Mike Marlar Visits Wild West Shootout Victory Lane
Finishes Fourth in Final WWS Miniseries Standings

WINFIELD, Tenn. (01/19/23) – Mike Marlar picked up his first win of the 2023 season on Saturday night aboard his Delk Equipment Sales / Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 157 Can-Am Auto Salvage / Longhorn Chassis / Cornett Racing Engine Super Late Model.

The $10,000 triumph came in the fifth round of the 17th annual Rio Grande Waste Services Wild West Shootout at FK Rod Ends Vado Speedway Park.

“We were just a little off the first four nights so I told my crew chief (Josh Davis), that clearly my decisions on the setup weren’t working out, so the ball was in his court to do whatever he thought was necessary to gain some speed. The first night out with him making the calls we won,” Marlar laughed. “We were in contention again in the final race on Sunday night and even led some laps but ended up third. Overall, we were pleased with how things went the final two races in Vado (Speedway Park).

“As of now we’re going to skip Speedweeks. Our next race will probably be in March at Smoky Mountain (Speedway).”

After a pair of Top-10 finishes during the opening weekend of the Rio Grande Waste Services Wild West Shootout, action continued for Marlar on Wednesday afternoon aboard his Can-Am Auto Salvage No. 157 Super Late Model.

Following the fifth-fastest qualifying effort in his group, Mike secured his spot into the $10,000-to-win A-Main with a third-place finish in his heat. Working his way into the top-five in the feature, Marlar moved forward five spots in the 40-lapper to place fifth. He trailed Jonathan Davenport, Bobby Pierce, Brandon Sheppard, and Ricky Weiss to the checkers.

For Friday’s program, Marlar came in second in his heat race before improving one spot in the 30-lap feature to finish seventh.

On Saturday evening, Mike bested Ricky Weiss in his heat race to pick up the eight-lap victory. Starting the feature in fourth, Marlar tracked down race-long pacesetter Jonathan Davenport on lap 27 and held off Kyle Larson’s last-lap challenge to claim his first win of the season and $10,000 prize. He finished ahead of Larson, Ricky Weiss, Jonathan Davenport, and Garrett Alberson.

To wrap up the Rio Grande Waste Services Wild West Shootout on Sunday, Marlar edged his way into the $25,000-to-win finale with a third-place finish in his heat. In a thrilling 50-lap feature that saw numerous leaders, Mike led laps 34-42 but was unable to hold off a charging Bobby Pierce in the final 10 circuits. He finished third when the checkers flew, following Pierce and Kyle Larson across the line.

Mike finished fourth in the final Wild West Shootout miniseries point standings.

Full results from the weekend are available at www.WildWestShootout.net .

Next on tap for Marlar is the Tennessee Tip-Off Classic with the World of Outlaws (CASE) Late Model Series on March 3-4 at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.). The doubleheader will see a $10,000-to-win program on Friday and a $15,000-to-win slate on Saturday.

Full details at www.WoOLMS.com .

Mike Marlar would like to thank his great marketing partners, which include Delk Equipment, Can-Am Auto Salvage, Auto Parts 4 Less, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Capital Signs, VP Racing Fuels, Longhorn Chassis, Midwest Sheet Metal, Bilstein, Arizona Sport Shirts, GottaRace.com, Bell Helmets, Hoosier Tire, K1 Race Gear, Strange Oval, Swift Springs, Winning Edge Carburetors, Allstar Performance, E-Z Lift by MLR Fabricating, XS Power, ATC Bolts & Fasteners, Wayne Bowen Racing Supply, PRO-FABrication Headers & Exhaust, Earnhardt Technologies Group, QA1 Driveshafts, PPM Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Accu-Force Shock Dyno, Performance Bodies & Parts, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Winters Rearends, and MyRacePass Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Mike Marlar Racing please visit the team website at www.MikeMarlar.com .

PR Contact:
Ben Shelton (ben.shelton@myracepass.com)

Dereck Ramirez Nets Three Total Wild West Shootout Victories
Claims 2023 Mega Miniseries Modified Point Championship

WOODWARD, Okla. (01/19/23) – After winning one feature during the opening week of the mega miniseries Dereck Ramirez banked two more wins during the second week of the Rio Grande Waste Services Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts.

The Oklahoma racer increased his early-season win total to three with victories on Wednesday and Saturday aboard his S&S Fishing & Rentals No. 4R Koda Services/ Boom-Test Well Service/ Raw Truck Wash/ Hughes Racing Chassis/ Cornett Racing Engine Modified.

“We were in contention pretty much all six nights of the Wild West Shootout, and we won three of them. Considering how good that field was, we are proud of everything we accomplished,” Ramirez shared. “The pill draw buried us a few nights, otherwise we might’ve had one or two more wins in the deal. It’s hard to complain though with how fast we were, and it was pretty cool to win the miniseries championship.”

For the third round of the Rio Grande Waste Services Wild West Shootout, Dereck Ramirez joined a field of 47 Modifieds at Vado Speedway Park (Vado, N.M.) on Wednesday afternoon aboard his Koda Services No. 4R Modified.

With passing points from heat races setting the grid for the feature, Ramirez charged from 11th-to-4th in his heat to lock into the second-starting position for the A-Main. Sailing ahead of fellow front-row starter Tyler Wolff on the second circuit, Dereck went on to win by more than a three-second margin ahead of Wolff with Tanner Mullens, Ricky Alvarado, and Darron Fuqua completing the top-five finishers. He pocketed $2,000 for his second win of the 2023 campaign

Back in action on Friday, Dereck’s third-place finish in his heat race pinned him on the eighth row for the main event. Wheeling his way onto the podium, Ramirez advanced through the field 13 spots to register a third-place finish.

The following night, Ramirez secured his spot into the A-Main with a fourth-to-first showing in his heat. Starting in third, Dereck blew past early leader Tyler Wolff on the fifth circuit and paced the field in the remainder of the 30-lapper to claim his third win of the season and a $2,000 prize.

For the Wild West Shootout finale on Sunday, Dereck jumped up four spots in his heat to finish fifth. Starting the $5,000-to-win A-Main in 13th, Ramirez passed eight cars to place fifth. He trailed Tyler Wolff, Dan Ebert, Tanner Mullens, and Darron Fuqua across the line.

On the heels of his fifth-place finish, Dereck secured the Wild West Shootout miniseries championship.

Full results from the weekend are available at www.WildWestShootout.net .

Dereck will next return to action on March 2-4 at Rocket Raceway Park (Petty, Texas). The Thursday-Saturday United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) swing includes programs paying $3,000-to-win, $5,000-to-win, and $10,000-to-win.

For more information, please visit www.USMTS.com .

Dereck Ramirez and Ramirez Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors and supporters including Boom-Test Well Service, Koda Services, Raw Truck Wash, Woodward Steel, Hughes Racing Chassis, S&S Fishing & Rentals, Midwest Refrigeration, Cornett Racing Engines, Go Lithium, Swift Springs, Sybesma Graphics, Afco Shocks, and MyRacePass Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Dereck Ramirez, please visit www.DereckRamirez.com .

PR Contact:
Ben Shelton (
ben.shelton@myracepass.com )