The ARCA Series presented by Menards returned to Iowa Speedway after a year hiatus and the DK-LOK Team was looking to rebound from a disastrous road trip in June that left the team with only 1 race car and without their new hauler.
A boiling hot day in Iowa made the Mobile, Alabama based team feel right at home while the heat sent dozens to the infields care center.
The DK-LOK Ford qualified 22nd and snaked its way through the wrecks and competition to an 18th place finish without a scratch. Just what the Doctor ordered.
“We had our notes from 2 years ago and we missed on a lot of the setup because the track has changed so much,” said Thomas “Moose” Praytor. “We had some new crew members that worked hard, beat the heat and made us better as practice went on but we were only able to gain so much ground.”
The DK-LOK Ford ran a “Ken Stabler Championship Collection” label in honor of long time sponsor, supporter and friend Ken Stabler.
“Being associated with Mr. Ken was a big step in my racing career, his sponsorship of our car really put us on the map. Big opportunities started coming my way the year after the “Championship Collection” was on our cars. More than that I will always remember the time Mr. Ken was with us at the race track. His positive energy was incredible it was infectious and lifted our whole race team and everyone he came in contact with. We’ll really miss Mr. Ken.”
The DK-LOK Team has a short work week after making the 20 hour trip back Mobile. The DK-LOK Ford will be back in action Friday night in the Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 presented by Federated Car Care at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, live on Fox Sports 1.