Summit Racing Equipment is pleased to announce it will be the primary sponsor for veteran Pro Mod racer Keith Haney in the 2018 E3 Spark Plugs NHRA Pro Mod Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service. The Tulsa, Oklahoma-based driver will be behind the wheel of the 2015 Summit Racing Camaro at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals in September and the AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals in October.
The outspoken Haney is the reigning Pro Mod and Drag Radial class champion in the Mid-West Pro Mod Series. So far in 2018, Haney has one win, one runner-up finish, and one semifinal appearance in the Radial vs. the World Series behind the wheel of Enigma, his nitrous-fed 2016 Camaro.
“This is huge,” Haney said. “To have Summit Racing show faith in me like this, well, it’s unbelievably fantastic is what it is. I mean this is Summit Racing, the company that sponsors Greg Anderson and Jason Line in Pro Stock and is the title sponsor for the NHRA Summit Racing Equipment Nationals up in Norwalk, Ohio. It just doesn’t get any bigger than this.”
“The deal came together pretty quickly after I met Keith at the Mid-West Pro Mod race earlier this year in Dallas,” said Summit Racing Motorsports and Events Manager Jim Greenleaf. “We’ve been in Pro Mod a few times before, and this is an opportunity to get back in the game and have some fun.”
Haney will be driving the Summit Racing Camaro as part of a three-car team along with three-time NHRA Pro Mod World Champion Rickie Smith and veteran racer Khalid Al Balooshi. Haney’s car will be tuned by Brandon Switzer.
“We’re going to be racing as a team,” Haney stressed. “With the data and the information we’re going to get, we’re going to be second to none. I’m really blessed by the fact that Rickie and Brandon believe in me going out there and making some noise for them. With the team we have in place and a car that’s already a front runner, all I can say is those other boys better watch out because I can be Number One when I come out.”
Summit Racing’s Greenleaf said he’s looking forward to the fireworks.
“What is going to be really exciting is that Keith will be showing up with a car and a team that can win right away,” he added. “He is going to be good for the class because he brings a competitiveness, a back-and-forth with some of the other drivers that’s sort of been missing from other forms of drag racing. These guys are there to race, but they also want to have a good time. Keith has the desire to grow the sport and the class while also having fun, which is exactly how everyone at Summit Racing wants to go racing, too.”
Haney said his first callout will go to “Stevie Fast” Jackson, an NHRA Pro Mod regular with whom he’s clashed online and on the track.
“The very first pass I make down an NHRA race track, I’m calling Stevie out,” Haney said. “Maybe we’ll have a little grudge race on top of qualifying. If he wants to run every one of the qualifying rounds against me, I’ll do that.”
“My goal is go out there and win some races for Summit Racing Equipment. And if I do, who knows what’ll happen? Maybe I’m going to run the whole series in 2019. If I do, you better watch out because I will win a championship, because they ain’t got nobody out there like me.”
Learn more about Keith Haney at keithhaneyracing.com.