HOUSTON (Oct. 17) – After Keith Haney Racing swept the Legal Pro Mod class at the Throw Down in T-Town last weekend, team owner/driver Keith Haney wasn’t sure how he could top that, but then he thought about the ADRL World Finals IX this weekend at Royal Purple Raceway, where he and NHRA star Erica Enders-Stevens will be racing.
“You know what could top it?” Haney said. “If Erica and I meet in the final round. That’d be cool.”
Haney faced teammate Monroe Guest in last weekend’s Throw Down final in Tulsa, Okla., and scored his first victory in four years but hopes not to wait that long for his next win.
Haney will bring his two RacingJunk.com/Lucas Oil Camaros to Houston, Enders-Stevens’ hometown. Haney’s car carries a new Reher-Morrison engine that powered him to victory in Tulsa.
“With the new motor we’ve got in my car we can get it to go low,” Haney said. “We can make the other car go faster, but how much more depends on the power that’s underneath it. It’s not a No. 1 qualifier, but we want to be in the top half of the field. Our driving abilities are good enough to win races. You don’t always have to have the best car, but you have to have the best package.”
The package this weekend includes pink paint schemes on both cars to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
“I’m excited to drive the Pro Mod car again,” Enders-Stevens said. “It should be a really fun weekend to be back home in Houston. We’re sporting a pink paint scheme, and I’ll be the only girl in Pro Mod driving a pink car.”
Enders-Stevens was born and raised in Houston, and though she lives in New Orleans with her husband Richie Stevens, she is always eager to race in her hometown.
“I’m always pumped to race at home,” Enders-Stevens said. “I love Texas and I love racing in front of the hometown crowd. I’m excited that we’ve got two competitive race cars this weekend. We’ll see how it turns out.”
Haney is excited, too, especially because he’ll be racing where he won his first NHRA race, a Top Sportsman event in 2009.
“I’m going back to where I won my very first Wally,” Haney said. “We’re excited about it.”