101 Year Old Winchester Speedway Lurks Next For Team DK-LOK

Max Force Racing

HERR’S CHASE THE TASTE 200 presented by Federated Car Care at Winchester Speedway: The ARCA series returns to the oldest and one of the most storied race track on the tour, Winchester Speedway. The Speedway commemorated it’s 100th year last season when the ARCA Series made its annual visit and is one of very few race tracks in the country that has it’s own historical marker. “Winchester is old, wore out and keeps a drivers attention on every lap,” said Praytor. After 3 straight weeks of being overpowered at the Speedways a wore out Winchester Speedway offers the Mobile native a chance to get back to his racing roots. “Everyone knows how much I enjoy rough old short tracks, it all goes back to growing up at 5 Flags and Mobile International Speedway. Winchester is the perfect combination of both, bad ass fast like Mobile and worn out like Pensacola, I’m really looking forward to this weekend.” In his first start at Winchester Praytor finished 9th.

Thomas Praytor

While most teams have headed back to home base after Chicago the DK-LOK team has been stuck in Louisville while the primary hauler is being repaired. “We’ve been working out of Bo Lemastus race shop for the last 2 weeks and he’s really been a life saver. Louisville was the perfect place for us to end up, we had Bo’s shop and all the knowledge, parts and pieces at Bill and Will Kimmels to help get cars ready to go. People get tired of me saying this but the ARCA Series is a huge family and we couldn’t have made the last few weeks without help from almost everybody.”

The Herrr’s Chase the Taste 200 is a 2 day event with technical inspection, practice and Menards Pole Qualifying on Saturday. The Green Flag will fly on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 CST. Live timing and scoring for practice, qualifying and the race will be on ARCAracing.com. Live TV coverage on CBS Sports Network at 1 CST. Mobile Area Channels for CBS Sports Network Comcast-733, 1721 & 194(HD), ATT Uverse-643, Direct TV-613, Dish TV-158

What to look for this weekend: Winchester Speedway is extremely fast and extremely hard on tires. Tire management will be the key to a solid finish. Cars will slip and slide as the runs go on, the car that’s the best on old tires will probably be the winner.

Herr’s Chase the Taste 200 Schedule Highlights:
Saturday: Practice 1:00-1:45 and 3:00-3:45, Menards Pole Qualifying 6:15 EST
Sunday: Herr’s Chase the Taste 200 2:00 EST Live on CBS Sports

Winchester Speedway Track Specs:

Winchester Speedway

Speedway: Half mile high banked oval
Banking in turns: 37 degrees

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CAR: Chassis #RK500, Roush Chassis 500 will be making it’s second outing for Team DK-LOK. RK 500 was acquired from Lira Motorsports and was run on the road course at New Jersey Motorsports Park. RK500 is easy to tell from the other cars in the DK-LOK stable it’s Lira Blue.

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