Wild West Shootout Results: January 5, 2019

Arizona Speedway race results from the opener in the 2019 Wild West Shootout

Lonnie Wheatley, SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (January 5, 2019) – The 13th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts kicked off in rousing fashion on Saturday night with two of Super Late Model racing’s biggest stars squaring off during the final lap for the first lucrative payday of the 2019 season.

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And when the checkered flag flew on the 40-lap opening leg of the Wild West Shootout, it was Bobby Pierce edging Scott Bloomquist by a mere nose to collect the $5,000 winner’s bounty at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway.

“The picture showed I was just a nose ahead, I barely pulled it off,” the Oakwood, IL, ace commented from Hoker Trucking Victory Lane.

While Pierce bested the Super Late Model ranks, other Wild West Shootout opening night winners included Casey Arneson in Modified action and Cole Searing in the X-Mods as 133 cars filled the pit area on the opening night of the six-night mini-series.

In the early portion of the 40-lap Black Diamond Super Late Models presented by M&W Transport feature event, Pierce was busy chasing down early pacesetter Chase Junghans after starting third.

The 2017 Wild West Shootout champion finally made his way past Junghans on the 13th round and was in command until heavy traffic began to take its toll.  Bloomquist was on the move, racing past Sheppard for second with just two laps to go and then making a move on Pierce during the final circuit only to fall just inches short at the stripe.

“Most of the time black noses lose photo finishes,” the Mooresburg, TN, racer commented.

After pocketing $13,000 in last year’s Wild West Shootout finale, Brandon Sheppard rounded out Saturday’s podium in third with Louisiana’s Cade Dillard rallying from the 17th starting position to capture fourth.  Brandon Overton made forward progress as well, picking off a half-dozen positions to round out the top five.

With the opening round triumph, Pierce puts himself in prime position to cash in on the Keyser’s Quarter-Million Challenge that could be worth as much as $100,000 for a clean sweep of the six-race series.  Five triumphs would offer up an extra $100,000, four wins would be worth an added $25,000 and three wins would net a bonus of $10,000.

In the 25-lap Mesilla Valley Transportation/Border International Modifieds presented by Arizona Differential, Casey Arneson capitalized on his pole starting position by racing to the Wild West Shootout opening leg victory.

Arneson crossed the stripe ahead of fourth-row starter Darrell Nelson, Dereck Ramirez, Dustin Strand and Tyler Wolft completing the top five.

Rounding out the trio of opening night 13th Annual Wild West Shootout winners was Cole Searing in the RHRSwag.com X-Mods presented by Barnett Harley-Davidson.

The defending Wild West Shootout champion picked up right where he left off by charging from the night starting position to pick up the win after posting three triumphs last year.  Searing took the checkered flag ahead of Matt Gilberton with Lucas Rodin, Skeeter Estex and Stephen Muilenberg also in the top five.

The Wild West Shootout continues at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway on Sunday with racing action set to go green at 5:00 p.m. with ensuing rounds to follow on Wednesday, January 9, and then Friday through Sunday, January 11-13.

A $5,000 winner’s share is up for grabs for the Super Late Models through the opening five nights of competition before the stakes are upped to $14,000-to-win for the January 14 Shaw Trucking finale.

Bobby Pierce in victory lane in the Wild West Shootout
Bobby Pierce in victory lane in the Wild West Shootout (Photo: Mike Ruefer)

Wild West Shootout Results
January 5, 2019

13th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts Results from FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway – Saturday, January 5, 2019

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

Qualifying Quick Timers:

Group 1: 32p-Bobby Pierce.

Group 2:  0-Scott Bloomquist.

Group 3:  91-Tony Toste.

Group 4:  71-Hudson O’Neal.

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

Heat One (8 Laps):  1. 32-Chris Simpson, 2. 32p-Bobby Pierce, 3. 28m-Jimmy Mars, 4. 1p-Earl Pearson, Jr., 5. 42s-Don Shaw, 6. 37w-Scott Ward, 7. 32b-Cody Laney, 8. 14m-Dean Moore, 9. 38-Joey Tanner, 10. 54-Carlos Ahumada, 11. 942-Steve Isenberg, 12. 3x-Lyndon Bolt.

Heat Two (8 Laps):  1. 5b-Brandon Sheppard, 2. 0-Scott Bloomquist, 3. 7-Ricky Weiss, 4. 1g-Garrett Alberson, 5. 6rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 6. 15d-Justin Duty, 7. 28c-John Cornell, 8. 28-Jim Whisler, 9. 10n-Rob Sanders, 10. 6T-Terry Carter, 11. 7w-Richard Wallace, 12. 20v-Rece Vought.

Heat Three (8 Laps):  1. 18-Chase Junghans, 2. 91-Tony Toste, 3. 2-Brandon Overton, 4. 71rc-R.C. Whitwell, 5. 97-Cade Dillard, 6. 86-Kyle Beard, 7. G17-Jacob Gallardo, 8. 46-Darren Coffell, 9. 37-Rob Mayea, 10. 15v- Kolby Vandenbergh.

Heat Four (8 Laps):  1. 71-Hudson O’Neal, 2. 11-Pat Doar, 3. 2s-Stormy Scott, 4. 51-Joey Moriarty, 5. 75-Terry Phillips, 6. 91p-Jason Papich, 7. 17-Billy Franklin, 8. 76-Blair Northdurft, 9. 44-Cole Schill, 10. 24-Rick Ortega, 11. 83-Trevor Anderson.

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

First “B” Main (12 Laps):  1. 6rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 2. 75-Terry Phillips, 3. 10n-Rob Sanders, 4. 91p-Jason Papich, 5. 17-Billy Franklin, 6. 28-Jim Whisler, 7. 76-Blair Northdurft, 8. 28c-John Cornell, 9. 44-Cole Schill, 10. 83-Trevor Anderson, 11. 6T-Terry Carter, 12. 24-Rick Ortega, 13. 20v-Rece Vought, 14. 7w-Richard Wallace, 15. 7w-Richard Wallace, 16. 15d-Justin Duty.

Second “B” Main (12 Laps):  1. 97-Cade Dillard, 2. 37w-Scott Ward, 3. 42s-Don Shaw, 4. 38-Joey Tanner, 5. 32b-Cody Laney, 6. 46-Darren Coffell, 7. 37-Rob Mayea, 8. 54-Carlos Ahumada, 9. 15v-Kolby Vandenbergh, 10. 942-Steve Isenberg, 11. G17-Jacob Gallardo, 12. 86-Kyle Beard, 13. 3x-Lyndon Bolt, 14. 14m-Dean Moore, 15. 78s-Steve Stultz.

“A” Main

“A” Main (40 Laps):  1. 32p-Bobby Pierce, 2. 0-Scott Bloomquist, 3. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 4. 97-Cade Dillard, 5. 2-Brandon Overton, 6. 1p-Earl Pearson, 7. 71-Hudson O’Neal, 8. 71rc-R.C. Whitwell, 9. 91-Tony Toste, 10. 1g-Garrett Alberson, 11. 75-Terry Phillips, 12. 6rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 13. 11-Pat Doar, 14. 91p-Jason Papich, 15. 51-Joey Moriarty, 16. 42s-Don Shaw, 17. 38-Thomas Hunziker, 18. 10n-Rob Sanders, 19. 32-Chris Simpson, 20. 28m-Jimmy Mars, 21. 18-Chase Junghans, 22. 7-Ricky Weiss, 23. 2s-Stormy Scott, 24. 37w-Scott Ward.

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

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

Heat One (8 Laps):  1. 10-Chad Olsen, 2. 20-Rodney Sanders, 3. 442-Darrell Nelson, 4. 51-Alex Guthmiller, 5. 44-Christy Barnett, 6. 02-Cody Scholpp, 7. 4-Blake Higginbotham, 8. 54-Carols Ahumada, Sr., 9. 3-Tim Tharp, 10. 6-Casey Skyberg.

Heat Two (8 Laps):  1. 4w-Tyler Wolft, 2. 19sb-Lance Mari, 3. 86-Kyle Beard, 4. 1tpo-Tyler Peterson, 5. 65x-Carlos Ahumada, 6. 21z-Isaiah Geisel, 7. 30L-Matt Leer, 8. 27-Chris Unrau, 9. 1x-Steve Streeter, 10. 196-Marni Boyer.

Heat Three (8 Laps):  1. 71s-Dustin Strand, 2. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 3. 111-Bumper Jones, 4. 33-Steve Muilenberg, 5. 71-Jessie Hoskins, 6. 22-Davey Mills, 7. D25-David Tanner, 8. 131-Royal Jones, 9. 36-Ryan Cousins, 10. 18k-Jacob Pace.

Heat Four (8 Laps):  1. 4r-Dereck Ramirez, 2. 2a-Casey Arneson, 3. 77x-Austin Kuehl, 4. 60-Dylan Goplen, 5. 23-Adam Cates, 6. 75-Cody Skytland, 7. 2-Don Gunke, 8. 7-Ken McCleskey, 9. 57-Duke Erickson, 10. 8a-Al Giesbrecht.

“B” Main – Top 8 advance to “A” Main

“B” Main (12 Laps):  1. 1tpo-Tyler Peterson, 2. 44-Christry Barnett, 3. 65x-Carlos Ahumada, 4. 21z-Isaiah Geisel, 5. 71-Jessie Hoskins, 6. 33-Steve Muilenberg, 7. 23-Adam Cates, 8. 6-Casey Skyberg, 9. 131-Royal Jones, 10. D25-David Tanner, 11. 30L-Matt Leer, 12. 22-Davey Mills, 13. 2-Don Gunke, 14. 27-Chris Unrau, 15. 57-Duke Erickson, 16. 7-Ken McClesky, 17. 4-Blake Higginbotham, 18. 1x-Steve Streeter, 19. 8a-Al Geisbrecht, 20. 196-Marni Boyer, 21. 18k-Jacob Pace.

“A” Main

“A” Main (25 Laps):  1. 2a-Casey Arneson, 2. 442-Darrell Nelson, 3. 4r-Dereck Ramirez, 4. 71s-Dustin Strand, 5. 4w-Tyler Wolft, 6. 86-Kyle Beard, 7. 20-Rodney Sanders, 8. 77k-Austin Kuehl, 9. 6d-Dylan Goplen, 10. 10c-Chad Olsen, 11. 79-Cody Skytland, 12. 23-Adam Cates, 13. 65x-Carlos Ahumada, 14. 51-Alex Guthmiller, 15. 19sb-Lance Mari, 16. 21z-Isaiah Geisel, 17. 6-Casey Skyberg, 18. 44-Christy Barnett, 19. 71-Jessie Hoskins, 20. 02-Kody Scholpp, 21. 20rt-Ricky Thornton, Jr., 22. 111-Bumper Jones, 23. 33-Stephen Muilenberg, 24. 1tpo-Tyler Peterson.

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

Heat Races – Top 16 in passing points advance to “A” Main, balance to 2 “B” Mains

Heat One (8 Laps):  1. 44-Austin Hunter, 2. 1s-Scott Bintz, 3. 10c-Cole Haugland, 4. 19d-Dane Durbin, 5. 39-Steve Muilenberg, 6. 34-Troy Randall, 7. 41J-Josh Jensen, 8. 2-Jessie Haynie, 9. 171-Jed Smith, 10. 56-Terry Bahr, 11. 65-Ron Reed, 12. 18g-Cooper Guffey.

Heat Two (8 Laps):  1. 13b-Jess Brekke, 2. 10-Cole Searing, 3. 82x-Heath Grizzle, 4. 3J-Josh Cain, 5. 27x-Calvin Iverson, 6. 8272-Sherman Barnett, 7. 99-Jamie Thorstad, 8. 15-Speedy Madrid, 9. 7b-Bailey Cousins, 10. 3-Adam Unreu, 11. 88-Nathan Smith, 12. 97x-Don Schaefer.

Heat Three (8 Laps):  1. 07-Donovan Flores, 2. 16-Jason Vandecamp, 3. 777-Mike Rosales, 4. 97-Coleman Anderson, 5. 19-Lucas Rodin, 6. 32-Eric Haugland, 7. 44JT-Jaime Torres, 8. 0-Brandon George, 9. 22-Matt Heinzerling, 10. 57-Nathan Higginbotham, 11. 74-Dana Boatright.

Heat Four (8 Laps):  1. 37x-Skeeter Estey, 2. 17x-Matt Gilbertson, 3. 17s-Lance Schill, 4. 20-Austin Ellis, 5. 5c-Preston Carr, 6. 81x-Matt Spardy, 7. 30-Dewayne Tesch, 8. 17e-Neil Eckhart, 9. 80-Gerald Vesel, 10. 141-Clint Jensen, 11. 2g-Brock Gronwold.

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

First “B” Main (10 Laps):  1. 5c-Preston Carr, 2. 82c-Heath Grizzle, 3. 81x-Matt Spardy, 4. 30-Dewayne Tesch, 5. 41J-Josh Jensen, 6. 97x-Don Schaefer, 7. 22-Matt Heinzerling, 8. 56-Terry Bahr, 9. 171-Jed Smith, 10. 15-Speedy Madrid, 11. 2-Jessie Haynie, 12. 3-Adam Unreu.

Second “B” Main (10 Laps):  1. 10c-Cole Haugland, 2. 32-Eric Haugland, 3. 27x-Calvin Iverson, 4. 99-Jamie Thorstad, 5. 34-Troy Randall, 6. 18g-Cooper Guffey, 7. 7b-Bailey Cousins, 8. 57-Nathan Higginbotham, 9. 65-Ron Reed, 10. 88-Nathan Smith, 11. 8272-Sherman Barnett, 12. 80-Gerald Vesel, 13. 17e-Neil Eckhart, 14. 2g-Brock Gronwold, 15. 44T-Jaime Torres.

“A” Main

“A” Main (20 Laps):  1. 0-Cole Searing, 2. 17x-Matt Gilbertson, 3. 19-Lucas Rodin, 4. 37x-Skeeter Estex, 5. 39-Stephen Muilenberg, 6. 777-Mike Rosales, 7. 20-Austin Ellis, 8. 15-Scott Bintz, 9. 10c-Cole Haugland, 10. 13b-Jess Breke, 11. 30-Dewayne Tesch, 12. 3J-Josh Cain, 13. 97-Coleman Anderson, 14. 81x-Matt Sparby, 15. 175-Lance Schill, 16. 5c-Preston Carr, 17. 19d-Dane Durbin, 18. 32-Eric Hauglane, 19. 44-Austin Hunter, 20. 27x-Calvin Iverson, 21. 99-Jamie Thorstad, 22. 16-Jason VanderKamp, 23. 07-Donovan Flores, 24. 82x-Heath Grizzle.

Bobby Pierce and Scott Bloomquist in the Wild West Shootout
Bobby Pierce and Scott Bloomquist in the Wild West Shootout (Photo: Mike Ruefer)
2019 Wild West Shootout: Info

Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.wildwestshootout.net/schedule/ and ticket pricing/purchasing information can be found at www.wildwestshootout.net or by calling the Wild West Shootout office at 520-664-2074.

Wild West Shootout Hotel Information can be found at http://www.wildwestshootout.net/fan-info/lodging-2/ or by calling Hilton Phoenix/Mesa at 480-833-5555.  The Hilton Phoenix/Mesa is located at 1011 West Holmes Avenue in Mesa, AZ.

Saturday and Sunday events will go green at 5 p.m. with Wednesday and Friday events starting at 7 p.m.

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.