Week six of Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Thursday Thunder featured some dominating performances by the crop of competitors.
Christopher Clanton was the pole sitter to get the Morley Company Outlaws feature underway. By the time the field completed the first lap, John Holleman was up front. Points leader Madeline Crane battled Holleman lap after lap, but Holleman held her off to lead every lap and post his fifth Thursday Thunder win this summer.
The OCP Angus Farms feature began with Casey Roderick as the point man. On lap eight, Taylor Hull passed Roderick for the lead. Hull led the remaining circuits to log his third career Thursday Thunder Pro victory.
Rick Geddes began the Masters feature out front, but Brian Weimer was on the point by the time the first lap was completed. Weimer led all laps to collect his sixth Masters Thursday Thunder win of his career.
The Dixie Home Crafters Semi-Pro feature started with Jake Armstrong as the leader. Luke Behnke was glued to Armstrong’s rear bumper attempting several passes for the lead position, however he was unable to get by. Armstrong captured the victory for his second Thursday Thunder feature win this summer.
Trevor Hawkins paced the field to the green for the Beginner Bandits feature. Alton Clark was the leader by the time the field crossed the start-finish line on the first lap. Clark dominated the race, leading every lap to grab the win.
The Marco’s Pizza Bandits had Chase Hawkins leading the field to the start. Before the first lap was even completed, a multi-car wreck occurred in turn four, bringing out the caution. When the race resumed, Jensen Jorgensen was up front. Joe Wilder made a move in turn two on lap two to become the leader. For the final 12 laps, there was a tight, three-way battle for the top spot between Wilder, John Curtiss and points leader Alex Coffey. With eight circuits to go, Coffey muscled his way to the front. Coffey seized his fourth Thursday Thunder feature victory.
Jake Cole held the pole position for the Young Lions feature. Kason Plott made a daring move on the inside of Cole into the first turn on the first lap to assume the point. Points leader Sean Rayhall shot to the front on lap five. Rayhall scored his fifth-of-seven feature wins of this Thursday Thunder season.
Jim Daniel took the green flag for the Roadster feature. Skip Nichols raced his way to lead by the completion of the first lap. Nichols led all circuits to claim his second Roadster feature victory in the 2010 season of Thursday Thunder.
Thursday Thunder will be dark on Thursday, July 15 so competitors can participate in the Legends Million event at Charlotte Motor Speedway on July 15-17. Thursday Thunder will resume at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Thursday, July 22 with feature racing in all classes. Adult tickets are $5 and children ages six to 11 are just $1, while ages five and under are admitted free of charge.
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Week 6 Results:
Morley Company Outlaws: 1. John Holleman (Winston-Salem, N.C.), 2. Madeline Crane (Meansville), 3. Parker Barnes (Alpharetta), 4. Tyler Mosley (McDonough), 5. Taylor Jorgenson (Stockbridge), 6. Joey Padgett (Tallahassee, Fla.), 7. Riley Thornton (Peachtree City), 8. Jayme Dickerson (Dawsonville), 9. Christopher Clanton (Brooks), 10. Jami Weiner (Cumming).
OCP Angus Farms Pro: 1. Taylor Hull (Winston), 2. Donald McIntosh (Dawsonville), 3. Bubba Harry (Griffin), 4. Kyle Plott (Marietta), 5. Casey Roderick (Lawrenceville), DQ: Jimmy Henderson (Conyers).
Masters: 1. Brian Weimer (Cumming), 2. Ed Clark (Peachtree City), 3. Scott Moseley (McDonough), 4. Skip Nichols (Albany), 5. Bill Plemmons, Jr. (Greensboro), 6. Philip Young (Dallas), 7. Don Chandler (Macon), 8. Mike Kennedy (Alpharetta), 9. Rick Geddes (Newnan).
Dixie Home Crafters Semi-Pro: 1. Jacob Armstrong (Senoia), 2. Luke Behnke (Fayetteville), 3. Mike Weed (Franklin), 4. R.S. Senter (Oakwood), 5. Garrett Smithley (Peachtree City), 6. Mark Swan (Atlanta), 7. William Plemmons III (Smyrna), 8. Chase Grizzle (Dahlonega), 9. Brett Hardin (Acworth), 10. Jerry Silvers (Calhoun), 11. Mark Younginer (Jonesboro), 12. Billy Stevenson (McDonough), 13. Robbie Woodall (Griffin), ATQ: Amber Colvin (Tallahassee, Fla.).
Beginner Bandits: 1. Alton Clark (Newnan). 2. Michael Bell, 3. Trevor Hawkins (Manassas, Va.), 4. Abagail Marin (Peachtree City), ATQ: Colby Clark (Newnan).
Marco’s Pizza Bandits: 1. Alex Coffey (McDonough), 2. Joe Wilder (Marietta), 3. John Curtiss (Columbus), 4. Jensen Jorgensen (Stockbridge), 5. Ashton Smith (Harolson), 6. Chase Hawkins (Manassas, Va.), 7. Ryan Massaro (Gadsen, Ala.), 8. Ashton Winger (Fayetteville), 9. Woodrow Mullis (Hoboken), 10. Joshua Hicks (Senoia).
Young Lions: 1. Sean Rayhall (Winston), 2. Mason Massey (Winston), 3. Kason Plott (Marietta), 4. Anderson Bowen (Suwanee), 5. Charlie Gresham (Griffin), 6. Jonathan Lybrand (Newnan), 7. Cameron Hadley (Concord), DQ: Jake Cole (Kearney, Mo.).
Roadsters: 1. Skip Nichols (Albany), 2. Brian Meredith (Locust Grove), 3. Tina Johnson (Senoia), 4. Adam Gay (Dublin), 5. Jim Daniel (Thomaston), 6. Brian Weimer (Cumming).