Pensacola, FL - The Moose rolled into Pensacola's Five Flags Speedway 2nd in the Championship points standings and looking to keep improving in his first season of competition at the home of the Snowball Derby. Before the racing action started, the Speedway held its annual meet the driver night. The Moose met fans and signed autographs on the front stretch before climbing into his G-Force Pontiac to start the nights racing action. The big field of Super Stocks were cut in half and because of Thomas's standings in the points (the higher up you are the further back you start) he would start the heat race 8th.
With the drop of the green flag the Moose was loose and by the time the field made it to turn 3 he was 3rd. He would give back a spot later in the race to finish 4th which would put him starting 7th in the feature. After starting fast the last 2 races at Pensacola and giving up spots later in the race, the Moose realized a full charge from the start might not be the best approach at the abrasive old racetrack. From the start of the race the Moose looked more like a surgeon than a wild Moose. 1 by 1 the Moose picked off competitors as he marched to the front.
With a few early cautions the race took on a green flag look and the last 20 laps were run under green. As the checkered flag flew 5 car lengths separated the leaders with the next closest competitor to the Moose being over a straightaway behind. When the points standings are released later in the week, the second place finish could put the Moose in position to take over the points lead at Pensacola's Five Flags Speedway.
Thomas on his night: "I've been having a tough time getting a good feel for the track. My Dad, Mr. Rick (Crawford) and pretty much everyone I talk to about the track keep telling me I needed to slow down to go fast. That's been a difficult thing for me to do but I got beat again in the heat race by racing too hard early and I think it finally sunk in. We had an awesome night, it was my best finish at 5 Flags and I'm looking forward to going back. We have a really cool paint scheme and sponsor for Memorial Day weekend we are going to announce next week and I hope we have as good a run with them."