Haney Hopes Xtreme Texas Heat Helps Burn MWPMS
TULSA, OK (July 11, 2019) -- Two months after
climbing the points list in the most recent Summit
Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS)
event at his home track in Tulsa, OK, nitrous racing
veteran Keith Haney is feeling more than ready to go
again this weekend (July 12-13), at Xtreme Raceway
Park in Ferris, TX.
"I won't lie, it's been nice to have a few weeks to
relax and regroup, but I think I speak for every
Mid-West Series racer when I say I'm itchin' to get
back in the seat. We had a pretty good race in
Tulsa, went a couple of rounds and that moved us up
one spot to fourth overall, but I think we have a
good shot at doing even better this weekend," Haney
"We're into the heat of the summer now, which tends
to help the nitrous cars out a little," he explains.
"Those screw cars don't like the heat so much and
can have a little trouble putting all that power
down, so I think we have a decent chance of going
some rounds and maybe even winning it.
"We also saw the Mid-West rules board make some rule
changes during the break, so hopefully that should
tighten things up some, too. No one knows exactly
what's going to happen, but I know it's gonna' be
Regardless, Haney guarantees his own race weekend
will get off to an exciting start as he'll open with
a $5,000 grudge match in the first round of Pro Mod
qualifying against fellow nitrous racing veteran
"I met Chad last year while racing the Summit Racing
Equipment Camaro in NHRA Pro Mod, so I called him
out to come and try taking us on in the Mid-West
Series," the new car auto dealer says. "He'll have
his beautiful Corvette with all that Musi
horsepower, but me and 'Notorious' will be ready for
him. The money's already on the line and I aim to
take it all back home to Tulsa with me."
The entire Keith Haney Racing team, led by crew
chief Brandon Switzer and car chief Andrew Arnold,
will be on hand in Texas to help make that happen,
along with Haney's 12-year-old son Logan. But
girlfriend Missy Hayes may be his greatest trackside
asset, he quickly adds.
"We've been together a little over a year and a half
now and she's rock solid. A great, great supporter
and makes sure all my guys eat well at the track.
She takes care of them way better than I ever did,"
Haney admits. "But really, it's the first time I've
had someone that actually enjoys going racing with
me, so it's pretty awesome just to have her there
After testing at the brand-new Xtreme Raceway last
year in the Summit NHRA car, Haney says he's eager
to finally experience MWPMS competition with his
2014 Camaro this weekend on the all-concrete eighth
"It's a beautiful facility, so fast and smooth, and
with plenty of room for shut down. It has pretty
much any modern track amenity you can think of, TVs,
nice concession stands and bathrooms, easy in and
out access, it's the whole package," Haney says.
"Clyde (Scott, owner) and Gaylen (Smith, track
manager) are great people, just so welcoming to all
the Mid-West Series teams. The bottom line is, we
just can't wait to get out there."
Photos by Damon Steinke, Ian Tocher
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.