Casey Roderick Rides To Checkered Flag in Fifth Bandolero Race
Monday, July 7, 2003
In just his fifth Bandolero race, Casey Roderick (Lawrenceville) took the checkered flag in the Atlanta Dental Team Bandits division. Roderick was a former go-karting stand out and moved up to Bandoleros just a month before the start of the 2003 season.
Roderick finished in front of Matthew Godley of Davidson, N.C. and Andrew Brunnert of McDonough.
Sharpsburg¿s Darrell Banks won for the fourth time this season in the Pace Car Fuel Center Outlaws division, extending his points lead to 12 points over second-place finisher Jody Pilkenton of Griffin. Alan Baker finished third.
In the Moore Machinery Movers Bandolero Young Guns division, Ryan Bowman (Lilburn) took his second race this season. He¿s locked in a tight points battle with second-place finisher Trey Maughan of Fayetteville. Chase Moody (Griffin) finished third. Moody put on a good show for his sponsor, Flint River Camp, which brought more than 180 underprivileged children to the races on Thursday.
Mark Wallace (Griffin), co-owner of the No. 77 Jasper Engines and Transmissions Winston Cup machine driven by Dave Blaney, ran away with the victory in the Tanger Outlet Center Masters division. Rusty Lanier (Concord) and Dwight Pilgram (Stockbridge) finished second and third in a close race back to the checkered.
Jim Gresham of Griffin pulled double-duty, finishing seventh in his Tanger Outlet Center Masters Legend machine while taking the checkered first in the Pace Car Fuel Center Roadsters division. Kyle Beattie of Concord, N.C. finished second in his Thunder Roadster.
Bubba Harry of Griffin took over the Semi-Pro division points lead, beating Chris Cable of Griffin and Patrick Conrad of Clairmont, Fla., to the checkered flag.
Three-time Pro division champion Doug Stevens (McDonough) took his first win of the 2003 Thursday Thunder season. He finished ahead of Hampton¿s Chris Dilbeck and fellow McDonough native Andy James in the Pro Legends division.
Former New York Giant standout and Super Bowl winner Myron Guyton (McDonough) will move to the Semi-Pro division next week after scoring his third Thursday Thunder victory in this week's Chargers race. Tyler Flick of Jasper, Ind., finished second with Gary Tatum of McDonough in third.
Atlanta Motor Speedway¿s Thursday Thunder will return next week for the sixth of the 10-week season, Georgia Power¿s Faster Pastor night presented by J 93.3. Don¿t miss the action as four local ministers duke it out on track and raise money for a local food pantry. Gates open at 6 p.m. and racing begins immediately. Adults are just $5, children 6-11 are $1 and children 5 and under are free.
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).
1. Doug Stevens (McDonough), 2. Chris Dilbeck (Hampton), 3. Andy James (McDonough), 4. Doug Ludwig (Fayetteville), 5. Brandon Brilliant (McDonough), 6. Joey Logano (Alpharetta), 7. Brian Meredith (Locust Grove)
TANGER OUTLET CENTER MASTERS
1. Mark Wallace (Griffin), 2. Rusty Lanier (Concord), 3. Dwight Pilgram (Stockbridge), 4. Sam McCullough (Snellville), 5. Skip Nichols (Albany), 6. Larry Friddle (Greenville, S.C.), 7. Jim Gresham (Hampton), 8. Virgil Brown (Concord) 9. Ed Clark (Peachtree City), 10. Steve Winstead (Williamson), 11. Randy Rose (Cartersville), 12. Randy Thornton (Conyers), 13. Brian Weimer (Cumming)
1. Myron Guyton (McDonough), 2. Tyler Flick (Jasper, Ind.), 3. Gary Tatum (McDonough), 4. Matt Hawkins (Canton), 5. Matt Cox (Fayetteville), 6. Todd Gulledge (Griffin), 7. Billy Chapman (Griffin), 8. Sean Anderson (Augusta), 9. Billy Andrews (Stockbridge), 10. Keith Breasbois (Cumming), 11. Nathan Perkins (Griffin), 12. Rose Ulrich (McDonough), 13. Don Moffet (McDonough), 14. Brad Shelnutt (Stockbridge), 15. Billy Hendrix (Griffin), 16. Mike Chambers (Griffin), 17. Larry Peeples (Griffin), 18. Vince Ponder (Brooks)
1. Bubba Harry (Griffin), 2. Chris Cable (Griffin), 3. Patrick Conrad (Clairmont, Fla.), 4. Jeremy Kalina (Griffin), 5. Sean Davis (McDonough), 6. Scott Hicks (Hampton), 7. Devan Hall (Leesburg), 8. Trent Mayo (Stone Mountain), 9. Todd Adams (Kannapolis, N.C.), 10. Peter Horne (Macon), 11. Pete Nichols (Marietta), 12. Doc Lee (Hampton), 13. Shaun Fitzgerald (Powder Springs), 14. Kyle Mitchell (Hampton), 15. Chip Reid (Douglasville), 16. Michael Herrington (Tyron), 17. Sam Watts (Orlando, Fla.), 18. L.J. Cover (Douglasville)
PACE CAR FUEL CENTER ROADSTERS
1. Jim Gresham (Hampton), 2. Kyle Beattie (Concord, N.C.)
PACE CAR FUEL CENTER OUTLAWS
1. Darrell Banks (Sharpsburg), 2. Jody Pilkenton (Griffin), 3. Alan Baker, 4. Lamar Cox (McDonough)
MOORE MACHINERY MOVERS YOUNG GUNS
1. Ryan Bowman (Lilburn), 2. Trey Maughan (Fayetteville), 3. Chase Moody (Griffin), 4. Jacob Grizzle (Blairsville), 5. Daniel Moore (Griffin), 6. Brandon Steadman (Taylors, S.C.), 7. Brad Moore (Stockbridge), 8. Taylor Hull (Winston), 9. Austin Allison (Phoenix City, Ala.), 10. Bre Sharp (Fayetteville), 11. Jonathan Chandler (Fayetteville), 12. Jason Magagna (Cumming), 13. Kyle Kitchens (Woodstock), 14. Chelsea Schillig (Apopka, Fla.), 15. Robert Mowery (Fayetteville)
ATLANTA DENTAL TEAM BANDITS
1. Casey Roderick (Lawrenceville), 2. Matthew Godley (Davidson, N.C.), 3. Andrew Brunnert (McDonough), 4. Brett Reidy (Grayson), 5. Max Gresham (Hampton), 6. Justin Swilling (Cohutta), 7. Jordan Paschal (Mt. Pleasant, N.C.), 8. Ethan Wimberly (McDonough), 9. Ryan Rudy (Hampton), 10. Peyton Durflinger (McDonough), 11. Hunter Robbins (Montgomery, Ala.), 12. Ches Daniels (Macon), 13. Kyle Mitchell (Hampton), 14. John Wm. Lee (Hampton), 15. Kyle Fowler (Smyrna), 16. Eric Salvesen (Orlando, Fla.)