Player Page

Thomas Praytor

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

Latest News

Recent News

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

Highest Searched Drivers over the last 7 days


Player News

Date:

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

Thomas Praytor (No. 9 Chive Charities/Good Bookey Ford) finished 15th in Friday night's ARCA Racing Series season-ending Kansas ARCA 150 at Kansas Speedway (Kansas City, KS).

He started 11th in the lineup and completed 94 laps of the 100-lap race. Praytor, who has competed in all 20 ARCA races this year, closed out the season 5th in the 2016 championship standings.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 09:35:00 PM

Thomas Praytor (No. 9 Chive Charities/Good Bookey Ford) finished 14th in Saturday night's Crosley 150 at Kentucky Speedway (Sparta, KY).

He started 22nd in the lineup and completed 98 laps of the 102-lap race. Praytor, who has competed in all 19 ARCA races so far this season, is currently 5th in the 2016 championship standings after this event.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 11:09:00 PM

Thomas Praytor (No. 9 DK-LOK Ford) finished 15th in Thursday night's SCOTT 150 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL.

He started 22nd in the lineup and completed 95 laps of the 100-lap race. Praytor, who has competed in all 18 ARCA races so far this season, is currently 5th in the 2016 championship standings after this event.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 02:50:00 PM

Thomas Praytor (No. 9 Moose High Life/Bobby Allison Throwback Ford) finished 14th in Saturday night's Eddie Gilstrap Motors Fall Classic at Indiana's Salem Speedway.

He started 15th in the lineup and completed 192 of the 200-lap race. Praytor, who has competed in all 17 ARCA races so far this season, is currently 5th in the 2016 championship standings after this event.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 11:54:00 PM

Thomas Praytor (No. 9 DK-LOK Ford) finished 9th in Sunday's ARCA Racing Series General Tire Grabber 100 at DuQuoin (IL) State Fairgrounds.

He started 13th in the lineup and completed 103 of the 105 laps run. Praytor, who has competed in all 16 ARCA races so far this season, is currently 5th in the 2016 championship standings after this event.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 11:58:00 PM

Thomas Praytor (No. 9 DK-LOK Ford) finished 8th in Sunday's ARCA Racing Series SuperChevyStores.com 100 at Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, IL.

He started 14th in the lineup and completed all of the 102 laps run. Praytor, who has competed in all 15 series races so far this season, is currently 5th in the 2016 ARCA Championship standings after this event.
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 09:30:00 PM

Thomas Praytor (#9 DK-LOK Ford) finished 8th in Saturday night's ARCA Racing Series Berlin ARCA 200 at Berlin Raceway in Marne, MI.

He started 13th in the lineup and completed 191 of the 200 laps run. Praytor, who has competed in all 14 series races so far this season, is currently 6th in the 2016 ARCA Championship standings after this event.
Mon, Aug 8, 2016 04:12:00 PM

Thomas Praytor (#9 DK-LOK Ford) finished 21st in Friday's ARCA Racing Series ModSpace 150 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, PA.

He started 19th in the lineup and completed 48 of the 60 laps run. Praytor, who has competed in all 13 series races so far this season, is currently 6th in the 2016 ARCA Championship standings after this event.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 12:03:00 PM