West Shootout as both a fan and a racer, and now to have our racetrack hosting the event is really cool,” said Vado Speedway Park owner, Royal Jones. “We’re very proud of our facilities and our track, and we’re looking forward to having racers and fans from across North America start their season with us in January 2022. To be able to include the Wild Wing Shootout in its second year is a really nice addition as well.”

Details, including advanced tickets and host hotels, are currently being finalized. As information becomes available it will be posted at www.WildWingShootout.com.