The Full Throttle S’loonshine 98.9 at Kansas Speedway: As the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards 2015 season comes to a close, the series will return to Kansas Speedway for the 14th time Friday night for The Full Throttle S’loonshine 98.9. Thomas “Moose” Praytor will be making his 3rd trip as a driver to the Sunflower State. After a disappointing finish last year with motor issues Praytor is ready for the mile and a half oval. “I’m really looking forward to Kansas this year. We’ve made a lot of progress on our down force program and I am interested to see what we can do.” With a few weeks off, the DK-LOK race team was able to spend extra time preparing RK-306 for Kansas. Praytor rolls into the series finale 8th in championship standings chasing after Sarah Cornett Ching for the 7th spot.
Special for the DK-LOK Ford this weekend:
NAH: The team is running a special sticker to celebrate the life of DK-LOK USA/Nudraulix Founder Charles Slaughter. His Grandkids called him NAH.
GOING PINK: The team has changed the numbers on the DK-LOK Ford to pink for Cancer Awareness.
NASCAR SPOTTER: After winning last week as Joey Logano’s spotter at Charlotte, Tab Boyd will be moonlighting for the Moose at Kansas. For Mobile/Pensacola fans the Boyd name is very familiar, Tab is part of the Pensacola racing family.
The Full Throttle S’loonshine 98.9 is a hectic 2 day event starting off with inspection on Thursday. Friday is kicked off with a 2 hour practice session starting at 9:30, followed by Menards Pole qualifying at 2:30. The race to checkered flag, and the end of the season will begin at 7:30 CDT. Live timing and scoring for practice, qualifying and the race will be on ARCAracing.com. This race will be televised live 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: With Kansas hosting the finale everyone will be fighting for their spot in the Championship standings. Look for Fairhope’s Grant Enfinger to lock up his first ARCA Series Championship by just starting the race.
Kansas Speedway Track Specs:
1.5 Mile Tri-Oval
Banking-17-20 Degrees in Corners, 9-11 Degrees in Tri-Oval and Back Straight 5 degrees
PRIMARY SPONSOR: DK-LOK Fittings & Valves www.dklokusa.com
ASSOCIATE SPONSORS: G-Force, Nudraulix, REALTOR, Cockrell’s Body Shop, APS Automotive Painters Supply, Dueitt’s Battery Supply, Airgas, John Thompson & Associates, Greer’s Food Market, Campbell, Duke & Campbell, Golden Flake, Ed’s Seafood Shed, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, Mobile Lumber & Millwork, Praytor Realty
ARCA CHAMPIONSHIP STANDING: 8TH
PRIMARY CAR: After a wild race in Kentucky RK306- Roush Chassis 306 will be used again in Kansas. RK306 was new to the DK-LOK team this season making its debut at Pocono Speedway. 306 became the team’s work horse over the Summer racing at Pocono, Michigan, Chicago, Iowa, Lucas Oil, Pocono (again), Berlin and Kentucky. Chassis 306 is a former Jamie McMurray car.
BACK UP CAR: BUBBA-BUBBA was used during both dirt races and has had the dirt power washed off and a side window installed in case of an emergency.
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: 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
Picture – Praytor racing with James Hylton during the 2014 ARCA race at Kansas. Kansas was Hylton’s final race of his 50 plus year racing career.