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Bobby Pierce Holds Off Kyle Larson in Race of Year at Vado – Frontstretch


Winning Moment: Bobby Pierce prevailed amid a hailstorm of slide jobs in arguably the best super late model contested anywhere in America since the Eldora Million last summer. Jonathan Davenport finished sixth but still won the Wild West Shootout points title.

Dramatic Moment: Every single moment of the 50-lap Wild West Shootout feature Sunday night (Jan. 15). One of the top-five late model races I’ve seen in 36 years of life.

In a Nutshell: After all the angst and frustration over the Chili Bowl sniffing its own farts, dirt racing fans got a very welcome reminder of everything right with this sport Sunday night.

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The Wild West Shootout announced Saturday that it will remain at Vado Speedway Park in New Mexico for 2024 and all I can say is Thank God! Sunday’s 50-lap feature race was literally as good as motorsports gets, with a legitimate four-car battle for the lead that raged from green to checkers. And it was all done squeaky clean. Midget racing and “slide or die,” eat your heart out.

It may not have had the fireworks of Vado, but Saturday night also capped the annual IMCA residency at Cocopah Speedway that put on a week of very solid feature races, especially in the stock car ranks. Honestly, part of me wishes that we could get a few days with the late models down there as well. I don’t know if the track would hold up as it did racing IMCA cars with narrow tires, but the Cocopah surface was worth commending just as Vado’s was.

Speaking of Cocopah, after enduring a rain delay for the first time in the four-year history of the event…

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