Pensacola, FL - To honor our veteran's on Memorial Day weekend, Thomas Praytor, better known to racing fans as the Moose, will run a special hood featuring the National Museum of Naval Aviation at Pensacola's Five Flags Speedway this Friday. The Museum, located on Pensacola Naval Air Station, offers hands-on naval aviation history with over 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Aviation.
The Moose's primary sponsor, G-Force Racing Gear, has agreed to take a back seat to the Museum for the weekend and has supplied the Pensacola Championship point's leader with a special fire suit for the race. The Moose will run the scheme Friday night at Pensacola's Five Flags Speedway.
"The Museum is an awesome place and running their logo on Memorial Day weekend is a privilege. We're having a good year at Five Flags and I hope we can have another good finish for the Museum this weekend," said the Moose when asked about why this race is so important.
While the Moose provides the on-track thrills, the thrill of flight can be experienced everyday with nearly 300,000 square feet of excitement at the National Museum of Naval Aviation. With multiple Flight Simulators, the drama and power of IMAX films, the authentic Cubi Bar Café and the memories available to take home from the Flight Deck store, there is more to experience at the museum than one day allows.
With the 2007 Racing Season a little over a third of the way through, Mobile and Pensacola have updated their points standings. The Moose and his G-Force Team have taken the points lead at Pensacola Five Flags Speedway. A second place run last Friday night in Pensacola put the Moose in position to take the points leads when the points leader had problems in the feature. Only 34 points currently separate the top 4 in the point's standings at Five Flags. After leading the early portion of the feature at Mobile International Speedway on Saturday night, the Moose's 3rd place finish, behind 2 track champions, kept him solidly in the second spot at MIS. Both tracks are closed this weekend prepping for a big Memorial Day weekend of racing. We will have an announcement at the beginning of the week about a special Memorial Day paint Scheme.
Thomas on his season: "It's been a great year and a lot of fun. It's cool to talk about the points lead at Pensacola but I'm still a rookie over there. Our goal at the beginning of the year was to be in the top 5 and win the Rookie of the Year, that's still our goal. The guys we're racing against at both tracks have a lot of experience and we're just going to keep working on getting better and winning some races."