Praytor-Squeaks ARCA Mobile 200/DK-LOK Chevy Into Daytona Field

Saturday, February 15, 2014
ARCA Mobile 200/DK-LOK Chevy on track at Daytona International Speedway
ARCA Mobile 200/DK-LOK Chevy on track at Daytona International Speedway
- photo by Ashley Rowe

In an almost instant replay of the 2013 Lucas Oil 200 presented by MAVTV American Real, Thomas “Moose” Praytor of Hixson qualified for the 2014 version in the exact spot, 32nd, and with almost the exact time as 2013.

“The results may look the same but the effort by our Max Force/Hixson Motorsports team to get our ARCA Mobile 200/DK-LOK in the race has been incredible,” offered Praytor.

“Since the last practice we changed everything in the drive train but the motor.

Carburetor, transmission and the gear were all changed this morning before qualifying. We have a small window for drafting practice in the morning then good or bad we’ll line up and race tomorrow afternoon.”

The Lucas Oil 200 presented by MAVTV American Real, ARCA’s 51st race at Daytona is Saturday at 3:00 CST. Live timing and scoring will be available on ARCAracing.com with live television coverage from Fox Sports 1.


Signal Mountain DYB in State Finals

Winners of five straight games in the consolation bracket, the Signal Mountain American (10 year olds) is two wins from a trip to the Dixie Youth Baseball World Series. Today, Signal Mountain (5-1) has to defeat host Springfield (5-0) twice to win the state championship. Monday, SM defeated Lewis County, 6-5, as Braeden Wolfard's double drove in Cooper ... (click for more)

UTC Men's Track Team Posts Nations Top GPA, Women Ranked 10th

NEW ORLEANS, La. --- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men’s track and field team posted the nation’s top GPA while the women ranked 10th overall according to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Sophomore Teghan Henderson (Pickering, Ontario) was named to the All-Academic Team.   The men, led by seniors Lucas Cotter ... (click for more)

DA Looking Into Issue Of County Commission Candidate's Campaign Sending Filled-Out Request For Absentee Ballot To Elderly Voters

The District Attorney's Office has been provided with documents that a County Commission candidate's campaign sent filled-out requests for absentee ballots to elderly voters. Kerry Steelman, election administrator, said there have been four instances in which such requests came from the Elect John Brooks campaign. He said state law says in Section 2-6-202:  (3) A person ... (click for more)

Graham Says County School-City Lawsuit Settlement "Stinks," But County Commission Approves It

The County Commission on Wednesday approved a settlement of a lawsuit brought by the Hamilton County Schools against the city of Chattanooga, though several commissioners said they were not happy with the deal and Commissioner Joe Graham said it "stinks." Commissioner Graham was the lone no vote. He was joined by Commissioner Tim Boyd in a failed effort to defer it a week. ... (click for more)

The Truth From Weston’s Sister - And Response (2)

I try not to read the negative articles and opinions about my older brother. Growing up around politics, I learned a long time ago that thick skin is not only necessary, it’s paramount. But this time, the lies and the rumors and the inaccurate information has gone too far. It’s too ridiculous for me to ignore. So let’s clear a few things up: Weston and I do not “come ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Oscar Brock’s True Passion

I don’t pay much attention to the Hamilton County School Board. Once the moon and the stars aligned behind Superintendent Rick Smith, you hear very little, if anything, from the nine-member council that oversees an annual budget of almost $400 million and employs 4,480 people. So chew this for a minute: approximately 2,000 of those people are not teachers. Yes, there are 78 principals ... (click for more)