Haney to Fulfill 'Childhood Dream' at Super Chevy
Show in St. Louis
TULSA, OK (Apr. 24, 2019) -- The first time Keith
Haney attended a Super Chevy Show he was just a
young boy visiting Tulsa Raceway Park with his dad,
the same track he currently co-owns with fellow drag
racer Todd Martin. This weekend the 47-year-old new
car dealer will be competing in a Super Chevy Show
for the first time.
"As a kid I attended Super Chevy every time they
came to Tulsa and I loved it," recalled Haney, who
will be driving "Notorious," his nitrous-injected
2104 Camaro, in the Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West
Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) at the recently renamed World
Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, near St. Louis.
"I always thought, 'Wow, one of these days I'd like
to do that,' and now, here we are and I'm doing it.
It's like fulfilling a childhood dream, I guess you
The St. Louis event represents the third of eight
scheduled MWPMS races this year, plus the special
year-ending, non-points Elite 16 event at the Texas
Motorplex, and the first of two visits to the
Gateway facility for the Tulsa-based organization.
Haney currently sits fourth in Pro Mod points, based
on a semi-finals finish in March at the MWPMS season
opener in Dallas and results from the rained-out
event at Bowling Green, KY, two weeks ago.
"It's unfortunate we didn't get to race in Bowling
Green after qualifying for one of the quickest Pro
Mod fields ever, but I'm definitely looking forward
to St. Louis now. I feel like it owes me one," Haney
said, referring to a difficult outing there last
year when he battled mechanical gremlins.
"We've done pretty good in St. Louis before. I went
to the finals two years ago against Jason Hamstra,
but last year we didn't even qualify, so that's
going to change this time. And like I said, I'm
really looking forward to being part of the Super
Chevy Show with the Mid-West Series. We're expecting
probably 24 or more entries," added Haney, who also
owns and promotes the MWPMS.
Key to Haney's success at St. Louis will be the
performance of his crew chief, Brandon Switzer,
widely acknowledged as one of the brightest nitrous
tuners in the drag racing world. In addition to
Haney's car, Switzer also will be calling the tuning
shots on the late-model Camaro of MWPMS rival Jim
Sackuvich at Gateway.
"You really can't get any better than Brandon
Switzer. And even though our cars and combinations
are a bit different, it certainly can't hurt for
Brandon to be seeing data from two cars on the same
track," Haney reasoned. "The more data you get, the
better it's usually going to be, so I'm excited
about our chances."
The MWPMS Pro Mod class is scheduled to attack the
Gateway eighth mile at 5 p.m. Friday for its first
qualifying session at the STL Super Chevy Show.
Round two of qualifying is set for 8 p.m., with a
third-and-final qualifying round scheduled for 11 on
Saturday morning before eliminations begin at 1 that
"My whole team is ready to go," Haney declared. "Our
sponsors--Summit Racing, Strange, Lucas Oil,
RacingJunk.com--they've all been real happy with our
production so far, and I'm looking forward to doing
even better. After two races we're fourth in points
and have a decent lead over fifth, sixth, seventh,
and so on. From here on it's just a climb to the
"Of course, everybody wants to go to that number-one
spot. Well, just so they know, they better be fast
in St. Louis because I'm coming for 'em! We're ready
to step up and step out."
ABOUT KEITH HANEY RACING
Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Keith Haney Racing (www.keithhaneyracing.com)
competes in the Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS), as
well as select NHRA and PDRA races and one-off
special events. Keith Haney Racing appreciates the
support of sponsors Summit Racing Equipment, Lucas
Oil, Strange Engineering, Kryptonite Kustomz,
RacingJunk.com, MoTeC Systems USA, Switzer Dynamics,
M&M Transmission, Menscer Motorsports, Total Seal,
Mickey Thompson, Browell Bellhousing, and Larry
Jeffers Race Cars.