Schaeffer Oil Wild Wing Shootout on Hiatus for 2022admin
Schaeffer Oil Wild Wing Shootout on Hiatus for 2022
Second Year for Sprint Car Extravaganza Scheduled to Return in 2023
VADO, N.M. (October 11, 2021) — Fans will have to wait an extra year to see the second edition of the Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts. With promotional staff full-speed ahead preparing for the move of the Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts to its home for 2022, at FK Rod Ends Vado Speedway Park, the decision was made to shelve the newly created event for one year. (Terry Page image)
“To be honest we are knee deep in preparations to take the Wild West Shootout to FK Rod Ends Vado Speedway Park for the 16th edition. With the permanent closing of Arizona Speedway a year earlier than originally scheduled, that left us transitioning to take the show on the road. We don’t do anything halfway, and to be able to get everything ready for the event at its new location, it requires all of our time and planning right now,” said Chris Kearns, who promotes both the Wild West Shootout and the Wild Wing Shootout. “We hate not having the Wild Wing Shootout in 2022, but on the bright side our gears are already turning for what we have in store for the Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout in 2023.”
The Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts made its debut in January 2021 at Arizona Speedway. Co-headlining 410 c.i. Winged Sprint Cars and IMCA Modifieds, the event was a great success and we had looked forward to having the 2nd annual in January 2022. Unfortunately those plans were put on hold.
“We learned a lot from the inaugural Wild Wing Shootout, and we’ll be using that to make it even bigger and better in 2023,” Kearns stated. “I want to thank all of the fans, teams, and sponsors who have shown us support for the new event. This isn’t the end, but merely a pause.”
Meanwhile, preparations for the debut of the Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts at FK Rod Ends Vado Speedway Park continue to move forward. On January 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, and 16, 2021 complete shows will be contested for Super Late Models, Modifieds, and X-Mods with over $250,000 in total prize money on the line as the miniseries enters its 16th year.
Additionally the Penske Racing Shocks $300,000 Paydirt Jackpot was recently announced, which offers a $300,000 bonus for any Super Late Model driver who can win all six nights. The bonus program also includes a $100,000 incentive for five wins and a $25,000 bonus for four miniseries victories
Online sales of single and multi-day tickets have officially begun for the Wild West Shootout. Tickets are priced at $25 per night for adults and $10 for kids ages 6-12 with children 5-and-under admitted free of charge.
A six-day general admission combo ticket is also available for $150 and includes a pit-pass upgrade for one night as chosen by the purchaser as well as a free Wild West Shootout seat cushion. Six-day passes can be purchased in advance at www.wildwestshootout.net/buy-tickets/ .
Additionally, an open practice session is slated for both January 7 and January 11.
Full event details for the Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts are available at www.WildWestShootout.net, while fans can keep tabs on developments for the 2023 Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts by regularly visiting www.WildWingShootout.com .