Local Racing

Area drivers have solid efforts at Thursday Thunder

Rain was the biggest win- ner Thursday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Thurs- day Thunder, washing out half the races, but two local drivers managed to get their events in before the storms passed through the track in Hampton.

Former Thursday Thunder champion Joshua Hicks, who now races in the Bandolero Outlaw Division, took second place, while Tina Johnson finished fourth in the Leg- ends Masters Divisions.

Hicks found himself in a three-way battle for the lead with eventual winner Jensen Jorgensen and third-place finisher Chase Purdy. The three drives battled for the lead over the final eight last.

Hicks led late in the race before Jorgensen overtook him on the final lap of the race.

Johnson turned in another top-five finish in her race, finishing four behind race winner and Thursday Thunders’ all-time winningest driver Skip Nichols, Bill Plemons and Tyler Mosley.

Divisions that weren’t able to compete because of the weather will race twice next week.

RESCHEDULED MATTRESS RACE AMONG EXPECTED HIGHLIGHTS AT SENOIA RACEWAY ON LADIES NIGHT: Tonight Senoia Raceway hosts a full schedule of racing tonight on its 3/8-mile clay track on Ladies Night with half-price grand- stand admission for women.

Action includes Late Model cars gearing up for next weekend’s Father’s Day Summer Shootout among division features in B Cadet, Hobby Stock, Mini Stock and Bomber classes in addition to the return of Legends Cars.

The fun also includes the rescheduled 'Mattress Race' after tonight’s final feature of the night. The event features drivers placing a mattress (or more) to their roof while trying to get around the track as fast as possible without losing the cargo.

Pit gates will open at 5 p.m., and grandstands at 6. Driv- ers will take the track for hot laps prior to the start of racing around 8.

Ticket prices for grandstand admission is $12 or $5 for children 6-12. Pit passes are $25 or $12 for ages 3-12.

Trackside parking is available on first come, first serve basis and includes access to the pit area.

For more information, check www.senoiaraceway. com or call 404-796-1435.



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