Vado Speedway Park (Vado, NM - 17th annual Wild West Shootout) - January 7th-15th, 2023. (Mike Ruefer photo)


Morgan Bagley

Bagley leaves Wild West Shootout with three Top-10s

On Wednesday afternoon, Morgan Bagley returned to action at Vado Speedway Park (Vado, N.M.) to compete in the third round of the Rio Grande Waste Services Wild West Shootout.

Following a strong second-place qualifying effort, Bagley picked up his first heat race win of the event. Morgan started the 30-lap main event from the third spot via the redraw and competed for a Top-5 position in beginning stages of the race but fell back to ninth when the checkers flew.

For Friday's event, Bagley was placed in a B-Main after a fifth-place in his heat. Transferring to the A-Main through his consolation race, Morgan charged through the field to finish 12th.

The following night, Morgan drove to a fourth-place finish in his heat before once again picking off multiple spots in the $10,000 feature to finish seventh.

With the Rio Grande Waste Services Wild West Shootout closing out on Sunday, Bagley's third-place heat race finish placed him on the sixth row for the 50-lap main event. Bagley moved up four spots in the $25,000 finale to record his third Top-10 of the week.

Full results from the weekend are available at

Article Credit: Mike Ruefer photo

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