Drag Racing Series to Kick Off 2022 Season at Xtreme Texas
It’s been a busy offseason for the Summit Racing Equipment
Mid-West Drag Racing Series (MWDRS) presented J&A Service
and its racers, and they’re ready to see the results of
their hard work this weekend at the season-opening MWDRS
Xtreme Texas Nationals, March 18-19 at Xtreme Raceway Park
in Ferris, Texas.
Headlining the Xtreme Texas Nationals are the series’ two
quickest and fastest classes, Stroud Safety Pro Mod and
J&A Service Funny Car.
In Pro Mod, which has been a part of the Mid-West series
since its inception, the competition has become incredibly
tight, with several different power adders and engine
combinations competing at a high level.
“I’m almost nervous to see the competition this year,”
said MWDRS Founder Keith Haney, who also races in Pro Mod.
“Between all the new guys coming in and the racers who’ve
been racing with us over the years, it’s going to be
tough. Everybody has had time to get up to speed with our
rules, which are so great that they’re being used at other
races across the country. That’s a testament to Lonnie
Grim and our tech team.”
The top 3 finishers in MWDRS Pro Mod points last season
each ran different power adder combinations, while even
more setups were also competitive throughout the
“It just shows that anybody has a chance when they come
run with us,” Haney said. “Nobody gets a gift. There’s no
one combo that’s better than the others. We have found a
very good rules package that benefits every racer, whether
you have a heavy car or a light car. You don’t need to
have the most money to win. You just have to have the most
The competition is also getting tougher in Funny Car,
which has attracted Top Alcohol Funny Car racers from
across the country since it joined the series as a
championship category in 2020. The MWDRS sportsman classes
– Voss Wheelie Bars Top Sportsman and Race Star Wheels Top
Dragster – are also thriving. The series is also providing
proving grounds for the sport’s rising stars in the B&C
Trailers Jr. Dragster Pro and Zimmerman Properties Jr.
Dragster Sportsman classes.
“I’m so proud of how we’ve grown into such a well-rounded
series,” Haney said. “Whether you’re a racer or a fan,
we’ve really got something for everyone. I owe it all to
the racers, our MWDRS team, our track partners, and of
course, our marketing partners.”
The list of MWDRS marketing partners has grown over the
winter, with numerous companies joining a long list of
returning sponsors. Included in that list is Lucas Oil
Products and its MAVTV Motorsports Network, which will
provide coverage of the 2022 MWDRS season through fully
produced one-hour shows on MAVTV and the official MWDRS
livestream on MAVTV Plus.
“The marketing partners have been absolutely phenomenal,”
Haney said. “We’ve had all these new companies coming on
board and believing in our product. I have to give the
credit for that to MAVTV. Now our racers are getting calls
like, ‘Hey, I just saw you on TV!’ It’s not just the
streaming side of it, it’s now the TV side of it. Lucas
Oil and MAVTV have been a big part of the growth of this
series. You’ve got companies that see us on TV and want to
be a part of it. Why wouldn’t they? It’s a great thing to
be involved in. Our product is living up to what we said
it would be.”
Xtreme Raceway Park will offer testing on Thursday from
4-10 p.m. Spectator gates will open Friday at 4 p.m., with
the first round of qualifying set to begin with Pro Mod at
6 p.m. Gates open Saturday at 10 a.m. for final qualifying
at 11 a.m., followed by opening ceremonies at 3:45 p.m.
and first round of eliminations at 4.
For more info on the MWDRS Xtreme Texas Nationals at
Xtreme Raceway Park, visit www.MidWestDragRacingSeries.com