The dirt is set to fly again in Tucson

The dirt is set to fly again in Tucson
2014 World of Outlaws national champion Darrell Lanigan will compete in Tucson over the next two weekends.
2014 World of Outlaws national champion Darrell Lanigan will compete in Tucson over the next two weekends.

TUCSON, AZ - Six-nights of dirt track racing returns to the Old Pueblo starting Saturday at USA Raceway (formally Tucson International Raceway) as the once Winter Extreme is now The 2015 Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout.

The event will feature Super Late Models, Open Wheel Modifieds and X Mods in action during the course of the annual winter mini-series

Some of the top Late Model drivers in the country will compete in the event including 2013 Lucas Oil points champion Jimmy Owens and three-time World of Outlaws points champion Darrell Lanigan.

Sahuarita's R.C. Whitwell became the first Tucson-based driver to win a race at this event last season when he took the opening night of racing in the Late Model series.

Whitwell went on to win four times last season and returns in 2015 to try and duplicate his success.

Racing action kicks off on Saturday, January 10th at 5pm with a full program. Late Models and Modifieds will compete in all six events while X Mods will compete in five of the six events, only having Wednesday, January 14th off.

Adult ticket prices will be $18 each of the first five days and $20 on the final day. Fans can buy a 6-day event ticket for a discounted price of $100 on the opening night. Kids, ages 6-12 will be $10 each day. Pit passes will be $35 each day. A week long pit pass will be sold on practice day for $245 as well.

Saturday, January 10th, Sunday, January 11th, Saturday, January 17th and Sunday, January 18th events begin at 5pm, with grandstands opening at 3pm.

Wednesday, January 14th and Friday, January 16th events begin at 7pm with grandstands opening at5pm and pit gates opening at 3pm.

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David Kelly contributed to this story.