Keith Haney returns to the cockpit of his “Notorious” race car for this weekend’s Osage Casino Throw Down in T-Town, and he hopes to take his bad-to-the-bone hot rod back to victory lane at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park, a track he co-owns with Todd Martin.
Haney won the Throw Down in T-Town, a semi-annual race, in October 2013, and was runner-up at another Throw Down this past May. He’ll try to repeat those performances once again when he races the powerful Pro Nitrous Chevrolet, which is sponsored by Lucas Oil and RacingJunk.com, at his home track.
“This one’s mine,” Haney said. “It’s my turn to get it back. We haven’t won in a while, but I’m bringing a big gun to the knife fight this time.”
Haney was supposed to race in the No Mercy Drag Radial vs. the World event last weekend, but a crash in testing damaged his “Enigma” race car and they weren’t able to get it back together in time to compete.
“We had the wreck with Enigma a couple weeks ago, which kept me from racing in front of my fans,” Haney said. “We built a merchandise trailer, and we did well selling our stuff down at the No Mercy race, but I didn’t get to compete. So I’m really looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of Notorious.”
Haney and co-tuners Brandon Pesz and Brandon Switzer hope a new tune-up will propel Notorious to victory in the Pro Nitrous/Pro Boost class.
“We’re working out a few new setups I think will shock everybody this weekend,” Haney said. “We’ve got a lot of great Pro Nitrous cars this weekend, and when those teams come they bring their A-games. So we have to be our game, too.”
Lucas Oil, RacingJunk.com, Switzer Dynamics, Pesz Performance & Tuning, Reher Morrison, M&M Transmission and Adam Lambert from Precision Racing Suspension help make Haney’s PDRA team click, and he continues to appreciate the support from wife Dee and his children Timber, Alex, Madison and Logan.
Haney’s family of car dealerships also lends plenty of support, including all of the employees at Suburban Chevrolet in Claremore; Classic Chevrolet in Owasso, Okla.; Miami Auto Supercenter in Miami, Okla.; Regional Hyundai in Broken Arrow, Okla.; Nissan of Muskogee, Okla.; and Bartlesville (Okla.) Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.
“I still like to win for everyone to get them pumped up,” Haney said. “It’s time to get me another win here in Tulsa.”