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January 17, 2021- On Wednesday night, Kyle Beard was one of 57 Late Models registered at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Ariz.) for the third round of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout. Following the fourth fastest lap overall in time trials, Kyle secured his spot into the $5,000-to-win A-Main with a second-place finish in his heat behind Jason Papich. Rolling off eighth, Beard surrendered one spot in the 30-lap affair to place ninth. (Mike Ruefer photos)

After a scheduled off day on Thursday, Beard came one spot short of a transfer position in his heat race on Friday with a fifth place finish, sending him into the B-Main. Streaking to a 10-lap consolation victory over Gordy Gundaker, Kyle locked into the 19th-starting position for the feature. With $5,000 on the line, Beard muscled forward four spots in the 30-lapper to register a 15th-place outing.

On Saturday evening, Kyle followed up a fifth place finish in his heat race with a 10-lap B-Main win.  Passing five cars in the 40-lap feature, Beard recorded a 15th-place finish.

After failing to record a lap in time trials on Sunday, Kyle completed three circuits of his heat race until pulling off. Needing a fourth place finish or better in his B-Main to make the $25,000-to-win finale, Beard passed 12 cars in the 12-lapper but failed to transfer by one spot.

Full results from these events are available at

January 10, 2021- Kyle Beard made the 21-hour trek to FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Ariz.) on Saturday afternoon to kick off the 2021 season with the 15th annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout. Drawing a stout field of 57 Late Models for the six-round miniseries, Kyle came in 12th fastest in his time trial group before grabbing the third and final transfer spot in his heat race. With $5,000 on the line in the feature, Beard clawed forward two positions in the 40-lap affair to register a 16th-place outing.

For another $5,000-to-win A-Main on Sunday afternoon, Beard was an early retire from his heat race on the sixth lap, transferring him to the tail of his B-Main. Needing a third place finish or better to make the show, Kyle passed 12 cars to finish seventh but fell short of a transfer position.

Full results from these events are available at