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.


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