MOBILE, Ala. (Jan. 11, 2017) - As we inch closer to the open test this weekend at Daytona Int'l Speedway, it's crunch time for so many on the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards tour.
With time running out, Thomas “Moose” Praytor found himself on the outside looking in, without his primary motor. That said, it was looking more and more like he'd be watching the test on the live timing and scoring board at arcaracing.com from home in Mobile.
Enter Sarah Cornett-Ching and her Dickies Race 101 team and, just like Pocono a couple of years ago, Cornett-Ching, Tony Blanchard and the crew came to the rescue...loaning Praytor a motor for the test.
“We were cutting it pretty close with our primary engine not being ready but Sarah, Tony and the guys at Race 101 saved us again,” said Praytor. “It’s one of the cool things about our Series, having competitors helping each other.”
With the snow melting away Praytor made a quick trip to the Race 101 shop in Denver, North Carolina, picked up a motor and brought it home where the team is hustling to get it installed and ready for the test this weekend.
“Our teams have always been close going back to when we were working out of the same team. Thomas and his guys have always been there to help us when we need it and it was great to be able to help him,” said Cornett-Ching.
Testing for the Lucas Oil Complete Engine Treatment 200 driven by General Tire is slated for Friday and Saturday, January 13-14 at Daytona International Speedway. Live timing and scoring and live chat will be available at arcaracing.com.