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Mike Marlar (157) uses the high line to pass Jake Timm (49) during last year's Wild West Shootout at FK Rod Ends Vado (N.M.) Speedway Park.

FK Continues Support Of Wild West Shootout

VADO, N.M. — Less than six months remain until the 2023 edition of the Rio Grande Waste Services Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts comes to life.

When it does, the track naming rights for the event will once again be retained by industry leader FK Rod Ends.

The 17th annual Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts will be held at FK Rod Ends Vado Speedway Park on Jan. 7, 8, 11, 13, 14, and 15.
FK Rod Ends began its relationship with the Wild West Shootout in 2017 by sponsoring the event’s pace truck before stepping up its involvement with the track naming rights in 2018 at Arizona Speedway.

When the event relocated to Vado Speedway Park in 2022, FK Rod Ends accompanied the mega miniseries to the state-of-the-art New Mexico oval and now continues its sponsorship into 2023. 

“I can’t say it enough – Maria [Melillo] and the team at FK Rod Ends have been an absolute rock for the Wild West Shootout. Their brand is one of the most well-known names in all of motorsports, and each year they go above and beyond to help our event thrive,” Wild West Shootout promoter Chris Kearns said. “Having FK Rod Ends as an annual supporter of the Wild West Shootout not only allows us to now pay out over $320,000 in prize money every year, but it also adds another level of credibility to what we do.”