Strong Early Entry List For Wild Wing Shootout

Strong Early Entry List
Rico Abreu (24) and Aaron Reutzel are among the early entries for the Wild Wing Shootout. (Mike Campbell photo)

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. — The Schaeffer’s Oil Wild Wing Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts is less than three months away, and an all-star driver roster is already forming for the Jan. 22-24 410 winged sprint car event at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway.

Winged sprint car aces Rico Abreu, Cory Eliason, Dominic Scelzi, Aaron Reutzel, D.J. Netto and Gio Scelzi are among the list of drivers who have already voiced an intent to compete in the three-race swing.

The brand-new event will find 410 c.i. winged sprint cars competing for a $7,000 top prize in the Friday, Jan. 22 opener, while the programs on Jan. 23-24 will each boast a $10,000 winner’s check. An open practice session is slated for Thursday, Jan. 21.

As the prospective sprint car field continues to grow, so does the likely list of IMCA modified entries. California standouts Ethan Dotson and Cody Laney have already tossed their names into the hat.

Each of the three programs spanning Jan. 22-24 posts a $1,000 winner’s check for the IMCA modified division.

Last but not least, fans clamoring to get a prime seat for the must-see action, will have their wishes granted next week.

On Tuesday, Oct. 27, online sales of reserved and general admission grandstand tickets will become available at

From a staffing standpoint, an all-star crew is being assembled for the three-night event, a co-promotion between Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout promoter Chris Kearns and FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway promoter Jonah Trussel.

Tommie Estes and Doug Lockwood will oversee the 410 c.i. winged Sprint Car and IMCA Modified action, while the track preparation will be spearheaded by Gary Risch and Scott Woodhouse.

Additionally, familiar voices will echo from the speakers at the three-eighths-mile oval as veteran announcers Blake Anderson and Chet Christner provide the at-track account of the racing action.