Honoring drivers for their on and off track talents, the banquet was held in the infield media center at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The following division champions were crowned:
Zaxby's Bandits: Kyle Plott
Greencastle Dental Young Guns: Blake Eden
Morley Company Outlaws: Diggie Bush
Back Yard Burgers Roadsters: Dwight Pilgram
Tanger Outlet Centers Masters: Jeff Haynie
Fuddruckers Semi-Pro: Matthew Stover
Adrenalin Powersports Pro: Casey Roderick
During the ceremony, several special awards were given to the Thursday Thunder competitors:
Sportsman of the Year: Jim Daniel
Legends Rookie of the Year: Currie Pierce
Bandolero Rookie of the Year: Chase Elliott
Roadster Rookie of the Year: Johnny Rucker
Most Improved Driver: Mason Massey
Breakthrough Driver: Judson Kittle
Family Award: Dennis Harry and Family
Top Dog of the Year: Chris Siebert
The Most Popular Driver Award was voted on by spectators during the 2007 Thursday Thunder season and Casey Roderick was this year's winner.
AMS president and general manager Ed Clark chose the recipient of the President's award, which recognizes off track contributions to the Thursday Thunder racing series. This year Clark presented the award to Skip Nichols.
The Family Award was presented to Dennis, Shirley and Bubba Harry. Bubba competed this season in the Roadsters division. Racing is truly a family event for the Harry family, with Dennis and Shirley both volunteering their time to help others enjoy the season.
"The Harry family not only has been supportive of Thursday Thunder since its inception, but their support for the series has continued to grow," said Brandon Hutchison, vice president of events for AMS. "With Bubba moving to the Thunder Roadster Series this year, both Shirley and Bubba were mainstays at the track this summer. The sportsmanship they display throughout the year is second to none."
Thursday Thunder gives kids, as young as age eight and adults the opportunity to race competitively around the frontstretch quarter-mile oval at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The 2008 season will get underway on June 5 for a consecutive 10-week schedule.