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January 16, 2019
Rodney Sanders Collects First Win of 2019 in Arizona
Gains Momentum Throughout the Wild West Shootout
Happy, Texas (01/16/19) – Rodney Sanders embarked on his 2019 campaign during the 13th annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout. While things got off to a slow start for the driver of the Wichita Tank Racing #20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs Modified, he gained momentum during the second half of the miniseries. In fact, in the last four races he registered a win and a trio of runner-up finishes.
“We definitely struggled in those first two events. The first race we were just off, and in the second I made a driver error and hit an infield tire,” Sanders said. “For as bad as things started though, we were able to flip the script for the final four races, and get a win and three second-place finishes. We were able to learn a lot out there that will help us for this season. I want to thank my crew, my family, my sponsors, and my fans for all of their great support.”
Kicking off the 2019 season, Rodney Sanders invaded FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) on Saturday, January 5 for the opening round of the 13th annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout. With passing points determining the lineup for the opening night feature, Sanders locked his spot into the show with a runner-up finish in his heat behind Chad Olsen. Falling shy of a Top-5 finish in the feature, Rodney crossed the finish line in seventh in the 25-lap affair.
The Sunday, January 6 program was postponed by Mother Nature to January 12th.
On Wednesday night Rodney Sanders returned to FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway for the second round of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout. Following a third-place finish in his heat race, Sanders retired to a 20th-place finish in the 25-lap feature after making hard contact with an infield tire.
After a scheduled off-day on Thursday, Rodney secured his spot into the A-Main on Friday evening with a third-place finish in his heat. Starting on the front row for the feature, Sanders jumped out to the lead on the drop of the green flag and held off a pair of challenges to pick up his first win of the season a $1,000 payday. Tyler Wolff, Darrell Nelson, Matt Leer, and Zane Devilbiss completed the Top-5 finishers in the 25-lap affair.
Returning on Saturday for a doubleheader of action, Sanders followed up the second-fastest time in his qualifying group with a runner-up finish in the 15-lap feature, trailing D.J. Shannon across the line with Joe Duvall, Dustin Strand, and Bumper Jones rounding out the Top-5.
Saturday night’s program found Rodney charging to a 10-lap, heat race victory but Mother Nature postponed Saturday’s feature to Sunday. Starting in sixth for the delayed finale, Sanders passed four cars to reel in a runner-up finish behind Darrell Nelson with Dustin Strand, Matt Leer, and Cody Scholpp trailing them to the checkers.
Wrapping up the 13th annual Wild West Shootout on Sunday evening, Rodney locked his spot into the $2,000-to-win finale with a second-place finish in his heat race behind Darrell Nelson. Racing in a Top-5 finish in the A-Main, Rodney Sanders notched a runner-up finish behind Ricky Thornton Jr. with Dereck Ramirez, Dustin Strand, and Darrell Nelson completing the Top-5.
For more results from these events, please visit www.WildWestShootout.net .
Sanders is tentatively scheduled to next return to action on February 1-2 at Heart O’ Texas Speedway (Waco, Texas) during the rescheduled Southern Nationals. For more information on the event, please visit www.HeartOTexasSpeedway.com .
Rodney Sanders would like to thank all of his sponsors including Wichita Tank Racing, ARMI Contractors, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Kenny’s Tile, Swan Energy, S&S Fishing and Rental, MB Customs, Deatherage Opticians, Hibner Logging, Paulson Rock Products, Bergman Tax Services, CMD Shocks, McCartney Welding, Integra Shocks, Swift Springs, FK Rod Ends, Wehrs Machine, Real Wheels, Allstar Performance, Wilwood Brakes, Palmer Painting, KBC Graphics, 87 Automotive, Hatfield Racing Engines and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.
For more information on Rodney Sanders, please visit www.RodneySandersRacing.net .
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January 16, 2019
Dereck Ramirez Hits the Ground Running with Wild West Shootout Win
Returns to Action in March with USMTS
Woodward, Oklahoma (01/16/19) – From the first time that Dereck Ramirez unloaded his Ramirez Motorsports #4r Boom Test Well Services/ Hughes Race Car/Cornett Racing Engine Open Wheel Modified at the 13th annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout he showed speed. Throughout the event he continued to build momentum and along the way scored his first win of 2019.
“We had a fast car right out of the box,” Ramirez said. “If not for some driver errors on my part, we would’ve probably had an even better week. However, I’m not going to complain about a win, a pair of third-place finishes and another Top-10 finish. Hopefully this is just the beginning of things to come for this year. I want to thank my mom and dad and sponsors for making all of this possible.”
Bringing the 2019 season to life, Dereck Ramirez invaded FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) on Saturday, January 5 for the opening round of the 13th annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout. With passing points determining the lineup for the opening night feature, Ramirez streaked to an 8-lap heat race win, locking his spot into the show. Reeling in a podium performance in the 25-lap feature, Dereck notched a third-place finish behind Casey Arneson and Darrell Nelson with Dustin Strand and Tyler Wolff completing the Top-5 finishers.
The festivities for Sunday, January 6 were postponed by Mother Nature to January 12.
Dereck Ramirez returned to FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway on Wednesday night for the second round of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout. After posting a runner-up finish in his heat behind Joe Duvall, Ramirez ran into mechanical issues in the 25-lap feature that dropped him back to a 22nd-place outing.
When action resumed on Friday evening, Ramirez battled bad luck throughout the night before missing the transfer to the feature by one spot as his night came to an early end.
Returning on Saturday for the doubleheader, Dereck locked his spot into the early Saturday afternoon A-Main with the third-fastest time in his qualifying group. Rolling off third for the 15-lap affair, Ramirez outran polesitter Darrell Nelson to pick up his first win of the season and a $1,000 payday. Tyler Peterson, Nelson, Jacob Gallardo, and Alex Stanford rounded out the Top-5 finishers.
Later Saturday night, Ramirez followed up a seventh-place finish in his heat race with a 12-lap consolation victory, but Mother Nature eventually postponed the feature to Sunday. When action resumed on Sunday afternoon, he wheeled his way into the Top-10, passing 11 cars to finish 7th in the feature.
Wrapping up the 13th annual Wild West Shootout on Sunday evening, Dereck locked into the finale with a third-place finish in his heat. With $2,000 on the line, Ramirez advanced through the field to a third-place finish trailing Ricky Thornton Jr. and Rodney Sanders across the line with Dustin Strand and Darrell Nelson completing the Top 5.
Complete results from the miniseries are available at www.WildWestShootout.net .
Derek will now wait almost two months before returning to action. His next scheduled events come on March 14-16 with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS). Action opens Thursday, March 14 at 82 Speedway (Petty, Texas) before moving to Kennedale Speedway Park (Kennedale, Texas) on Friday, March 15. The weekend draws to a close on Saturday, March 16 at Superbowl Speedway (Greenville, Texas).
For more information on the events, please visit www.USMTS.com .
Dereck Ramirez and Ramirez Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors and supporters including Power Rig LLC, Boom-Test Well Service, Koda Services, Ohlins Shocks, Sybesma Graphics, Raw Truck Wash, Cornett Racing Engines, West Oak Production Services, Midwest Refrigeration, Red Bone Fishing and Rental, VP Racing Fuels, Hughes Race Cars, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.
For the latest information on Dereck Ramirez, please visit www.DereckRamirez.com .
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January 16, 2019
Ricky Weiss Wins Twice During the 13th Annual Wild West Shootout
Turns Focus to WoO Title Run
Headingley, Manitoba, Canada (01/16/19) – With high anticipations Ricky Weiss made the long trek to FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway to open his 2019 campaign behind the wheel of his Derrick’s Sandblasting #7w Kakela Farms/ Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car/ Vic Hill Race Engine Super Late Model.
After spending the opening rounds of the 13th annual FK Rod Ends Wild West Shootout tweaking the setup on his new racecar, Weiss hit his marks in the closing rounds. In fact, he won two of the final three events.
“This new Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car is a little different than the one that we had last year, so it took a few races for us to get it dialed in. In addition, as the week went along the track conditions played more to our favor,” Weiss noted. “We had a great car during the Saturday morning show, and once we got out front, we were able to cruise. On Sunday evening Scott (Bloomquist) clearly had the best car, but he got tangled up with that lapped car on the last lap. I really hated that for him, but we were able to capitalize on the situation and get the big win.
“Obviously the 2018 season was huge for us, but I honestly believe 2019 will be even bigger and to get two wins to start the year gives us a lot of confidence.”
Saturday, January 5 saw Ricky Weiss open the 2019 season with the 13th annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout at to FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona). With 45 Super Late Models on hand for the opening round of the six-race miniseries, Ricky laid down the fourth-fastest time in his qualifying group before scoring a third-place finish in his heat race.
Starting the $5,000-to-win opening night feature in 10th, Weiss was collected in a tangle, while battling in the Top 5 on lap 25, that dropped him back to a 22nd-place finish
The racing action scheduled of Sunday, January 6 was preempted by Mother Nature and rescheduled for Saturday, January 12.
Ricky Weiss returned to FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) on Wednesday night for the second round of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout. In a field of 45 cars, Weiss secured his spot into the $5,000-to-win A-Main with a third-place finish in his heat. Earning the 10th-starting position, Ricky advanced one position in the 30-lapper to record a ninth-place finish.
The following night, Weiss followed up the fourth-fastest time in his qualifying group with a runner-up finish in his heat behind Kyle Beard. Rolling off seventh for the feature Ricky advanced to a sixth-place finish.
On Saturday for the doubleheader, Weiss started the day by posting the fastest time in his group before picking up a 10-lap heat race victory. Overtaking Brandon Sheppard for the lead on lap 8 of the 30-lap feature, Weiss distanced himself from the field in the remaining 22 circuits capturing his first win of the season and a $5,000 payday. Brandon Sheppard, Chris Simpson, Chase Junghans, and Bobby Pierce trailed him to the checkers.
Returning on Saturday night, Ricky secured his spot into the $5,000-to-win A-Main with a runner-up finish in his heat race behind Hudson O’Neal. With $5,000 on the line, Weiss improved one spot to place fourth behind Cade Dillard, Scott Bloomquist, and Hudson O’Neal with Brandon Sheppard rounding out the Top 5.
Wrapping up the 13th edition of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout on Sunday, Ricky recorded the third-fastest time in his qualifying group before placing third in his heat. Starting the 50-lap finale in the 11th position, Weiss slowly paced his way to the front and began challenging for a podium finish late.
Inheriting the top spot after the leader, Scott Bloomquist was collected in a wreck on the white flag lap, Ricky held off Brandon Overton in a two-lap shootout to score his second win of the season. Brandon Sheppard, Chase Junghans, and Jimmy Mars completed the Top 5. Weiss claimed a $14,000 payday for his late-race victory.
For more results from the miniseries, please visit www.WildWestShootout.net .
Weiss and his team now turn their attention to the pursuit of the 2019 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Rookie of the Year title and championship. Action opens with a pair of $10,000-to-win events on February 8-9 during the annual winter Freeze at Screven Motor Speedway (Sylvania, Georgia).
For more information on the events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com .
Ricky Weiss would like to thank his marketing partners and sponsors including Derrick's Sandblasting, Kakela Farms, G-Style Transport, Collins Brothers Trucking, Winkler Canvas, A.I.E. Bell Mobility, Sweet Bloomquist Race Cars, RDW Recycling, Keewatin Truck Service, Team Red Line Graphix, Penske Racing Shocks, Turk Enterprises, Hawkeye Construction, Vic Hill Race Engines, Mark Brandt Trucking, Fastenal, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, Go Lithium Batteries, Straight Ahead Ventures Inc., Allied Roofing Inc., FK Rod Ends, Metalz in Motion, FastShafts, Beyea Custom Headers, Arizona Sport Shirts, Base Fuels, Wilwood, Swift Springs, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.
For more information on Ricky Weiss please visit his website at www.WeissRacing7.com .