Ready to End 2022 Season on High Note at MWDRS Xtreme Texas
TULSA, Okla. (Oct. 18, 2022) – Keith Haney is quick to admit
a driver error cost him and his Keith Haney Racing team an
easy first-round win in Stroud Safety Pro Mod at the fall
Throwdown in T-Town. Making up for that is one reason why
Haney is fired up for the final race of the Summit Racing
Equipment Mid-West Drag Racing Series (MWDRS) presented by
J&A Service season, the Xtreme Texas World Finals, Oct.
21-22, at Xtreme Raceway Park.
Haney qualified third at the Throwdown at Osage Casino &
Hotel Tulsa Raceway Park, the track he co-owns with fellow
Pro Mod racer Todd Martin. He had a first-round bye, but
Haney’s Musi-powered Summit Racing/Strange Engineering
“Black Mamba” Camaro suffered a transmission issue in the
final qualifying session that couldn’t be fixed for the
opening round of eliminations.
“It was all my fault,” admitted Haney, who was the defending
event champion. “Had nothing to do with the crew or
anything. In Q3, for some reason I hit the line-lock button
going down the racetrack, which slowed down the car and
burned up the transmission. It should've been a
3.60-something. All driver error. I don't know how I did it,
but I did it. It is what it is. We tried to get it fixed.
Had all the parts to fix it, just couldn't get it fixed in
time. So we had a bye, which we ultimately didn't get to
show up for. That's how our race ended up.”
Before the transmission issue, Haney and tuner Brandon
Switzer had the opportunity to break in a brand-new engine,
which will remain in the car for the World Finals.
“We've had a motor sitting underneath the cabinet for two
years that we've never had out,” Haney said. “Brandon said
we need to pull that motor out and put it in for Q3, so we
actually changed a motor in Q3, then I burned up the
transmission. But we did that just to see what the motor
would do and it was awesome. It ran just like it was
supposed to. But we're all fixed up and ready to roll. We're
already ready to go to Texas. Hopefully we'll go down there
and run our best E.T. like we did the first race of the year
when we went 3.65. We're hoping to beat that here at the
last race of the year.”
Haney, who drives one of the only nitrous-assisted cars in a
field full of boosted Pro Mods, knows what he needs to do to
end the year on a high note.
“One thing is to be consistent,” Haney said. “The other
thing is to see what we can put in it and get the track to
take. Our goal is to make nitrous the fastest. At the last
race, if I'm not mistaken, I was the only nitrous car there.
I'm trying to make nitrous great again. The rules kind of
fit the other combos. I just gotta keep working on our
program to see if we can speed it up as much as we possibly
can. I have to run my best to beat them.”
Haney and the Summit Racing/Strange Engineering “Black
Mamba” Camaro will hit the track for two Friday qualifying
sessions starting at 6 p.m. A third and final qualifying
session is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, with eliminations
scheduled to start at 6 p.m.
Fans can watch the race through MAVTV on FloRacing at
ABOUT KEITH HANEY RACING
Based in Broken Arrow, 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, MoTeC Systems USA,
Switzer Dynamics, Menscer Motorsports, OkAutosDirect.com,
Race Star Wheels, Stroud Safety, Total Seal Piston Rings,
M&M Transmission, Precision Racing Suspension, Tulsa Raceway
Park, Callies and UEM Pistons.