MWPMS Ready to Throw
Down in T-Town
TULSA, OK (May 8,
2018) – The Frankenstein Engine Dynamics Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS)
is returning to Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park this weekend (May
11-12), for the Throw Down in T-Town, the third event in a
nine-race schedule for the MWPMS this year.
Anchoring the all-eighth-mile MWPMS Throw Down will be the
double-barreled assault of its Pro Modified and Radial vs. the
World classes, with additional competition in MX235 and X275 drag
radial, Pro Street, 6.0 Index and 7.99 Open, a special appearance
by Outlaw Gassers, plus two Jr. Dragster classes piloted by kids
aged 8 to 17 years.
“The Throw Down at T-Town has something for everyone, whether you
love to see doorslammers going over 200 miles an hour in 3.7
seconds, old-school Gassers with their wheels-up launches, or all
the kids and their families having fun and going head-to-head in
Jr. Dragsters. It really is the complete drag racing show,”
declares MWPMS owner, promoter and competitor Keith Haney, who
also co-owns the Tulsa track with fellow MWPMS racer Todd Martin.
“The last time we were in Tulsa was last year for the Mid-West Pro
Mod World Finals and anyone who was there will remember we had a
great crowd, people had a great time, the cars were fast, and it
was over at a good time, no dragging on forever into the night.
And I fully expect the Throw Down in T-Town will be even
better—although I did win the Pro Mod race and wrap up two
championships here last October!”
After winning the season-opening MWPMS race in March at Dallas,
Martin heads into the Throw Down in T-Town with the Pro Mod points
lead, followed by Ron Muenks, Jim Sackuvich, Jonas Aleshire and
Jerry Hunt, who won last month at Bowling Green, KY. Defending
class champion Haney also promises to be a contender at the Throw
Down, as will Randy Merick, who is expected to show up with a
brand-new, Larry Jeffers-built C3 Corvette.
In “Enigma,” his second of two nearly identical appearing
nitrous-boosted 2016 Camaros, reigning champ Haney holds the
current points lead for Radial vs. the World, with Jeff Naiser
second, Mark Micke third, Daniel Pharris fourth, and Tim Slavens
rounding out the top five. Meanwhile, the remainder of the RvW
field reads like a who’s who of the radial racing world, including
the likes of DeWayne Mills, Mark Woodruff, Taylor Lastor, Jody
Voyles and David Adkins, among others.
The MWPMS X275 points lead currently belongs to Shane Heckel, with
Kenny Hubbard, Jimmy White, Todd Moyer and Marty Chance stacked up
“Every one of our classes features good, tight racing,” Haney
stresses. “It really is second to none and the Throw Down in
T-Town is always one of our biggest and best events of the year.
We’re expecting a lot of new cars and teams coming out, too.
There’ll probably be 30 or more Pro Mods trying to qualify for the
16-car field; we’ll likely see about a dozen trying to make it
down to eight for the Radial vs. the World class; and X275 will no
doubt have about 35 to 40 entries. There’s also an Open Comp class
that’s open to everyone, dragsters or door cars, it doesn’t
matter, so I expect that’ll be full, too. It’s going to be a great
Haney also revealed he will be making the first test hits in his
new NHRA Pro Mod ride on Friday afternoon.
“It won’t have its spectacular red, white and blue Summit Racing
wrap on it yet, but we will be testing our Rickie Smith Racing
Camaro at the Throw Down in preparation for my NHRA Pro Mod debut
a week later up in Topeka,” Haney said. “So we’re all pretty
excited about that and looking forward to sharing the next chapter
for Keith Haney Racing with all of our Tulsa fans.”
Spectator gates for the Throw Down in T-Town will open at 5 p.m.
Friday (May 11) at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park, with two
complete rounds of Pro classes qualifying scheduled for 7 p.m. and
10 p.m. starts. Saturday’s spectator gates will open at 9 a.m.,
with on-track action beginning one hour later. Round 3 of Pro
class qualifying will start at noon, followed by the fourth and
final Pro qualifying session at 2 p.m. with elimination rounds for
all classes to begin at 5 p.m. Free tickets to the Throw Down in
T-Town at Tulsa Raceway Park are available at several nearby
retailers or by visiting the track’s Web site:
FRANKENSTEIN ENGINE DYNAMICS MID-WEST PRO MOD SERIES
The Frankenstein Engine Dynamics Mid-West Pro Mod Series is an
all-eighth-mile, no-profit organization that typically competes
during each host track’s biggest event of the year. Its appearance
is entirely funded by sponsorships passed along to benefit the
host tracks (typically about $10,000). The Mid-West Pro Mod Series
also provides trackside sponsor banners to be displayed at each
event, on-site PA sponsor announcements, and links to each company
on the MWPMS website (www.MidWestProModSeries.com), plus an
extensive social-media presence, texts and e-mail blasts, and
commercials during all events.