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September 15, 2019

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MWPMS Making Memphis Debut with Championships On the Line

September 15, 2019

TULSA, Okla. (Sep. 4, 2019) -- Competitors in the Summit Racing Equipment Mid-West Pro Mod Series (MWPMS) will visit a new venue Sept. 13-14, as they take on the eighth mile at Memphis International Raceway in Millington, TN.

 

"It's a new track for us as a series, but I think most of our racers have raced there before so they're familiar with it as a great facility. Personally, Memphis is one of my favorite race tracks to visit," MWPMS owner, promoter and competitor Keith Haney stated. "It's fast and smooth and leads into a real long shut down that eventually curves around to where you can almost roll all the way back to your pit. It's a cool place to race."

 

Fresh off a win at the most recent MWPMS event in St. Louis, Pro Mod points leader Aaron Wells could clinch his first MWPMS season championship at Memphis with his wild, supercharged '67 Mustang; however, second-place man Justin Jones will be looking to extend the fight to the season finale a month later in Tulsa. His father, Jeff Jones in a similar, supercharged C7 Corvette, also has an outside chance at the title from third place.

 

Jim Sackuvich in fourth will debut a brand-new, Jerry Bickel-built, nitrous-fed '69 Camaro at Memphis, followed by the blown '68 Mustang of Todd Martin. Meanwhile, Sackuvich teammate Haney, who sits sixth going into the Memphis MWPMS event, also will debut the "Black Mamba," his new, nitrous-breathing, Bickel-built 2019 Camaro.

"At this point it really does look like Aaron has a pretty good grip on the lead unless something happens where he doesn't qualify or maybe someone else wins two in a row. And that can happen. It's drag racing and these cars can be temperamental and sometimes the breaks don't go your way," Haney observed.

 

"We had 24 Pro Mods in St. Louis and I'm expecting at least that many again in Memphis and I guarantee every one of them is coming to win. There are no gimmes out there. You can bet the Mid-West Pro Mods will put on a great show."