Finishes 3rd in Pro Mod in Standout Summit Racing Equipment
FERRIS, Texas (Oct. 26, 2021) – By advancing to the second
round at the final race of the 2021 season in the Summit
Racing Equipment Mid-West Drag Racing Series presented by
J&A Service, Pro Mod veteran Keith Haney secured a
third-place finish to cap off an impressive season in the
Calling it the best season he’s had in several years in his
nitrous-powered “Black Mamba” Camaro from Jerry Bickel Race
Cars, Haney enjoyed a great deal of successes, advancing to
three final rounds and picking up a win in what was a
thoroughly enjoyable 2021 season in the MWDRS.
“Everyone on this team had a remarkable last half of the
season,” Haney said. “The camaraderie between the crew was
great and this was the best year we’ve had drag racing since
2018 and this is the best race car I’ve ever owned. I’m
already geared up for 2022.”
Haney has plenty of reasons to be excited after a remarkable
year on and off the track.
Away from the dragstrip, Haney got married to his wife,
Misty, and built a new home, while the team also moved into
a brand new race shop, which proved to be a key area for the
The new race shop led to greater preparation heading into
the races and that paid off immediately, as Haney advanced
to the finals in two straight races in his Summit Racing
Equipment and Pat Musi Racing Engines-powered Camaro when
the MWDRS season resumed in mid-August.
From there, it was game on, as Haney jumped more than 10
spots in the points standings thanks to a hot finish that
included a victory at the second race of the Osage Hotel
Casino Throwdown in T-Town. He wasn’t able to replicate it
at last weekend’s MWDRS Xtreme Texas World Finals at Xtreme
Raceway Park in Ferris, Texas to close out the season,
falling in the second round after a number of transmission
issues, but there were still plenty of positives for Haney
to reflect on this year.
“To end up third in points, it was a huge accomplishment for
the team, that’s for sure,” Haney said. “We lost in the
second round in Texas and it was a tough weekend, but it was
still a great weekend. There was great side-by-side racing
in Pro Mod and some of the best racing I’ve seen all season.
“It’s really hard to win in Pro Mod in the Mid-West Drag
Racing Series. The parity is great and the action is
second-to-none. There’s no other series quite like ours. You
have to be good and you’ve got to have all your pieces
Getting everything together and being even more prepared is
the goal for Haney and his team this off-season. He saw the
immediate benefits of that this year and Haney wants to
replicate that type of preparation this off-season.
He continually praised the work of star tuner Brandon
Switzer and the team was an impressive cohesive unit.
Haney’s focus is taking that to an even higher level next
year and that means the work begins soon — and Haney can’t
“The car is heading to Brandon’s shop to get updated and get
everything ready to go for next year. We’re already focused
on 2022,” Haney said. “We’ll take some time off and spend it
with our families and then we’ll be ready to start again.
"Our preparation is going to be even bigger this off-season.
We’ll have the parts and pieces we need in place to try and
win a championship, and we can’t wait.”
ABOUT KEITH HANEY RACING
Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Keith Haney Racing (www.keithhaneyracing.com)
competes in the Summit Mid-West Drag Racing Series (MWDRS)
presented by J&A Service, select NHRA, PDRA and NMCA races
and one-off special events. Keith Haney Racing appreciates
the support of Summit Racing Equipment, Lucas Oil, Strange
Engineering, Pat Musi Racing Engines, Jerry Bickel Race
Cars, Kryptonite Kustomz, RacingJunk.com, Total Seal, MoTeC
Systems USA, Switzer Dynamics, Menscer Motorsports,
OkAutosDirect.com, Race Star Wheels, Stroud Safety,
Precision Racing Suspension, Tulsa Raceway Park, Callies and