Gets Ready to Throwdown in T-Town
TULSA, OK (May 4, 2021) -- The 29th running of the Osage
Casino Hotel Throwdown in T-Town, featuring the stars and
cars of the Summit Racing Mid-West Drag Racing Series (MWDRS)
presented by J&A Service, goes down this weekend, May 7-8,
at Osage Casino Hotel Tulsa Raceway Park. Spectator
entrance to the Throwdown is free, with parking starting
at just $20 per vehicle on race day, regardless of how
many fans each carries.
The stars of the MWDRS show are the wild and unpredictable
Pro Mods, showcasing supercharged, turbocharged, and
nitrous-injected engine combinations going head-to-head at
well over 200 miles an hour over an eighth-mile course.
Co-headlining will be supercharged Top Alcohol Funny Cars
among several support classes including Jr. Dragsters
driven by kids 8-17 years old, plus exhibition vehicles
led by an outrageous, nitro-fueled Studebaker and a
wheelstanding PT Cruiser!
"This is going to be the show to end all shows," promises
Tulsa Raceway Park co-owner Keith Haney, who also
campaigns and drives the "Black Mamba," his own
nitrous-breathing Camaro in the MWDRS Pro Mod wars.
"We've been doing the Throwdown twice a year for a long
time now and it just keeps getting better," he continues.
"The action on the track speaks for itself, but we also
have bouncy houses for the kids, two-seater dragster
rides, great food and drinks for sale, everything you need
for a family or friends to get together and enjoy a great
day at the track."
Meanwhile, Todd Martin, who co-owns the track with Haney
and also races in the MWDRS with his supercharged "Lethal
Threat" Pro Mod Mustang, will entertain and inform the
crowd during any lulls in the action for track prep.
"Todd is great at making sure everyone knows what's going
on," Haney stresses. "Unlike a lot of other places where
their downtime is just downtime, Todd takes that
opportunity to educate and entertain--and he'll probably
throw in a few giveaways and discounts on food or
merchandise along the way, too."
MAV-TV will be on hand also, shooting the Throwdown in
T-Town from up to 20 different angles for live streaming
with top-end and pit-side racer interviews with show hosts
Jack Beckman and Dave Rieff. Additionally, video shot
during the Throwdown will be edited together as part of a
six-part, behind-the-scenes, action-oriented series
highlighting MWDRS competitors to be broadcast early this
fall on the MAV-TV network channel.
"You know, we've all been cooped up for a long time this
past year or so and thankfully we're again able to get
out, get together and have a good time, and what better
way to do that than to Throwdown?" Haney suggests. "Last
year with the Throwdown we were the first drag racing
facility in the world to have a race go on and we showed
it could be done safely and responsibly.
"We ended up having something like 15,000 people in May
during COVID, and then in October we ended up having
somewhere close to 20,000 people here, so we kind of set
the standard on how to clean and sanitize and take every
precaution and kind of laid out the framework for just
about every racetrack and other organization in the
country to host fans again."
Following the Throwdown at T-Town, the Summit Racing
Mid-West Drag Racing Series presented by J&A Service will
resume June 4-5, with the MWDRS Texas Tango Nationals at
Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, TX. A return to Tulsa is
scheduled for October, with visits to Great Bend, KS, and
Ferris, TX, in October for the 2021 season finale.
Photos courtesy MWDRS/E3xtreme/Damon Steinke
ABOUT THE SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT MID-WEST DRAG RACING
The Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Drag Racing Series is
an all-eighth-mile, no-profit organization funded entirely
through marketing partnerships and passed along to benefit
MWDRS host tracks (typically about $10,000). The Mid-West
Drag Racing Series also provides trackside sponsor banners
to be displayed at each event, on-site PA sponsor
announcements, and links to each company on the MWDRS
website (www.MidWestDragRacingSeries.com), plus an
extensive social-media presence, texts and e-mail blasts,
and commercials during all events. Complete class rules
are posted on the MWDRS website.