Praytor shakes down car, improves speed at Pocono

(LONG POND, Pa. – June 5, 2014) – From the road course at New Jersey Motorsports Park to the Tricky Triangle at Pocono Raceway in less than a week, the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards is earning its reputation as the most versatile driving series in the world.  And, the drivers are experiencing it  first-hand.

Thomas “Moose” Praytor rolled out a fresh new sponsor, DK-LOK USA with a fresh Roush-Yates Engine in a rejuvenated “Batman” for testing Wednesday in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.

“Pocono is one of the most unique tracks on the tour, it only has three turns and they are all completely different,” said Praytor. “With so many new pieces on our DK-LOK Ford we took it easy in the morning and really went after it in the afternoon.”

Over the course of the day-long test, the DK-LOK Ford improved more than three seconds from the first lap and two seconds faster than the team’s best lap time at Pocono in 2013.

“This is the first time we’ve ever had a chance to test a mile and half or down force car and it really paid dividends for us,” Praytor said. “We learned a lot about our DK-LOK machine that will pay off for us all year long. We still have a ways to go to catch the leaders but it was a good day for our team.”

The Pocono ARCA 200 is a two-day event with technical inspection, practice and Menards Pole Qualifying on Friday.  The race is on Saturday at Noon CST with live race broadcast on Fox Sports 1. Live timing and scoring for practice, qualifying and the race is on