Maddux, Folse, MadMan,
& Moser Take home wins at St. Louis
Madison, IL - (April
30, 2019) The Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS)
rolled into the Iconic Arch over the weekend during stop number
three, and we saw Kevin Maddux, Frankie Taylor, Rob Moser, and
Earl Folse take home wins.
“St. Louis posed some challenges that would have rattled any
promoter, and yet our racers, crew, media, and fans stuck with us
until the end. I couldn’t be prouder of the job that everyone did
to put on such a great event”, stated series Founder Keith Haney.
After coming off the events and cancellation of stop number two in
our series at Bowling Green’s Outlaw Street Car Reunion, the fans
and racers were chopping at the bit to get on the track and race
their hearts out. The weather all week looked iffy to say the
least, but that didn’t stop our Pro Mod, Top Dragster, and Top
Sportsman folks from coming to St. Louis and battling each other
for the win.
In Pro Mod, a couple of regulars were missing, but we still had 27
Pro Mods on the property vying to take home the $10k payday. Some
of the most beautiful cars come and compete on the MWPMS stage,
and they put on great side by side racing for the fans. Kevin
Maddux was the one to take home the money and trophy though.
Kevin’s Corvette is always one that you stop and look at in the
pits. Along with a great crew, he was able to work his way to the
finals with victories over Frankie Taylor, Craig Sullivan, and Jim
Sackuvich before having to face off against one of the most
beautiful and powerful cars in all of drag racing in Aaron Wells.
Both competitors did their burnout, but when Aaron backed up, he
was shut off by the starter Kane Daily, as he was dripping oil.
This meant that Kevin was going to take the win as soon as he took
the tree. The tree dropped, and by 80’ out Kevin shook the tires,
and coasted down track. Later on, Aaron stated that they
discovered just a small hole in an oil line that caused all of
this. While he was certainly disappointed in the loss, he is very
happy that his consistent showing has put him #1 in points after
Kevin, his wife Kristen, and the rest of the crew came rolling
down the return road ecstatic that they were able to pull this one
off. Kevin missed the first race in Ennis but is now sitting in
seventh place in the points and working his way up. We plan on
seeing both of them fighting it out again in two weeks.
This was the second stop on tour for the T/D and T/S classes, yet
in T/S it was the same result that we saw at the first race. With
an abundance of entrances in both classes, it was going to be
tight racing all weekend.
Race Star Wheels Top Dragster brought out some of the Midwest
locals, as well as some of the MWPMS regulars. When we say tight
racing, these folks were so close all weekend that you couldn’t
even tell from the starting line who was going to pull it out each
pass. In the finals though, it was Rob Moser, and his Moser
Engineering back dragster that took the win over Al Peavler. This
was Rob’s first race with the MWPMS and we are certainly hoping
that the Moser team will be able to run some more events with us
in the future. The convincing win for Rob and the team puts him in
a dead tie for second place on the points board as well already.
Top Sportsman is another class that was added to the 2019 lineup
in MWPMS and Earl Folse has treated it as his personal playground
for two races now. Earl mowed down the tree and the rest of the
field all weekend long. In the finals, Earl was matched up against
Mark McDonald and yet again it was Earl taking the win as Mark
broke out with .21 on a .24. Two races and two wins for the team
have put Earl in a very commanding points lead early season.
Wrapping up the weekend was the MWPMS Slammers Class. This is a
class for the Pro Mods that don’t qualify in the top 16 or lose in
round one of eliminations. They are able to accrue points towards
the championship as well. This was especially important at St.
Louis, as Frankie Taylor lost to event winner Kevin Maddux in E1.
Frankie entered the slammers, and was able to take the win on that
side after facing off against one of the toughest Pro Mods in the
world in Mike Recchia in finals. The Slammers win keeps Frankie
second in points, right ahead of the “Young Gun” Justin Jones.
In less than two weeks we will see all these drivers clawing and
scratching for the win at Tulsa Raceway Park during the fourth
stop on the tour, none other than the Throwdown in T-Town. Tulsa
will be the last race for the MWPMS drivers before a well-deserved
break in the action.
Please follow the link for all our Tulsa information
About the Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series
Mid-West Pro Mod series was founded in 2017 by Pro Mod and Radial
class racer Keith Haney. Keith is also the co-owner of Tulsa
Raceway Park in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A series created for the racers
by a racer to fill a void in the midwest region when it came to
pro mod and radial racing. The continued mission of the MWPMS is
to put on a superior family show for the fans and racers, along
with providing a great place for people to come and race. Mid-West
Pro Mod Series started as three classes: Pro Mod, RvW, and X275.
Due to Keith’s strong roots in Top Sportsman, MWPMS will expand to
five classes in 2019 with the addition of Top Sportsman and Top
Dragster. The series is contested eight times a year throughout
the midwest, as well as a one-off end of the year blowout called
the Elite 16.
Founder Mid-West Pro Mod Series