Aaron Wells Snags
Redemption, along with McDermott, Gulitti, & Plunkett win at Tulsa
The weather was
threatening, but that never stops the Summit Racing Equipment
Mid-West Pro Mod Series. Mid-West Pro Mods rolled into Tulsa
Raceway Park on Thursday, before qualifying on Friday. To say the
action was tight all weekend might be a huge understatement.
Points battles, Owner vs. Owner, Rain, and Lumberjacking were just
some of what we saw over the weekend.
Throwdown in T-Town is one of the largest events the Tulsa Raceway
Park holds all season long, and it is something that the owners
Todd Martin & Keith Haney always look forward to. The fans are the
best in the country, and were lined up out the gate trying to get
in while MWPMS was having their regular Friday night driver
“Home really is where the heart is, and my home is Tulsa Raceway
Park. Todd and I do our best to always make sure that our fans,
racers, and media are treated with the utmost respect. They are
there to see a show and that’s exactly what we try and give them”,
stated series Founder Keith Haney.
“I love when we have the opportunity to race at home. Others say
that we have the best staff and put on amazing events. Both Keith
and I are absolutely humbled by the support the MWPMS racers,
crew, and media have for TRP. I really believe that we have the
best fans in the world and cannot thank them enough for their
continued support of the Throwdown in T-Town”, stated Tulsa
Raceway Park Co-Owner Todd Martin.
Just a touch over two weeks ago the MWPMS was in St. Louis, and it
was there that Aaron Wells was pushed off the line after a burnout
in the finals. A small oil leak cost him a chance at a win versus
Kevin Maddux. In Tulsa, it was obvious that the Mustang of Aaron
Wells was going to be the one to beat. He was running in the mid
to high 60’s all weekend. Aaron buzz sawed through the
competition, and then had to line up against who is arguably the
most popular star competing in the MWPMS, none other than last
years Champion Jonas Aleshire. Jonas was a lumberjack on the tree
throughout the competition. His reaction times were .004, .009,
.001, and a .010. You didn’t read that wrong, Jonas was cutting
down the tree with more consistency than we have ever seen in a
single event at the MWPMS. So, when Aaron and Jonas lined up in
the finals, it was Jonas off the line first, but Aaron had the ET,
which lit the scoreboard as a 3.67 to Jonas’ 3.69. The win gives
Aaron a commanding lead int the points over second place Justin
Jones, who went to the semi-finals, but had an on-track accident.
In Top Sportsman, Earl Folse has been the dominating car this
season, and it looked like he was going to run away with it. Just
like drag racing happens, everything can change on a dime. Earl
had a slip and went out in the first round and left the door wide
open for Bob Gulitti. Bob mowed down the field on his way to the
finals, where he met up with Marlon Goates. It was Bob that was
able to take the victory over Marlon. Bob has his sights set on
being the first ever MWPMS Top Sportsman Champion and it appears
he and Earl on a collision course to battle it out the second half
of the season.
Race Star Wheels Top Dragster had a familiar face to the class in
the Winner Circle over the weekend. With killer times, and monster
60 foots, it was Steve McDermott Sr. taking the victory over a
tough challenger in Jeremy Maples. After having the first-round
bye, Steve had to get past Brown and Harris in E2 and the semi’s
before lining up with Maples in the finals. The win pushes Steve
well up the sheet in the points standings as well. Look for T/D to
be a fight to the finish in the second half of the season.
In the slammers class it was our previous event winner Kevin
Maddux who took the win over Tulsa Raceway Park Co-Owner and MWPMS
Star Todd Martin. The slammers win helps to keep Kevin solidly in
the top ten, which means that there is still a great chance of him
moving up the leaderboard, and closer to the number one spot held
by Aaron Wells. It also keeps him in front of Todd Martin in the
points standings right now. These two both have the skills and
cars to be in the winner circle all season long.
Wrapping up our MWPMS classes was none other than the insanity
that is X275 radial racing. Thousands of horsepower on tires as
big as the ones on the car at the dealership. This is always
exciting action, and these drivers didn’t disappoint. There were
quite a few regulars on the property, like Bob Bales & Marty
Chance. Dave Pierce was on the property playing in the X275 waters
as well. In fact, it was Dave that made it to the finals and faced
off against Stephen Plunkett. Stephen snagged victory over Dave in
the finals. Both will be shaking up the points standings as well,
since our #1 and #2 in points were unable to attend the event.
Congratulations to Stephen on the win!
That’s a wrap on Tulsa folks. The next stop for the Summit Racing
Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series is deep in the heart of Texas.
Fourth of July weekend at Xtreme Raceway Park. Stay tuned to
Mid-West Pro Mod on social media and the website (www.midwestpromodseries.com)
for all the details.
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