Results From Week Four Of Winter Flurry at Atlanta Motor Speedway
U.S. Legends and Bandolero cars took to the quarter-mile Thunder Ring at Atlanta Motor Speedway for Week 4 of the 2015-16 Winter Flurry season Saturday afternoon, as the second half of the six-week series began.
The Young Lions Division feature led off the afternoon's racing with an eight-car lineup. Pole sitter Joshua Hicks of Senoia took the green flag and built an early lead ahead of Nicholas Waters, also of Senoia, who was running in second-place, before a caution on Lap 9 bunched the field once again. But Hicks wasn't fazed and led each of the final 21 laps for his first victory of the season. Corey Heim of Marietta finished second, and Waters ended up with a third-place podium finish.
The combined Pro/Semi-Po Division feature had a little bit of everything, most notably a fierce back-and-forth battle between Locust Grove's William Plemons III and Stockbridge's Jensen Jorgensen. Plemons took the pole and kept the lead through the first two laps despite an early restart, but Jorgensen, shadowing Plemons' every move, made a pass to take the lead in Turn 4 on the third lap and led each of the next five.
A determined Plemons retook the lead on the ninth lap with an impressive burst of speed coming out of Turn 3, but Jorgensen again retook the lead on the very next lap, and he led for another nine, with Plemons still hot on his heels.
The pair raced door-to-door down the stretch, with Plemons taking the lead and staying ahead for four more laps until trouble struck entering Turn 3 on the 20th lap.
Contact between the two forced them out of the race early and collected Dylan Murry of Cumming in the process, who had been running close behind in third, patiently awaiting an opening.
On the ensuing restart, Jason Treschl of Lagrange, found himself in the lead and made it count, holding off the field for each of the final four laps to claim the victory. It was Treschl's first victory this season. Murry recovered to finish second, while Amber Fleeman of Dacula took third-place, matching her best finish of the year. Senoia's David Lawrence and Monticello's Cameron Whitener finished fourth and fifth respectively.
In the Masters Division, McDonough's Robbie Woodall took the pole and led the first 19 laps with Bill Plemons Jr. of Locust Grove running close behind in second all the way. Just before crossing the start/finish line with five laps to go, Plemons and Woodall made contact with each other and then the outside wall, forcing them both out of the race.
Tim Brockhouse, a first-time racer at Atlanta Motor Speedway from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who had been running in a close third, then took the lead on the restart and polished off the win, leading the final five laps in his debut Winter Flurry race.
Clay Thompson of Bowersville took the pole in the Bandits Division feature and led every lap of the 25-lap race, keeping a comfortable distance ahead of second-place finisher, Michael Gannon of Canton, despite several restarts. It was his first Outlaws Division victory of the season. Connor Younginer of Stockbridge, Blaise Maddox of Locust Grove and Blaze Crawford of Fayetteville rounded out the top-5 in order.
A strong Outlaws Division race for Pineville, North Carolina native Daniel Wilk, saw him lead every lap from flag to flag in his first Winter Flurry race of the season. Wilk steadily built a commanding lead ahead of the field and cruised to victory in a caution-free race. Ricky Springer of McDonough finished second, and Connor Younginer of Stockbridge finished third, while Blase Maddox of Locust Grove came in fourth and Blaze Crawford rounded out the top-5.
Winter Flurry continues with Week 5 on Saturday, March 26. Infield admission is available for spectators wishing to watch Winter Flurry racing, and passes may be purchased at the Security Command Building near the Speedway's main entrance. Infield passes are $12 for adults, $5 for ages six through 11, and children ages five and younger are admitted for free.
To test drive your own Legends machine, or for more information about Legends racing, call Legends of Georgia director Ken Ragan at (770) 707-2977 or visit www.legendsofga.com.
Complete Winter Flurry Week 4 results:
Young Lions Division:
1. Joshua Hicks (Senoia); 2. Corey Heim (Marrietta); 3. Nicholas Waters (Senoia); 4. Canon Cochran (Ringold); 5. Rafe Slate (Eatonton); 6. Cody Hall (Griffin); 7. Cale Hall (Griffin); 8. Carden Cochran (Ringold)
1. Jason Treschl (Lagrange); 2. Dylan Murry (Cumming); 3. Amber Fleeman (Dacula); 4. David Lawrence (Senoia); 5. Cameron Whitener (Monticello); 6. Adam Roberson (Pikesville, TN); 7. Brandon Brock (Hampton); 8. Colt Logan (Athens); 9. Jensen Jorgensen (Stockbridge); 10. William Plemons III (Locust Grove); 11. Jeff Holden (Gainesville); 12. Sebastian Arias (Cordoba, Colombia)
1. Tim Brockhouse (Minneapolis, MN); 2. Tina Johnson (Senoia); 3. Mark Swan (Dunwoody); 4. Tony Armbruster (Covington); 5. Phillip Young (Atlanta); 6. Randy Shubert (Conyers); 7. Dennis Hecht (Hoschton); 8. Bill Whatley (Snellville); 9. Robert Cheney (Jonesboro); 10. Barry Bowen (Jackson Lake); 11. Robbie Woodall (McDonough); 12. Bill Plemons Jr. (Locust Grove); 13. Dennis Aiken (Villa Rica)
Rookie Bandolero Division:
1. Gage Roberts (Milledgeville); 2. Annabelle Mohwish (Cumming); 3. Andrew Dollar (Atlanta); 4. Lucas Ruark (Suwanee); 5. Ashton Whitener (Monticello); 6. Wil Griffis (Homerville); 7. Shelby Ruark (Suwanee); 8. Keaton Hendrix (Homerville)
1. Clay Thompson (Bowersville); 2. Michael Gannon (Canton); 3. Nathan Jackson (McDonough); 4. Audrie Ruark (Suwanee); 5. Noah Dominy (Greensboro); 6. Logan Nalley (Canton); 7. Joshua Speas (Concord, NH); 8. Ryan Younginer (Jonesboro); 9. Max Hennebaul (Monroe); 10. River Allen (Hiram)
1. Daniel Wilk (Pineville, NC); 2. Ricky Springer (McDonough); 3. Connor Younginer (Stockbridge); 4. Blaise Maddox (Locust Grove); 5. Blaze Crawford (Fayetteville); 6. Trey Tadrzak (Stockbridge)