DK-LOK Ford Has New Look for the Road Course

Max Force Racing

ARCA 150 presented by Unique Pretzels at New Jersey Motorsports Park (Road Course): The ARCA Series makes its only road course appearance this weekend at New Jersey Motorsport Park home of the “Jersey Devil”. After crashing the primary car for the road course in Toledo it was questionable if Praytor and his DK-LOK team would even be able to field an entry on the road course. “It went all the way down to the wire working on a car for this weekend. We left Mobile at midnight on Wednesday and were at Lira Motorsports in Mooresville, North Carolina just before lunch,” said Praytor. “The guys at Lira’s looked like ants attacking our car and just before midnight we closed the door on our DK-LOK hauler ready to head to New Jersey.” The newly acquired Roush Chassis RK 500 had been successfully converted from a short track car and is ready to tackle the road course. “Thanks to Carlos and Amanda Lira, Teddy Brown and the whole Lira Motorsports team; Sam, DJ, Bear, Duckey, Sparky, Bob, everybody for everything they did just in one day to make sure we had a DK-LOK Ford to race this weekend. They even stayed after their cars were loaded up.” This weekend will be Praytor’s 4th road course experience. “I’m really not very good at road courses but I really enjoy racing on them. It’s always fun when you take a new car to the race track.”

The ARCA 150 presented by Unique Pretzels is a 2 day event with technical inspection, practice and Menards Pole Qualifying on Saturday. The Green Flag will be Sunday 12:30 CST. Live timing and scoring for practice, qualifying and the race will be on ARCAracing.com.

PRIMARY SPONSOR: DK-LOK Fittings & Valves www.dklokusa.com

ASSOCIATE SPONSORS: G-Force, Nudraulix, REALTOR, 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: 6TH

CAR: Chassis #RK500, Newly acquire from Lira Motorsports (2 better than James Bonds 007) Toledo is the first time out for Chassis 009. Praytor’s favorite short track car “Black Batty” is being repaired after getting beat up in Salem. All of Praytor’s DK-LOK Fords are powered by Roush Yates Ford Motors.

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