TULSA, OK — Eddie Rogers laid down a pass of 3.863 seconds at 190.30 mph to earn the win Saturday night in the Midwest Pro Mod Series show at Tulsa Raceway Park. The Arkansas native earned the victory with a holeshot advantage of .052 seconds over runner-up Jonas Aleshire’s 3.82-second lap at 198.41 mph. The thrilling finale wrapped up an incredible weekend of racing that kicked off with Keith Haney earning top qualifier honors with a pass of 3.756 seconds at 201.64 mph.
“I thought it was great,” Rogers said after his victory. “We had a great turn out of good cars and a nice mix of power combinations. I think the fans enjoy seeing different kinds of cars racing each other. I think (the event) was run very well and if we can make sure one combination doesn’t run away with it, the turn out will be good and there will be some great racing.”
“That was fun – and a lot of work,” Haney said. “Plus, we entertained our local fans. But it was absolutely outstanding weekend for Keith Haney Racing.”
Notorious qualified No. 1 in the Mid-West Pro Mod Series race with a pass of 3.756 seconds at 201.64 mph, while Enigma qualified No. 2 with a run of 3.914 seconds at 193.40 mph.
Haney won in the first and second round with Notorious, and then things got interesting.
TULSA, OK – Keith Haney has a pair of reasons why he’s excited for the Throw Down in T-Town this weekend at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park: Notorious and Enigma and to top it all off this is the first time BOTH cars have been at the same event.
“Notorious” is the Lucas Oil/RacingJunk.com Pro Nitrous Chevrolet Camaro that Haney will race in the Mid-West Pro Mod Series portion of the Throw Down, while “Enigma” is entered in the Radial vs. The World Class at Tulsa.
Whether Haney will drive both Keith Haney Racing cars himself remains to be seen. Fans need to come to the Throw Down to find out.
“Notorious hasn’t raced all year long,” Haney said. “Enigma has raced in two races, and now we’re bringing both Notorious and Enigma to Tulsa – and we’re going to kick everybody’s asses in Radial vs. The World and the new Mid-West Pro Mod Series.
A large contingent of race cars across several classes populated the track, and a huge crowd was in attendance.
“This ended up being our biggest Throw Down race in the history of the race track in car count,” said Keith Haney, who co-owns the track with Todd Martin. “We had 178 race cars, not counting the 13 cars that broke. It was a huge, success.”
Drag Illustrated magazine came to cover the event, which featured 18 Pro Extreme cars and 19 Pro Boost/Pro Nitrous cars.
TULSA, OK – The twice-annual Osage Casino Throw Down in T-Town has become one of the top events in drag racing, as local racers and track operators Keith Haney and Todd Martin have worked to build the race to serve the fans and competitors alike.
The Throw Down in T-Town returns this weekend at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park, with more than 150 race cars expected to compete across several classes. Haney and Martin have put more than $84,000 up for grabs.
“We’re excited about the Osage Casino Throw-Down in T Town,” Haney said. “This will be our 16th Throw Down, and it’s getting bigger and bigger every time.
TULSA, OK – The Redemption No Prep series, born and raised in Texas, is going on the road. Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park will host a No Prep race the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 25-26, the track announced Thursday.
The Redemption No Prep series is a grassroots organization led by Shannon Morgan, designed to give everyday racers a chance to show their stuff in an affordable, professional setting.
“This particular type of racing is what it’s all about,” track co-owner Keith Haney said. “For me, this is for the people who may not be able to compete on the pro level, but they can come and compete on the No Prep level.”
TULSA, OK – Drag racing legend Shirley “Cha Cha” Muldowney has been named Grand Marshal of the 2016 NHRA Jr. Drag Racing Western Conference Finals, which will be held June 23-25 at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park. Track owners Todd Martin and Keith Haney invited the barrier-breaking, four-time world champion to add a hefty dose of drag racing royalty to their first major Jr. Drag Racing event.
“Shirley Muldowney is the perfect ambassador for our first Western Conference Finals,” Martin said. “Everyone in our sport knows and respects the battles she endured as a woman coming into a male-dominated world and fighting for the incredible successes she had in her driving career. She literally kicked in the door for female drivers.