TULSA, OK – The Tulsa-based Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) will make a repeat visit Aug. 1-3, to World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, directly across the Mississippi River from downtown St. Louis.
The all-eighth-mile series last raced there in April, when Kevin Maddux prevailed for the second time at Gateway in Pro Mod, Frankie Taylor won the last-chance Slammers event, Earl Folse scored his second-straight MWPMS Top Sportsman race title and Rob Moser took the Top Dragster win.
“That was a great event with great racer turnout. I think we had about 30 Pro Mods and I expect we’ll see just as many, maybe even more this time around,” MWPMS owner and promoter Keith Haney predicted.
“We had 38 Pro Mods for this race last year and we’ll be running with (promoter) Mel Roth and the Street Car Super Nationals again, as well as the Nostalgia Drag Racing League, so there’s going to be a lot of very cool cars going down the track with pretty much non-stop action.”
TULSA, OK – In front of a packed house, the Lone Star State’s own Jeff Jones earned his first Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) victory July 13, at Xtreme Raceway Park (XRP) in Ferris, TX, near Dallas.
“This was a long time coming,” Jones said after his final-round victory over Todd Martin. “We’ve come close a couple of times before, so it feels pretty good to get it done.”
Also visiting XRP’s winner’s circle were Keith Haney in the unique MWPMS Slammers class for Pro Mod non-qualifiers and first-round runners-up, Shawn Ayers driving for team owner and Philadelphia Eagles star Fletcher Cox in X275, Rudy Vedros with his first major event win in Top Sportsman, and Ron Scott in Top Dragster.
Jones, who races a supercharged C7 Corvette alongside teammate and son Justin Jones in a similar machine, also shares the tuning prowess of crew chief Brandon Pesz with Martin and his Tulsa-based ’68 Mustang. Martin narrowly defeated Justin Jones in the semi-finals to reach his dad, who started seventh in the 16-car Pro Mod field before racing through Jeffrey Cummins Jr., points leader Aaron Wells, and Jim Sackuvich in the semis.
The weather was threatening, but that never stops the Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series. Mid-West Pro Mods rolled into Tulsa Raceway Park on Thursday, before qualifying on Friday. To say the action was tight all weekend might be a huge understatement. Points battles, Owner vs. Owner, Rain, and Lumberjacking were just some of what we saw over the weekend.
Throwdown in T-Town is one of the largest events the Tulsa Raceway Park holds all season long, and it is something that the owners Todd Martin & Keith Haney always look forward to. The fans are the best in the country, and were lined up out the gate trying to get in while MWPMS was having their regular Friday night driver meeting.
“Home really is where the heart is, and my home is Tulsa Raceway Park. Todd and I do our best to always make sure that our fans, racers, and media are treated with the utmost respect. They are there to see a show and that’s exactly what we try and give them”, stated series Founder Keith Haney.
Tulsa, OK – Just two weeks ago the Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series battled it out on the grounds in St. Louis, and now the series is planning on making more noise than a Midwest thunderstorm when they open the gate at Tulsa Raceway Park for Throwdown in T-Town.
The Throwdown in T-Town is a huge event that attracts racers from all over the Midwest, and this weekend it will be on par with something that cannot be described in words. Not only will the MWPMS feature their Pro Mods, but there will also be Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, and X275.
“Being back at home is always an amazing feeling. I think I speak for both Todd (Martin) and myself when I say that there is nothing better than racing in front of our home town fans. The Throwdown in T-Town is more than just another drag race, it is celebration of everything good about drag racing”, stated series Founder Keith Haney.
TULSA, OK – As much as he enjoys racing at the recently renamed World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, the historic drag strip directly across the Mississippi River from downtown St. Louis has not been particularly kind to Keith Haney in recent visits.
Last year, Haney missed qualifying for both the Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) and NHRA Pro Mod Series events at Gateway, but the Tulsa-based new car dealer fared a little better this past weekend after overcoming some early adversity in Friday night’s MWPMS test session.
“We decided on Friday to make just one hit at the race track and thank God we did,” he said. Two weeks earlier at the most recent MWPMS event in Bowling Green, KY, Haney’s nitrous-injected 2014 Camaro experienced a transmission problem that caused the car’s rear slicks to lock up at speed in the shutdown area of the track. Initially, Haney thought he’d hit the transbrake button by mistake, so his crew made adjustments, but when rain moved in the next day and the race had to be canceled he missed any chance to test the repairs.
“It put me sideways there a couple times, but we really thought we had it fixed,” Haney said. “But then Friday I let go of the button, we go 3.77 at 200 miles an hour, and I stick it in neutral and it does the exact same thing.
Extreme Brand Products (Racing Oil and Fuel) Supporting the Mid-West Pro Mod Series for the 2019 Season
TULSA, OK – The Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) proudly welcomes back Extreme Brand Products. The vast variety of products that Extreme offers includes racing fuels, engine oils, transmission fluids, hydraulic fluid, penetrating lubricants and brake cleaners, industrial cleaners and car care products. “Many of our racers utilize Extreme racing oil and fuel not only in their race cars but also their own businesses. Larry Jeffers has supported the Mid-West Pro Mod Series since its inception including bringing their trackside support vehicle to most of our events. We look forward to a fantastic 2019 season partnership”, states series founder Keith Haney.
Extreme’s mission is to be the leader in the research, selling and marketing of high quality racing products, Racing Oil, Diesel Oil, Racing Fuels. Extreme Brand products will accomplish this by ensuring that our products and service are of the highest quality. “The Performance you expect comes from the quality we demand!”
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.