In qualifying for the inaugural Elite 16 event presented by Elite Motorsports at the Texas Motorplex, the 2017 MWPMS champion steered “Notorious,” his nitrous-injected 2014 Camaro, to a career-best, 3.70-seconds pass at 203.43 miles per hour.
“Beyond going quicker and faster than I’d personally ever ran in the eighth-mile before, the great thing is we left that race with the motor happy,” said Haney, a Tulsa-area new car dealer who also owns and promotes the popular Mid-West drag racing series, as well as co-owns historic Osage Tulsa Raceway Park with fellow MWPMS competitor Todd Martin.
“We did have some parts breakage at a few races last year, but after the Elite 16, we really didn’t have to do a whole lot over the offseason other than routine maintenance and cleaning everything up. We’ve been real fortunate with this combination of Reher-Morrison horsepower backed up by M&M Transmission and Strange Engineering parts,” Haney said.
“Everything’s freshened up and really running strong now and even the weather looks like it’ll be similar to what it was at the Elite 16 race. Which will be nice to see because hopefully, we’ll see the ETs being the same or close to what they were back then.”