The 2014 season of Thursday Thunder has already produced no shortage of exciting short track racing on the quarter-mile "Thunder Ring." The newly adopted draw and run feature line-up format created the best racing action seen at the tight, flat quarter mile track in recent years. The Estes Services Masters Division and the 15th Street Pizza and Pub Outlaws feature races were highly contested with multiple lead changes and side-by-side racing throughout the field.
"If this is an indication of what is ahead for the summer season," said race director Trey Sanders, "the fans are in store for a whale of a race season."
The 15th Street Pizza and Pub Outlaw division saw four drivers battle for position nearly the entire 20-lap feature race. Stockbridge's Jensen Jorgensen made a last-lap pass of Senoia's Joshua Hicks in a race that also featured thrilling side-by-side racing that included Chase Purdy of Gallion, AL. as well as Ashton Winger of Fayetteville.
After last week's action, Purdy, who won his first career Thursday Thunder race in last month's three-wide finish, leads the standings. Two points back in second place is Jorgensen Ashton Winger is third in the standings and has not reached victory lane in 2014. Winger is also the defending 15th Street Pizza and Pub Outlaws champion.
Double Features In Three Divisions This Week
Fans at this week's Thursday Thunder event will be treated to extra racing for the same low ticket prices. Due to last week's rain shortened event, feature races will be made up in the Bandits, Beginner Bandits and Associates Group Insurance Inc. Pro divisions. There will be ten feature races on this Thursday's schedule. Plus, qualifying rounds, the weekly autograph session and fun grandstand activities will take place.
Luau, Limbo and Lots of Fun
The heat and humidity will add to the ambiance at Atlanta Motor Speedway for Luau Night at Thursday Thunder this week.
All fans are strongly encouraged to wear their favorite Hawaiian shirt or other similar tropical attire to the track on Thursday night. Throughout the evening, the relaxing atmosphere of tropical islands will be celebrated through specially themed games, music and entertainment.
Tickets for the affordable, family-friendly racing series costs just $6 for adults, $2 for children ages 6 through 11 and is free for children ages 5 and younger. For more information, contact the Atlanta Motor Speedway Ticket Office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.
To test drive your own Legends machine, or for more information about Legends racing, call Legends of Georgia director Dwight Pilgram at (770) 707-2977 or visit www.legendsofga.com.