TULSA, OK – Against the backdrop of a giant American flag unfurled from the top of the control tower at the Texas Motorplex, the Frankenstein Engine Dynamics Mid-West Pro Mod Series got its 2018 season underway this past weekend with the Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet North vs. South Frankenstein Pro Mod Shootout. By the time the race teams were packed up and heading home from the track in Ennis, TX, Todd Martin had prevailed in his return to Pro Mod competition after a two-year layoff, Jeff Naiser won in Radial vs. the World, Kenny Hubbard took the X275 drag radial title, and Clint Hairston recovered from a first-round loss to win the MWPMS Slammer class for non-qualifiers and buyback Pro Mod entries.
“It was side-by-side racing almost every single pair that went down the track, just an amazing weekend,” stated Keith Haney, owner and promoter of the Mid-West Pro Mod Series and also a competitor. “The spectator count was good; we sold out of all hoodies and T-shirts. Our marketing partners were very happy; they loved what they saw. I couldn’t have painted a prettier picture. It was just a remarkable, fast, great pace, over-in-a-day-and-a-half race.”
TULSA, OK – Just days before this weekend’s start of the Frankenstein Engine Dynamics Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) season, Twin Lakes Whitetails signed on as an official sponsor of the all-eighth-mile drag racing organization. MWPMS owner, promoter and competitor Keith Haney said he’s very happy and proud to welcome a non-automotive sponsor to the mix.
Based in Bismarck, MO, Twin Lakes Whitetails is a world-class hunting complex covering more than 1,700 acres of rolling woodlands in the foothills of the Ozarks that also includes a pair of 20-acre stocked bass fishing lakes. Twin Lakes ranks among the top-10 breeders worldwide of whitetail deer and backs each hunt with a 100-percent “No Game, No Pay” guarantee.
“It’s a credit to Twin Lakes Whitetails that they recognize the value of marketing to Mid-West Pro Mod Series racers and fans even when they’re not offering a traditional motorsports product,” Haney said. “I couldn’t be any happier about them joining us; I think this is a very important development for our series.”
Courtesy of Team Aruba
ENNIS, TEXAS – Mother Nature put a damper on much of the racing season this year, including day two of the ADRL LenMar Motorsports World Finals at Texas Motorplex. Team Aruba tackled the track in 15 races this season, five in the MMPSA and ten in the ADRL, traveling over 25,000 miles donning the brilliant Aruba colors.
Early in the season in Valdosta, Georgia, Eman and the crew was awarded “Best Appearing Crew”, thanks to the amazing uniforms made possible by Greg Ozubo at Vandergriff Apparell. With a good team in place, Team Aruba gained substantial recognition and couldn’t have had the season that they did without the support of Bobby Hicks and Tommy Coon. Ven Eman, Trevor’s Father, kept the team on the track, lining up sponsorships and keeping the dream alive in a tough financial season.
Courtesy of MMPSA
Frankfort, IL – In a world where competitive sports are often unfriendly at best and cut throat at worst, drag racing stands out from the crowd. Drag racing is a sport known for its camaraderie and goodwill. Although it’s not entirely across the board, most competitors will tell you that the amity found in drag racing is second to none. Such is the case in Mountain Motor Pro Stock, where the spirit of goodwill thrives.
Over the winter, quarter-mile Mountain Motor racing hung in limbo as the International Hot Rod Association, the mainstay for the class, adopted a new format of racing and chose not to keep the 800+ cubic inch machines around. Competitors quickly worked together to find a solution. It came in the form of the Mountain Motor Pro Stock Association. Staunch supporters and devoted competitors, Pete Berner and Richard Freeman, along with the support of numerous other Pro Stock racers rallied together to bring about the formation of this new organization that would take Mountain Motor racing into the next decade. In just a few short months the MMPSA went from an idea in the minds of racers to an active and valid organization with a successful event in the books.
Courtesy of Goforth Racing
Holdenville OK – Goforth Racing has had a couple busy weeks of racing, competing in both MMPSA at MIR, and going directly to the ADRL event in Virginia. The MMPSA event didn’t turn out the way we hoped, with Cary qualifying in the #5 Spot and Dean in the #7 position. “We really wanted to do well at this event to move up in the points, sometimes its just not our weekend” Goforth said.
Having already committed to running two races in the same area it made sense for us to travel straight from the MIR MMPSA event to Virginia Motorsports Park for the ADRL event. It makes for a long time away from home, but makes sense financially to stay in the area. The team wanted to have a good showing at ADRL and extend Cary’s points lead.
Courtesy of Team Arruba
UNION, SC — “Virginia Motorsports Park?Hello from Aruba!” A nice and sunny weekend at Virginia Motorsports Park (VMP) proved to be a beautiful racing weekend. Team Aruba’s driver, Trevor Eman happily said, “It feels like we are racing in Aruba!”
As always, Team Aruba’s pit area is a reflection of the island Aruba and the Aruban People. “We’re having fun, but the weekend is not over yet. We have a lot of work ahead of us, and we have to do well to be in the show with the other 19 Mountain Motor Pro Stock teams,” says Eman, a full-time college student and the youngest Mountain Motor Pro Stock driver. “Let’s go racing…And a warm ‘Hello’ from Aruba!”
VMP hosted nice weather and even nicer people. These conditions must have really worked, because Trevor did a first qualifying run of 4.10 seconds as the third pair out. “We came pretty close to beating our career-best elapsed time,” says Trevor, who was only a hundredth and a half seconds off of his best ET. “We were at the 60-foot mark in 0.984 seconds; not a bad first run.”
Courtesy of Team Arruba
UNION, SOUH CAROLINA (May 20, 2010) — With a long desired break in the rainy weather, Team Aruba finally enjoyed a full event at the Mountain Motor Pro Stock Association (MMPSA) Mountain Motor Nationals at Maryland International Raceway (MIR) in Budds Creek, Maryland. “It was great to finally get in a full day of racing!” says Trevor Eman, team driver for Team Aruba.
Team Aruba’s hard work paid off at MIR, and facing challenging opponents like Dean Goforth and Pete Berner fueled the competitive spirit of the team. Team Aruba maintained top speeds around 220mph, with an impressive 0.008 RT in the first round of eliminations against Dean Goforth. Eman squared off against Summit’s Pete Berner in the second eliminations round, where the team reached an event top speed of 221.45mph, but even with Eman’s quicker RT of 0.074, Berner earned a faster elapsed time, gaining the Summit team a 2nd round eliminations victory. “We were happy to get as far as we did,” Eman comments, “but we know we can do better. We’re looking very forward to improving our performance at the upcoming ADRL U.S. Drags in Virginia.”