Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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 close behind.
“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 show.”
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: www.tulsaracewaypark.com.              

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Photos courtesy MWPMS

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. Complete class rules are posted on the MWPMS website. Frankenstein Engine Dynamics (www.Frankensteined.net) offers access to a professional install shop with a multitude of services including custom CNC porting and machine work, chassis dyno, engine dyno, Spintron, and additional customer service and support.

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