After Redemption as MWDRS Season Starts at Xtreme Texas
TULSA, Okla. (March 15, 2022) – After finishing third in the
Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Drag Racing Series (MWDRS)
presented by J&A Service championship chase last season,
Stroud Safety Pro Mod driver Keith Haney has had all winter
to think about what could have been. Instead, Haney and his
team have been working on improving their program to pursue
the 2022 MWDRS Pro Mod championship.
Haney’s championship pursuit will kick off this weekend at
the Xtreme Texas Nationals, March 18-19 at Xtreme Raceway
Park in Ferris, Texas.
“We probably should've finished second last year,” said
Haney, the founder and owner of MWDRS. “My lights weren't
there, but they got better in the end of the season and now
we're ready to roll for 2022. I feel like we can take the
motivation and what we did in 2021 and carry that over into
After the MWDRS season finale in October last year, Haney’s
Pat Musi-powered, Jerry Bickel-built “Black Mamba” Camaro
went to tuner Brandon Switzer’s Switzer Dynamics shop in
Denver, North Carolina, for a thorough offseason maintenance
“He took every single thing I had out of my trailer and has
been working on the car, doing some updates, and doing a lot
of maintenance stuff that has to be done to win a
championship,” Haney said. “He's really put the time and
effort into this car to take it to the next level so we can
go after the championship. I feel confident. Everybody knows
we're there. Nobody takes us lightly.”
While Switzer was working his magic, Haney and his team –
including Dale Hancock, Shane Goodnight, Steve Cooks, and
Bobby Savedra – have also been doing everything they can to
prepare for the eight-race 2022 MWDRS season.
“My wife, Misty, has been hands on with a lot of things
inside the camp,” Haney added. “That's been great. I got
married last year and I wouldn't be where I'm at if it
weren't for Misty and the great team that I have.”
Haney knows he’ll need to keep stepping up his program to
compete with the increasingly tough field of Pro Mod teams
in the Mid-West series. Longtime MWDRS competitors like
Haney will have to contend with a number of high-level teams
joining the series this season.
“There's a lot of newcomers coming. Now we're really going
to have to be good,” Haney said. “This series has really
grown into something big, and it's phenomenal. This will be
the most competitive season this series has ever seen.
Everybody's stepped up their game and gotten smarter.
Everybody's had time to work on their programs and make
things better. The competition is unbelievable.”
In addition to getting back on track, Haney is looking
forward to catching up with the fans at the Xtreme Texas
Nationals and all season long.
“I can't thank the fans enough for making me what I am
today,” said Haney, who also mentioned supporters like
Summit Racing Equipment, Lucas Oil, and Strange Engineering.
“Keith Haney Racing is what it is because of all the great
fans that believe in us.”
Pro Mod qualifying is set to begin Friday at 6 p.m., with
final qualifying on Saturday at 11 a.m. followed by
eliminations at 4 p.m. Fans can tune in to the official
MAVTV Plus event livestream at www.MAVTVPlus.com.
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.