Thursday, September 22, 2016


Team News!
 
Keith Haney and his Keith Haney Racing team continue to be at the forefront of making drag racing great again, and to help support the sport he loves, Haney will have a merchandise trailer at several upcoming races.
The trailer, designed to match Haney's "Notorious" Pro Nitrous car and his "Enigma" Drag Radial car, will be stocked with a wide variety of merchandise and souvenirs from Keith Haney Racing and from drag racing as a whole.
"Any kind of merchandise and souvenirs you want, we're going to have it," Haney said. "We're fortunate enough to be able to do this and fortunate enough to have sponsors and partners who believe in our program. Fans have been asking for this for a while now, and we're happy to be able to do it."
The KHR trailer will be at at least three races the rest of 2016, the first being the No Mercy Outlaw Radial Revolution event Oct. 6-9 at South Georgia Motorsports Park. It will also be at the Throw Down in T-Town at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park on Oct. 13-16 and the Redemption 6.0 No Prep race at Tulsa Nov. 25-27.
Among the items available will be KHR hats, shirts, koozies, keychains, license plates, visors and stickers. Plus, Haney will have special edition T-shirts, including "Run Your Car, Not Your Mouth" and "Show Up and Show Out" shirts.






Saturday, September 10, 2016

Keith Haney ready to win with Notorious at Dragstock XII

DUNN, N.C. (Sept. 9) -- Keith Haney has done a lot for the sport of drag racing, especially in 2016, bringing a lot of publicity to eighth-mile racing and the drag-radial world.
 
But Haney isn't bringing his Keith Haney Racing team to the dragstrip just for publicity. No, Haney wants to win, and he wants to win at Dragstock XIII this weekend at GALOT Motorsports Park.
 
 
"I'm going to be respectful, but I'm going to say what I feel: I want to win," Haney said. "That's it. We're due: Keith Haney Racing, Switzer Dynamics, Brandon Pesz, RacingJunk.com, Total Seal, Larry Jeffers Race Cars. It's time for us to go out there and win."
 
Haney will race his Pro Nitrous Lucas Oil/RacingJunk.com Chevrolet, nicknamed "Notorious," at the revamped facility near Raleigh, N.C.
 
 
"We're concentrating on Notorious and getting ready to go down there and take care of some business," Haney said. "We're sick of listening to all this other stuff. It's time for Reher-Morrison power to show its head. We've got to put that Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater on the trailer."
 
That would be Jay Cox, whose bright-orange race car draws the "pumpkin" nickname.
 
"He has beaten me twice in eliminations and once in a grudge race," Haney said. "He's got me 0-3 right now. It's time to get revenge. He may be leading the points and all that, but I'm coming for him. I'm coming for him and everyone else around him."
 
Haney has shown a lot of speed out of Notorious this season, sitting ninth in the Pro Nitrous points standings despite missing a PDRA race, but he has also done his share of stirring the pot.
 
"The smack-talking has been happening lately on the Drag Radial side because we're real close to the No Mercy race at South Georgia Motorsports Park," Haney said. "Stevie Jackson and I have some cross words going on with each other."
 
Haney and some of his competitors have exchanged friendly barbs via Facebook, generating a lot of attention, and that's part of Haney's brilliance as a promoter. He has challenged several drivers to old-school grudge races, and that has created a movement of sorts.
 
"Take a look at it now: You've got five grudge races going at the PDRA race at GALOT," Haney said. "It's time to bring reality back to the sport, and at the end of the day, everybody wants to win. It doesn't matter who's on the other lane.
 
"For me, it doesn't matter who it is. If they're in the other lane, I want to kick their ass, just like they want to kick mine."
 
But it has also helped Haney, too, of course.
 
"We got some good news from Lucas Oil," Haney said. "They came back on board for 2017, RacingJunk.com has come back on board, Total Seal has come back on. We've got some companies we're talking to now. With the two cars and the notoriety we have, we've got a lot of people interested. In the social media world, in the media world, Keith Haney Racing is on everybody's minds. Like Wes Buck and I say, 'We're trying to make drag racing great again.' "
 
Sponsors Lucas Oil, RacingJunk.com, Switzer Dynamics, Pesz Performance & Tuning, Reher-Morrison, M&M Transmission, and Adam Lambert from Precision Racing Suspension help make Haney's PDRA team possible, and he continues to appreciate the support from wife Dee and his children Timber, Alex, Madison and Logan.

Haney's family of car dealerships includes Suburban Chevrolet in Claremore; Classic Chevrolet in Owasso, Okla.; Miami Auto Supercenter in Miami, Okla.; Regional Hyundai in Broken Arrow, Okla.; Nissan of Muskogee, Okla.; and Bartlesville (Okla.) Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.
 

Keith Haney is ready to win with his Pro Nitrous Lucas Oil/RacingJunk.com Chevrolet, nicknamed "Notorious," at Dragstock XIII this weekend at GALOT Motorsports Park.

Thursday, August 25, 2016


Tulsa Raceway Park to host Redemption No Prep race after Thanksgiving

TULSA, Okla. (Aug. 24) -- The Redemption No Prep series, born and raised in Texas, is going on the road.
 
Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park will host a No Prep race the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 25-26, the track announced Thursday.
 
The Redemption No Prep series is a grassroots organization led by Shannon Morgan, designed to give everyday racers a chance to show their stuff in an affordable, professional setting.
 The Redemption No Prep series is a grassroots organization led by Shannon Morgan.
 
"This particular type of racing is what it's all about," track co-owner Keith Haney said. "For me, this is for the people who may not be able to compete on the pro level, but they can come and compete on the No Prep level."
 
That's the idea, said Morgan, who has organized other drag races in the past, including Grudge, Index classes, big tire, small tire, and 10.5W events. Her husband owns Morgan & Son Racing Engines, a shop he and his father started 30 years ago, and she works side by side with him every day.
Through the years, Shannon Morgan developed a soft spot in her heart for everyday racers, those who couldn't afford big-time drag racing.
 
"I just wanted my guys to have a place," she said. "They are racers who got run out of Drag Radial racing and 10.5W racing because of big-money teams. They had nowhere to be, but this is perfect."
 
The No Prep idea has been around for some time, mainly to get illegal street racers off the street and onto a racetrack. The early events were mostly private, when a group of racers would rent a track and race legally. Over time, the concept grew, and now races are open to the public.
 
"I went to one of those races and thought, 'Hey, we need this back home,' " Morgan said. "We had so many racers here in the South."
 
Morgan began working on a series in Texas, talking with friends and associates at Texas Raceway.
 
"I said to them, 'I have this crazy idea I want to do,' " Morgan said.
 
The track agreed, held the race, and it was a success.
 
"I said at the start of Redemption No Prep three years ago that I wanted to be the Valdosta (Ga.) of No Prep, and I thought it would take three or four years," Morgan said. "That's what I want to be. That was my goal, and here we are with our sixth race, and we've moved from the small track to the big track. This is the first step in that goal, and with over $100,000 in payouts, that's not a bad way to start our first race at a big track."
 
Valdosta holds the Lights Out 7 Drag Radial race that has become one of the biggest draws in the sport. Morgan's no-nonsense style is a big reason for Redemption No Prep's success, and she instantly won over Haney, the master promoter.
Redemption No Prep is designed to give everyday racers a chance to show their stuff in an affordable, professional setting
 
Morgan had tried a big-name track in Texas but got the runaround. She found out another series was invited to that track, so she decided not to pursue a No Prep race there.
 
"I wanted Redemption to be the first at the track I picked," Morgan said. "I took my little butt to a race and walked right into his trailer and said, 'This is what I've got, this is what it costs, this is what I want to do. What do you want to do?"
 
"I'm all in," Haney answered.
 
Now, Tulsa Raceway Park aims to grow the No Prep series into a larger event. Haney, co-owner Todd Martin, and track general manager "Big Don" wouldn't have it any other way. Since hosting the Midnight Drags event, Tulsa became inundated with requests for a Street Outlaws-type of event.
 
"That basically solidified our decision to have one," Haney said. "Our fans have asked us for the last three or four years to have this race: 'When are you going to do it? When are you going to do it?' We're going to give our fans what they want.
 
"Just about all the Street Outlaws racers have tested at Tulsa, probably 200 times. It wasn't the time to say anything about it, but now we're going to do it. We decided that if we're going to do it, we're going to do it big. We're going to have a live feed, we're going to sell sponsorships, and we're going to have vendor rows."
 
Morgan expects 150-plus cars in all sorts of classes, and she's not worried about post-Thanksgiving blues. Instead, she's counting on history for a big race. An earlier No Prep race was postponed by rain until after Thanksgiving, but it worked out well.
 
"It's the end of the year, and everybody shuts down for the winter," Morgan said. "Most people are off work, so they don't have to take off work; our racers are blue-collar people. Their wives and mothers and such don't care that they're leaving because they're out shopping on Black Friday."
 
For more information, visit www.redemptionnoprep.com.

Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park will host a Redemption No Prep race the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 25-26.
 
 Visit RedemptionNoPrep.com, TulsaRacewayPark.com, and GeigerMediaGlobal.com for more information.
 
 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Family first: Keith Haney to skip PDRA race in Maryland

TULSA, Okla. (July12)-- There are few things in life Keith Haney enjoys more than racing his "Notorious" Pro Nitrous drag racing car, and one of those, of course, is his family.
 Instead of racing in the PDRA North-South Shootout this weekend at Maryland Int'l Raceway, Haney will be supporting his son Logan as his youth baseball team travels to the USSSA World Series.

"Some things are more important than drag racing" Haney Said. " And this is one of them."

Logan is an integral memebr of the Oklahoma Xplosion 9-and-under baseball team that is competing for a World Series berth. Keith Haney Racing sponsors the team on the road to the world series, and Haney is an active supporter of his son.

Haney and hi Keith Haney Racing team have been mainstays on the eighth mile  drag racing circuit for years. He currently sits sixth in the Pro Nitrous points standings with his Lucas Oil / Racing Junk Chevrolet.

"Were having a great year" Haney said. "Were high up on the points, and I am not going to the race, so it hurts". But Drag Racing isn't my life and Logan will only be 9 years old once, so he definitely takes priority"

Haney wants his fans to know he will race Notorious and Enigma again this year. Where and When? "Stay Tuned", Haney said.

Sponsers, Lucas Oil, Racing Junk.com, Switzer Dynamics, Pesz Performance & Tuning, Reher-Morrison, M&M Transmission, and Adam Lambert from Precision Racing Suspension help make Haney's PDRA team possible, and he continues to appreciate the support from wife Dee and children Timber, Alex, Madison and LOgan.

Haney's family of car dealerships includes Suburban Chevrolet in Claremore; Classic Chevrolet in Owasso, Oklahoma, Miami Auto Super Center in Miami Oklahoma, Regional Hyundai in Broken Arrow Oklahoma, Nissan Of Muskogee, Okla; and Bartlesville (Okla) Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.




Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Victory on the minds of Keith Haney 
and his Keith Haney Racing team
 
MARTIN, Mich. (June 7) -- Keith Haney and his Keith Haney Racing team have accomplished a lot with their Lucas Oil/RacingJunk.com Pro Nitrous Chevrolet Camaro called Notorious during the 2016 season, but one thing is missing from Haney's résumé, and he's itching to add it at the PDRA Summer Drags this weekend at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park: a victory.
 
"I'm pretty excited about the program," Haney said. "(Tuners) Brandon Switzer and Brandon Pesz have their stuff together, and Adam Lambert is doing a great job with the shocks. It's our time to win, it's our time to win.
 
"All we've got to do is keep doing what we've been doing, and we'll win. I have no excuses, none. It's all on me now."
 
Haney sits fifth in the Pro Nitrous points standings after the most recent race, in Dallas, where he reached the quarterfinals.
 
"We're sitting No. 5 in points after Stevie (Jackson) went around me last race," Haney said. "We made it to the quarterfinals again. In the last few races, we've been to the quarters, semi's, or final, so we couldn't be more pleased about our program."
 
Haney was fast again in Dallas, qualifying No. 5 with a pass of 3.812 seconds at 200.08 mph despite racing with a handicap there.
 
"We stepped our game up as a crew," Haney said. "We did a good job. We had some misfortune at the last race. Our Racepak black box went bad, which is very rare that that ever happens. The first three qualifying runs, we had no data, zero. We put a tune-up in and said, 'I hope it doesn't hurt it.' "
 
In eliminations, Haney beat Jim Sakuvich with a quick pass of 3.880 seconds at 197.62 mph in the first round, but he lost a close race to rival Jay Cox in the second round despite a pass of 3.827 at 199.55 mph. Cox was a tick quicker, 3.819 at 199.14 mph, to get the win light.
 
"Close race all the way to the finish line," Haney said. "He got me on the Tree. My old nemesis -- can't get that monkey off my back -- but I'm going to bring it to him this time."
 
Dallas was also memorable for Haney because he was able to bring son Logan to the event.
 
"It was the first time he ever went out of town with me to a race," Haney said. "That was pretty special time with him, and he had a great time."
 
Sponsors Lucas Oil, RacingJunk.com, Switzer Dynamics, Pesz Performance & Tuning, Reher-Morrison, M&M Transmission, and Adam Lambert from Precision Racing Suspension help make Haney's PDRA team possible, and he continues to appreciate the support from wife Dee and children Timber, Alex, Madison, and Logan.
 
Haney's family of car dealerships includes Suburban Chevrolet in Claremore; Classic Chevrolet in Owasso, Okla.; Miami Auto Supercenter in Miami, Okla.; Regional Hyundai in Broken Arrow, Okla.; Nissan of Muskogee, Okla.; and Bartlesville (Okla.) Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.
 Keith Haney is itching to score a victory at the PDRA Summer Drags this weekend at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park behind the wheel of his Lucas Oil/RacingJunk.com Pro Nitrous Chevrolet Camaro.

 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Runner-up at Throw Down has Keith Haney primed for PDRA Texas Nationals

ENNIS, Texas (May 17) -- Keith Haney and his Keith Haney Racing team return to Professional Drag Racers Association competition this weekend fresh off an eventful but successful Throw Down in T-Town. Racing on the track he co-owns with Todd Martin, Haney raced to the Pro Nitrous final at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park.
 
Haney and his KHR team now head to Texas Motorplex, where the PDRA hosts its third race of the 2016 season
"Reher-Morrison already has the motor apart and put new sleeves in it," Haney said of an engine hurt at the Throw Down. "We're getting it all fixed back up, and we'll be in Texas this coming weekend trying to drag all their asses there."
 
Haney's Lucas Oil/RacingJunk.com Camaro, nicknamed Notorious, was plenty fast at Tulsa, winning the No. 1 qualifying spot and racing to the final round, but it was a wild weekend.
 
Haney was No. 1 after the first qualifying session before being bumped down, but in the final session, his pass of 3.785 seconds at 200.74 mph recaptured the No. 1 spot
"I don't think it came down until right around 450, 500 feet," Haney said. "All I was looking at was the sky. It was going straight, so I wasn't worried about it."
 
In addition to winning the No. 1 qualifier, Haney won a grudge match against Jim Sackuvich during Q2.
 
"I got a little revenge back there from my buddy," Haney said.
 
Haney won the first round of eliminations against Mike Cooper, but that's where his troubles began.
 
"Everything was going great, and then I had a big ol' nitrous explosion," Haney said. "The hood scoop pops off, the front end splits, but I ended up winning the round anyway."
 
Haney's team discovered a spark-plug wire had come lose, causing the incident.
 
"We came back and rushed, and with the help of a few other teams, we got it back together," Haney said. "They fixed the hood scoop while we were working on the motor. We got it back together and go up there for E2 and got lucky."
 
While backing up from the burnout for the semifinals, Haney discovered he had very low oil pressure and couldn't make the run, but his opponent, Bob Storie, had problems, too, as his car wouldn't start. Haney took the Christmas Tree, broke the beam, turned the car off, and got the round-win.
 
"In the meantime, we had a (cylinder) sleeve that was cracked from one end to the other," Haney said. "We had about 9 inches of pan vac, which is nothing; we normally run 20 inches. The only thing we could do to the sleeve was doctor it."
 
"Laptop Brandon" Switzer, tuning Haney's car through the Internet while being away from the racetrack, pulled fuel and nitrous out of the ailing No. 1 cylinder, knowing it was damaged.
 
"It was hurt bad," Haney said. "(Switzer) said, 'Hey, the car's probably not going to make it to the finish line in the final round. What do you want to do?' I said, 'Doctor it all you can and let's hope for the best.' "
 
Ron Muenks got off first, but Haney chased him down as the two were in a tight race for the win.
 
"I'd caught him at the 330 mark," Haney said. "It was neck and neck all the way down the racetrack, but just past the 330 mark, the motor goes away and starts sending a fireworks show out for all our fans."
 
Haney's pass was 3.816 at 192 mph -- on seven cylinders -- but he came up short.
 
"They only won because the motor gave out," Haney said with a laugh. "I still had the fastest car on the property all weekend."
 
Sponsors Lucas Oil, RacingJunk.com, Switzer Dynamics, Pesz Performance & Tuning, Reher-Morrison, M&M Transmission, and Adam Lambert from Precision Racing Suspension help make Haney's PDRA team possible, and he continues to appreciate the support from wife Dee and children Timber, Alex, Madison, and Logan.
 
Haney's family of car dealerships includes Suburban Chevrolet in Claremore; Classic Chevrolet in Owasso, Okla.; Miami Auto Supercenter in Miami, Okla.; Regional Hyundai in Broken Arrow, Okla.; Nissan of Muskogee, Okla.; and Bartlesville (Okla.) Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.
 
"We got a runner-up finish again," Haney said. "Not what I was shooting for. I was runner-up the year before, too. But we're hoping for better in Dallas this weekend."
 Keith Haney and his Keith Haney Racing team return to Professional Drag Racers Association competition this weekend in Dallas fresh off an eventful but successful Throw Down in T-Town, where they raced to the Pro Nitrous final at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park.