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Thomas Praytor

Team: Max Force Racing-9-ARCA
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/28/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1 / 185

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After a rough outing in the spring race at Pocono Raceway, Thomas "Moose" Praytor and his DK-LOK team are looking for more this Friday in the ModSpace 150.
"It was our first outing with an Ilmor (engine) at a downforce track and we learned a lot but it was a long day," said Praytor. "After Pocono we reworked all of our race cars and it’s been paying dividends at every track since. Looking forward to putting it all together Friday." Praytor will be making his 10th start at Pocono this weekend. He normally ranks first for starts at each track among active drivers but Pennsylvania native and ARCA veteran Bobby Gerhart will be making his 57th ARCA Pocono start this weekend. Jul 26 - 9:23 PM

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Thomas Praytor (No. 9 DK-LOK Ford) finished 17th in Friday night's ARCA Racing Series Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, IN.

He started 20th in the lineup and completed 193 laps of the 200-lap race. Praytor, who has competed in all of the 11 ARCA races so far this season, is currently ninth in the 2017 driver championship standings after this event.
Jul 24 - 7:27 PM

Thomas Praytor (No. 9 DK-LOK Ford) finished 18th in Saturday night's ARCA Racing Series Fans With Benefits 150 at Iowa Speedway in Newton, IA.

He started 18th in the lineup and completed 141 laps of the 150-lap race. Praytor, who has competed in all 10 ARCA races so far this season, is currently ninth in the 2017 driver championship standings after this event.
Jul 11 - 3:26 PM

Coming off a solid effort last time out at Madison Int'l Speedway, Thomas "Moose" Praytor and his DK-LOK team have a little extra pep in their step heading to Iowa Speedway for Saturday's Fans With Benefits 150.

"A good run and a week off was just what the Doctor ordered for our race team. Ten-thousand miles in five weeks had taken its toll on everybody." Praytor even had time to prepare his Iowa car and peek ahead toward Pocono. "We had our Iowa car ready to go Wednesday of last week and started working forward on our Pocono car. It’s the first time we’ve been anywhere close to ahead all season."
Jul 6 - 8:19 PM

Thomas Praytor (No. 9 DK-LOK Ford) finished 13th in Friday night's ARCA Racing Series Montgomery Ward 200 at Madison Int’l Speedway in Oregon, WI.

He started 13th in the lineup and completed 197 laps of the 200-lap race. Praytor, who has competed in all nine ARCA races so far this season, is currently ninth in the 2017 driver championship standings after this event.
Jun 25 - 8:34 PM

Thomas Praytor (No. 9 DK-LOK Ford) finished 19th in Friday night's ARCA Racing Series Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan Int’l Speedway in Brooklyn, MI.

He started 19th in the lineup and completed 92 laps of the 100-lap race. Praytor, who has competed in all eight ARCA races so far this season, is currently ninth in the 2017 driver championship standings after this event.
Jun 17 - 4:41 PM

Thomas Praytor (No. 9 DK-LOK Ford) finished 24th in Friday's ARCA Racing Series General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible200 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA.

He started 24th in the lineup and completed 74 laps of the 80-lap race. Praytor, who has competed in all seven ARCA races so far this season, is currently ninth in the 2017 driver championship standings after this event.
Jun 13 - 10:19 AM

Thomas Praytor (No. 9 DK-LOK Ford) finished 15th in Saturday night's ARCA Racing Series Shore Lunch 250 at Elko (MN) Speedway.

He started 16th in the lineup and completed 242 laps of the 250-lap race. Praytor, who has competed in all six ARCA races so far this season, is currently 10th in the 2017 driver championship standings after this event.
Jun 5 - 8:22 PM

Thomas Praytor (No. 9 DK-LOK Ford) finished 14th in Sunday's ARCA Racing Series Menards 200 at Toledo (OH) Speedway.

He started 21st in the lineup and completed 198 laps of the 200-lap race. Praytor, who has competed in all five ARCA races so far this season, moved up one spot from 10th to ninth in the 2017 driver championship standings after this event.
May 22 - 3:02 PM

Several years ago, Thomas Praytor, in a sea of foam and concrete, tried to knock the Toledo Speedway turn 3 wall down destroying his No. 9 DK-LOK Ford. This year the team is coming off a fantastic run at Talladega that placed him in top 10 in the ARCA Racing Series standings for the first time this season.

CAR: Chassis #461,"Black Betty"-Black Betty has been the team’s short track stalwart and was the 2nd car the team purchased. Praytor drove the car to his career best ARCA finish of 7th at the ARCA Mobile 200 and was utilized in Salem earlier this year. The DK-LOK Ford is powered by Roush Yates Ford Motors
May 20 - 9:47 AM

Thomas Praytor (No. 9 DK-LOK/AIDB Ford) finished 12th in Saturday's ARCA Racing Series General Tire 200 at Talladega (AL) Superspeedway.

He started 10th in the lineup and completed all laps of the 82-lap race. Praytor, who has competed in all four ARCA races so far this season, is currently 10th in the 2017 driver championship standings.
May 8 - 4:27 PM

Thomas "Moose" Praytor and his No. 9 DK-LOK team have already collected more DNFs in the first two races of 2017 than they have the last two seasons combined. The Moose hopes to fix that when the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers ARCA 200 rolls off on the Salem Speedway high-banks this Sunday.

Salem is the perfect place for him to improve his stat sheet. As it turns out, the Mobile, Alabama veteran has more starts at Salem than any other track on the tour. "Really like Salem…old wore out place, bad fast. Taking Black Betty…looking forward to it." This weekend will be Praytor’s first weekend as ARCA’s Active Ironman with more consecutive ARCA starts than any other active driver,
Apr 28 - 4:33 PM

If Thomas "Moose" Praytor isn't in the "ironman" status category, the Mobile, Alabama driver is knocking on the door.

Praytor is on track to make his 88th career ARCA Racing Series start in the Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 at Salem Speedway coming April 30, more consecutive starts than any other active driver. While the laps continue to pile up (over 10,000) Praytor and his family-owned Max Force Racing team are focused on not just starting but improving. Last season Praytor turned in his best season on tour, finishing fifth in championship standings.
Apr 17 - 12:07 PM

Alabama's Thomas "Moose" Praytor is headed to one of his favorite short tracks on the ARCA Racing Series tour -- that would be Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville for Saturday night's Music City 200.

"I really like short track racing and Nashville is a big half-mile track that's a lot of fun to race on," said Praytor. It's not just the short track racing that gets the Moose going in Nashville. Praytor has made the Music City a regular stop, which includes trips to the CMA Awards, the American Country Countdown Awards and some of his favorite honkytonks in downtown Nashville. CAR: Roush Chassis #500. Chassis 500 is the Moose’s favorite short track car and was run at all the short track races, road course and dirt races in 2016. Praytor’s DK-LOK Ford is powered by Roush Yates Ford Motors.-ARCA Racing Series
Apr 7 - 10:29 AM

Thomas "Moose" Praytor was one of the best stories that came out of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards in 2016.

Praytor, who hauls all the way from his Mobile, Alabama-based shop to every ARCA race on tour, finished a career-best fifth in championship driver points in 2016, his fourth consecutive top-10 national points finish. And, he did it with an all-volunteer pit crew, students from the University of Northwestern Ohio, including his loyal crew chief Adam Lowe, whose been with Praytor at every race since Daytona, 2014. It was a season to remember for the No. 9 DK-LOK Ford father/son team.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 11:07:00 AM