MWPMS Returns to
Racing with First Appearance at Xtreme Raceway Park
TULSA, Okla. (July 9,
2019) -- After a two-month break, the 2019 Summit Racing Equipment
Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) will resume July 12-13, with its
inaugural appearance at Xtreme Raceway Park in Ferris, TX, just
south of Dallas.
"We were actually scheduled to open our season last year at the
brand-new Xtreme Raceway Park before unavoidable construction
delays got in the way," MWPMS owner and promoter Keith Haney
"A few of our teams have tested there since, but for most this
will be their first XRP experience. And they're in for a treat
because from their concession stands, to the tower, to the staging
lanes, to the super-smooth, all-concrete surface, plenty of
shutdown room, to TVs all over the place so you can keep up on the
race or whatever other sports are on, it's really a phenomenal
place," he continued. "Gaylen (Smith, track manager), and Clyde
(Scott, owner), they've really spent a lot of money to create what
I believe is the finest eighth-mile drag racing facility in the
Oklahoma's Aaron Wells, winner of the most recent MWPMS event at
Tulsa in May, currently leads the premier Pro Mod class with his
supercharged '68 Mustang, followed by Texas native Justin Jones in
a blown C7 Corvette and Missouri-based Jim Sackuvich in a
nitrous-equipped '69 Camaro. Haney, who also competes in Pro Mod
with his own nitrous-fed 2016 Camaro, sits fourth, with Jones'
father, Jeff, rounding out the top five in a similar supercharged
Corvette. Significantly, non-qualifiers for the 16-car Pro Mod
field will still get to enter eliminations in the unique MWPMS
"You know, rolling into this event no one knows what combo is
likely to win because you have two screw 'chargers at the top, you
have two nitrous cars in third and fourth, and then you have
another screw in fifth. A couple of turbo entries have just
started to run with us and we're expecting some ProCharger cars
soon, too, so it's really up in the air, anybody's game," Haney
"And we have a great rules board--that I'm not a part of, let me
make that clear--but it includes somebody representing every
combination, as well as some outside sources. Anyway, the board
decided during the break to move some weight around on all the
combinations, just to make sure the kind of parity the Mid-West
Series is known for continues. So this will be our first race
after a mid-season rule change making it extra interesting to see
how it works out. The main thing is, it's exciting to see that the
Mid-West Pro Series continues to adapt and grow."
The XRP event also will include X275 Drag Radial, featuring points
leader John Heard, closely followed by Kenny Hubbard and Stephen
Plunkett, while strong fields of 6.0 and 7.0 index cars are
expected to fill the Xtreme Raceway pits. Additionally, for the
first time ever at Xtreme Raceway Park, MWPMS is bringing in Top
Sportsman and Top Dragster, the quickest and fastest bracket
racing classes in the world.
"We're pretty excited, too, about the fact that Fletcher Cox, who
was recently voted fourth-best player in the entire NFL, will be
there with his Mustang in X275, driven and raced by Shawn Ayers,
who's always a big threat to win," Haney said. "Competition in all
classes is going to be fierce."
To help fans and racers combat the July heat in Texas, Haney
announced the Mid-West Series has moved its schedule around to
make things more comfortable, too.
"We'll be running three rounds of qualifying on Friday night,
starting at 7 p.m., 8:30 and 10 p.m. for the pros, and everything
else will run right along with them. Then Saturday, we won't run
until 6 p.m. when we'll have one last round of qualifying for
everybody before going straight into eliminations," he said.
"After talking with Galen and Clyde, we all think that should make
it a lot easier on everyone."
Just a 30-minute drive from Summit Racing Equipment's newest and
largest retail store and distribution center in Arlington, TX,
Haney said he's eager to show off the Mid-West Pro Mod Series and
its racers for the first time at Xtreme Raceway Park.
"We'd be nothing without each and every one of our great marketing
partners that have believed in us for three years in a row now,"
he said. "Without them we clearly wouldn't be where we're at right
now. And what better place to race in Texas but right outside
Summit Racing Equipment's huge place there in Arlington?"
Following the conclusion of this year's Mid-West Pro Mod Series
championship run in October back at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway
Park, the MWPMS Elite 16, a special non-points, all-star event,
will cap off the 2019 MWPMS schedule at the Texas Motorplex, also
ABOUT THE SUMMIT
RACING EQUIPMENT MID-WEST PRO MOD SERIES
The Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series is an
all-eighth-mile, no-profit organization funded entirely through
marketing partnerships and passed along to benefit MWPMS 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. Complete class rules are posted on the MWPMS