Mullis Eyes Clean Sweep at Thursday Thunder; This Week Is 'Awful Night'
After claiming Young Lions division feature wins in the first two Thursday Thunder races of the season, Hoboken's Woodrow Mullis has his eyes on a clean sweep of the division at Atlanta Motor Speedway's summer short track racing series.
He has an even higher motivation given the fact that he plans for this to be his final year at Thursday Thunder and aims to finish this portion of his racing career on top.
"I'm trying to go for a full sweep, that's my No. 1 goal for the year," Mullis said. "It'd be awesome to win every race."
Mullis finished third in the division in 2013. He carried that momentum into the Speedway's winter series where he won every feature race on the way to capturing the Young Lions crown.
"I had a clean sweep in Winter Flurry, so I'm trying to do the same in the summer," Mullis said.
zMAX Bandolero Nationals, Wednesday Night Event Are Next Week
Bandolero drivers from all over the country will be at Atlanta Motor Speedway June 27-28 for the zMAX Bandolero Nationals. Qualifying, heat and feature races will take place Saturday, June 28. The Speedway will also host a special Wednesday night Thursday Thunder event on June 25, giving racers three feature race opportunities during a four-day stretch.
National championships in the Bandolero Bandits and Outlaws divisions will be at stake, and racing in all Legends divisions will also be included in the schedule.
A pair of Thursday Thunder drivers are defending Legends Nationals champions. Talking Rock's Chandler Smith won last year's Bandits title. Stockbridge's Jensen Jorgensen, who races in the 15th Street Pizza & Pub Outlaws Division, won the Outlaw championship last year.
Speedway Celebrating Awful Night This Week
Atlanta Motor Speedway will celebrate numerous things considered to be awful this week during the fourth round of its Thursday Thunder summer short track racing series.
Music played over the sound system throughout the night will be classic tunes loved by almost nobody. Following each feature race, drivers finishing further back in the field will be interviewed in addition to the race winner.
Instead of being asked to guess the amount of candy in a jar located on the grandstand concourse, as is the case each week, fans will instead be asked to guess the number of pickles in a jar. Grandstand entertainment during the event will also include a vienna sausage eating contest.
Fans attending Thursday Thunder are greatly encouraged to join to Atlanta Motor Speedway staff in dressing in awful-appearing clothing. Mismatched colors and those clothes buried in the back of your closet that you'd rather forget ever wearing are highly welcomed.
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.