Hixson's Praytor Ready To Get Back To Sweet Home Alabama

Monday, March 17, 2014
Black Betty diving in to turn one during testing for the ARCA Mobile 200 at Mobile International Speedway
Black Betty diving in to turn one during testing for the ARCA Mobile 200 at Mobile International Speedway
- photo by Ashley Rowe, ARCA Mobile 200

After two days of testing at Mobile International Speedway, Thomas “Moose” Praytor, of Hixson, and his Max Force/Hixson Motorsports team enter race week for the ARCA Mobile 200 ready to get down to business.

“Having an opportunity to test is rare for our race team but it is Mobile!” said Praytor. “We’re bringing a new car, new motor and the best of everything we have to our home track.”

Roush Chassis 461(former Carl Edwards car), nicknamed Black Betty, powered by a fresh Roush Yates Motor was put through its paces Friday and Saturday at Mobile International Speedway prepping for the ARCA Mobile 200.

“The ARCA Mobile 200 is an old fashioned throw down, bring all you got and hope you brought enough! I don’t know if we have enough but our team is bringing all we got. Our guys have worked really hard on getting this car ready for Mobile and I watched two old guys throw every trick they knew at it for two days, even Frank Kimmel came over and helped.”

Kimmel would make three. 

The Fastest Week in Alabama is filled with activities, Tuesday is testing for the local teams, followed by the 95 KSJ St. Judes Putt Putt Tournament on Wednesday night. Thursday starts at the USS Alabama before heading to the Causeway for the Seafood Jubilee and the Home Mortgage of America Green flag Party at Grand Central. Friday is all on track with The Mosquito Patch Pole Night and the ARCA Mobile 200 on Saturday.


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