In what has rapidly become an annual tradition, Thomas “Moose” Praytor and his Mobile, Alabama based race team collected some hardware at the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards Annual Championship Banquet in Indianapolis.
The 2016 season was filled with career best for the Max Force team with primary sponsorship from DK-LOK, Project Semi-Colon, G-Force, GoodBookey and The Chive Charities.
“We had a great line up of sponsors on the hood this year and their support was a key to our success,” offered Praytor.
While Praytor achieved his highest level of success in in his ARCA career with a 5th place finish in the Championship, the team turned some heads in 2016.
Crew chief Adam Lowe completed his 4th full season with the team. Lowe has made 81 consecutive races with Praytor while juggling a full course load at UNOH and a full time job. In 2016 Lowe accomplished what no other UNOH student has ever done before by guiding Praytor to the top 5 in the Championship. The ARCA Series recognized Lowe with a special award. (Pictured with his Dad)
Praytor’s all UNOH pit crew hung in and bested some of the high dollar over the wall teams in helping Praytor achieve his best season in the standings since joining the ARCA Series 4 years ago.
Another key to Praytor 2016 season was the cast of local sponsors that supported the team with parts, pieces and support in Mobile. Advanced Collision, APS Automotive Painters Supply, Dueitt’s Battery Supply, Airgas, John Thompson & Associates, Judy’s Place, Greer’s Food Market, Campbell, Duke & Campbell, Omni Fitness, Golden Flake, Mobile County Sheriff’s Office and Praytor Realty all had significant roles in 2016.
“We ended the 2016 racing season with a fun filled weekend with family and friends. Growing up I never thought I would be given the opportunities I have in racing over the years. It took a lot of hard work and help from more people than I can count. I never gave up on my dream and now we have an 81 race streak in the ARCA Racing Series. I’m very proud to say that Max Force Racing is based out of Mobile, Alabama and always will be! Top 5 in points and 12 career best finishes! Thank you to everyone that has believed in me and we can’t wait for 2017!”
With testing for Daytona in just 30 days the team is already hard at work on their Speedway cars.