Redemption for Haney with MWPMS Slammers Win at
Xtreme Raceway Park
TULSA, OK (July 17, 2019) -- A dramatic rematch from
the night before saw Keith Haney even the score with
NHRA Pro Mod star Chad Green July 13, as he led
stripe to stripe in the final round of the Slammers
class during the Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West
Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) event at Xtreme Raceway Park
(XRP) in Ferris, TX.
Despite leaving with a perfect .000 reaction time,
Haney held an ever-so-slim two-thousandths of a
second advantage over Green off the start, but an
eighth of a mile later his nitrous-breathing 2014
Camaro had stretched that out to a 12-hundredths
margin of victory over Green's nitrous-fed C7
Corvette in the left lane.
"Yeah, I got my redemption from Chad after our
grudge race in the first round of qualifying. That
didn't go so well after we just made a mistake on
the car and didn't find it until the next round,"
Haney explained. "But winning the Slammers class
means I also got to pick up a few extra points for
the championship run. And what's even better is that
was the fastest I've ever run at that kind of
Haney, a Tulsa-based new-car dealer who also owns
and promotes the MWPMS, qualified ninth for the Pro
Mod field at XRP, but red-light starts in the
opening round of competition relegated both him and
second-place starter Green to the unique MWPMS
Slammers class for Pro Mod non-qualifiers and those
who lost in the first round.
"The left lane was a little tougher to see the tree
out of and everybody was having that issue so I
guess I wasn't the only one. But no excuses, I was
excited and I messed up and I went red," Haney
admitted. "It's too bad, too, because other than
that one round, my lights were absolutely on point.
The whole weekend up until I went red, .020 was my
Continuing the trend, Haney posted .019 and .012
reaction times in taking down Wayne Roberts and his
blown late-model Corvette and then the twin-turboed
'69 Camaro of Michael Bradley to reach Green. After
nailing the start with that perfect leave in the
final, Haney ran 3.72 seconds to a 3.84 by Green to
take the XRP Slammers title.
"It's not necessarily where you want to be when the
night starts, but it's sure a lot better to keep on
racing than pack up right away after the first round
for the ride home. It feels a lot better to be going
home with a trophy," he said. "And just the fact
that I had to beat a guy like Chad and his team
proves there are no easy rounds in this Mid-West
Series. I'm proud of my guys for pulling through
"Of course there's my crew chief Brandon Switzer,
but my crew--Dale, Cale, Shane and Andrew--that's
who I'm talking about. They did a really, really
good job this weekend and I can't thank them enough.
All of them. Everybody contributed.
"And I had my girlfriend Misty with me and my son,
Logan, who let me know on the drive home that he
thinks he'd like to give Jr. Dragster racing a try,
so we'll probably see that happen pretty soon. So
the weekend may not have started out the best, but
it turned out to be pretty darn good in the end."
As the series promoter Haney also said he "couldn't
be any happier" with the reception local fans
provided to MWPMS and its race teams at Xtreme
"This was our first time there and the place was
absolutely packed, a record-setting crowd is what
I'm told and I can believe it. Both grandstands on
both sides of the track were full, with people
lining the fences on both sides, too. It really was
impressive," he said.
"Clyde (Scott, track owner) and Gaylen (Smith, track
manager) did a great job managing the crowd and with
the track prep, but I also have to thank the people
that help me with the Mid-West Series: Jimmy Boles,
Ellen Eshenbacher, Damon Steinke, Jimmy Biggs, and
our great announcers, Al Tucci and Colton Jordan.
They all did an absolutely fantastic job."
Keith Haney Racing will return to action Aug. 2-3,
when the 2019 Summit Racing MWPMS season resumes at
Worldwide Technology Raceway at Gateway, near St.
Louis, with its sixth of eight scheduled events this
Photos courtesy MWPMS/Randy Curtis
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.