LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Garrett Alberson and Roberts Motorsports have announced the Wild West Shootout Wild Ride program with the team’s Ken & Beth Roberts-owned No. 58 Nutrien Ag Solutions/Roemer Machine & Welding/Mesilla Valley Transportation/Black Diamond Chassis/Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.
The promotion will take place during the 16th annual Wild West Shootout at New Mexico’s FK Rod Ends Vado Speedway Park on Jan. 8-16 with all proceeds benefiting Smile Train and Gilda’s Club of the Quad Cities.
Not only will the promotion raise money for two great charities, but it also marks the return of the Roberts Motorsports No. 58 .
“The No. 58 is where it all started back in the 1960’s for Roberts Motorsports with my dad (Hershel Roberts) driving the No. 58 in Figure Eight and Late Model racing events,” Ken Roberts shared. “Not only did my dad win a lot of races and championships in the team car, but since then multiple other drivers enjoyed success in it, including Ray Guss Jr. and Jeremiah Hurst, who each won multiple races, track championships, and national titles with the number.
“We are equally thrilled to both bring the number back for Garrett (Alberson) in 2022 and to announce our Wild West Shootout Wild Ride promotion. It’s exciting times for our team, and we look forward to helping a pair of deserving charities along the way.”
The Wild West Shootout Wild Ride offers 58 individuals the opportunity to either have their own name on the car and/or honor someone else by putting their name on the deck area of the Roberts Motorsports No. 58, beginning with the Wild West Shootout on January 8-16. The cost is $100 per person with all proceeds raised being donated to Smile Train and Gildas Club of the Quad Cities.
Opportunities to be one of the 58 individuals included on the Wild West Shootout Wild Ride can be purchased at bbfmerch.com/products/take-a-wild-ride-donation. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, Dec. 8.
“I’m honored to be a part of this great promotion and hope that we can raise a lot of money for two great organizations. It’s especially cool that the names will stay on the car throughout the 2022 season until the deck area gets damaged, so in theory these names could be riding with me all year,” Alberson said. “I also want to say a very special thank you to Ken and Beth Roberts for the amazing opportunity they are continuing to give me with Roberts Motorsports. It means a lot to me to carry on the legacy of the No. 58, and I’m looking forward to serving the number proudly.”