ModSpace 125 at Pocono Raceway: The short weeks seem to get shorter with Thomas “Moose” Praytor and his DK-LOK Team only having 2 days in the shop to swap motors and put a setup under Chassis 306 for the Tricky Triangle in Long Pond, Pennsylvania then climb back in the hauler for the 20 hour drive to Pocono Speedway. “It’s always fun to go to Pocono. We ran out of gas earlier this year but the Summer race is shorter so maybe we can keep enough gas in the DK-LOK Ford to get her to the finish line,” offered Praytor
ModSpace 125 is a 2 day event with technical inspection, practice and Menards Pole Qualifying on Friday. The Green Flag on Saturday at 2:15 CST. Live timing and scoring for practice, qualifying and the race will be on ARCAracing.com. Live TV Coverage on Fox Sports 2. Channels in n Mobile Comcast/Xfinity 77, Mediacom 179, Direct TV 618, Dish 397, AT&T Uverse 651.
What to look for this weekend: Pocono Raceway is the most unique track on the tour with only 3 turns and a mile long front straight away. The trick to the Tricky Triangle is getting the car to handle on the 3 different turns and drag race down the front stretch. The ARCA race can have long green flag runs putting pit crews to the test with green flag pit stops. The MpsSpace 125 is shorter than the Spring race and look for teams to take fuel only and gamble on tires. Weather can be an issue in Long Pong Pennsylvania with sunshine turning to rain or fog in minutes.
Pocono Raceway Track Specs: (Tricky Triangle)
2.5 Miles long only 3 turns, Turn 1: 14 degrees, Turn 2: 8 degrees, Turn 3: 6 degrees
Front stretch: 3,740 ft., Long Pond Straight: 3,055 ft.,Short Straight: 1,780 ft.
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, Ashley Rowe Photography, Ed’s Seafood Shed, Walkers Frame & Body, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, Mobile Lumber & Millwork, Praytor Realty
ARCA CHAMPIONSHIP STANDING: 8TH
CAR: Chassis #RK306, Roush Chassis 306 was brand new to the team in the Spring Pocono race. It’s become the work horse over the summer, Pocono, Michigan, Chicago, Iowa and Indianapolis.
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-DK-LOK getting service during the Spring race at Pocono.