Four or More Challenge Announced for Mods and X-Mods at 2022 Wild West Shootout
$10,000 Bonus on the Line for Modifieds; $2,500 Bonus Posted for X-Mods

Vado, NM (Nov. 17, 2021) — Big announcements continue to abound for the 2022 Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts at FK Rod Ends Vado Speedway Park.

The latest development is the brand-new Four or More Challenge for both the Mesilla Valley Transportation / Border Tire Modifieds presented by Rancho Milagro and the X-Mods presented by Barnett Harley-Davidson.

If a Modified driver can win four or more features during the six-race miniseries, he or she will receive a $10,000 bonus courtesy of Rio Grande Waste Services. Meanwhile, if an X-Mod competitor can win four or more events, he or she will be rewarded with a $2,500 bonus, courtesy of Arizona Differential LLC by Nate.

“It’s exciting to be able to roll out these bonus incentives for the Modified and X-Mod racers. With these bonuses a driver in the Modifieds could win as much as $20,000 during the week if they sweep everything, and an X-Mod racer could leave with as much as $7,500,” said Wild West Shootout promoter,” Chris Kearns. “These two divisions are the backbone of our event, and being able to recently boost their purses and now add these bonuses is something we are proud to offer. I want to thank both Nate Warren with Arizona Differential LLC by Nate and Larry Henk with Rio Grande Waste Services for making this all possible.”

The sponsorship of the Modified division bonus is yet another way that Larry Henk and Rio Grande Waste Services is supporting the 16th annual Wild West Shootout.

“Once again, Larry (Henk) from Rio Grande Waste Services has stepped up to add more excitement to the event, and this time it’s for the Modified division,” said Wild West Shootout marketing director, Jason Babyak. “For sure he has a passion for dirt racing as a whole, and his support of the event continues to grow. I thank him for his efforts, and I am excited to help spread the word on his new venture with Rio Grande Waste Services.”

The bonus announcements come on the heels of the recent details of purse increases for both divisions. Thanks to Rancho Milagro Racing, the new presenting sponsor for the Modifieds, the class will now race four nights (up from 2) for the increased $2,000 to win purse and thanks to Eagle Moon Hemp and Top of the World Ranch, the X-Mods will now race four nights (up from 2) for the increased $1,000 to win purse.

Online sales of single and multi-day tickets recently began for the Southwest’s popular miniseries, which features six nights of racing from January 8 – 16 for Super Late Models, Modifieds and X-Mods at FK Rod Ends Vado Speedway Park.

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 .

The 2022 edition of the event will be held on January 8, 9, 12, 14, 15 and 16 at the state-of-the-art, 3/8-mile oval, situated conveniently on I-10 between Las Cruces and El Paso.

Over $250,000 in prize money will be on the line during the 16th Annual Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts. The event includes six complete programs for three divisions.

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.

Each race night finds the Dirt Track Bank Super Late Models presented by Black Diamond Race Cars, Mesilla Valley Transportation/ Border Tire Modifieds, and X-Mods presented by Barnett Harley Davidson competing in action.

Additionally, an open practice session is slated for both January 7 and January 11.

Last but not least, each division will compete for a miniseries point’s championship and accompanying point fund.

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The Wild West Shootout is made possible by O’Reilly Auto Parts, FK Rod Ends, Dirt Track Bank, Black Diamond Race Cars, Rio Grande Waste Services, Penske Racing Shocks, Shaw Trucking, Schaeffer Oil, SportTruck RV, Nissan of Las Cruces, Rancho Milagro Racing, Eagle Moon Hemp, Top of the World Ranch, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Border Tire, RHR Racing Swag, Barnett Harley Davidson, Dirt Pro Grading & Padwork, Contractors & Developers (C&D) Bonding, Shocks by Hammer, Hoker Trucking, Midwest Sheet Metal, Speedway Motors, VP Racing Fuel, Hoosier Racing Tires, Pro Power Engines, Beaver Stripes, Arizona Differential, Gorsuch Performance Solutions, Toste Construction, Sipes Tractor & Transport Service, Total Ag Solutions, Merry’s Home Furnishings, The Joie of Seating, Schill Construction, Screven Motor Speedway,, FinishLine Graphics, and