Georgia-based Merry’s Home Furnishings will once again be the Official Sponsor of the Hot Pit during the upcoming 17th annual Rio Grande Waste Services Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts.

Greg Merry has been a long-time supporter of the mega miniseries in multiple facets and for 2023 his company will again be the sponsor of the “Hot Pit” work area, where drivers will be able to get any needed service during breaks in the red-hot racing action at FK Rod Ends Vado Speedway Park on January 7-15.

“Greg is a unique sponsor in that he not only attends the event, but he also likes to be involved and help out whenever and wherever needed,” shares Event Marketing Director, Jason Babyak. “He can be found somewhere around the facility during the day, helping to get things ready for the event. Then, at night he helps me out in Victory Lane as our nightly trophy presentation is a job for more than just one person. Greg has even been spotted driving the pace truck. His efforts are never expected but always welcomed and appreciated. It’s people and sponsors like him that make this event a success.”

Merry’s Home Furnishings, formerly known as Merry’s Trash and Treasures, has been the premier furniture store for the Augusta, Ga. area and beyond for more than 50 years. Greg Merry and his brother Brad, who are third generation owners, are determined to continue their family’s history of providing the best quality furniture at the absolute best prices. You can learn more at

Reserved seating, six-day tickets recently became available for the motorsport’s extravaganza. They can be purchased online at and are $155, which is a $30 savings. With each package comes a complimentary, free one-day pit pass upgrade to be used on the day of the ticketholder’s preference.

Additionally, single-day reserved tickets are also now available at .

The mega miniseries features six days of racing spanning January 7-15, 2023 with Super Late Models, Modifieds, and X-Mods contesting complete programs each day.

Over $320,000 in prize money will be on the line during the 17th Annual Rio Grande Waste Services Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts. Additionally, over $317,000 in potential bonus money has been posted. The event includes six complete programs for three divisions.

The posted bonuses include the Wehrs Machine Modified Five-Or-More Challenge, which posts a $15,000 bonus for any driver, who can win five or more features in the Modified division. Meanwhile, the Arizona Differential X-Mod Four-Or-More Challenge offers a $2,500 bonus for any X-Mod driver who can claim at least four victories during the miniseries.

Additionally, the 2023 edition of the Penske Racing Shocks Paydirt Jackpot offers a $300,000 bonus for any Super Late Model driver who can win all six nights. The bonus program also includes a $100,000 incentive for five wins or a $25,000 bonus for four miniseries victories.

Each night finds the Dirt Track Bank Super Late Models presented by Black Diamond Race Cars, Mesilla Valley Transportation/ Border Tire Modifieds presented by Rancho Milagro, and X-Mods presented by Barnett Harley Davidson competing in action.

Additionally, an open practice session is slated for both January 6 and January 10.

Last but not least, each division will compete for a miniseries point’s championship and accompanying point fund.

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The Rio Grande Waste Services Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts is made possible by Rio Grande Waste Services, O’Reilly Auto Parts, FK Rod Ends, Dirt Track Bank, Black Diamond Race Cars, Hoker Trucking,, Penske Racing Shocks, Shaw Trucking, Schaeffer Oil, SportTruck RV, Nissan of Las Cruces, Rancho Milagro Racing, Eagle Moon Hemp, Top of the World Ranch, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Border Tire, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Barnett Harley Davidson, Dirt Pro Grading & Padwork, Contractors & Developers (C&D) Bonding, Shocks by Hammer, Midwest Sheet Metal, Speedway Motors, Day Motor Sports, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sunoco Race Fuels, Pro Power Engines, Beaver Stripes, Arizona Differential, Gorsuch Performance Solutions, Toste Construction, Sipes Tractor & Transport Service, Merry’s Home Furnishings, The Joie of Seating, Screven Motor Speedway,, and FloRacing.