Thursday Thunder

Johnson takes car to victory lane for second straight week

Senoia resident and race car driver Tina Johnson had a busy night on the quarter-mile track at Atlanta Motor Speedway, taking part in double features during the weekly Thursday Thunder Legends and Bandoleo racing.

Johnson raced twice on Thursday as part of the Masters Division double features, taking her Legends machine to victory lane in her first race of the day.

Johnson edged veteran race car driver Skip Nichols to claim the checkered flag in her first race.

She then settled for fourth in her second feature race of the night.

Johnson and Nichols neither one went to to victory lane in the second race as Scott Mosley won the event with his brother Spencer finishing second.

In the Banoldero Outlaw Division, Newnan's Alton Clark had his best performance of the year, taking fifth in the first race of the night and third in the second event. Senoia's Josh Hicks was sixth in his first race in the Outlaw Division and fourth in the second race of the evening.

With one race to go in this year's 2013 season, the points chase in the Masters Division couldn't be in closer.

Only four points separate Johnson (858) and points leader Nichols (862) Nichols owns the lead after winning four times this season. Both drivers have finished in the top 10 in all nine races.

Josh Hicks, who is competing in the Outlaw Division for theå first time this season, heads into next week's race. in fourth place (832) 33 points behind Ashton Winger. Clark is in fifth place with 798 points.



More Sports

Local Racing

Morris picks up third Late Models win

Late Model points leader Glenn Morris continued his charge to a second straight championship with this third win of the season at Senoia Rac ... Read More


Strakose returns home to Newnan to begin coaching career

By DOUG GORMAN dgorman@newnan.com Adam Strakose is out to prove you can go home again. The former Newnan High School football All-State li ... Read More


Area Golf Digest

Smith wins Kirby Invitational at NCC

The annual Kirby Invitational at Newnan Country Club may be the oldest such tournament in Georgia. But this year's 36-hole event belonged to ... Read More


College Football/Where Are They Now?

Former prep stars take Mercer into new conference

There's not a lot of rich football history at Mercer University, but there's plenty of enthusiasm as the private school in Macon goes into i ... Read More


Coweta athletes pick up gold, silver at AAU Junior Olympics

DES MOINES - Just two days into this year's AAU Junior Olympics Track & Field Championships, the luggage already plans to be a little he ... Read More

High School Football

Depth in backfield could give Newnan’s offense a push

Aside from financial recourse in terms of facilities and/or salaries, maybe the biggest handicap high school football coaches have com- pare ... Read More