Pensacola, FL - The G-Force Race Team returned to Pensacola's Five Flags Speedway for round 3 of the 2007 Super Stock Season. With the Moose on Spring Break, the team spent Thursday testing at the home of the Snowball Derby in anticipation of racing on Friday night. With each start at 5 Flags the Moose has improved but was still struggling to find his groove on the abrasive racing surface.
During practice the Moose got a few pointers from Rick Crawford and his times dropped drastically. The Super Stock division was the opening race for the first Blizzard Series at 5 Flags on Friday night and the race would line up by points, putting the Moose in 5th position. With the drop of the green flag the outside line took off leaving the G-Force Pontiac stuck in the slower low lane. Five laps into the 25 lap feature the front of the field finally sorted out and the Moose went to work. With former track champion James Alonzo on his bumper the Moose started working on moving up while keeping Alonzo behind him.
The Moose soon cleared 4th and went to work on third. With 10 to go the G-Force machine made the pass for 3rd. While the Moose was rooting traffic, 1st and 2nd had checked out. With only 10 laps left the Moose had to make up 10 car lengths. With each lap the Moose knocked off a car length, with the white flag in the air the Moose was on his bumper. As they crossed the stripe they were side by side with the Moose coming up half a car length short settling for third. The third place finish moved the Moose into 3rd in the Championship point's standings in Pensacola. Racing was rained out Saturday night at Mobile International Speedway setting up another double-header this weekend. After the first month of racing the Moose is 2nd in the Championship standings at Mobile International Speedway and 3rd at Pensacola Five Flags Speedway.
Thomas on his night "I was really struggling on Thursday in practice and Mr. Rick (Crawford) really helped me out. Alonzo pushed me hard from the start but he raced me really clean and I learned a lot. I thought we could pick up one more spot on the last lap and I came up just a little short."