Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 presented by Federated Car Care at Lucas Oil Raceway (LOR): After a short 2 day week in Mobile, Team DK-LOK turned around Chassis 306 that was used in Iowa and prepared it for some short track action at LOR in Indianapolis. “We didn’t get home from Iowa until 2 on Sunday morning and with everything we have going on we were back in the shop Sunday afternoon getting ready for Indy,” said Thomas “Moose” Praytor. For Praytor and his Mobile based DK-LOK team the schedule doesn’t get any easier from here with Indianapolis this weekend with Pocono and Berlin, Michigan the following 2 weekends. “I’m looking forward to LOR it’s a fun, wore out old racetrack and everybody knows how much I like short tracks.”
The Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 presented by Federated Car Care is a 1 day event with technical inspection, practice, Menards Pole Qualifying and the Green Flag on Friday at 8:00 CST. Live timing and scoring for practice, qualifying and the race will be on ARCAracing.com. Live TV Coverage on Fox Sports 1. Channels in Mobile Comcast/Xfinity 49/241HD, Mediacom 52, Direct TV 219, Dish 150, AT&T Uverse 652.
What to look for this weekend: LOR is one of the premiere short tracks in the country with some of the best racing on the tour Friday night. Tire wear will be at a premium and the team that can make the car turn in the center and still get drive off the corner will be the winner.
The Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 presented by Federated Car Care ARCA Schedule Highlights:
Friday: Practice 1:35-2:20 and 3:00-4:45
Menards Pole Qualifying 5:30
The Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 presented by Federated Car Care Green Flag 8:00 CST
LUCAS Oil Raceway Track Specs:
Speedway: .686 mile oval
Banking: 12 degrees
LOR Drag Strip is home to one the biggest Drag Racing events of the year, the NHRA Nationals held on Labor Day Weekend.
PRIMARY SPONSOR: DK-LOK Fittings & Valves www.dklokusa.com
ASSOCIATE SPONSORS: G-Force, Nudraulix, REALTOR, APS Automotive Painters Supply, Dueitt’s Battery Supply, Airgas, Cockrells Body Shop, John Thompson & Associates, Greer’s Food Market, C-Spire, Campbell, Duke & Campbell, Golden Flake, Ashley Rowe Photography, Ed’s Seafood Shed, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, Mobile Lumber & Millwork, Praytor Realty
ARCA CHAMPIONSHIP STANDING: 8TH
CAR: Chassis #RK306, Roush Chassis 306 is new to the DK-LOK team this season making its debut at Pocono Speedway. This is the teams primary down force car and is being put into action this weekend at the short track because the short track cars are not finished yet. This will be the 5th outing for 306 having raced at Pocono, Michigan, Chicago and Iowa. Chassis 306 is a former Jamie McMurray car.
THOMAS “MOOSE” PRAYTOR: Praytor wheeled his DK-LOK Team up to 7th in the ARCA Championship Standings in 2014. The Moose finished 9th in the Championship standings in 2013 while collecting the AG Adcox Sportsmanship Award in his Rookie Season. 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 2 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.
MAX FORCE RACING: Max Force Racing is based out of Mobile, Alabama and is fielding cars in its 18th season of competition. 2015 will be Max Force’s first year as a stand alone ARCA team and 3rd year of ARCA competition.