GENERAL TIRE 200 AT TALLADEGA SPEEDWAY: Thomas “Moose” Praytor returns to racing on Friday following a year long break from racing after 105 consecutive ARCA starts. “Really exciting to be back at the race track, good to see old friends. The other competitors and officials in the garage gave have been giving me a really warm welcome,” said Praytor. The “Moose” and his Mobile, Alabama crew are continuing their long standing relationship with the Alabama Institute of Deaf and Blind (AIDB) this weekend at Talladega. Along with AIDB on the hood the team will host students at the race track. “The AIDB kids are awesome, really enjoy being part of the AIDB experience.”
Talladega will be the first track visit for Praytor’s newest family addition Hugh Thomas Praytor V, (Five). “Talladega is such a great spot for me so many friends and family at the track. Elizabeth and Hugh will both be at the track together for the first time, its gonna be a fun day. I wish we could race Talladega all the time!”
SPOTTER: For the 5th season Praytor will continue to utilize Pensacola native Tab Boyd. When he is not moonlighting for Praytor, Boyd is William Byron’s spotter in the Monster Cup Series.
The General Tire 200 is a 2 day event starting with technical inspection Thursday. Friday starts with an early practice at 8:30, General Tire Pole qualifying at 2:30 pm, and the green flag will drop at 5PM CST. Live timing and scoring for practice, qualifying and the race will be on ARCAracing.com. The race will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1. Also, please follow us on Twitter (@DKLOKRacing),and Facebook (Max Force Racing) for live trackside updates.
PRIMARY SPONSOR: Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) aidb.org, Max Force Trucking
ASSOCIATE SPONSORS: Golden Flake, the official chip of Talladega Supespeedway, Wade Distributors, Rettigs Auto Body, APS-Automotive Painters Supply, Dueitt’s Battery Supply, Airgas, Judy’s Place, Ainsworth Racing, Greer’s Food Market, Southern Culture and American Legion Post 88.
CAR: MF002 The team has been working on this chassis for the last 6 seasons for exclusive use at Daytona and Talladega. It’s paid off with the car and Praytor drafting to their way into the top 5 in the last 5 plate races. Expect more bold moves at Talladega.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR THIS WEEKEND: All about the draft!!!
Talladega Speedway: 2.66 Miles
ALABAMA INSTITUTE FOR DEAF AND BLIND: The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) is the world’s most comprehensive education, rehabilitation and service program serving individuals of all ages who are deaf, blind, deaf-blind and multidisabled. Founded in 1858 by a young medical doctor who wanted to educate his deaf brother, AIDB now serves more than 22,500 infants, toddlers, children, adults and seniors with hearing and vision loss throughout Alabama each year. WWW.AIDB.ORG
MAX FORCE RACING: Max Force Racing is based out of Mobile, Alabama and is fielding cars in its 22nd season of competition.