The Mid-West Pro Mod Racing Series wrapped up an action-packed season this past week. We're of course huge fans of MWPMS, their continued effort to help support racers, sponsors, and tracks from all across the country promotes the perfect environment for FUN racing. “We’re not trying to be the whole show, we want to come in and help boost a track’s already established event, such as their Night of Fire or Labor Day race, things like that,” Haney explains. The show so far has been great and we are excited about the upcoming 2020 season.
To cap off the action-packed 2019 season lets take a look at the champions that were crowned for their respective class.
Top Dragster Champion: Dan Phelps
Phelps had a roller-coaster season filled with accidents and tough losses but Phleps managed to string together some clutch wins ultimately taking home the big one. Dan Phelps wasn't even on the grounds at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park when he clinched the 2019 Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series Race Star Wheels Top Dragster championship.
"I was actually listening to the race on the Internet while we were getting fuel at a truck stop in Joplin, Missouri, and when Danny lost in the second round I knew no one else could catch me, so I hugged Melodie and congratulated her because she puts just as much into this as I do."
Mid-West Pro Mod Series Title: Aaron Wells
Wells ran a very consistent season. Based on the strength of four number-one starts and two wins in the Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS), Aaron Wells secured his first national Pro Mod championship early this October.
"The car's consistency was great all year long," Wells said of his Jerry Bickel-built, screw-blown '67 Mustang GT 500. "We had basically a semi-final or better at every race, so I really couldn't have dreamed of a better season. It's been kind of like a fairy tale where nothing really went wrong."
Top Sportsman Champion: Earl Folse
Wins in each of the opening pair of races for the 2019 Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series season led to a championship-winning season for Top Sportsman veteran Earl Folse.
"I just had my mind made up that I wanted to be the first Mid-West Series Top Sportsman champion and we just stuck with it, you know? And it started out real sweet, but to be honest we really felt like we had a shot at it even before we won the first one," Folse said.
MWPMS X275 Champion: Randy Matlock
With son Cory calling the shots on his turbocharged '92 Mustang, Randy Matlock won the 2019 Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) X275 championship.
"We've won several races in different classes before, but this is our first big championship," the Wentzville, MO-based driver said. "So it was especially gratifying to do it as father and son, a lot of fun."