Fans With Benefits 150 at IOWA SPEEDWAY: Coming off a solid effort in the Montgomery Ward 200 at Madison Speedway, Thomas “Moose” Praytor and his DK-LOK team have a little extra pep in their step heading to Iowa. “A good run and a week off was just what the Doctor ordered for our race team. 10,000 miles in 5 weeks had taken its toll on everybody,” said Praytor. “We had our Iowa car ready to go Wednesday of last week and started working forward on our Pocono car. It’s the first time we’ve been anywhere close to ahead all season.” Over the years Iowa Speedway has been a tough nut to crack for the Mobile, Alabama driver. “I’ve been a bottom feeder forever and it’s taken me some time to get up the race track. We found a lot of speed and grip up top so we’ll be moving up pretty quick on Saturday night.”
Picture: The ultimate fans with benefits from last year’s race in Iowa. “These kids were white knuckle hanging on the fence outside of the garage. We snuck them in the garage to sit in the car, take some pics and some Gatorade. They were a lot of fun and what its all about!”
The Fans with Benefits 150 is a one day event with technical inspection, practice, General Tire Pole Qualifying followed by the Fans With Benefits 150 green flag at 8:00 CST. Live timing and scoring for practice, qualifying and the race will be on ARCARacing.com. The race will be televised delayed on MAVTV.
PRIMARY SPONSOR: DK-LOK Fittings & Valves
ASSOCIATE SPONSORS: G-Force, Nudraulix, REALTOR, Rettigs Auto Body, APS Automotive Painters Supply, Dueitt’s Battery Supply, Airgas, John Thompson & Associates, Judy’s Place, Greer’s Food Market, AQUASALT, Wade Distributing, Campbell, Duke & Campbell, Omni Fitness, Golden Flake, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, Praytor Realty
ARCA CHAMPIONSHIP STANDING: 9th
CAR: Roush Chassis #461,”Black Betty”-Black Betty has been the team’s short track stalwart and was the 2nd car the team purchased. Praytor drove the car to his career best ARCA finish of 7th at the ARCA Mobile 200 and Betty has been utilized four times in 2017, Salem, Toledo, Madison & Elko.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR THIS WEEKEND: Iowa is multiple groove race track designed by NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace. Lots of ways to get around Iowa and expect cars to be rim riding within 30 laps of taking the green flag.
0.875 Mile Asphalt, progressive banking in turns 12 – 14 degrees and Front stretch with 10 degree banking