The ARCA Series presented by Menards will hand out checks, trophies and awards on Saturday night in Indianapolis for the 2015 Season. Thomas “Moose” Praytor and his Mobile, Alabama based family owned team put their DK-LOK Ford 8th in the Championship Standings and will figure prominently in this year’s awards.
As a first year team, the first objective is to make the first race, the second accomplishment is finishing the race. In 2015 no other ARCA driver completed more races than Praytor and his DK-LOK Ford. Of the 20 events Praytor was running at the finish in all of them except for Pocono.
“This time last year we had one car and no motors. To think we built a race team and not only made all the races but finished all but one that’s incredible,” said Praytor. “Our DK-LOK team fought all year against adversity and overcame at every race. Our guys just had a never say die attitude that kept us going. You have to hand it to Roush Yates Engines because we put those engines through a lot and they never let us down.”
In addition to an 8th place finish in the Championship standings, the DK-LOK team compiled an impressive list of accomplishments in 2015.
S&S Volvo Laps Completed “Long Haul” Award – 4th
Fast Track High Performance Award – 7th
Calypso Lemonades Short Track Challenge – 8th
Cometic Crew Chief of the Year –Adam Lowe – 8th
Racing Electronics Lightning Challenge – 12th
Bill France Four Crown Award – 15th
Hoosier Tire Superspeedway Challenge – 16th
“There are so many people to thank for helping us accomplish what we did in 2015. Bob Slaughter and the guys at DK-LOK took a big step up to allow us to compete the full season. Our UNOH kids led by Adam Lowe were awesome and all the folks in Mobile that believe in what we’re doing, it has been a big honor for me to drive the car.”
The Performance Racing Industry’s Show begins on Thursday wrapping up on Saturday in time for the ARCA Championship banquet Saturday night.