Dave Maddox, Michigan Valve with his family at the track.
Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan International Speedway: After a week in the Poconos Thomas Moose Praytor and his DK-LOK Team are off to the Irish Hills of Michigan for the 4th race in 21 days. Michigan is home track for crew chief Adam Lowe and also home to DK-LOK Distributor Michigan Valve and Fittings. “We’ve had a lot of fun with Mr. Dave (Maddox) and his group from Michigan Valve over the years and they are fun to have at the track,” said Praytor. “Last year we left Pocono and spent the week with them working on our Michigan car at their shop in Chesterfield, Michigan. Really great people can’t wait to be with them again at Michigan.” Michigan Valve and Fitting will be on the DK-LOK Ford at Michigan and Berlin. Team DK-LOK is looking for another solid effort in Michigan, a track that the Moose scored one of his first top 10s at.
MEET THE MOOSE: Meet the Moose at the Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan at track on Friday June 10th, Michigan Valve Pit Tour 2:30, 3:00PM-ARCA Racing Series Driver Autograph Session and 4:30 in the Michigan Valve Suite.
The Corrigan Oil 200 is a 2 day event with Tech and practice on Thursday June 9th, followed by, Qualifying and Race at 4:45PM CST on Friday June 10th at Michigan International Speedway. The Corrigan Oil 200 will have live coverage on Friday June 10th on Fox Sports 1. 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. Live timing and scoring at www.ARCARacing.com .
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 and Praytor Realty
ARCA CHAMPIONSHIP STANDING: 7th
CAR: Roush Chassis RK 306- Chassis 306 made it’s first start in 2016 for the team last week at Pocono. A designated down force car 306 has done double duty for the Moose at the short tracks and was the teams most used chassis in 2015.
Michigan International Speedway:
Length: 2.0 Miles
Banking: Turns 18 degrees, Start/Finish 12 degrees, Backstretch 5 degrees
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.