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.

Fans can follow the team's progress during the season at either Facebook at Keith-Haney-Racing or online at or

Marketing inquiries or appearance requests for the team can be directed to Allen Mars at

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.

Fans can follow the team's progress during the season at either Facebook at Keith-Haney-Racing or online at or

Marketing inquiries or appearance requests for the team can be directed to Allen Mars at