Garrett Alberson Wins First-Career Wild West Shootout Feature
LOLMDS Speedweeks Awaits in Georgia and Florida

Las Cruces, N.M. (01/18/22) – Garrett Alberson and Roberts Motorsports hit the ground running during their season-opening Wild West Shootout at FK Rod Ends Vado Speedway park.

In fact, Alberson piloted the Ken & Beth Roberts-owned No. 58 Nutrien Ag Solutions / Roemer Machine & Welding / Mesilla Valley Transportation / Black Diamond Chassis / Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model to his first-career Wild West Shootout victory on Wednesday.

Garrett’s first event win was worth $5,000.

“We’ve been trying for so long to get one of these (Wild West Shootout win), so to be able to get one of these in front of my hometown crowd… it just means more than I can begin to describe,” Alberson said. “The Roberts family and all of my great supporters are allowing me to live my dreams, and I could never begin to thank them enough for that.

“We honestly had a great car all week, and probably should’ve had more than one win, but we’ll take what we accomplished and get ready for Speedweeks.”

Taking part in the 16th annual Wild West Shootout in his home-state of New Mexico, Garrett Alberson visited Vado Speedway Park (Vado, New Mexico) on Saturday, January 8 to pilot the Roberts Motorsports No. 58 Late Model. With 31 Late Models entered, Garrett edged his way into the opening night feature with the fourth-and-final transfer spot in his heat race. Carrying a steady pace throughout the 40-lap affair, Alberson recorded a 16th-place outing.

For another $5,000-to-win A-Main on Sunday, January 9, Alberson topped the 34-car field in time trials before dashing to an eight-lap heat race win. After pacing the field early from the pole in the 40-lap feature, Garrett came up short in a late-race battle with Brandon Sheppard to place third. He followed Sheppard and Tyler Erb across the line with Mike Marlar and Jake Timm rounding out the Top-5.

For the third round of the Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly on Wednesday at Vado Speedway Park (Vado, NM), Garrett Alberson's 14.665-second lap in time trials earned him the fast time honors. Outdueling Jason Papich in his heat race, Alberson locked into the second-starting position for the 30-lap feature. After fading back to third early in the race, Garrett stayed within striking distance as polesitter Mike Marlar paced the field amid lapped-traffic. Sneaking from third-to-first on the final corner, Alberson soared to his first win of the season, which came ahead 0.101 seconds ahead of Mike Marlar, with Tyler Erb, Earl Pearson Jr., and Brandon Sheppard rounding out the Top-5. He claimed $5,000 for the late-race triumph.

On Friday, Garrett followed up the fastest time in his group with a heat race win. Slipping four spots in the 30-lap feature, Alberson recorded an eighth-place finish.

With $5,000 on the line again in Saturday night’s main event, Alberson’s second-place finish in his heat race positioned him eighth on the starting grid for the feature. Closing in on race-leader Mike Marlar late in the race, Garrett came 0.369 seconds short at the line in the 40-lapper to finish second. Earl Pearson Jr., Ricky Weiss, and Tyler Erb completed the Top-5 finishers.

To wrap up the 16th annual Wild West Shootout on Sunday, Garrett secured his spot into the $25,000-to-win finale with a second-place finish in his heat. Starting in fifth, Alberson ran in the top-five the majority of the race but was collected in a multi-car tangle in the final 10 circuits that resulted in an early exit. He was credited with a 15th-place finish.

Full results from this event are available at .

The team now turns its attention to the 2022 edition of Speedweeks. Currently Alberson plans to compete in all of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) Speedweeks events, which begin on January 27-29 at Golden Isles Speedway (Brunswick, Ga.).

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Garrett Alberson and Roberts Motorsports would like to thank their marketing partners, which include Nutrien Ag Solutions, Done Right Satellite, DoneRight.TV Motorsports, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Lucas Oil Products, Roemer Machine & Welding, Winstein Kavinsky & Cunningham LLC, RCS Union Software, Live Klaf Love, Swift Springs, Capital Sign Co., Stuckey Enterprises, Black Diamond Race Cars, Advance Racing Suspension, Hoosier Racing Tires, Fast Shafts, Performance Bodies, VP Racing Fuels, UAW, Keizer Wheels, Dubuque Moving & Storage, S&S Builders, Key City Metal Works, Sweet Manufacturing, Praxair, Clements Racing Engines, Keyser Manufacturing, Super Clean, Beyea Headers, Velocita USA, Out-Pace Race Products, PEM Gears and Drivetrain, Buddha Bert Transmission,s Advance Racing Suspensions, Swift Springs, Fast Shafts, VP Racing Fuels, Accu-Force Dynos and Testers, Schaeffer’s Oil, Strange Oval, Bill’s Sport Shop, and Marketing Services.

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Tyler Erb Bests Friday Night Wild West Shootout Competition
Ready To Kick Off 2022 LOLMDS Season at Golden Isles Speedway

ST. MARYS, Ohio (01/18/22) – Tyler Erb picked up his first win of 2022 on Friday night at FK Rod Ends Vado Speedway Park in his Bulk Material Lift / M&W Transport No. 1 Best Performance Motorsports / First Class Septic / XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.

The $5,000 triumph came in Wild West Shootout action, where Erb additionally finished second in the weeklong point standings.

“It was a pretty solid week for us in the desert. We got a win, four Top 5’s and five Top 10’s, and then obviously the DNF on the last night, which was a tough deal,” Erb said. “Vado (Speedway Park) is a cool place, and we had a good time racing there. Now we’re in Texas getting geared up to kick off the Lucas Oil (Late Model Dirt Series) season next week at Golden Isles (Speedway). Thanks everybody that helps make this car go in circles.”

Tyler Erb traveled to Vado Speedway Park (Vado, New Mexico) on Saturday afternoon to lift the lid on the 2022 season with the 16th annual Wild West Shootout. Drawing 31 Late Models, Erb timed in fifth-fastest in his qualifying group before placing third in his heat race. With $5,000 on the line in the feature, Tyler clawed forward one spot in the 40-lap affair to register an eighth-place finish.

For another $5,000-to-win A-Main on Sunday, Tyler followed up the third-fastest time in his group with a second-place finish in his heat race. Earning the fifth-starting position for the A-Main, Erb snuck ahead of Garrett Alberson for the lead on the sixth circuit for two laps until surrendering the top spot later to Mike Marlar. With Alberson and Brandon Sheppard taking part in a heated battle for the lead in the final laps, Tyler attempted a last-lap slider but fell short at the line, trailing Sheppard to the checkers. Alberson, Marlar, and Jake Timm completed the Top-5 finishers in the 40-lap affair.

On Wednesday, Tyler Erb returned to the driver’s seat of the Best Performance Motorsports No. 1 Late Model at Vado Speedway Park (Vado, NM) for the third round of the Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly. Following a second-place finish in his heat race, Erb gained three spots in the 30-lap feature to bring home a podium finish. He followed Garrett Alberson and Mike Marlar across the line with Earl Pearson Jr. and Brandon Sheppard rounding out the Top-5.

For the fourth round of the Wild West Shootout on Friday at Vado Speedway Park (Vado, NM), Erb clocked in fifth fastest overall before dashing to a heat race win. Receiving the third-starting position for the A-Main via the redraw, Erb snuck ahead of polesitter Earl Pearson Jr. on lap 15 after the pair exchanged the lead while battling for the low groove. Fending off Pearson Jr. the second half of the race, Tyler recorded his first win of the season, which came ahead of Pearson, Bobby Pierce, Johnny Scott, and Mike Marlar. He earned a $5,000 payday.

On Saturday, Erb earned a spot into the redraw after picking up a heat race win. Rolling off fifth, Tyler dropped four spots in the 40-lapper to come in fifth. He followed Mike Marlar, Garrett Alberson, Earl Pearson Jr., and Ricky Weiss to the checkers.

After recording the fastest lap overall on his first lap of his time trial session, Erb tagged the wall on the second lap, leaving him with plenty of body work before his heat race. Outdueling Ricky Weiss to pick up the win, Tyler locked into the fourth-starting position for the $25,000-to-win Wild West Shootout finale. He was collected in a tangle late in the race while battling for third that forced him to retire early. He was credited with an 11th-place finish.

Full results from the week can be found at .

Tyler will be idle this week before trekking to Georgia’s Golden Isles Speedway on January 27-29, where he’ll kick off the 2022 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) season.

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Best Performance Motorsports and Tyler Erb would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include: First Class Septic, Roberts Bee Company, Bulk Material Lift, M&W Transport,  Bazell Race Fuels, Sunoco, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Shocks, Hoosier Tire, Terbo Threads, Lucas Oil, Go Lithium, Allstar Performance, K-B Carbs,, Precision Racing Components, Beyea Headers, Day Motorsports, Doyle Edwards Trucking, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Wiles Drive Shafts, Simpson Race Products, Weld Racing, Performance Rod & Custom, Powers Performance, Heath Lawson Photography, Swift Springs, Walker Performance Filtration, Outerwears, Strange Engineering, Rocket Chassis, Central Coast Tires, R&R Design, KBC Graphics and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

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Rodney Sanders Rumbles to Four-Straight Wild West Shootout Wins
Claims Rio Grande Waste Services $10,000 Four-Or-More Bonus

HAPPY, Tex. (01/18/22) – Rodney Sanders may not have started the Wild West Shootout off with the runs he wanted in the Modified in the first two events, but he found his stride by the third event. He topped action in round three of the six-race miniseries in his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified.

The Texas racer didn’t stop there. He went on to win the next three events as well to extend his win streak to four races. In addition to claiming the quartet of victories, Sanders also scored the $10,000 bonus posted in the Rio Grande Waste Services Four-Or-More Challenge. Last but not least he bagged the $1,000 check for the miniseries point’s championship.

“I really don’t know what to say,” Sanders said in Victory Lane after scoring his fourth-straight win on Sunday night as well as the $10,000 bonus for four or more wins. “We had a good car the whole time we were out here (Vado Speedway Park), but just didn’t have the runs we needed the first two nights. We got that first Modified win Wednesday night, and then things just really started clicking. I could put this car anywhere I wanted.

“We weren’t bad in the Super (Late Model) but were just a little off from where we needed to be. We learned a lot though, and I think it’ll make us better the next time we get that car out.”

Rodney Sanders kicked off the 2022 season on Saturday, January 8 by entering both his Super Late Model and Modified into battle at Vado Speedway Park (Vado, New Mexico) for the 16th annual Wild West Shootout. In a field of 31 Late Models, Sanders edged his way into the $5,000-to-win A-Main with a third-place finish in his heat. Holding his 12th-starting position for all 40-laps, Rodney scored a 12th-place finish.

In his Modified, Rodney followed up a 12th-place finish in his heat with an impressive 18th-to-1st run in his B-Main. He went on to improve 12 more spots in the 25-lap feature to finish fifth.

On Sunday, Sanders recorded a sixth-place finish in his Late Model heat before scratching from his B-Main.

In the Modified ranks, Rodney came in ninth in his heat before grabbing the fourth-and-final transfer spot in his B-Main. Rolling off 23rd for the A-Main, Sanders marched through the field 17 spots in the 25-lapper to place sixth.

Entering his Super Late Model and Modified into battle again on Wednesday at Vado Speedway Park (Vado, NM) for the third round of the Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly, Rodney Sanders grabbed the sixth-and-final transfer spot in his Late Model heat, which positioned 18th on the starting grid for the $5,000-to-win A-Main. He was an early retiree from the 30-lapper on the 12th circuit.

Aboard his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Modified, Rodney gained four spots in his heat race to register a third-place finish. Outrunning both previous preliminary feature winners Dereck Ramirez and Tanner Mullens in the 25-lap A-Main, Sanders claimed his first win of the season and a $2,000 paycheck. Tyler Wolff and Tyler Peterson completed the Top-5.

Returning to Vado Speedway Park (Vado, NM) on Friday after having Thursday off, Sanders gained one spot in his Super Late Model heat to finish third. Starting the feature in 10th, Rodney was an early retiree on the 11th circuit.

After passing three cars in his Modified heat to pick up the win, Rodney charged from the fourth-starting spot in the feature to capture his second win of the season. He collected $1,000.

On Saturday, Rodney edged his way into the Late Model feature with a fourth-place finish in his heat but was an early exit on the seventh lap.

In his Modified, Sanders followed up a 10th-to-fourth run in his heat race with his third feature win of the season. Winning by more than a three-second margin over Tyler Peterson, Rodney bagged a $1,000 prize.

For the finale on Sunday, Rodney’s third-place finish in his Late Model heat positioned him 15th on the starting grid for the $25,000-to-win main event. He pulled off on lap 27.

Remaining dominant in his Modified on Sunday, Sanders outran Brandon Sheppard and Dereck Ramirez in the 25-lap feature to capture his fourth win of the season and a $2,000 payday. He also claimed the $10,000 Four-Or-More Rio Grande Waste Services Bonus and the $1,000 Modified point’s title for the second-straight year.

Full results from the week as well as the complete final standings can be found at .

Sanders will carry his hot hand into action this weekend – January 20-22 – during the Las Vegas Dirt Nationals at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway. The weekend includes $2,500-to-win Modified programs on Thursday and Friday with a $5,000-to-win finale on Saturday evening.

More information is available at .

Rodney Sanders would like to thank all of his sponsors including Wichita Tank Racing, ARMI Contractors, Mesilla Valley Transportation, S&S Fishing and Rental, Kenny’s Tile, MB Customs, Hatfield Race Engines, Hibner Logging, Bergman Tax and Accounting, Paulson Rock Products, Stussy Construction, Integra Shocks, Shocker Hitch, Olsen Custom Farms, Swift Springs, FK Rod Ends, CMD Race Shocks, Wehrs Machine, 87 Automotive, Keyser Manufacturing, Allstar Performance, Speedway Motors, Schoenfeld Headers, JE Pistons, Walker Performance Filtration, Rodney Sanders Racing, Day Motorsports, Real Wheels, Palmer Painting, Deatherage Opticians, Wilwood Brakes, PEM Rearends, Winning Edge Carburetors, McCartney Welding, Simpson Race Products, and Marketing Services.

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Hagar Optimistic Following Solid Finish to Chili Bowl Midget Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - TULSA, Okla. (Jan. 18, 2022) - Derek Hagar is eager to return to the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire.

Hagar and car owner Shawn Wood ended the 36th edition of the famed midget event last weekend by transferring through an F Main and ending three positions shy of a transfer in an E Main.

"It's hard to take a car that you've built off your imagination, not knowing what it really needs," Hagar said. "The last two years Shawn has built me a good car. Last year we finished one spot out of making Saturday's A Main. I know this car is better than what we had last year. I could run the cushion and the bottom and it made speed. I'm really looking forward to next year's event. I wish it was this weekend."

Hagar kicked off this year's Chili Bowl Midget Nationals a week ago Tuesday when he finished where he started - second - in a heat race after an ominous start to the night.

"We had some issues on our qualifying night with the steering gear falling out in hot laps," he said. "We had to rig it up to finish out the night. We had to thrash to get that ready and just about missed the heat race. They built a good car. We had plenty of drive. We were just having trouble keeping the front end on the ground during the heat race and let (Buddy) Kofoid by us."

Hagar rebounded from a spin in a qualifier to finish sixth. A similar situation occurred in the B Main, leaving Hagar two positions away from making the main event.

"We had a decent car, maybe a little on the free side in the qualifier," he said. "I looped it around going into turn three. I passed some cars, but it wasn't good enough to get us locked into the A Main.

"We had a really, really good car, especially in the B Main. I spun out trying to keep from hitting a car that was taking everyone out in the B Main. I came from the back and ran sixth. We were making some good laps. I wished we wouldn't have been in that position because I think we could have raced our way through the field."

Hagar lined up on the inside of the third row in an F Main on Saturday. He gained a trio of positions to finish second, transferring into the back of an E Main.

"We made some adjustments and the race car was really nice," he said. "Shawn and Cody Hays built us a good car. It just took us a minute to get it figured out.

"We passed some really good cars in the F Main. We drove around (J.J.) Yeley and stayed with (Logan) Seavey. That put us in the back of the E Main. We made a gear change and some setup changes. We started squirting up through there and passed a lot of good cars again, just falling a couple spots short."

Hagar's rally from 15th to eighth was three positions out of transferring into a D Main.


Jan. 11 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - Heat race: 2 (2); Qualifier: 6 (1); B Main: 6 (7).

Jan. 15 - Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Okla. - F Main: 2 (5); E Main: 8 (15).




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