Rain Ends Wild West Shootout

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Bobby Pierce has been crowned the Wild West Shootout champion after rain washed out the final two events. (Mike Ruefer Photo)

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. – Despite best efforts, Mother Nature ultimately proved to be too much to handle by washing out the final two rounds of the 11th annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts at Arizona Speedway on Sunday.

After Saturday night’s fifth round of Wild West Shootout competition for Super Late Models, USRA Modifieds and X-Mods was postponed by rain to Sunday at 11 a.m. as the opening leg of a double header, persistent rains forced the cancellation of the makeup event as well as the scheduled 5 p.m. finale.

Emerging with championships from the 11th annual Wild West Shootout are Bobby Pierce, Ricky Thornton Jr., and Travis Schulte.

Pierce topped three of four Black Diamond/Club 29 Super Late Models presented by M&W Transport features with Billy Moyer taking the other victory.  Pierce took the title by 13 points over Chris Simpson, who posted three runner-up finishes.

Thornton went three-for-four as well in the MVT/Border International USRA Modified presented by Arizona Differential ranks to take the crown by 61 points over Dustin Strand while Travis Schulte edged Rusty Kollman by just one point for the RHR Swag X-Mods presented by Barnett Harley-Davidson title.