Corn Country Ahead for Praytor and Team DK-LOK

Thomas Praytor

ABC Supply 150 presented by Casey’s General Store: After a much needed weekend off on the Gulf Coast, Thomas “Moose” Praytor and his DK-LOK Team are headed to the Hawkeye State for the only 7/8 mile asphalt track on the tour. “Iowa is really a unique venue, part short track part speedway, lots of ways to get around,” said Praytor. “It is always amazing to see all the corn that is being grown out there. Corn is so big they even have some growing inside the race track.”

Team DK-LOK has had a nice run for the first half of the ARCA season, positioning themselves 6th in the Championship Standings, just a few points out of the top 5.  “Really felt like our last few races our UNOH team members have really started to come together as a unit and our on track performance has shown it.”

The ABC Supply 150 presented by Casey’s General Store is a 1 day event at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. The gates open at 7:00 AM Saturday July 9th, with practice starting at 11:30 AM, qualifying at 3:15 PM followed by the start of the ARCA 150 presented by Casey’s General Store at 8:15 PM. Live timing and scoring at www.ARCARacing.com , there will also be live coverage on Fox Sports 1. Channel Listings for FOX Sports 1 in Mobile area-DIRECTV CH- 219, Mediacom CH- 53, COMCAST CH- 49/241 HD, AT&TU-Verse CH- 652, DISH CH-150.

PRIMARY SPONSOR: DK-LOK Fittings & Valves www.dklokusa.com

ASSOCIATE SPONSORS: G-Force, Nudraulix, REALTOR, Advanced Collision, APS Automotive Painters Supply, Dueitt’s Battery Supply, Airgas, John Thompson & Associates, Judy’s Place, Geer’s Food Market, Campbell, Duke & Campbell, Golden Flake, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, The FEVER Brand, Project Semi Colon and Praytor Realty

ARCA CHAMPIONSHIP STANDING: 6th

CAR: Roush Chassis: #RK 306 “Pinky” was the teams work horse chassis in 2015 running in 12 races, the Moose finished 18th with Pinkie at Iowa last year.

Iowa Speedway:

0.875 Mile Asphalt, Banking in turns 12 – 14 degrees and Front stretch with 10 degree banking

Iowa Speedway

DK-LOK USA: Founded in 1986, DK-LOK Fittings and Valves supply industrial applications from analytical and process instrumentation, gas, power generation, petrochemical processing, ship building to semiconductor manufacturing. DK-LOK tube fittings, instrument pipe & weld fittings, and valves are manufactured to stringent industry standards. With the use of only the highest grade raw material and 1/1000″ tolerance control on each and every part, DK-LOK assures a leak-tight seal in all process, power, and instrumentation applications.  DK-LOK USA is a Mobile, Alabama based firm operating nationally and internationally.

THOMAS “MOOSE” PRAYTOR: In 2015 Praytor completed his third consecutive season in the top 10 in the ARCA Championship standings, 8th in 2015, 7th in 2014 and 9th in his rookie season including collecting the AG Adcox Sportsmanship Award. Praytor made his first ARCA start in the inaugural ARCA-Mobile 200 at Mobile International Speedway in 2012. Prior to ARCA competition, the Moose started cutting his racing teeth at 8 years old on short tracks across the Southeast, racking up local and state titles along the way. The Moose and his Max Force Racing Team earned the Ironman Status of the Gulf Coast in 2011 for competing in every Late Model (Pro & Super) Race at Mobile International Speedway and Five Flags Speedway, finishing in the top 10 in the Championship standings at both tracks. Away from the track Praytor was one of AJ McCarron’s centers through grade school and high school winning a state title in 2007. For the last 3 years the duo have teamed up with a specially prepared McCarron replica racing helmet that Praytor wears then donates to the Alabama Institute of Deaf & Blind for their annual Race Fever auction. For more on the Moose- www.maxforceracing.com.