Pearl River, Louisiana’s Ronnie Osmer will take part in the ARCA test at Daytona with Thomas “Moose” Praytor’s Max Force Race Team.
An 18th birthday right before Christmas made Osmer eligible for the Daytona test and the High School Senior jumped at the opportunity to turn laps at the World Center of Speed. “Daytona is a dream come true for any racer, Christmas came early this year,” said Osmer.
Osmer’s racing resume is highlighted with Two Louisiana 600 Inex Racing Championships, a couple of Track Championships, Mobile International Speedway Rookie of the Year Honors and Speed51/AR Bodies Most Popular Late Model Driver.
After a successful test at Talladega, Praytor’s Mobile, Alabama based team started working towards a back-up composite car for Daytona. Osmer will be responsible for putting the second car through its paces while Praytor continues to work on his Primary DK-LOK machine.
“Really a cool deal to work with Thomas and his team,” said Osmer. “Everything fell together over the holidays and I’ve been in the shop helping get cars ready for the test. I’ve been learning a lot, big difference compared to our late models.”
“Ronnie and his family have been racing hard along the Gulf Coast at Sunny South, Mobile and Pensacola. We’re glad we have an opportunity to give him a shot at Daytona”, said Praytor.
The 2018 ARCA Test at Daytona is slated for January 12th and 13th and serves as a wakeup call for the 2018 racing season. ARCA teams will return to Daytona on February 10th to open up Speedweeks with the running of the Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire live on Fox sports 1.