The day started early in the Pocono Mountains with the ARCA Series garage opening at 5:30 AM. Thomas "Moose" Praytor and his Max Force Racing/Hixson Motorsports group were one of 32 teams attempting to tackle the Tricky Triangle in practice and qualifying. As usual, the unique track with just 3 turns over the 2.5 mile racing surface took its toll on those who tried to get too much, too fast but after a full day of testing on Wednesday the DK-LOK Ford was just rock solid all practice long. "After thrashing on our DK-LOK machine all day Wednesday we fined tuned this morning on old tires and when we put on new tires Batman came to life," said Praytor. “We still have a ways to go to catch the Sprint Cup development teams in the ARCA garage but our guys are working hard and we keep getting better every week.” Praytor’s qualifying effort today was over 2 seconds faster than his last time in Pocono a year ago.