Praytor to Campaign #9 DK-LOK Ford in 2015
With sponsorship from DK-LOK USA Thomas “Moose” Praytor and his Mobile, Alabama based Max Force Race Team will attempt to become the first full time ARCA team based out of Mobile, Alabama.
The last two seasons Praytor and Max Force Racing have been paired with Soddy Daisy, Tennessee’s Wayne Hixson Motorsports. Praytor is coming off of his best ARCA season finishing 7th in the Championship standings in 2014.
“This is a huge opportunity for our race team,” said Thomas Praytor. “We really could not have gotten here without Pam and Wayne Hixson believing in me and making the last 2 years possible. We wish them the best with the 2 car and the 3 car in the future.”
There will be a lot of changes for Praytor’s Max Force team in 2015. The team has acquired owner’s points from Cunningham Motorsports and will be changing from the number 2 to the number 9. While changes will be a theme in 2015 some things will remain the same, the Moose will continue to pilot DK-LOK Fords powered by rock solid Roush Yates Horsepower.
“As a company we were new to motorsports marketing in 2014 and we had no idea how great a marketing tool Thomas and our DK-LOK team could be,” said Bob Slaughter, President of DK-LOK USA. “Our employees love it, our distributors are bringing customers to the track and we have created business opportunities inside the ARCA garage. The Moose and our race team have been a win-win for our company.”
“We take a great deal of pride in being from Mobile and having an international firm based in Mobile like DK-LOK be part of our race team means a lot to us,” continued Praytor.
Max Force Racing is entering its 18th year of racing competition that began with a single car at Mobile International Speedway.
“Becoming a full time ARCA team is definitely our most aggressive move as a company. We have a bunch of goals for 2015, first is testing in Daytona next week followed by the race in February. Our next goal is the ARCA Mobile 200 in March, then Nashville, Salem and Talladega” said team owner Tommy Praytor. “A guy that knows a little bit about this business told me, in order to race a full season you have to start with plans to be at the first race. And that’s how we are approaching our first standalone ARCA season. Our next goal is to promote racing talent from the Mobile area. We believe there are highly skilled and motivated team members in Mobile that can take our team from an ARCA start up to a contender.”
First up for the DK-LOK Team will be turning the Moose loose in Daytona on January 16th, testing for the 52nd annual Lucas Oil 200 presented by MAVTV American Real.