Weiss Opens 2015 with Wild West Shootout at USA Raceway

Ricky Weiss officially kicked off his version of the 2015 racing season on Saturday with the opening round of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout at USA Raceway (Tucson, Arizona). Rick Schwallie Photo

Fifty Super Late Models were registered for battle at the 3/8 mile oval, and by virtue of the draw Ricky was slated to start on the pole of his heat race. Weiss battled the hand on his #7 Derrick’s Sandblasting/A.I.E Communications/Rocket/Vic Hill Racing Engines Super Late Model in the heat, settling to a fourth place finish. As a result he would have to run a b-main where he would advance from his fifth starting to finish third, earning him the 22nd starting spot for the 30 lap, $3,000-to-win feature event. Ricky went on to advance five positions to a seventeenth place finish in the final rundown.

Sunday evening saw the winner’s check increase to $5,000-to-win as forty-nine entries were on hand for the event. Weiss drew the second starting spot for his heat race and charged to a convincing victory, earning him the third starting position for the 30 lap finale. In the main event, Weiss battled amongst the top five for the first half of the race before settling to a respectable seventh place finish.

The Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout resumed on Wednesday evening with a $3,000-to-win program. Forty-six Super Late Models signed in for the event, and Ricky starting his outing by drawing the eighth starting spot for heat race action. He went on to finish sixth, which left just short of a transfer position and relegated him to a b-main. Weiss advanced from his fourth starting spot to finish second in the b-main, locking him into the nineteenth position on the feature grid. In the 30 lap main event, Weiss registered a sixteenth place finish at the checkered flag.

Complete results from the events can be found at www.RaceUSARaceway.com