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01/14 2019

Weiss a Winner of $14K in Wild West Shootout Finale – Sheppard Crowned Champion

Weiss a Winner of $14K in Wild West Shootout Finale – Sheppard Crowned ChampionBY: Lonnie Wheatley, SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 13, 2019)

 The conclusion of the 13th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts atop the 1/3-mile FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway played out in the most unpredictable of fashions with Manitoba’s Ricky Weiss cashing for a $14,000 payday in Sunday night’s Shaw Trucking 50-lap Super Late Model finale.

 

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Perhaps with a lucky horseshoe aboard the No. 7 entry, Weiss assumed the point for a green-white-checkered restart after Scott Bloomquist crashed into a stopped car less than a half-lap away from the checkered flag.

Earlier in the race, Bloomquist had taken command when Bobby Pierce surrendered the point with rear end failure.

“I hate to see that,” Weiss said of Bloomquist’s last lap misfortune.  “He was checked out, he was gone.”

While Weiss topped the Late Model finale, Ricky Thornton, Jr., bested the Modifieds and Cole Searing added his fourth win of the six-race miniseries in X Modified competition with Darrell Nelson topping the makeup Modified main event from the previous night.

Brandon Sheppard earned the Wild West Shootout championship in the Modified ranks with Nelson capturing Modified title honors and Searing scoring X Modified championship honors for the second year in a row.

In the 50-lap Black Diamond Super Late Models presented by M&W Transport feature event, Bobby Pierce once again battled into the lead on the opening round and was gunning to bump Keyser Quarter Million Challenge bonus from $10,000 to $25,000 with a fourth win of the week.

And for much of the race, it appeared that the Illinois racer would do just that.

But for the second night in a row, Pierce slowed near the midway point to bring out a caution.  This time, it came after 27 laps with race-ending rear end woes that handed the lead off to Bloomquist.

Closing in on his first career Wild West Shootout win, Bloomquist held nearly a half straightaway lead as he took the white flag only to have disaster strike when he tagged the car of R.C. Whitwell that was backed into the turn three wall.

Weiss, who had worked his way towards the front from 11th, found himself out front on the restart and raced on to his second victory of the week.

“Our speed is because of them,” Weiss said of the Bloomquist team.  “We’ve been working together as a team.”

Brandon Overton chased Weiss to the line in second with Brandon Sheppard, Chase Junghans and Jimmy Mars rounding out the top five.

Sheppard’s sixth top-five run in as many events including one runner-up finish, two third-place showing, one fourth-place finish and a fifth-place outing was enough to net the 13th Annual Wild West Shootout championship.

“We stayed in the top five all week,” Sheppard commented.  “We had a lot of bad luck all week that nobody ever saw.  My hat’s off to all of my crew.”

Darrell Nelson opened the night by fending off Rodney Sanders to win the 25-lap Mesilla Valley Transportation/Border International Modifieds presented by Arizona Differential feature event postponed from Saturday night while Ricky Thornton, Jr., became the first repeat winner of the week by leading Sanders and Dereck Ramirez to the stripe in the finale.

Five top-fives in six events including the makeup feature win gave Nelson the Wild West Shootout Modified championship by just nine points over Sanders.

South Dakota’s Cole Searing put an exclamation point on a second consecutive Wild West Shootout championship effort in the RHRSwag.com X-Mods presented by Barnett Harley-Davidson ranks by racing to his fourth win of the week ahead of Austin Hunter and Preston Carr in the 20-lap finale.

After winning three of six features last year, Searing upped it to four along with a runner-up and a third-place finish to take the title by a comfortable 76 point advantage.

Arizona Speedway is located just minutes from Phoenix.  From Phoenix, take US 60 east to Ironwood Dr., turn right (south) and go four miles, Arizona Speedway is on the right hand side.  For more information, visit www.wildwestshootout.net or call 520-664-2074.

The 13th Annual Wild West Shootout is made possible by Keyser Manufacturing, O’Reilly Auto Parts, FK Rod Ends, Black Diamond, M&W Transport, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Border Tire, Sport Truck RV, PFC Brakes, Arizona Differential, RHR RacingSwag, Barnett Harley Davidson, Hoker Trucking, Total Seal Piston Rings, Shaw Trucking, San Tan Ford, Toste Construction, Swift Springs, Pro Power Engines, Five Star Graphix, Beaver Stripes, VP Racing Fuel, Penske Racing Shocks and Hoosier Tires.

13th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts Results from FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway – Sunday, January 13, 2019 

Black Diamond Super Late Models presented by M&W Transport:

Qualifying:

Group 1:  1. 97-Cade Dillard 15.589, 2. 2-Brandon Overton 15.617, 3. 32b-Cody Laney 15.683, 4. 71-Hudson O’Neal 15.771, 5. 91p-Jason Papich 15.882, 6. 38-Joey Tanner 15.943, 7. 10n-Rob Sanders 16.335, 8. 83-Dennis Souza 16.805, 9. 7w-Richard Wallace 16.859, 10. 42s-Don Shaw NT.

Group 2:  1. 0-Scott Bloomquist 15.154, 2. 32p-Bobby Pierce 15.336, 3. 86-Kyle Beard 15.442, 4. 1p-Earl Pearson, Jr. 15.491, 5. 91-Tony Toste 15.497, 6. 51-Joey Moriarty 15.523, 7. 15d-Justin Duty 15.745, 8. 44-Cole Schill 16.012, 9. 78s-Steve Stultz 16.241, 10. 37-Rob Mayea 16.760.

Group 3:  1. 18-Chase Junghans 15.426, 2. 11-Pat Doar 15.452, 3. 7-Ricky Weiss 15.498, 4. B5-Brandon Sheppard 15.499, 5. 2s-Stormy Scott 15.641, 6. 75-Terry Phillips 15.955, 7. 28c-John Cornell 16.005, 8. 76-Blair Northdurft 16.111, 9. 23-Brad Williams 16.319, 10. 24-Xavier Ortega 16.925.

Group 4:  1. 28m-Jimmy Mars 15.175, 2. 32-Chris Simpson 15.481, 3. 17-Billy Franklin 15.522, 4. 71rc-R.C. Whitwell 15.578, 5. 1g-Garrett Alberson 15.630, 6. 20v-Rece Vaught 15.763, 7. 15v-Kolby Vandenbergh 15.895, 8. 6T-Terry Carter 16.575, 9. 942-Steve Isenberg 16.678.

Heat Races – Top 4 advance to “A” Main, balance to 2 “B” Mains

Heat One (8 Laps):  1. 2-Brandon Overton, 2. 97-Cade Dillard, 3. 32b-Cody Laney, 4. 71-Hudson O’Neal, 5. 91p-Jason Papich, 6. 42s-Don Shaw, 7. 38-Joey Tanner, 8. 10n-Rob Sanders, 9. 7w-Richard Wallace, 10. 83-Dennis Souza.

Heat Two (8 Laps):  1. 32p-Bobby Pierce, 2. 0-Scott Bloomquist, 3. 1p-Earl Pearson, Jr., 4. 86-Kyle Beard, 5. 51-Joey Moriarty, 6. 91-Tony Toste, 7. 44-Cole Schill, 8. 37-Rob Mayea, 9. 78s-Steve Stultz, 10. 15d-Justin Duty (DNS).

Heat Three (8 Laps):  1. 18-Chase Junghans, 2. 11-Pat Doar, 3. 7-Ricky Weiss, 4. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 5. 2s-Stormy Scott, 6. 75-Terry Phillips, 7. 76-Blair Northdurft, 8. 28c-John Cornell, 9. 23-Brad Williams, 10. 24-Xavier Ortega.

Heat Four (8 Laps):  1. 28m-Jimmy Mars, 2. 71rc-R.C. Whitwell, 3. 32-Chris Simpson, 4. 1g-Garrett Alberson, 5. 17-Billy Franklin, 6. 20v-Rece Vaught, 7. 942-Steve Isenberg, 8. 6T-Terry Carter, 9. 15v-Kolvy Vandenbergh (DNS).

“B” Mains – Top 4 from each advance to “A” Main

First “B” Main (12 Laps):  1. 2s-Stormy Scott, 2. 42s-Don Shaw, 3. 75-Terry Phillips, 4. 38-Joey Tanner, 5. 91p-Jason Papich, 6. 28c-John Cornell, 7. 76-Blair Northdurft, 8. 23-Brad Williams, 9. 24-Xavier Ortega, 10. 7w-Richard Wallace, 11. 83-Dennis Souza, 12. 10n-Rob Sanders.

Second “B” Main (12 Laps):  1. 51-Joey Moriarty, 2. 91-Tony Toste, 3. 17-Billy Franklin, 4. 44-Cole Schill, 5. 20v-Rece Vaught, 6. 37-Rob Mayea, 7. 78s-Steve Stultz, 8. 6T-Terry Carter.

Pro Power Dash

Dash (10 Laps):  1. 91p-Jason Papich, 2. 76-Blair Northdurft, 3. 20v-Rece Vaught, 4. 24-Xavier Ortega, 5. 37-Rob Mayea, 6. 78s-Steve Stultz.

“A” Main

“A” Main (50 Laps):  1. 7-Ricky Weiss, 2. 2-Brandon Overton, 3. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 4. 18-Chase Junghans, 5. 28m-Jimmy Mars, 6. 1p-Earl Pearson, Jr., 7. 71-Hudson O’Neal, 8. 1g-Garrett Alberson, 9. 97-Cade Dillard, 10. 86-Kyle Beard, 11. 91p-Jason Papich, 12. 42s-Don Shaw, 13. 0-Scott Bloomquist, 14. 11-Pat Doar, 15. 91-Tony Toste, 16. 71rc-R.C. Whitwell, 17. 38-Joey Tanner, 18. 44-Cole Schill, 19. 51-Joey Moriarty, 20. 17-Billy Franklin, 21. 32b-Cody Laney, 22. 32p-Bobby Pierce, 23. 32-Chris Simpson, 24. 75-Terry Phillips, 25. 2s-Stormy Scott.

Mesilla Valley Transportation/Border International Modifieds presented by Arizona Differential: 

Makeup “A” Main from Saturday, January 12: 

“A” Main (25 Laps): 1. 442-Darrell Nelson, 2. 20-Rodney Sanders, 3. 71s-Dustin Strand, 4. 30-Matt Leer, 5. 02-Cody Scholpp, 6. 18z-Zane Devilbiss, 7. 4R-Dereck Ramirez, 8. J17-Jacob Gallardo, 9. 4w-Tyler Wolff, 10. 51-Alex Guthmiller, 11. 111-Bumper Jones, 12. 86-Kyle Beard, 13. 65x-Carlos Ahumada, 14. 32-D.J. Shannon, 15. 9-Jimmy Ray, 16. 19sb-Lance Mari, 17. 6-Casey Skyberg, 18. G17-Fito Gallardo, 19. 21-Casey Arneson, 20. 5b-Chaz Baca, 21. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 22. 75-Cody Skytland, 23. 17-Lance Schill, 24. 91-Joe Duvall (DNS).

Heat Races – Top 16 in passing points advance to “A” Main, balance to Two “B” Mains

Heat One (8 Laps):  1. 71s-Dustin Strand, 2. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 3. 111-Bumper Jones, 4. 19sb-Lance Mari, 5. 33-Steve Muilenberg, 6. 86-Kyle Beard, 7. 6d-Dylan Goplen, 8. 44-Christy Barnett, 9. 7-Ken McCleskey, 10. 5c-Steve Carter.

Heat Two (8 Laps):  1. 4w-Tyler Wolff, 2. 1tpo-Tyler Peterson, 3. 9-Jimmy Ray, 4. 02-Cody Scholpp, 5. 75-Cody Skytland, 6. 51-Alex Guthmiller, 7. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 8. 131-Royal Jones, 9. 5b-Chaz Baca, 10. 6-Casey Skyberg, 11. 2-Don Gumke.

Heat Three (8 Laps):  1. 18z-Zane Devilbiss, 2. 17-Lance Schill, 3. 4R-Dereck Ramirez, 4. 32-D.J. Shannon, 5. 8a-Al Giesbrecht, 6. 3-Tim Tharp, 7. 21z-Isaiah Geisel, 8. 36-Ryan Cousins, 9. D25-David Tanner, 10. 196-Joey Olschowka.

Heat Four (8 Laps):  1. 442-Darrell Nelson, 2. 20-Rodney Sanders, 3. 65x-Carlos Ahumada, 4. 30-Matt Leer, 5. J17-Jacob Gallardo, 6. 2a-Casey Arneson, 7. 10c-Chad Olsen, 8. 57-Duke Erickson, 9. 27-Scott Greer.

“B” Main – Top 4 from each advance to “A” Main

“B” Main One (12 Laps):  1. 65x-Carlos Ahumada, 2. 86-Kyle Beard, 3. 6d-Dylan Goplen, 4. J17-Jacob Gallardo, 5. 44-Christy Barnett, 6. 33-Steve Muilenberg, 7. 10c-Chad Olsen, 8. 57-Duke Erickson, 9. 3-Tim Tharp, 10. 5c-Steve Carter.

“B” Main Two (12 Laps):  1. 30-Matt Leer, 2. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 3. 2a-Casey Arneson, 4. 21z-Isaiah Geisel, 5. 36-Ryan Cousins, 6. 2-Don Gumke, 7. 27-Chris Unrau, 8. 6-Casey Skyberg, 9. 7-Ken McCleskey, 10. 8-Scott Greer, 11. 131-Royal Jones.

“A” Main

“A” Main (25 Laps):  1. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 20-Rodney Sanders, 3. 4R-Dereck Ramirez, 4. 71s-Dustin Strand, 5. 442-Darrell Nelson, 6. 18z-Zane Devilbiss, 7. 4w-Tyler Wolff, 8. 1tpo-Tyler Peterson, 9. 19sb-Lance Mari, 10. 2a-Casey Arneson, 11. 30-Matt Leer, 12. 86-Kyle Beard, 13. 51-Alex Guthmiller, 14. J17-Jacob Gallardo, 15. 02-Cody Scholpp, 16. 32-D.J. Shannon, 17. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 18. 9-Jimmy Ray, 19. 21z-Isaiah Geisel, 20. 65x-Carlos Ahumada, 21. 6d-Dylan Goplen, 22. 17-Lance Schill, 23. 75-Cody Skytland, 24. 111-Bumper Jones.

RHRSwag.com X-Mods presented by Barnett Harley-Davidson: 

Heat Races – Top 16 in passing points advance to “A” Main, balance to “B” Main

Heat One (8 Laps):  1. 5c-Preston Carr, 2. 39-Steve Muilenberg, 3. 27c-Dave Cain, 4. 19-Lucas Rodin, 5. 1s-Scott Bintz, 6. 8n-Nick Rivera, 7. 44JT-Jaime Torres, 8. 88-Nathan Smith, 9. 15s-Wade Skindelein, 10. 17x-Rob Moseley, 11. 7b-Bailey Cousins, 12. 97x-Don Schaefer.

Heat Two (8 Laps):  1. 37x-Skeeter Estey, 2. 44-Austin Hunter, 3. 17-Lance Schill, 4. 97-Coleman Anderson, 5. 777-Mike Rosales, 6. 10c-Cole Haugland, 7. 13b-Jsss Brekke, 8. 3J-Josh Cain, 9.171-Jed Smith, 10. 07-Donovan Flores, 11. 1-Shelby Frye, 12. 81x-Matt Spardy.

Heat Three (8 Laps):  1. 16-Jason VandeCamp, 2. 16x-Skyler Smith, 3. 10-Cole Searing, 4. 27x-Kalvin Iverson, 5. 2g-Brock Gronwold, 6. 30-D.J. Tesch, 7. 32-Eric Haugland, 8. 316-Chase Alves, 9. 6c-Kalvin Caitlin, 10. US-Jonathan Olmscheid, 11. 20-Austin Ellis, 12. 19d-Dane Durbin.

“B” Main – Top 8 advance to “A” Main

“B” Main (12 Laps):  1. 44JT-Jaime Torres, 2. 3J-Josh Cain, 3. 32-Eric Haugland, 4. 777-Mike Rosales, 5. 30-D.J. Tesch, 6. 88-Nathan Smith, 7. 15s-Wade Skindelien, 8. 17x-Rob Moseley, 9. 19d-Dane Durbin, 10. 316-Chase Alves, 11. 6c-Kalvin Caitlin, 12. 07-Donovan Flores, 13. US-Jonathan Olmscheid, 14. 171-Jed Smith, 15. 1x-Shelby Frye, 16. 13b-Jess Brekke, 17. 7b-Bailey Cousins, 18. 20-Austin Ellis, 19. 97x-Don Schaefer.

“A” Main

“A” Main (20 Laps):  1. 10-Cole Searing, 2. 44-Austin Hunter, 3. 5c-Preston Carr, 4. 37x-Skeeter Estey, 5. 16-Jason VandeKamp, 6. 1s-Scott Bintz, 7. 97-Coleman Anderson, 8. 16x-Skyler Smith, 9. 8n-Nick Rivera, 10. 777-Mike Rosales, 11. 3J-Josh Cain, 12. 88-Nathan Smith, 13. 17-Lance Schill, 14. 10c-Cole Haugland, 15. 27x-Kalvin Iverson, 16. 2g-Brock Gronwold, 17. 15s-Wade Skindelein, 18. 27c-Dave Cain, 19. 19-Lucas Rodin, 20. 39-Steve Muilenberg, 21. 44JT-Jaime Torres, 22. 32-Eric Haugland, 23. 30-D.J. Tesch, 24. 17x-Rob Moseley.

Final 13th Annual Wild West Shootout Points:

Late Models

1

b5

Brandon Sheppard

361

2

32p

Bobby Pierce

341

3

2

Brandon Overton

313

4

97

Cade Dillard

305

5

7

Ricky Weiss

304

6

71

Hudson O’Neal

295

7

0

Scott Bloomquist

288

8

18

Chase Junghans

280

9

86

Kyle Beard

237

10

1p

Earl Pearson, Jr.

235

11

28m

Jimmy Mars

208

12

1g

Garrett Alberson

192

13

32

Chris Simpson

177

14

91p

Jason Papich

165

15

71rc

R.C. Whitwell

157

16

91

Tony Toste

156

17

42s

Don Shaw

152

18

6rt

Ricky Thornton, Jr.

151

19

75

Terry Phillips

151

20

51

Joey Moriarty

135

21

2s

Stormy Scott

126

22

11

Pat Doar

118

23

7mm

Michael Maresca

108

24

32b

Cody Laney

77

25

44

Cole Schill

64

26

17

Billy Franklin

42

27

15d

Justin Duty

38

28

38

Thomas Hunziker

29

29

10n

Rob Sanders

27

30

38

Joey Tanner

21

31

37w

Scott Ward

18

32

15v

Kolby Vandenbergh

17

33

20v

Rece Vaught

15

34

37

Rob Mayea

14

35

76

Blair Northdurft

14

36

28c

John Cornell

13

37

14m

Dean Moore

12

38

3x

Lyndon Bolt

12

39

6T

Terry Carter

12

40

7w

Richard Wallace

12

41

942

Terry Casey

11

42

78s

Steve Stultz

11

43

24

Rick Ortega

10

44

942

Steve Isenberg

10

45

46

Darren Coffell

8

46

83

Dennis Souza

8

47

g17

Jacob Gallardo

6

48

44L

Brandon Lewis

6

49

23

Brad Williams

6

50

54

Carlos Ahumada

4

51

28

Jim Whisler

2

52

83

Trevor Anderson

2

53

83

Chaz Baca

2

54

24

Xavier Ortega

2

 

Modifieds

1

442

Darrell Nelson

343

2

20

Rodney Sanders

334

3

4w

Tyler Wolff

310

4

71s

Dustin Strand

297

5

4R

Dereck Ramirez

258

6

1tpo

Tyler Peterson

227

7

30

Matt Leer

219

8

20rt

Ricky Thornton, Jr.

215

9

18z

Zane Devilbiss

212

10

86

Kyle Beard

206

11

51

Alex Guthmiller

200

12

2a

Casey Arneson

197

13

O2

Kody Scholpp

187

14

111

Bumper Jones

185

15

65x

Carlos Ahumada

177

16

19sb

Lance Mari

170

17

6d

Dylan Goplen

146

18

32

D.J. Shannon

139

19

J17

Jacob Gallardo

136

20

6

Casey Skyberg

127

21

75

Cody Skytland

117

22

91

Joe Duvall

110

23

33

Steve Muilenburg

99

24

10

Chad Olsen

83

25

9

Jimmy Ray

79

26

22

Davey Mills

77

27

77x

Austin Kuehl

75

28

21z

Isaiah Geisel

75

29

5k

Chaz Baca

74

30

57

Duke Erickson

72

31

36

Ryan Cousins

70

32

17

Matt Gilbertson

64

33

71

Jessie Hoskins

56

34

98

Alex Stanford

53

35

44

Christy Barnett

52

36

9L

Vincent Lucas

51

37

131

Royal Jones

49

38

8

Scott Greer

43

39

2

Don Gumke

38

40

23

Adam Cates

38

41

71k

Kenny Wallace

36

42

7

Ken McCleskey

35

43

5b

Brenda Kirby

31

44

18k

Jacob Pace

29

45

d25

David Tanner

28

46

17

Stoney Kruk

28

47

196

Joey Olsvhowka

27

48

54

Carlos Ahumada, Sr.

26

49

8

Al Giesbrecht

25

50

g17

Fito Gallardo

21

51

4

Blake Higginbotham

20

52

17

Lance Schill

16

53

3

Tim Tharp

12

54

5c

Steve Carter

4

55

US

Jonathan Olmscheid

3

56

27

Chris Unrau

2

57

1x

Steve Streeter

2

58

196

Marni Boyer

2

59

292

Ryan Roath

1

X-Modifieds

1

10

Cole Searing

396

2

3J

Josh Cain

320

3

16

Jason VandeKamp

300

4

39

Steve Muilenburg

272

5

37x

Skeeter Estey

270

6

44

Austin Hunter

235

7

1s

Scott Bintz

232

8

19

Lucas Rodin

227

9

17

Lance Schill

223

10

16x

Skyler Smith

212

11

5c

Preston Carr

209

12

27x

Kalvin Iverson

186

13

44JT

Jaime Torres

186

14

97

Coleman Anderson

182

15

2g

Brock Gronwold

178

16

777

Mike Rosales

162

17

10c

Cole Haugland

162

18

20

Austin Ellis

157

19

30

D.J. Tesch

155

20

97x

Don Schaefer

147

21

17x

Matt Gilbertson

133

22

19d

Dane Durbin

103

23

13b

Jess Brekke

90

24

81x

Matt Spardy

89

25

41J

Josh Jensen

89

26

22

Matt Heinzerling

87

27

32

Eric Haugland

72

28

80

Gerald Vesel

65

29

141

Clint Jensen

64

30

8n

Nick Rivera

57

31

27c

Dave Cain

54

32

88

Nathan Smith

53

33

15s

Wade Skindelein

52

34

6c

Kalvin Caitlin

50

35

34

Troy Randall

47

36

7b

Bailey Cousins

41

37

17x

Robert Moseley

37

38

O7

Donovan Flores

37

39

17e

Neil Eckert

37

40

171

Jed Smith

34

41

82x

Heath Grizzle

32

42

US

Jonathan Olmscheid

31

43

99

Jamie Thorstad

29

44

57

Nathan Higginbotham

27

45

8272

Sherman Barnett

25

46

56

Terry Bahr

24

47

65

Ron Reed

23

48

18g

Cooper Guffey

7

49

413

Tate Johnson

7

50

15

Speedy Madrid

6

51

0

Brandon George

4

52

3

Adam Unreu

4

53

1

Shelby Frey

2

54

316

Chase Alves

2

55

2

Jessie Haynie

2

56

74

Dana Boatright

2

57

0

Mike Jung

2