Keith Haney, Todd Martin, "Big Don" Ellison and the rest of the crew at Tulsa Raceway Park totally blew the Tulsa area away with the spring edition of the famed Throwdown In T-Town at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park! An absolute capacity crowd jammed the facility over the two day event which hosted everything from Outlaw Pro Mods to X275 drag radial and everything in between. The Throwdown In T-Town is a true mixed bag of drag racing entertainment from non-stop on track action to the many vendors and midway experiences in the pits. It's a family affair celebrating all things drag racing and with a fantastic forecast in place it was a magic formula for plenty of fun under the sun in Oklahoma.
The new Midwest Pro Mod Series made its debut at this event and series founder Keith Haney held the pole position with a 3.75 elapsed time during qualifying. Haney's luck ran out in the semi-finals as he fell to Jonas Aleshire who met Eddie Rogers in the final round. Rogers got the jump off the starting line and he needed all he could get as his slower 3.86 at 190 mph took the stripe over a quicker but losing 3.82 at 198 from Aleshire. Rogers made history with the first ever Midwest Pro Mod Series victory and will lead the series standings into their next points event.
Brandon Lewis was a man with a plan in Outlaw Pro Mod competition as his 3.70 at 206 mph led qualifying after four sessions. Lewis marched through the competition and met Stan Smith in the final round, but as Smith's car prepared to launch off the starting line it broke the blower belt. Smith had no option but to watch Lewis charge to low elapsed time and top speed of the meet with a 3.69 at 208 mph to take the impressive win and cap off a solid weekend.
Radial -vs- The World/Outlaw 10.5 competition was headlined by Mark Woodruff who's 3.90 at 202 mph qualified number one and gave him the momentum he needed to reach the finals, set to do battle with Mark Micke. Micke turned the bulb -.009 red to end his efforts at the starting line while Woodruff got lucky after blowing the tires off at the hit and coasting to the win.
With not an empty seat or spot on the fence available, Chris Groves tallied the top qualifying spot in X275 drag radial racing with a 4.45 at 161 mph and fell in the second round while number two qualifier Kenny Hubbard was going rounds. Hubbard lined up with Joe Johnson in the X275 final round and showed no mercy as Hubbard's 4.48 at 158 mph easily defeated Johnson's 4.77 at 155 mph. Other winners included Tony Foulks in Pro Street, Doug Woody in Quick 32, Tim Hendricks in MX235, Anthony Rodgers in Gassers and Lance Mason in Jr. Dragster.
The fall edition of the Throwdown In T-Town at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park will take place October 12-14th so mark your calendars and check out www.tulsaracewaypark.com for more info!