Thursday Thunder

Area drivers stay in contention in series

As the 2013 Thursday Thunder racing series reaches the half-way point at Atlanta Motor Speedway, drivers from Coweta County are in contention to capture a points title in their respective divisions. 

Top-five finishes by three local drivers helped keep the races tight.

Senoia’s Josh Hicks is tied for first place in the Outlaw Division with 485 points with Ashton Winger.

Hicks, who won last week’s Bandolero Outlaw race, finished third in Thursday night’s race at AMS.

The East Coweta Middle School student is trying to capture his second ever Thursday Thunder points title.

Two years ago while racing in the Bandalero Bandits Division, Hicks aso raced to a points title.

This is his first season in the Outlaw Division.

This week, the Outlaws Division had some new blood racing to the front of the pack as Jensen Jogensen won the event followed by Chase Purdy finishing second.

Senoia’s Tina Johnson, who competes in the Legends’ Masters Division, also has her thoughts zeroed in on a points title.

Johnson, finished second behind All-Time winningest Thursday Thunder driver Skip Nichols on Thursday.

She  is now just one point behind Nichols with 473 points.

So far this year, she has top-five finishes in all of her starts.

Newnan’s Alton Clark also been a model of consistency this year with top-five finishes each week.

Clark finished fifth in the Outlaw Division behind Jorgensen, Purdy, Hicks, and Winger.

Clark is still in the running with 442 points, just 43 behind the top spot in fifth place.

SENOIA RACEWAY HOSTS MIDSEASON CHAMPIONSHPIS TONIGHT: Senoia Raceway hosts its ‘Mid-Season Championships’ tonight with racing scheduled in the Jodeco Auto Sales Late Models, Newnan Bonding B Cadets, Summit Racing Equipment Hobby Stocks, Mini Stocks, Bombers and Modified Mini.

All feature races will award double points in season’s title chase.

Grandstand tickets are $12; children ages 6-12 are $5, and ages 5-and-under are free.

Pit passes are $25 for adults and $12 for children 3-12.

Trackside parking is available on a first come, first serve basis and includes admission into the pit area.

Pit gates open at 5 p.m., and grandstands at 6. Hot laps will roll off at 7:30 p.m., and the first green flag flies at 8 p.m.

The track will also host a special Wednesday event featuring racing in all weekly divisions. The night will conclude with a fireworks display to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday.




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