"There's nothing more important in drag racing than safety and Stroud Safety has been a leader in the field for more than two decades," Elite 16 promoter Keith Haney said. "Everything about this Elite 16 race is top-notch and having Stroud Safety on board is just one more example of the first-rate support we're seeing from the racing community."
Based in Oklahoma City, Stroud Safety is a leading manufacturer and supplier of parachutes, seatbelts, fire suppression systems, engine diapers, ballistic blankets and fire suits, among several other drag racing safety items.
Stroud Safety representative MJ ("Everybody knows me as just MJ."), said that as a longtime supporter of Haney's MWPMS, it just made sense for Stroud to also join the Elite 16 sponsor list.
"I think that Keith is a real showman when it comes to rolling out the red carpet," she said. "He's really good at showing appreciation to sponsors and supporting us in all that we do. So I thought, why not just keep riding a winning horse?
"Plus, I just love Pro Mods," MJ added. "In fact, the license plate on my car says 'Pro Mod,' so I really am a big fan of the class and the racers. They're a great group of guys. Most of them are middle-class racers and those tend to be our core customers."
MJ said she plans to attend the Elite 16 event and can't wait to see who hoists the $50,000 winner's check in the Motorplex winner's circle.
"I'm looking forward to it. I'm hoping to see some friends there--and if not, I'll make some new ones! It's always fun to have some fun at the end of the year."
The Elite 16 will officially open with two rounds of qualifying Thursday evening, Nov. 1, with a whopping six additional rounds of qualifying scheduled throughout Friday, and eliminations set to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday.
For updated information and details please visit the MWPMS website at www.MidWestProModSeries.com or the series’ FaceBook page at www.facebook.com/midwestpromod
s. Pro Mod teams interested in entering the Elite 16 event should visit www.texasmotorplex.com/elite16 .
ABOUT THE MID-WEST PRO MOD SERIES
The Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) 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.