Atlanta Motor Speedway's seventh week of Thursday Thunder featured a jam-packed evening of action, including double feature races, the second running of the Speedway Challenge Cup and the annual Faster Pastor race, crowning the fastest pulpit preacher in the local area.

Thursday Thunder played host to double feature races after week six's Speedway Challenge Cup event was postponed, totaling 15 races in one evening. Each class featured two races, except the Thunder Roadsters who will make up week six's full-length 1.54 mile quad-oval race during week nine.

Amber Colvin sat on the pole for the evening's first contest featuring the Chargers division. Colvin held the lead for the race's first half before Jordan Coker leapt ahead on lap 11 to win and move into the points lead for the division.

In the second Chargers event, Mark Younginer brought the field to the start. A caution tightened the field, allowing Coker to jump ahead on lap eight. After cautions forced a green, white and checkered flag finish, Coker claimed his second win of the evening to add to his points lead.

The No. 9 car of Will Prance led the Charter Communications Pro field to the green flag in the first of two features before Kyle Lowry moved to the front. Chased to the finish by points leader Billy Fulson, Lowry crossed the finish first for his second win of the season.

Prance again led the field for the second Charter Communication Pro feature. After a caution, Lowry jumped to the lead momentarily before Casey Roderick surged to the front. Roderick carried his No. 47 car, named ‘Mona,' to first place for the 23rd time in his career to sit in sole possession of second in all-time Thursday Thunder wins, directly ahead of NASCAR upstarts Reed Sorenson and Joey Logano.

Brecken Snow sat on the pole for the opening Pep Boys Auto Semi-Pro race, but Chase Moody quickly jumped to the lead in the race's first laps. After a pair of cautions, Justin Swilling jumped to the lead on the restart and carried his car to victory. Bryce Walker, by virtue of his third-place finish, jumped to the points lead in the Semi-Pro class.

For the second Pep Boys Auto Semi-Pro contest, Scott Hensley held the advantage when starting. Holding his position wire-to-wire, Hensley crossed the finish first to claim his fifth-career victory.

The opening race in the Greencastle Dental Bandits class began with Kyle Benjamin on the pole. After an early caution, Benjamin and Mason Massey found themselves battle for position at the front of the field, but Benjamin held strong to claim the victory and cut into Massey's substantial lead in points.

Alex Coffey held the pole position for the second Greencastle Dental Bandits event, but Brady Boswell slipped to the inside of Coffey on lap three. Following a caution restart, Massey moved to the front before Evan Bell guided his No. 97 machine to his second win of the season.

Luke Behnke held the pole position for the combined classes of Young Guns and Outlaws before Justin Thomas took the lead in the race's second lap. Thomas was chased by Dustyn Cunningham, but Thomas proved too much as he claimed the checkered flag.

The second combined feature of Young Guns and Outlaws began with Jordan Rogers in front. On the fifth lap, Tyler Lester moved to the front just before Matthew Linker moved ahead a lap later. One lap later, Rogers would reclaim the lead, but multiple cautions allowed Lester to jump in front and win under caution.

Brad Shelnutt brought the Masters class to the start for the second-consecutive week, a position he held until the race's end. With the win, Shelnutt extends his points lead and recorded his sixth top-10 finish in as many races.

The evening's second Masters race began with Brian Weimer leading the field to the green flag, but Skip Nichols pushed to the lead in the race's opening moments. In the race's second half, Jeff Haynie jumped to the lead and claimed victory.

Leading the sole Thunder Roadsters race of the evening, Dwight Pilgram substitute driving for Atlanta Motor Speedway president Ed Clark held the pole position. Moving up from the last place at the start, Bubba Harry climbed to second, inches off Pilgram's bumper, in the race's final lap. Waiting to pass on the last lap, Harry moved ahead of Pilgram to claim the victory, his fourth of the year. With the win, Harry is tied with Logano for fourth all time with 20 wins.

The Roadsters will make up week six's full-length 1.54 mile quad-oval race during week nine.

Intermission featured the annual Faster Pastor race featuring eight local church leaders competing in a bomber car race. Senior pastor Andre Landers of New Birth South Church in Hampton started on the pole, but children's pastor Barry Kirkwood from Community Bible Church in Stockbridge jumped ahead on the first lap. Kirkwood led each additional lap until the finale, when McDonough's Solid Stone Ministries' senior pastor Keith Strickland surged ahead on the final lap to be named the Faster Pastor. For winning, Strickland was invited to give the pre-race invocation for the Pep Boys Auto 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, October 26.

Atlanta Motor Speedway introduced the Promoter's Choice races for the 2008 Thursday Thunder season. The Promoter's Choice race showcases competitors who have yet to win a heat or feature race during the Thursday Thunder season.

The Legends Promoter's Choice race began with Chris Bowie holding the pole position, but Chase Elliott pushed to the front immediately. Elliott, son of NASCAR champion Bill, would claim his first Thursday Thunder win in a Legends car.

Dallan Wortham held the pole position for the Bandolero Promoter's Choice race, but Brady Boswell jumped to the lead on the first lap. Boswell finished the race in first to claim the win.

Atlanta Motor Speedway's Thursday Thunder will return on July 24 for the eighth of 10 weeks of Legends, Bandolero and Thunder Roadster racing featuring "Joe Momma" night and the Thriller Viper Jet Car. For more information, visit

To test drive your own Legends machine, or for more information about Legends racing, call Legends of Georgia director Peter Horne III at (770) 707-2977 or visit

Week 6 Make-Up Results (Speedway Challenge Cup):


1. Jordan Coker (Powder Springs), 2. Amber Colvin (Tallahassee, Fla.), 3. Robbie Woodall (Dawsonville), 4. Mark Younginer (Jonesboro), 5. Sean Shalvoy (Mooreseville, N.C.), 6. Chris Bowie (Douglasville), 7. Mark Swan (Athens), 8. Jerry Silvers Jr. (Calhoun), 9. Billy Stevens (Locust Grove), 10. Billy Pyle (Forest Park), 11. Jacob Bowie (Douglasville), 12. Melina Rolo (Cumming), 13. Brooke Wiley (Thompson), 14. Carl Guidry (Jonesboro).­­­­­

Charter Communications Pro:

1. Kyle Lowry (Covington), 2. Billy Fulson (Brooks), 3. Casey Roderick (Lawrenceville), 4. Will Prance (Canton), 5. Trey Poole (Ball Ground), 6. Steven Ross (Stanfield, N.C.), 7. Tina Johnson (Senoia), 8. Spencer Mosley (McDonough), 9. Josh Williams (Port Charlotte, Fla.), 10. Matt Stover (Gastonia, N.C.), 11. Zach Kittle (Watkinsville), 12. Kyle Kitchens (Hampton).

Pep Boys Auto Semi-Pro:

1. Justin Swilling (Cohutta), 2. Chase Moody (Griffin), 3. Bryce Walker (Weatherford, Texas), 4. Scott Hensley (Olive Branch, Miss.), 5. Davey Matthews (Douglasville), 6. Jonathan Chandler (Fayetteville), 7. Austin Hill (Winston), 8. Chase Elliott (Dawsonville), 9. Currie Pierce (Griffin), 10. Carl Chapman (Bonett), 11. Dylan Ames (Harvest, Ala.), 12. Ronnie Bassett (Winston-Salem, N.C.), 13. Kyle Plott (Marietta), 14. Tyler Armstrong (Fayetteville), 15. Zach Weaver (Columbus), 16. Mike Weed (Franklin), 17. Evan Swilling (Cohutta), 18. Brecken Snow. 19. Mitch Cobb.

Greencastle Dental Bandits:

1. Kyle Benjamin (Simpsonville, S.C.), 2. Mason Massey (Winston), 3. Kason Plott (Marietta), 4. Alex Coffey (McDonough), 5. Taylor Jorgensen (McDonough), 6. Evan Bell (Buford), 7. Dillon Bassett (Winston Salem, N.C.), 8. Dalton Hill (Winston), 9. Coleman Moody (Griffin). 10. Matson Houghton (McDonough), 11. Tyler Moseley (McDonough), 12. Madeline Crane (Meansville), 13. Brady Boswell (Watkinsville), 14. Matthew Johnson (Canton), 15. Grant Crane (Zebulon), DQ. Charlie Gresham (Milner).

Young Guns:

1. Justin Thomas (Woodstock), 2. Dustyn Cunningham (Madison), 3. Blake Jones (Sevierville, Tenn.), 4. Matthew Linker (Mt. Pleasant, N.C.), 5. Jake Armstrong (Fayetteville), 6. Will Martin (Douglasville), 7. Corey Gordon (Charlotte, N.C.), 8. Jonathan Lybrand (Newnan), 9. Luke Behnke (Fayetteville), 10. Garrett Smithley (Peachtree City), 11. Jordan Rogers (Thomaston), 12. Joseph Pilato, 13. Dallan Wortham (Woodstock), 14. Shawn Wortham (Woodstock), 15. Cody Logan (Summerdale, Ala.), 16. Jessie Kirila (Transfer, Pa.), 17. Jacob Wallace (Griffin), 18. Chad Finchum (Knoxville, Tenn.), 19. Tyler Lester (Dallas, N.C.).


1. Bret Hardin (Acworth).


1. Brad Shelnutt (McDonough), 2. Skip Nichols (Albany), 3. Jeff Haynie (Zebulon), 4. Jim Daniel (Thomaston), 5. Rick Geddes (Newnan), 6. Brian Weimer (Cumming), 7. Mike Abercrombie (Jackson), DQ. Tommy Jordan Huntsville, S.C.).

Week 7 Results:


1. Jordan Coker (Powder Springs), 2. Mark Swan (Athens), 3. Amber Colvin (Tallahassee, Fla.), 4. Robbie Woodall (Dawsonville), 5. Jerry Silvers Jr. (Calhoun), 6. Billy Pyle (Forest Park), 7. Mark Younginer (Jonesboro), 8. Jacob Bowie (Douglasville), 9. Carl Guidry (Jonesboro), 10. Chris Bowie (Douglasville), 11. Edward Glanton (Griffin), 12. Sean Shalvoy (Mooreseville, N.C.), 13. Brooke Wiley (Thompson), 14. Melina Rolo (Cumming), DQ. Billy Stevens (Locust Grove).

Charter Communications Pro:

1. Casey Roderick (Lawrenceville), 2. Kyle Lowry (Covington), 3. Steven Ross (Stanfield, N.C.), 4. Will Prance (Canton), 5. Matt Stover (Gastonia, N.C.), 6. Ryan Gandee (McDonough), 7. Tina Johnson (Senoia), 8. Spencer Mosley (McDonough), 9. Kyle Kitchens (Hampton), 10. Josh Williams (Port Charlotte, Fla.), 11. Billy Fulson (Brooks), 12. Zach Kittle (Watkinsville), 13. Trey Poole (Ball Ground, 14. Marty Massey


1. Bubba Harry (Griffin), 2. Ed Clark (Peachtree City), 3. Brian Meredith (Locust Grove), 4. Skip Nichols (Albany), 5. Brian Weimer  (Cumming), 6. Jim Gresham (Stockbridge), 7. Johnny Rucker (McDonough).

Pep Boys Auto Semi-Pro:

1. Scott Hensley (Olive Branch, Miss.), 2. Justin Swilling (Cohutta), 3. Tyler Armstrong (Fayetteville), 4. Chase Elliott (Dawsonville), 5. Bryce Walker (Weatherford, Texas), 6. Jonathan Chandler (Fayetteville), 7. Austin Hill (Winston), 8. Chase Moody (Griffin), 9. Currie Pierce (Griffin), 10. Dylan Ames (Harvest, Ala.), 11. Ronnie Bassett (Winston-Salem, N.C.), 12. Davey Matthews (Douglasville), 13. Kyle Plott (Marietta), 14. Carl Chapman (Bonett), 15. Zach Weaver (Columbus), 16. Mike Weed (Franklin), 17. Evan Swilling (Cohutta).

Greencastle Dental Bandits:

1. Evan Bell (Buford), 2. Dillon Bassett (Winston Salem, N.C.), 3. Kyle Benjamin (Simpsonville, S.C.), 4. Kason Plott (Marietta), 5. Mason Massey (Winston), 6. Brady Boswell (Watkinsville), 7. Alex Coffey (McDonough), 8. Charlie Gresham (Milner), 9. Dalton Hill (Winston), 10. Taylor Jorgensen (McDonough), 11. Matson Houghton (McDonough), 12. Coleman Moody (Griffin), 13. Matthew Johnson (Canton), 14. Tyler Moseley (McDonough), 15. Madeline Crane (Meansville).

Young Guns:

1. Tyler Lester (Dallas, N.C.), 2. Matthew Linker (Mt. Pleasant, N.C.), 3. Chad Finchum (Knoxville, Tenn.), 4. Jordan Rogers (Thomaston), 5. Blake Jones (Sevierville, Tenn.), 6. Corey Gordon (Charlotte, N.C.), 7. Luke Behnke (Fayetteville), 8. Dustyn Cunningham (Madison), 9. Joseph Pilato (Cropwell, Ala.), 10. Jonathan Lybrand (Newnan), 11. Jacob Wallace (Griffin), 12. Dallan Wortham (Woodstock), 13. Garrett Smithley (Peachtree City), 14. Cody Logan (Summerdale, Ala.), 15. Shawn Wortham (Woodstock), 16. Jake Armstrong (Fayetteville), 17. Will Martin (Douglasville), 18. Jessie Kirila (Transfer, Pa.), 19. Justin Thomas (Woodstock).


1. Bret Hardin (Acworth).


1. Jeff Haynie (Zebulon), 2. Skip Nichols (Albany), 3. Brad Shelnutt (Locust Grove), 4. Rick Geddes (Newnan), 5. Jim Daniel (Thomaston), 6. Mike Abercrombie (Jackson), 7. Brian Weimer (Cumming), 8. Dwight Pilgram (McDonough) substitute driving for Ed Clark (Peachtree City), 9. Tommy Jordan (Huntsville, S.C.).

Promoter's Choice - Legends:

1. Chase Elliott (Dawsonville), 2. Robbie Woodall (Dawsonville), 3. Billy Stevens (Locust Grove), 4. Billy Pyle (Forest Park), 5. Jerry Silvers Jr. (Calhoun).

Promoter's Choice - Bandolero:

1. Brady Boswell (Watkinsville), 2. Dallan Wortham (Woodstock), 3. Madeline Crane (Meansville), 4. Shawn Wortham (Woodstock), 5. Dalton Hill (Winston), 6. Coleman Moody (Griffin), 7. Matson Houghton (McDonough), 8. Tyler Moseley (McDonough).