Monday, October 22, 2012

ADRL's season-ending race a springboard for 2013 for Keith Haney Racing

DALLAS (Oct. 18) - Keith Haney Racing's two cars are looking to end the ADRL season with a strong statement this weekend at the ADRL World Finals VIII presented by CarSafe at Texas Motorplex.

Haney and teammate Monroe Guest have endured their fair share of growing pains this year making their Keith Haney Racing Chevy Camaros race ready and competitive. However Haney said every time they hit the track, the cars just keep getting better.

"We're feeling real strong," Haney said. "The cars have come around real nice. We has some issues in the beginning, but now we're happy with everything.

"We're happy with the crew chiefs and the decisions that have been made and we're looking forward to a good close on the year."

Haney said after racing in Pro Mod last time out, they are expecting to race in the Pro Nitrous field this weekend because there is going to be a better opportunity to make the field.

"There's a lot of NHRA guys coming to race on their way out to Las Vegas," Haney said. "The Pro Mod class only has eight spots as compared to 16 for Pro Nitrous, so we just want to give ourselves the best chance to be competitive."

He said the team recently completed an event at Tulsa Raceway Park that yielded promising results.

"Both our cars raced the Throwdown," Haney said. "I won first round despite the transmission being messed up and Monroe had a good outing, where he qualified No. 4. I couldn't make the call for second round because we didn't want to hurt the motor over a tranny, but we learned a lot.

"We feel like we've great package right now. Or motors from Reher-Morrison Racing Engines are great and Lucas Oil has come on board recently and really helped us out."

Haney said they are all pieces it the puzzle to make Keith Haney Racing a true contender in 2013.

"We want to run the season from the beginning," Haney said. "For a few reasons we didn't get the chance to do that this year, but now we've got a huge leg up on 2013. We want to be contenders at all 10 races next year."

The gates open at 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, with the first round of qualifying on Friday set to begin at  noon. On Saturday, the racing will begin at noon with the final qualifying session. The first round of eliminations starts at 2:30 p.m.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Sweeping changes make for high expectations at Keith Haney Racing

NORWALK, Ohio (Sept. 27) - Big changes at Keith Haney Racing have brought big smiles to the faces of team drivers Keith Haney and Monroe Guest heading into this weekend's ADRL Summit Racing Equipment Ohio Drags VI presented By Mickey Thompson at Summit Motorsports Park.

Haney has brought in two of the ADRL's best, Brandon Pesz and Doug Riesterer, to make the tuning calls on their Chevy Camaros, with which they will make the switch to the ADRL's Pro Mod class this weekend. 

"It's a tougher class to race in that's for sure," Haney said. "It's where we've wanted to race all long, but we never thought we had cars that were competitive enough to make the eight-car elimination field. 

"After one test session with Doug and Brandon we feel like we've got cars with a lot of upside."

Riesterer currently is second in the ADRL's Pro Nitrous class with two wins under his belt this season. Pesz is a top 10 contender in the Pro Extreme class.

"With our new crew chief and chassis chief, we feel like we've got cars that can not only qualify, but also win," Guest said. "We're so excited to have these guys on board to guide us through the next phase of Pro Mod racing."

Haney said he's admired Pesz and Riesterer's performance at races this season, so when it came time to give Keith Haney Racing a shot in the arm, his list of people to turn to was a short one.

"Brandon is one of the best out there and Doug has the fastest Pro Nitrous car in the country," Haney said. "Stroupe Race Cars has given us some great machines and we've got new backing from Lucas Oil to help our engines. We feel like we've made more progress in four races than most teams have made all year.

"That being said, we know we have to bring it this weekend. The cars in the Pro Mod class run within about a hundredth of a second of each other and we'll be trying to fill a quarter of the field with our cars."

Guest said he wasn't able to make the test session, but the results that were being texted back made him more excited to get behind the wheel of his revamped Camaro.

"Every time they made a pass, Keith would feed me the numbers," Guest said. "I kept looking at my phone; it was exciting. Doug and Brandon did a lot of work to the cars before they even started testing. We've changed the chassis setup, rear end setup and just about everything else.

"The results we've got are extremely encouraging and gives me a new vigor to end the season strong."

The ADRL Summit Racing Equipment Ohio Drags VI Presented By Mickey Thompson will run on Friday and Saturday. Gates at Summit Motorsports Park open at 10 a.m. each day.

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Haney and Guest planning on successful weekend at Memphis ADRL drag race

After burning the midnight oil recently, the two Keith Haney Racing Chevy Camaros are ready to take on the Pro Nitrous field at this weekend's ADRL Memphis Drags III at Memphis International Raceway.

Owner/driver Keith Haney said a day-long test session with teammate Monroe Guest proved fruitful and has the team ready to rock Memphis.

"We're awfully excited after Monroe came up and we went to test at Tulsa Raceway Park," said Haney, who co-owns TRP. "We planned on testing for two days but everything went so well (Wednesday) that the guys said we were good to go, so they loaded up and headed to Memphis.

"We were there late, mind you, until like 2 a.m., but the cars were on a rail. It's okay because I know the owners of the track."

Haney and Guest missed a majority of the ADRL season whipping their new cars into race shape, but the pair have been making great progress and it's shown on the track.

"This is just our fourth race with these cars, the third with the ADRL," Haney said. "We got behind and had some changes on the team but we're going hard at it with these Reher-Morrison Racing Engines."

The combination of the test and the recent success in competition has Haney optimistic.

"I like our chances," he said. "I managed to win a round at the last ADRL race and had a good chance to win more. This is a tough, tough class. It's all the big boys out there racing and there is some top-notch teams. Winning a single round is an accomplishment, believe me."

Gates open at 10 a.m. CDT on Friday and Saturday, with the first round of qualifying on Friday set to begin at noon. On Saturday, the racing will begin at noon with the final qualifying session. The first round of eliminations starts at 3:30 p.m.

"I like Memphis. I usually get to the track and never leave," Haney said. "I'll stay right there in my trailer and just totally immerse myself in the experience. I'm glad to be going back there."

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Keith Haney pedals way to an ADRL round victory at Charlotte

**Post-Race Update**

CONCORD, N.C. (August 4) - Keith Haney Racing accomplished in two races what it took many teams several years: Winning a round in the American Drag Racing League.

Team owner Keith Haney drove his 2012 Chevrolet Camaro to a victory over Randy Weatherford in the first round of Dragstock IX at zMax Dragway on Saturday, his first round win in the ADRL.

And it was quite a victory, as Haney had to pedal the Camaro to the finish line. Haney, the No. 15 qualifier, left first with a .055-second reaction time and then got off and on the throttle twice before making a pass of 4.787 seconds at 120.51 mph, beating the run of 5.505 at 90.04 mph by the No. 2 qualifier.

"That first one was something else," Haney said. "The car left good, had a good 60-foot and she was moving. I had him on the Tree, too. The car got out there, the power came in, and I guess we were a little behind on the setup a little bit. It washed the rear end out, and I got sideways.

"I saw the blue (of Weatherford's car) out to my right, and then I saw it gone. I knew I had a chance to win, so I got excited. The adrenaline was going up inside me, and I hit the gas again. I should've eased into it, but, no, I went ahead and got into it again. It went back right again, and it got close to the center. So I reeled her back in and went down on the gas again, easily, and got lucky with a round win."

Haney then fell to No. 10 qualifier Doug Riesterer in the second round, when Riesterer blitzed the track with a pass of 3.836 at 195.28 mph, beating Haney's run of 4.088 seconds at 186.12 mph.

"We knew Riesterer hadn't really had a good showing this weekend, but we also know what he's capable of doing," Haney said. "When you race the best, you've got to beat them. We still didn't think the track was there, so I'm sure (crew chief) Jeff (Pierce) was conservative in the setup, knowing Riesterer hadn't really been down the track.

"I had him on the Tree, but the funny thing about it was he caught me at the 60-foot. Then after that, all I could see was tail lights."

Still, Haney was pleased with the continued progress of his two-car team, despite teammate Monroe Guest failing to qualify. That was a reverse from the team's first race, at Martin, Mich., when Guest made the race and Haney did not.

Martin was the first time the team's Reher-Morrison-powered Chevrolets attempted a race, and it came two-and-a-half months after Pierce began working on the new Stroupe Race Cars.
"I can't give enough props to the team," Haney said. "No mistakes on the team side today at all. Our first race, we had those - that's why I said we had the new team blues.

"Both cars ran respectably. We thought Monroe was going to be in, and that was exciting, but then Rickie Jones knocked him out with a 4.06. It left me in, and I was in in the 15th spot and had to run No. 2."

Guest was No. 13 after three of four qualifying sessions, but then four cars went faster in Q4, leaving Guest .015 seconds from making the race.

"It makes it really hard because we had a good chance last night to run a great number because the conditions were there, the temperature was there, the car was working really good," Guest said. "We came back out and made some adjustments for today. After we looked at the data, we felt like we needed to back it up a little bit and get it down the track. We felt like we'd probably be safe where we were at."

Still, Guest posted the team's top speed after two races, going 186.46 mph.

"We did pick up in the heat, which is very promising," Guest said. "However, not qualifying is one of the worst things you can do, other than wrecking your car. We'll go back and look at the data and make adjustments and be ready for the next race.

"The direction we need to go is probably focus a little more on chassis setup, maybe how the car is launching, try to get more off the starting line. At that point, some chassis adjustments will allow the car to pick up. The car needs to be in the .90s to be competitive. It really would be nice to be in the .80s, but we need to be consistently in the .90s."

Guest, like Haney, is pleased with the progress of the team and knows there is plenty of potential with both cars.

"This was the first time we ran our three-speed transmissions," Guest said. "The car felt good. I shook two out of four passes, and Keith shook two out of four passes, so we're kind of finding where our marginal line is to get down the track.

"It was a hot track, very tricky conditions. I think we made progress. We need to analyze what we've done, look at the runs where we didn't get down the track and see if there's any more adjustments we can do. We have the power, we have plenty of nitrous. Now, maybe we need to take a real hard look at the chassis setup and see if there's any tweaking we can do there to get the car through the shake zone better."

Haney and Guest race next at Memphis Drags III at Memphis International Raceway on Sept. 7-8.

"We had a good outing for our second race," Haney said. "Both cars are doing well. These Stroupe cars are good pieces, and Reher has given us some good motors to do something with. We've still got to find the chassis. We've got plenty of power, and we're having no mechanical problems on either one, but we haven't figured out the chassis setup yet.

"We'll go back home and do some testing to get ready for Memphis."

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Haney, Guest look to make progress at ADRL event in Charlotte

**During-Event Update**

CHARLOTTE (August 1) - Buoyed by a positive test session this week, Keith Haney and Monroe Guest are looking for improved performance in this weekend's ADRL Dragstock IX at zMax Dragway.
Haney's two-car team will race in its second ADRL event of the season, with Haney driving the Pro Nitrous Chevrolet Camaro and Guest in his own Chevrolet Camaro.  

The goals may be modest for this weekend, but Haney is trying to build a winning team by taking the proper steps. For Charlotte, qualifying both cars is the first goal.  

"That is our goal," Haney said. "Our goal is to qualify and have an opportunity to win a race. We feel like we've got the cars. Finding the setup to that track is going to be the key to it all."  

Haney and Guest tested their cars at Tulsa Raceway Park earlier this week, working well into the 
night to avoid the Oklahoma heat.  

"We tested Monday night until 1 in the morning," Haney said. "We had a good test session. We think the cars are ready to go."  

Haney's team got a late start to the ADRL season, which is already seven races old, building new cars for each class.  

"The rest of the ADRL's got six races under their belt, and we've got one. They're testing probably way ahead of us, too. We did a lot of testing, but we had motor issues. Now we don't have any motor issues and need to test more."  

Testing, Haney said, is the only way to get better.  

"We're way behind the 8-ball to the rest of the field," Haney said. "We've switched motor programs, and everything's going great now. We just switched transmissions over in both cars, too. We're excited, Monroe's excited, the whole team's excited. We feel like we can come and compete."  

A switch to Reher-Morrison engines has given the team an excellent baseline upon which to build, so Haney can now focus on tuning the cars.  

"Switching to them, we're really happen with how that's going," Haney said. "We've had no motor issues at all. Now we're fine-tuning our setups trying to find what the car likes and what the car needs. We're finding our stride, and that takes testing. We've done a little bit of that."



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Keith Haney Racing cars poised for breakthrough in Charlotte

**Pre-Race Update**

CONCORD, N.C. (August 3) - The Keith Haney Racing ADRL Pro Nitrous team of Keith Haney and Monroe Guest continued to make improvements during two rounds of qualifying during Dragstock IX at zMax Dragway on Friday.

Haney and Guest were hoping to get even better in the third qualifying session, but rain interrupted activities Friday night. Q3 and Q4 will be run Saturday morning, with eliminations beginning at 3:30 p.m. EDT.

Guest is No. 12 after a pass of 4.096 seconds at 183.59 mph, with Haney slotted at No. 18 with a run of 4.442 at 144.80 mph. The top 16 qualify for eliminations.

The Haney/Guest team took delivery of new 2012 Chevrolet Camaro race cars in February from Stroupe Race Cars. After some issues with one engine supplier, Haney switched to Reher-Morrison power, and the move has been seamless.

Two-and-a-half months ago, Jeff Pierce was brought on as crew chief, and he has made numerous changes to the cars in preparation for the team's first race, in Martin, Mich., last month.

"We went through the new car/team blues," Haney said. "The right hand didn't know what the left hand was doing. This race, everybody's come here and done their job. We've all worked together as a team, and that's pretty special."

Plus, both cars debuted new three-speed transmissions for Charlotte.

"We have changed literally everything since Day 1," Haney said. "It'll take us time to get ours there, but we'll get there. We're only going to get faster as a team. As we work as a team, we get better.
And as we find what the cars and the chassis like, they'll get better."

Haney noted the improvement for his car from Q1 to Q2, as he went 4.688 seconds at 126.33 mph in the first session before the team made some adjustments for Q2.

"Mine's a little more finicky than the other car," Haney said. "It's making a little more horsepower, and not every car is the same. With mine, we've been chasing the chassis setup. The motor's there; Reher-Morrison has done a phenomenal job.

"We definitely made progress in the second one, and we were really looking forward to this third session. We did some more shock adjustments for this next hit, and we were hoping to make it down the track with a good run."

Still, Haney is ready to put the car in the top 16 Saturday.

"We're very confident we can put it in the show," Haney said. "Are we going to be No. 1 qualifier? Probably not. But they know we'll come. We've got the right parts, the right pieces and the right people. That's what it takes it make a good race team."

Guest's first pass put his car No. 12 after one session, though a conservative setup left room for improvement.
"First round went very well," Guest said. "The car went straight down the groove, no shake, and we ran a 4.09. We were soft on the start, which we knew we would be. We just wanted to get a good baseline. Jeff tuned her up for the second pass to see if we could get a little more out of her, and she shook pretty much at the hit. It shook hard enough that it knocked the hoodscoop off."

The hoodscoop flew into the air during Q2, and Guest was forced to abort the run. The team made quick repairs, and Guest was ready for Q3.

"We were ready to go for Round 3, but obviously it's a rainout," Guest said. "We'll have her dialed for kill for Round 3 and 4 and see if we can't put it in the top half of the field.

"I think session three, we should be able to pick up maybe a tenth. Session four will give us our first- or second-round tuneup for eliminations, and then Jeff will start digging through the books, looking Round 3 and round 4 for winner's circle pictures."  

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Haney and Guest finally ready to make 2012 debut in ADRL

 MARTIN, Mich. (July 10) -- Heading into the sixth race on the 2012 American Drag Racing League schedule, driver/team owner Keith Haney and his decorated stablemate Monroe Guest figured they'd be major players in their respective championship chases.

Instead the duo find themselves headed to this weekend's ADRL Summer Drags VIII at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park bracing for their first race of the year, with Haney entered in the Pro Nitrous category and Guest ready to fight for the Pro Mod title.

"We expected to run for the glory this year," Haney said. "Now we'll be playing the role of spoilers. But hey, that's okay. We're finally ready to race and no one is more fired up about Martin, Michigan, than me and Monroe."

After being plagued by engine problems in preseason testing and beyond, Haney made the switch to Reher-Morrison horsepower and now feels he has an engine program that will make his two-car team competitive at the top level of the sport. As he was swapping power programs, Haney also bought out John Woods' stake in the team to allow his good friend time to take care of some personal issues.

"It's been quite a journey these last few months, and a costly one at that, but we all felt that if we showed up at a racetrack, then we'd show up with a genuine chance to win," Haney said. "We didn't want to just come out and race for the sake of racing. We want to compete and contend every time out.

"We've had some hurdles, and we've changed some personnel and added Jeff Pierce and Jeff Holloway to the team as our new crew chiefs. We've tested a bunch at Tulsa Raceway Park (which Haney owns) and we've held some great drag races over there to keep our juices flowing. Now it's time for me and Monroe to get back to racing our cars and having fun ourselves."

Haney points to the professionalism and hands-on work with Reher-Morrison as the main reason he and Guest are back on track this soon after such massive changes within his organization.

"I can't say enough about Brad Morgan and Kyle Bates from Reher-Morrison," Haney said. "They offer the best service, bar-none, in the racing business. Just unreal guys to work with; they even came to the track to test with us to make sure we're happy. They're helping us get on our feet, and that's awesome.

"We're ready. Monroe has been driving like a rock star and our Camaros are running as consistently as bracket cars. My guys -- John Collins, Allen Marrs, Andrew Arnold and Randy Hancock -- have been so strong. I expect us to be competitive right out of the trailer this weekend. Look out everyone, here we come."


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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Visitors of Tulsa Auto Show will be the first to see the Haney team's 2012 Camaro race cars!

Racing fans eager for a first glimpse at the new 2012 Chevy Camaro racing body need to look no further than the Tulsa International Auto Show, running March 15-18 at QuikTrip Center.

A pair of brand-new Performance Auto Camaros will be on display at the show thanks to driver/owner Keith Haney, car owner John Woods and driver Monroe Guest. The first will be featured in the Chevrolet display and the second will be the centerpiece of the Tulsa Raceway Park booth.

"We're so excited to be racing these cars this year and we can’t wait for the fans to see them," Haney said. "We want to generate a lot of excitement for our ADRL racing season, which starts at the end of the month."

A local resident who owns Classic Chevrolet, Haney said giving the Tulsa show attendees the honor of seeing his new race cars first was an easy choice to make.

"I'm an Oklahoma guy and an Oklahoma businessman," Haney said. "I wanted to give fans of the show a taste of the excitement that both the Chevy brand and Tulsa Raceway Park are offering in 2012."

Chevrolet and TRP are both close to Haney's heart. Haney has been a longtime Chevy dealer in the state of Oklahoma.

"Chevy is going to have its regular lineup of outstanding products at the show," Haney said. "Chevrolet has some of the safest cars on the road such as the Sonic and Camaro. The booth will have information about all of Chevy's great cars."

Over the winter Haney partnered with local businessman Todd Martin to keep Tulsa Raceway Park from being shuttered forever.

"We're excited about the events we've got planned for the track this year," Haney said. "We've got a huge opening weekend planned for the end of the month. I know a lot of racers are going to be at the show, so I'm hoping that seeing our cars will get their blood pumping and they'll get signed up to race all summer long."

The Tulsa International Auto Show gets under way at 2 p.m. Thursday at QuikTrip Center. Doors open at 2 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday. The show closes at 10 p.m. each night, except Sunday when it closes at 6 p.m. Admission is $8 a day with children 12 and under admitted free with a parent.

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Monday, March 5, 2012

The latest from Haney Racing!

Greetings, speed freaks! Haney Racing is keeping up the pace this race season with some news for you. Get your calendars ready to mark down that the Tulsa International Auto Show is coming to town March 15-18th at the Quik Trip Center; located on the Tulsa County Fairgrounds. Feel free to bring out the wife (or for you lady speed freaks, bring out the husband) and the kids to take a look at where the auto industry is headed. Turn it into a scavenger hunt for the kids (or just your buddies) to see who can land the most car company swag, posters, and brochures! While you’re checking all the newest rides of each of the car companies this year, you better make sure to set aside some time to make your way over to the Chevrolet display area. Whether it’s heavy duty trucks, something to tote the family around in, or environmentally-friendly cruising in Chevy’s all-new electric Spark, the 2012 Chevrolet display is sure to wow the crowds this year. In addition to showing off Chevy’s best, be sure to check out the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Pro Modified Drag Racing Car that will be on display; but please, do your best to keep the drooling to a minimum or else they have to pay for additional janitorial services. This screaming-fast Camaro, along with its sister Camaro Pro Nitros Drag Racing Car will compete along with the full American Drag Racing League (ADRL), racing 10-race season all around this great country of ours’ this year. If you’re in the mood for a road trip, the season opener this year will be down south at the Royal Purple Raceway, just outside of Houston, TX. These two muscle machines were built and are being driven by the previous National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Oklahoma Champions. That’s right; there are Okies behind the wheel and the wrenches of these lightning-fast Chevy beauties! So, be sure and mark your calendars for March 15th through the 18th to make a day (or a couple days) of ogling over the latest cars, trucks, SUVs, vans, and all the other displays at the Tulsa International Auto Show. While you’re there, bring the family by the Chevrolet display to see the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Pro Modified Drag Racing car; a beast that is sure to tear up the drag strips up all over the country this racing season.

Friday, January 27, 2012 Named Official Sponsor of Tulsa Raceway Park

North Adams, Massachusetts (January 25, 2012) -- is proud to announce that under a new partnership agreement, it is now an official sponsor of Tulsa Raceway Park, a proven testing ground for many professional drag racers in Tulsa, Oklahoma. is the world’s largest online motorsports marketplace. Their free online classifieds include extensive listings of performance products and services, from the smallest engine parts to complete race cars. 

Tulsa Raceway Park is a welcome addition to our growing network of partner tracks,” said Jeff Kurpaska, Raceway Media Director Business Development.  “Tulsa Raceway is a great venue with an exciting 2012 racing schedule.  We’re honored to be a sponsor and know that the free classifieds on will be a valuable resource to their community of racers and fans.”

“We’re very pleased to welcome as an official sponsor,” said Tulsa Raceway Park track operator and racer Keith Haney.  “ has so much to offer grass roots racers, and I know the racers and fans at Tulsa Raceway will appreciate their free classifieds and their sponsorship.”

The network is unparalleled in the automotive and performance industry, with over 100 partnerships, including top sanctioning bodies, the country’s largest race tracks and many of the most popular series and shows. RacingJunk classifieds are published across an extensive network of performance websites, including SPEED, Grassroots Motorsports and Super Chevy Show.


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