BELLS, TN – After the Frankenstein Engine Dynamics Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) made an extremely successful debut this April at the Holley EFI Outlaw Street Car Reunion (OSCR), Speed Promotions, LLC has confirmed the Tulsa-based series will return for the sixth running of the event Apr. 10-13, 2019, at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Ky.
After welcoming 34 MWPMS cars this year, Speed Promotions co-owner Tyler Crossnoe and the entire Outlaw Street Car Reunion team are proud to announce a $15,000-to-win payday for the MWPMS champion of the 2019 OSCR event, representing the largest MWPMS points race payout announced to date and $5,000 more than the series’ usual winner’s payout.
“After the debut of Pro Mod at the 2018 Outlaw Street Car Reunion, we are extremely excited to welcome back the Mid-West Pro Mod Series for the 2019 campaign. We as a team sat down and decided to put a special purse together for the MWPMS return to the Holley EFI Outlaw Street Car Reunion, and that’s where the winner will now be enticed with $15,000 to win,” Crossnoe said.
TULSA, OK – The trouble started not long after Keith Haney’s team hauler headed out of Tulsa bound for St. Louis and the Frankenstein Engine Dynamics Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) event at Gateway Motorsports Park. Rolling northeast on I-44, approaching the halfway point of their 400-mile trip, a tire suddenly let go on the trailer, forcing an emergency stop at the next available exit in tiny Mount Vernon, Missouri.
“We got so damn lucky, we get off the exit and boom, there’s a tire place right there,” recalled Haney, a veteran MWPMS racer, as well as owner and promoter of the series. “It would have taken us probably two or three hours to change that tire ourselves, but we go in, they tell us where to park, jack it up, change the tire, and in less than 30 minutes we’re back in business.
“So I ask, ‘How much do I owe you?’ and they answer with, ‘Nothing, you owe us nothing.’ It turns out the guys there follow me on Facebook and the manager’s friend races at Tulsa Raceway Park, the track I own with Todd Martin, so I’m just stunned,” Haney admitted. “It ended up we paid them with swag. We gave everyone in the place Keith Haney Racing hats. So, Southwest Fleet Service in Mount Vernon, thank you! And anyone ever in the area needing tire service, I can’t recommend them enough; they did a great job, too.”
TULSA, OK – Rising from a 12th-place start in the largest and quickest field in Frankenstein Engine Dynamics Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) history, Kevin Maddux scored his first series win Aug. 5, during the 5th annual PSCA Street Car Super Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park, near St. Louis. Also celebrating victories with the all-eighth-mile drag racing series were Marty Stinnett in Radial vs. the World (RvW), Alan Felts in the X275 drag radial class.
“This particular race was something outstanding, special, a history-making event,” MWPMS owner and promoter Keith Haney declared. “We had the biggest Pro Mod field in our history, the quickest field ever, it gave us our sixth different Pro Mod winner in six races so far this year, and I can’t even count how many of our racers made career-best runs—even a lot who didn’t qualify—they still left St. Louis with big smiles on their faces. And that’s what this is really all about, letting these guys shine in a series that gives everyone a chance to compete.”
A record 37 of 38 entries on the grounds made qualifying attempts, with Jason Hamstra and his screw-blown ’69 Camaro leading the way for the third-straight race with a MWPMS record-setting 3.70-seconds pass at 206.23 mph. Just two-thousandths of a second behind was Brandon Pesz, with Jonas Aleshire a close third. Maddux clocked in with a then-career-best 3.76, and the 16th-and-final starting position was secured by Duane Rister at 3.78 seconds, marking the quickest bump spot for a 16-car combined Pro Mod field in eighth-mile history.
TULSA, OK – With just three events left on its 2018 schedule, the all-eighth-mile Frankenstein Engine Dynamics Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) is returning to Gateway Motorsports Park this weekend (Aug. 2-4), as part of promoter Mel Roth’s fifth annual Street Car Super Nationals. The MWPMS previously visited the track near St. Louis in May to close out the first half of its eight-race season.
“Unfortunately, last-minute business demands prevented me from attending our first race in St. Louis this year, but I’m looking forward to kicking some butt this time around,” MWPMS owner, promoter and competitor Keith Haney said. “I just announced that I’m selling both of my race cars, though, so I’ll only be racing ‘Notorious’ in Pro Mod with the Mid-West series the rest of this year. The Radial vs. the World car, ‘Enigma,’ is going to wait at home, so those guys can breathe a sigh of relief.”
Haney also recently announced an unprecedented $50,000-to-win Pro Mod race scheduled for Nov. 1-3, at the Texas Motorplex, near Dallas, which offers a sizable entry fee discount to any racer who enters at least four official MWPMS events this year. With only three opportunities left to reach that discount, Haney expects up to 30 entries will compete for a spot in the 16-car Pro Mod field at Gateway.
TULSA, OK – The Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) is proud to announce the ELITE 16 presented by Elite Motorsports, LLC. This premiere $50,000 winner-take-all purse will be held at the famed Texas Motorplex in Ennis, Texas November 1-3, 2018.
Series Founder Keith Haney is very excited about the Elite Motorsports, LLC partnership for this HUGE event showcasing these earth shaking, big-tire beasts.
Elite Motorsports, LLC Founder and Owner Richard Freeman says, “This is a different deal for me. We have a lot of great customers and supporters in this region and I really wanted to give back and be involved in something like this. It’s a $50,000 to win race, so that in itself brings excitement. Whether you’re a racer or fan, this is going to be something to see!”
Entry into the Elite 16 aims to give back to the racers who’ve invested their time into racing with the MWPMS this year.
TULSA, OK – Keith Haney enjoyed a good, solid start to his race weekend June 29-30 at Heartland Motorsports Park in Topeka, KS, but a few broken bolts on race day cost him a likely final-round appearance and possible win in the Frankenstein Engine Dynamics Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) event.
After 20 cars completed four rounds of qualifying, Haney and “Notorious,” his nitrous-boosted 2014 Camaro, placed fifth overall with a 3.89-seconds pass at 193.13 mph.
“That was the quickest run of all the nitrous entries on the grounds, so we were pretty proud of that,” said Haney, who also owns and promotes the all-eighth-mile MWPMS. “Brandon Switzer couldn’t be there in person but he made some great tuning calls over the phone from Virginia and my co-crew chief, Brandon Pesz, he handled everything at the track in addition to racing his own car to the semi finals.”
Haney opened eliminations with a 3.98 to 4.19 win over Chad Javers and his supercharged ’67 Mustang, and then made a 4.43 solo pass in the quarter finals after Tommy Cunningham was unable to make the call to stage with another blown ’67 Mustang. Unfortunately, Haney’s off-the-pace pass reflected his own mechanical woes as several bolts sheared off between the flywheel and torque converter.
TULSA, OK – On an oppressively hot weekend at Heartland Motorsports Park in Topeka, KS, past Pro Mod world champion Jason Hamstra beat all comers June 30, to earn his first victory with the Frankenstein Engine Dynamics Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS).
“We haven’t had a lot of racing luck this year, and it was so hot, the track was very hot and it really wasn’t like the normal prep we’re used to,” said Hamstra, who started his supercharged ’69 Camaro from second-place in the 16-car qualified field. “Conditions were definitely challenging, so it was good to finally have it all come together.”
After 20 entries completed four rounds of qualifying, Jonas Aleshire and his blown ’06 Corvette entered eliminations from the top spot thanks to a 3.82-seconds blast at 198.58 mph in the first session. Despite making a pass only in the opening round of qualifying, Hamstra’s 3.83 at a class-leading 205.69 mph held up for second overall, followed by Brandon Pesz, Eddie Rogers and MWPMS owner and promoter Keith Haney with the first of the nitrous entries at 3.89 seconds and 193.13 mph.