Mobile, AL - After a top 5 run in the Lee Fields Memorial 100 that landed the Moose in the top 5 in the Midwest Cooling Towers Pro Late Model Division at Mobile International Speedway our Max Force team should be prepping for the 42nd Annual Snowball Derby at Pensacola's 5 Flags Speedway. Instead, our team is putting the finishing touches on our G-Force Fupala for the final Miller Lite Super Late Model Series race at Mobile International Speedway.
Prior to this weekend no Pro-Late Model has competed against a Super Late Model at MIS. The Pro-Late Model crate motors are at a distinct disadvantage to the high dollar Super Late Model motors that can run 2-3 tenths of a second faster on the high banks of Mobile International Speedway. So why race? Tim Bryant, owner promoter of Pensacola's 5 Flags Speedway and Hoosier Tire distributor for the Gulf Coast, has issued a Pro Late Model Bounty for this weekends race that's awards the highest finishing Pro Late Model a $500 bonus on top of the normal payout. Racing for bragging rights in a Miller Lite Super Late Model race was like dangling a red flag in front of our team and the Moose rushed in.
Thomas: "We're probably going to get the crap beat out of us by the Supers but we're using this weekend to learn more about our car that is basically brand new. We had a pretty good car at the Lee Fields Memorial but it took a bunch of pit stops to get it that way. We hope this weekend we can learn how to make our car better from the start. The extra 100 laps will be a great test session for the Derby. Plus I couldn't resist trying to pick up some of Mr. Tim's money."