Moose News - With the 41st Annual Snowball Derby less than a month away, the Moose made his first late model laps at Pensacola's Five Flags Speedway. After being roughed up in the Lee Fields Memorial 100 at Mobile International, the team spent the last 3 weeks rebuilding the Golden Flake Pontiac inside and out. Off the trailer it didn't take long for the Moose to get comfortable in his old Super Stock stomping grounds. The team made big gains on the handling of the Max Force Pontiac as the MIS US Army Rookie of the Year winner made laps at 5 Flags.
The Moose's test session ended early with a cut right rear tire going into turn 3, the car whipped around and smacked the outside retaining wall. The team has already stripped the car, rehung the body and has the body on its way to the paint booth. With the next test scheduled for the 22nd the team will be hustling to be ready to turn the Moose loose!
Thomas: "It was fun being back at Pensacola. The Late Model drives completely different than the Super Stock. I kept getting more comfortable with each run we made and then I tried to move the wall in turn 3. I can't tell for sure if we had a tire go bad or if it just got away from me but when it whipped around it was gone. It felt like it took forever to slide across the track and hit the wall. The right rear was flat when it stopped but that could have happened in the slide. Everyone has worked so hard to get our car back together I felt like crap. The guys started working on it when we unloaded at shop and I know they won't quit until we're ready to go again."