ENNIS, TX – Keith Haney is more than excited about competing this weekend (Oct. 17-20), at the Texas Motorplex, south of Dallas. For months now, Haney has dedicated countless hours in arranging the unique Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) exhibition race presented by Atomizer Racing Injectors within the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals.
“Oh my goodness, this is gonna’ be big. I can’t say enough about how much we’re all looking forward to this,” states Haney, who not only competes in the Mid-West Series, but owns and promotes it, too. “First of all I want to thank NHRA for allowing us to do this, to run the first-ever, eighth-mile race for a Wally at one of their national events. It’s just so cool.
“And NHRA, we can’t thank them enough for allowing us to have 22 cars. It started out as 16 and then 20 and we got to 22 overall,” he continues. “And we’re going to do this special photo shoot before we start qualifying on Thursday by driving over to the big Summit Racing store and distribution facility in Arlington (TX), where we’re going to have all 22 drivers in their race suits with their helmets by their side and take a great photo for our major series sponsor. You know, give back to them because they give back so much to us.
TULSA, OK – Next month, during the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals at the Texas Motorplex, the Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) will stage an unprecedented 16-car, eighth-mile exhibition race presented by Atomizer Racing Injectors as part of a National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) national event.
“This is a dream come true for me. Everyone in drag racing knows the NHRA is the big show–period,” MWPMS owner and competitor Keith Haney states. “I want to personally thank NHRA, (Motorplex owner) Billy Meyer and (track general manager) Andy Carter for creating this tremendous opportunity for our racers.
“They can’t believe they get to be a part of the first-ever NHRA eighth-mile race, the first 16-car exhibition class field, the first-ever race featuring all Pro Mod engine combos running side by side, and most of all the chance to win the first-ever trophy for eighth-mile racing in NHRA history. Each of these Mid-West Series guys will go down in NHRA history–which alone is amazing–but whoever wins that trophy will really have lifelong bragging rights,” he continues.
October 2019 Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park Throw Down In T-Town & Mid-West Pro Mod & Radial Series!
Throw Down of 2019 will be held at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park on Oct 11th-12th and will feature some of the top racers in the United States competing in 10 classes.
“The Throw Down in T-Town has become one of the largest races in the country,” track co-owner Keith Haney said. “We had over 160 race cars in May. It’s a FREE event for the customer, and we had 25,000 fans in the stands for the weekend in May 2019. It’s just become a huge event.”
What is even bigger is the Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series WORLD FINALS! The MWPMS points chase is so close the action is going to be off the hook!
MEMPHIS, TN – By defeating points leader Aaron Wells in the semi-finals, then going on to score his first Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) event win Sep. 14, Justin Jones did everything possible at Memphis International Raceway to keep his 2019 championship hopes alive.
In a battle of screw-blown Corvettes in the Pro Mod final, Jones steered his Weatherford, TX-based C7 entry to a 3.86-seconds pass at 200.14 mph over a traction-challenged 4.11 at 194.07 by fellow Texan Frankie Taylor.
“Before we got out there my crew chief, Brandon Pesz, he told me to get ready to pedal about half track. He reminded me that Frankie’s good and has luck on his side at all times, so we didn’t want some freak thing to happen and he goes around us, so Brandon stepped it up a bit,” Jones recalled.
“And sure enough about half track it started shaking, but I slapped it one time and was able to get on down. But Frankie must’ve had to pedal at least once, too.”
TULSA, OK – A new era will dawn for Keith Haney Racing (KHR) Sep. 13-14, as “Black Mamba,” the team’s brand-new, nitrous-breathing 2019 Camaro, will make its competition debut with the Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) at Memphis International Raceway.
“To say I’m excited is a huge understatement. I can’t wait to get the Black Mamba out there and sink my fangs into the competition,” declared team owner and driver Haney, who also owns and promotes the all-eighth-mile MWPMS.
“Seriously, my plan is to go to Memphis and drag every single one of ’em from one end of the race track to the other. That’s my goal. So if you’re lined up beside me, you better be nervous and you better have your stuff together, because me and Black Mamba are poised to strike.”
TULSA, OK – Competitors in the Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) will visit a new venue Sept. 13-14, as they take on the eighth mile at Memphis International Raceway in Millington, TN.
“It’s a new track for us as a series, but I think most of our racers have raced there before so they’re familiar with it as a great facility. Personally, Memphis is one of my favorite race tracks to visit,” MWPMS owner, promoter and competitor Keith Haney stated.
“It’s fast and smooth and leads into a real long shut down that eventually curves around to where you can almost roll all the way back to your pit. It’s a cool place to race.”
Fresh off a win at the most recent MWPMS event in St. Louis, Pro Mod points leader Aaron Wells could clinch his first MWPMS season championship at Memphis with his wild, supercharged ’67 Mustang; however, second-place man Justin Jones will be looking to extend the fight to the season finale a month later in Tulsa. His father, Jeff Jones in a similar, supercharged C7 Corvette, also has an outside chance at the title from third place.
ST. LOUIS, MO – Oklahoma City’s Aaron Wells outlasted a stout Pro Mod field Aug. 3, at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, taking home his second Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) win of the year and tightening his grip on the season points lead.
Also picking up MWPMS event trophies at the historic drag strip near St. Louis were Dan Phelps in Race Star Wheels Top Dragster, Bob Gulitti in Top Sportsman, Alan Felts in X275 Drag Radial, and Jon Stouffer in the unique MWPMS Slammers class for Pro Mod non-qualifiers and first-round runners up.
Wells and his supercharged, Bickel-built ’67 Mustang ran 3.712 seconds at 203.98 mph over the Gateway eighth mile to qualify third for the 16-car Pro Mod field. Number-one starter Todd Martin posted a 3.706 in his blown ’68 Mustang, followed by Chad Green at 3.709 in a nitrous-huffing 2017 Corvette. Craig Sullivan held on to the 16th-and-final spot with a 3.89 after 24 entries made qualifying attempts.
“I really believe there’s a number-one qualifier curse, so I’m good with not being number one, but number two or three is good. I’m satisfied with that,” Wells insisted. “All I care about is being consistent. In this series that’s a necessity, especially with some of these cars as fast as they are.”