Decide 2022 World Champions at Xtreme Texas World Finals
FERRIS, Texas (Oct. 17, 2022) — The stars of the Summit
Racing Equipment Mid-West Drag Racing Series (MWDRS)
presented by J&A Service will hit the track one last time
in 2022 this weekend to decide the series champions at the
Xtreme Texas World Finals, Oct. 21-22, at Xtreme Raceway
Park in Ferris, Texas.
“We're excited about going back to Texas for the World
Finals,” said Keith Haney, founder and owner, MWDRS.
“Gaylen and Celeste Smith and Clyde and Amanda Scott and
their whole staff there are just absolutely awesome to
work with. The racetrack is always on point. Gaylen does a
great job with track prep. Everybody goes fast there.
We’re excited about bringing the year to a close and
getting prepared for 2023.”
In the headlining Stroud Safety Pro Mod class, season-long
points leader Dustin Nesloney secured the championship in
his Texas-based, ProCharger-boosted ‘17 Camaro. Nesloney,
who also has experience in drag boat racing, won the
season-opening Xtreme Texas Nationals at XRP and added
back-to-back wins at the recent double event held at the
fall Throwdown in T-Town.
“Dustin and his team worked hard and made good, consistent
passes down the racetrack,” said Haney, who also competes
in Pro Mod. “They had a few lucky rounds, but most of
their rounds they had to work for. I congratulate him. But
right below him, anybody down to the sixth spot can take
the second spot if they win. Number one is gone, but the
2-5 positions aren’t determined.”
Chris Marshall, who also won both MWDRS races at the
Throwdown two weeks ago, carries a significant points lead
in J&A Service Top Alcohol Funny Car. He leads Annie
Whiteley by three rounds and a few qualifying points.
Marshall also won the Michigan race, so he’s carrying the
momentum that comes with three consecutive victories.
Two YNot Racing drivers, Anita Strasburg and Delaina
Whiteley, are the leading championship contenders in Race
Star Wheels Top Dragster. Strasburg, the defending
champion, leads Whiteley by just over two rounds. Dan
Phelps is also in contention with a little over three
rounds behind Strasburg.
Less than a round stands between Pat Musi Racing Engines
Top Sportsman points leader Rod Moore and his closest
challenger, Mark Griffin, who won the last race on tour.
Michael Chitty is also within striking distance, just
three rounds behind Moore.
Alexis Kesterson is the points leader in B&C Trailers Pro
Jr. Dragster by almost four rounds. She holds the lead
over Brody Zimmerman and Jonathan McClain, who are
separated by just five points. All three drivers have
reached the winner’s circle this season.
Tyler Wells picked up the Zimmerman Properties Sportsman
Jr. Dragster win at the recent MWDRS Great Bend Nationals
makeup race, solidifying his place atop the points
standings. He clinched the championship with a total of
three wins this season.
A special big-money grudge race will also take place over
the weekend, with Pro Mod driver Steven Whiteley taking on
his aunt, defending Top Dragster champion Anita Strasburg.
There’s $50,000 on the line for the winner of the battle
between the YNot Racing drivers.
“Steven has one of the quickest cars in Pro Mod, then
Anita’s car always qualifies at the top in Top Dragster –
and she’s holding back,” Haney said. “They’re finally
going to settle who’s fastest, that’s for sure. My money’s
One of the series’ coverage partners, MAVTV, will be on
site to capture all the action for the MAVTV television
coverage. That’s in addition to the MAVTV on FloRacing
livestream that’s available for every MWDRS race, as well
as the MWDRS YouTube channel, which provided the
livestream of the Great Bend makeup race at Tulsa.
“We’re really excited to have MAVTV back at the track
filming for the TV show,” Haney said. “They’re getting
everything for the year-end recap, doing pit interviews
and top-end interviews. It’s a big deal for all of our
racers and our marketing partners, as well as our fans
watching from home.”
Qualifying begins Friday with sessions at 5 and 8 p.m. Jr.
Dragster final qualifying is set for Saturday at 10 a.m.,
with final qualifying for the other classes starting at 11
a.m. Opening ceremonies will begin at 3:45 with
eliminations to follow.
Fans can watch the race on MAVTV on FloRacing at
For more info on the MWDRS Xtreme Texas World Finals at
Xtreme Raceway Park, visit www.MidWestDragRacingSeries.com
The Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Drag Racing Series is
an all-eighth-mile drag racing organization with
headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The series is headlined
by Pro Modified and Top Alcohol Funny Car, with additional
classes including Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, and two Jr.
Dragster categories. The 2022 MWDRS schedule consists of
eight national events. For more information on the MWDRS,