Pensacola, AL - After a top 5 in Pensacola on Friday night and not a mark on the Fausak Tires Ford Fusion our team had a chance to tweak on Christine instead of rebuilding. "We made a few changes to our Mobile setup in the shop and they paid off at the track. Our Fausak Ford was good off the trailer and the guys made it even better," said Thomas. The Moose qualified 3rd behind current points leader DJ Vanderley and former Sprint Cup driver Dave Mader. At intermission MIS hosted round 2 of the weekends bicycle races, well the picture says it all.
A 5-car invert put the Moose dead in the middle of the 2 cars that qualified faster than him and the 2 cars that were slower. With the drop of the green flag the Moose spent most of the race in a wild side-by-side battle, either with the top 2 qualifiers behind him or the cars that started in front of him. The record book shows the top 3 finished how they started but it doesn't even begin to tell the story. Thomas: "What a weekend! I don't even know where to start, I feel like we won the Daytona 500 and all we did was have 2 top 5s. I think we raced more tonight than we have all year, it was crazy. We were 2 wide most of the night, we were in the inside, outside and I thought in the middle a couple of times. I appreciate Fausak Tires coming on board for the weekend I'm glad we put on a good show. This year has been so tough, I think we've rebuilt the car after every race weekend. So many people kept pumping me up, I really appreciate them standing behind me and our race team. The Grills build a great racecar. Our car was destroyed, it needed a front and rear clip, it was just tubing 2 weeks ago. Our first time back to the track and we scored 2 top 5s. We have a few weeks off and we still have lots of projects at the shop-but I'm ready to go back to the track."