Ten-time ARCA Series Champion Frank Kimmel, Fairhope’s Grant Enfinger and Hixson’s Thomas “Moose” Praytor will lead the parade of ARCA testersSaturday at Mobile International Speedway preparing for the March 22 ARCA Mobile 200.
Kimmel is one of only 10 drivers to compete in the previous 2 ARCA Mobile 200s and after winning last year’s Championship is with a new team in 2014, Win Tron Racing. Their first race was a second place finish at Daytona and they have their eyes set on an 11th Championship. Mobile is one of only four tracks on the tour that the 10-time champion has not won.
Fairhope’s Grant Enfinger returns to Mobile as the defending ARCA Mobile 200 Champion and the most recent winner at Daytona. Enfinger and Team BCR have been deadly in their limited starts in 2013 and the Mobile International Speedway driver is returning to home sweet home. Along with being one of only 10 drivers that have competed in both ARCA Mobile 200’s, Enfinger is the only driver to have completed every lap of both races. On Sunday, Enfinger will receive the key to the city of Fairhope.
Mobile’s Thomas “Moose” Praytor returns to MIS on Saturday after completing the most unlikely of season in his racing career. Praytor was scheduled to compete in just 3 ARCA events in 2013 insert long time ARCA team owner Wayne Hixson and the Moose made all 20 races and finished ninth in the Championship points standings. The Praytor/Hixson combination is back in 2014 with a newly acquired Roush short track car trying to become the third Mobile winner of the ARCA Mobile 200.
Gates will open for teams at 8 a.m. with on track activity slated to begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. The grandstands will be open at no charge for the open test on Saturday.
Tickets for the ARCA Mobile 200 are available at ARCAmobile200.com or by calling the ticket office at 251 343-2929.