Kofoid Holds Off Stars in Inaugural Wild Wing Shootout

19-year-old Michael “Buddy” Kofoid took the Arizona-owned Reinbold/Underwood 19AZ to victory lane in the first Wild Wing Shootout A-Main at Arizona Speedway, holding off the stars of sprint cars such as 10-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car champion Donny Schatz. Kofoid is fresh off a Chili Bowl A-Main appearance and made a late trip to the desert to driver for the USAC National non-wing championship team.

Kofoid started on the pole and lead flag to flag en route to earning the opening night victory in the inaugural Wild Wing Shootout. Donny Schatz, Carson Macedo, Lance Dewease, and Rico Abreu rounded out the top five. The Wild Wing Shootout continues Saturday night for night two of the three-night event.

Arizona native, Devon Henry, joined the Sports360AZ crew in 2018 after graduating from Arizona State's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication. Devon has avidly partaken in coverage of the Arizona high school sports scene since 2013 and has covered NASCAR and INDYCAR at Phoenix Raceway since 2017. Devon is also a play-by-play announcer, calling over a dozen different sports and hundreds of events.