Guyton Returns To Papa John's Victory Lane
Friday, June 20, 2003
In three weeks of Thursday Thunder at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Myron Guyton has visited Papa John¿s Victory lane in the Chargers division twice - during week one and week three. He spent week two sitting on the beach in Cancun, Mexico.
¿I really wanted to race last week,¿ Guyton said. ¿But we hadn¿t been on a vacation in years, and my wife told me ¿You can race, but I¿m going to Cancun,¿ and I thought it would probably be best for me to stay married. I went to Cancun, but I wanted to be here racing.¿
Guyton is sponsored by Burger King and owns several of the restaurant¿s franchises in the Atlanta area. The 35-year-old from McDonough also won a Super Bowl as a cornerback with the New York Giants in 1990.
Sean Davis (McDonough) took second place behind Guyton in the Chargers division Thursday, while Casey Tate of Locust Grove scored a third-place finish.
Racing veteran Skip Nichols (Albany) won the Tanger Outlet Center Masters division race, edging competitors Mark Wallace (Griffin), co-owner of Dave Blaney¿s No. 77 Jasper Engines Winston Cup machine, and Dwight Pilgram of Stockbridge.
In the Pro division, Doug Ludwig of Fayetteville edged out three-time Pro Champion and sometime ARCA competitor Doug Stevens (McDonough) and Hampton¿s Chris Dilbeck.
Outlaw racer Darrell Banks of Sharpsburg took home the checkered flag in the Outlaws division. Jody Pilkenton (Griffin) finished second with Sean Cassidy (Martinez) in third.
In the Atlanta Dental Team Bandits division, Hunter Robbins (Birmingham, Ala.) continues to dominate. He took his third victory of the season Thursday and his points lead continues to grow. He was followed by former World Karting Association standout Casey Roderick (Lawrenceville), and Kyle Fowler (Smyrna).
Fayetteville¿s Kyle Kitchens visited Papa John¿s Victory Lane in the Moore Machinery Movers Young Guns division, with Jonathan Chandler (Fayetteville) and Kyle Kitchens (Woodstock) finishing close behind.
In just his second race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Kyle Beattie of Concord, N.C. claimed his second win in the Thunder Roadsters division. He was followed by Jim Gresham of Hampton who owns Gresham and Associates, this week¿s Thursday Thunder sponsor and Bob Monette of Atlanta.
Atlanta Motor Speedway¿s Thursday Thunder will return next week for the fourth of ten weeks of Legends, Bandolero and Roadster racing, 96 Rock Night at the Races. See The Regular Guy¿s Eric von Haessler take on morning show sidekick Southside Steve and 96 Rock¿s own Jackie Stewart for an 8-lap celebrity race, and don¿t miss next week¿s Krystal-eating contest.
To test drive your own Legends machine, or for more information about Legends racing, call Legends of Georgia director Pete Horne at (770) 707-2977 or visit (www.legendsofga.com ).