ENNIS, TX – Consistency and an oh-so-close result in the semi-finals left Tulsa-based Pro Mod star Keith Haney feeling very positive about the season-opening Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series event Mar. 9, at the Texas Motorplex, near Dallas.
“Seventeen-thousandths at the stripe, that’s all that separated us,” Haney said of his race against young gun Justin Jones, who won with a 3.69 over Haney’s 3.73 at more than 201 mph. “I treed him with a .002 light to his .023 and I even had him at half track, but my car started shooting sparks out the right header and laid over a little and he was able to just sneak on by me at the finish.”
Beyond reaching the semis, Haney left the Motorplex feeling impressed with his team’s overall performance and encouraged by their strong start to the 2019 MWPMS season.
Ennis, TX – The Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) kicked off the season in stellar fashion over the weekend. The event was highlighted by Pro Mod Icon Frankie “MadMan” Taylor taking the victory over the “Young Gun” Justin Jones.
“It isn’t often that you have such an extraordinary season opener anywhere in drag racing, but I feel like that is exactly what we managed to have in Ennis. Frankie snagged the Pro Mod class win, along with Shane Heckel in X275, Wynette Hudgins in Top Dragster, & Earl Folse in Top Sportsman. The effort that the drivers, crew, MWPMS staff, and the fans put in to the event was all top notch,” stated series Founder Keith Haney.
The season opener in Ennis was set to contest four of the five MWPMS classes, and the action in all four was outstanding. This was also the first time during the regular season that both Top Sportsman and Top Dragster were going to be contested at a Mid-West Pro Mod Series event. Both of those classes showed up in full force, even though it is only March. In Pro Mod, some of the best drivers in the world came through the gates, with 17 cars on the property. And in X275 it was going to be two World Champions fighting it out in the final like a heavyweight boxing match.
TULSA, OK – Longtime Pro Mod racer Keith Haney ended his 2018 season on a high note last November in Dallas and plans to play the same tune this weekend (Mar. 8-9), when he returns for the Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) season opener.
In qualifying for the inaugural Elite 16 event presented by Elite Motorsports at the Texas Motorplex, the 2017 MWPMS champion steered “Notorious,” his nitrous-injected 2014 Camaro, to a career-best, 3.70-seconds pass at 203.43 miles per hour.
“Beyond going quicker and faster than I’d personally ever ran in the eighth mile before, the great thing is we left that race with the motor happy,” said Haney, a Tulsa-area new car dealer who also owns and promotes the popular Mid-West drag racing series, as well as co-owns historic Osage Tulsa Raceway Park with fellow MWPMS competitor Todd Martin.
“We did have some parts breakage at a few races last year, but after the Elite 16 we really didn’t have to do a whole lot over the off season other than routine maintenance and cleaning everything up. We’ve been real fortunate with this combination of Reher-Morrison horsepower backed up by M&M Transmission and Strange Engineering parts,” Haney said.
“Everything’s freshened up and really running strong now and even the weather looks like it’ll be similar to what it was at the Elite 16 race. Which will be nice to see because hopefully we’ll see the ETs being the same or close to what they were back then.”
Pro Mod Madness highlights wildest race cars and fiercest rivalries on the track
DALLAS – The famed Texas Motorplex will kick off the Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series on March 8-9 with the Pro Mod Madness two day event. The race featuring modern and classic American body styles and carrying every major engine combination including nitrous, capable of reaching speed in excess of 200 mph is a free ticketed event. The series is built on rivalries and bringing driving and tuning skills to the starting line.
“Our goal is to start season with an exciting event and it doesn’t get much more exciting than Pro Mod Madness,” said Andy Carter, Texas Motorplex General Manager. “These cars are some of the most spectacular race cars in the country hitting speeds over 200 mph in the 1/8 mile, which is only 660 feet. We are providing free tickets so it will be a great value for motorsports fans or really anyone in the DFW area that is interested in a fun family event.”
Highlighted by veteran drivers, including the likes of Keith Haney, Justin Jones, Jeff Jones, Wayne Roberts, Eddie Rogers, Jim Sackuvich and more fans will be treated to racing action throughout the day as these pros wheel their impeccably prepared machines to 3.8-second passes. Unpredictable and radical, Pro Mod racing is quickly becoming one of the most exciting forms of motorsports in the country.
TULSA, OK – The Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) is excited to announce that Proline Racing will be on board for the 2019 season. A leader in the high-performance engine building market, Proline has been crushing records and winning championships for more than 14 years.
“Eric, Doug, and the rest of the Proline team have been leaders in the turbo market for more than a decade. With their foray into the Procharger market and proving that a centrifugal blower can compete in pro mod, as we saw at the Elite 16 last year, where Eric secured a runner-up finish, the excitement that comes along with anything Proline is very high and we are proud to have them on board for the 2019 season” stated series found Keith Haney.
Proline is located in Ball Ground, Georgia just outside Atlanta. They have been building and tuning record setting, championship winning engines since 2005. Whether it be in Pro Mod, Outlaw 10.5, Pro275, RvW, Top Dragster, No Prep, or just about any other class of drag racing Proline has been out front. Years of experience shows every time they show up to the track.
TULSA, OK – The Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) is happy to welcome back Stroud Safety for the 2019 season. Just this past weekend, Stroud Safety headed to the Texas Motorplex to set up a pro shop offering safety products on site to better serve their racers located in the fueling/tech check area. The Mid-West Pro Mod Series opens the season at the famed Dallas racetrack next weekend, March 8-9, 2019.
“Stroud Safety has the same core values as the MWPMS, designed by racers, for racers. Nothing in drag racing is more important than safety. I believe in Stroud and have their equipment on both of my race cars”, states MWPMS founder Keith Haney.
Founded 30 years ago, Bob Stroud took his knowledge of parachutes and safety equipment to the racing industry. Since that time, Stroud Safety has been the technology leader in the safety industry, introducing and acquiring patents on many new items. These efforts by Stroud have made racing much safer for the driver, car, track and spectator.
TULSA, OK – The Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series is honored to welcome back Atomizer Racing Injectors for the 2019 season. Based in Toano, Virginia, Atomizer was founded 10 years ago by Jack French under the premise of “Engineered and manufactured by racers for racers” and are proudly Made in the USA.
“Atomizer Racing Injectors are a big part of my racing program and Jack (French) has been supportive of the Mid-West Pro Mod Series since its inception. I use them on both my pro mod and radial cars. We look forward to working together again this season”, states series founder Keith Haney
Atomizer Racing Injectors fit any application from blower to turbos, radial to pro mod, your one-stop shop for power. Pro Line Racing uses these tops of the line injectors for all of their customer’s racing projects