Montgomery Ward Father’s Day 200, Madison International Speedway: A strong run at Michigan in the Corrigan Oil 200 pushed the Moose, Thomas Praytor in to the 6th spot in the ARCA Championship Standings. Five years ago Praytor had one of his first ARCA starts for Venturini Motorsports at Madison. “I can still see Mr. Bill (Venturini) working on and under my car, it was just me and him with my Dad spotting. The Venturinis really gave me a lot of confidence and are a big part of why we are here today. What a great time.”
Madison is returning to the ARCA Schedule this season and Praytor is one of a few drivers competing that have ever been to the half mile oval in Wisconsin. “Madison is a lot like Mobile and I’ve always have had fun there, now we’ve had some weird things happen to us there. I think the lug nut getting caught in between the rotor and brake caliper ranked way up there.”
This week not only will the Moose being competing but he will be hosting the founder of Project Semi Colon, Amy Bleuel with her guest and employees. The Mooses’ #9 Car will have a different look in Madison then what fans are used too. The DK-LOK Ford will carry the Project Semi Colon on the hood at the Montgomery Ward Father’s Day 200 at Madison International Speedway.
MEET THE MOOSE: Meet the Moose in Madison at the Montgomery Ward Father’s Day 200 on Sunday June 19th from 12:00 Noon to 1:00PM on the front stretch.
The Montgomery Ward Father’s Day 200 is a two day event with practice Saturday June 18th 12:30-1:15 followed by final practice from 1:45-2:30 p.m. Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell at 4:00 p.m. Race day will be Sunday June 19th with the Green Flag at 2:00PM CST. The Montgomery Ward Father’s Day 200 will be broadcast live on the American Sports Network (ASN). Race fans can also see the live broadcast at AmericanSportsNet.com. Coverage on ASN at Madison begins at 2:00 p.m. local Central time. With live timing and scoring at www.ARCARacing.com .
PRIMARY SPONSORS: Project Semi Colon www.projectsemicolon.org 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 and Praytor Realty
ARCA CHAMPIONSHIP STANDING: 6th
CAR: Roush Chassis #500 “Carlos”-Chassis 500 is named for Carlos Lira at Lira Motorsports where the car came from. Carlos has become the Moose’s favorite short track car and was even used on the road course in New Jersey. Praytor’s DK-LOK Ford is powered by Roush Yates Ford Motors.
Madison International Speedway:
Length: 0.5 Mile Paved Oval with 12 and 13 degree banking with 4 degree straight
Project Semi Colon: Over the last 3 years Amy and the Semi Colon have swept the nation as they are currently partnered several foundations such as Dignity Revolution, Honor Without Limits, Gallant Few, You Rock Foundation, and What’s Your Word. They have also been featured in People Magazine, Cosmopolitan, ABC News, and MTV.
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.
Picture: Praytor driving Venezuala Tourism Chevy for Venturini Motorsport in 2012