The Thursday Thunder Legends Series presented by Papa John's Pizza hit the quarter-mile Thunder Ring at Atlanta Motor Speedway Thursday evening with three make-up Bandolero features from the rained-out Week 4, as well as the eight regularly scheduled Week 7 features, as the 10-week series continued in its 20th anniversary season.

Rolling first off the grid, it was the Outlaws Division Week 4 makeup race, with Marietta's Kenny Brady scoring his first win of the season by holding off three-time winner Blaise Maddox of Locust Grove and two-time winner Joshua Hicks of Senoia.

In the Ricky Sanders Racing, Inc. Bandits Division make-up, River Allen of Hiram followed suit by claiming his own first victory in 2017, while Maddox Langham won for the second time this year in the Wallace Electric Rookie Bandolero Division make-up that followed.

After the weekly frontstretch autograph session, the regular Week 7 features got underway, as drivers battled door-to-door for essential division points with the season's end beginning to come into view.

Plemons Young Lions Division
Des Moines, Iowa native Sammy Smith led the Plemons Young Lions Division to the green flag from the pole position and had expertly negotiated several consecutive cautions and restarts to maintain his lead through the first 14 laps. He was looking to cruise through the final six circuits toward his second win of the season, but fate intervened in the most untimely manner, and his grasp on the victory evaporated in an instant when trouble struck from behind.

With the maximum race time having come and gone, any flag would signal the end of the race, and all Smith needed to do was remain in the lead. But as he exited Turn 4 on Lap 15, Cumming's Harrison Halder, the division leader entering Thursday night's action, caught up to Smith and clipped the back of his car, sending both for a spin and bringing out a caution.

With the flag automatically ending the race and forcing both Smith and Halder to the rear of the field, the victory was awarded to Valdosta's Ryan Rackley - who had been running in third place - despite him never leading in the race. In a case of being in the right place at the right time, it became Rackley's first win on the season.

Following Rackley, it was Hunter Johnson of Hampton, Holt Halder of Cumming, Gauntt Hudgins of Savannah and D.J. Canipe, the Week 6 winner, finishing second through fifth in order.

Plemons Investments Masters Division
Following the Young Lions Division feature, it was Bill Plemons, Jr. of Locust Grove on the pole in the eponymous Plemons Investments Masters Division. With a fast car and a clear air ahead of him, Plemons got out ahead of the field early and steadily built a lead, even as division standings leader, Scott Moseley of McDonough, was making his way up through the pack after beginning the race in the seventh position.

By the 12th lap, Moseley had made his way all the way up to second in the running order, but with Plemons continuing to pull away, he desperately needed a late-race caution if he was going to have a shot at his third win in 2017.

As luck would have it, the caution flag waved on the 17th lap, setting up a four-lap finale for all the marbles with a re-racked field and valuable championship points on the line.

Moseley restarted outside of Plemons on the first row and with last week's winner, Robbie Woodall of McDonough in third. But neither driver had an answer for Plemons' speed, and Plemons held on, leading flag-to-flag, for his second win of the year.

Moseley settled for second place, and Woodall finished third, while Atlanta's Mark Swan was fourth and Tony Armbruster of Covington was fifth.

Outlaws Division
It might as well have been the Michael Gannon show in the Outlaws Division feature, as the Canton native led each and every lap in the 20-lap feature, snatching his first win on the season and leapfrogging into second place in the overall division standings, just nine points back of leader Josh Hicks of Senoia.

Behind Gannon, Hicks finished second, while Blaise Maddox rounded out the podium in third.

Wallace Electric Rookie Bandolero Division
Of the four drivers entered into the second Wallace Electric Rookie Bandolero Division feature of the evening, each one would lead at least one lap, but when it was all said and done, Ford Childers of Montrose was the one in the lead when it mattered most - when the checkered flag waved - and he picked up his first victory on the season after leading each of the final three laps.

Rounding out the finishing order behind Childers, it was Bailey North of McDonough, Carter Griffis of Homerville and Maddox Langham finishing second, third and fourth respectively.

Semi-Pro Division
After winning the pole and leading the field to the green flag, Griffin's Cody Hall paced the pack for the first seven laps of the Semi-Pro Division feature, but by the eighth lap, he was unable to hold off Week 1 winner, Hudson Halder of Cumming, and Halder seized the top spot before driving off with the win in the time-shortened race.

With the win, Halder catapulted from seventh in the standings and 18 points behind leader Connor Younginer of Stockbridge, all the way up to second and just five points behind new leader Rafe Slate of Eatonton after Younginer was unable to finish the race and settled for a 14th-place outing.

Last week's winner, Christopher Clanton of Brooks, finished second behind Halder, with Slate finishing third, Week 2 winner Brandon Brock finishing fourth and Atlanta's Andrew Dollar rounding out the top-five.

Heading into Week 8 action next Thursday, the Semi-Pro Division's top-five drivers are separated by just 17 points in the overall standings.

Ricky Sanders Racing, Inc. Bandits Division
In the second Ricky Sanders Racing, Inc. Bandits Division feature of the night, Lucas Ruark of Suwanee scored his first feature victory of the season by leading 10 of the time-shortened race's 12 laps, relinquishing the lead for only two laps to division points leader Grant Thompson of Mobile, Alabama midway through.

Thompson finished second, his sixth top-three finish in seven races, while Kenneth Henderson of Alto was third, Lucas Ruark was fourth and Colsen Cochran of Ringgold was fifth.

Chargers Division
Bethlehem's Matthew Widener led all but two laps of the Chargers Division feature to taste victory in his 2017 Thursday Thunder debut, leading Nick Woodall, Ian Hampton of Stockbridge, Cody King of McDonough and Canton's Logan Nalley, each of whom finished second through fifth.

Racing Radios Pro Division
A wild and rowdy beginning to the headlining Racing Radios Pro Division feature saw several cautions, division points leader, Jensen Jorgensen of Stockbridge, in the garage just nine laps in and Week 4 winner Corey Heim fighting for position from the rear of the field after being involved in an early-race incident.

After the initial chaos finally subsided, pole winner William Martin of Douglasville settled into the lead, where he remained from Laps 2 through 12, until Canton's Dawson Fletcher, who entered the evening third in overall points, snared the top spot from Martin as the pair crossed the start/finish line on Lap 13 following several laps of a fierce, door-to-door battle.

Displaying good corner-exit and straightaway speed, Fletcher was able to hold a hard-challenging Martin at bay in the final laps and locked up his first win on the year, becoming the fourth new Pro Division winner and third in the past four weeks.

"It was great," said Fletcher in a post-race interview. "I just got good restarts. We messed up on one but managed to recover, and the car was great today."

With the dust settled in the race and a shakeup in the standings, Fletcher finds himself in second overall, just four points back of four-time winner Jorgensen but only eight points ahead of third-place Corey Heim.

With just three races left on the 2017 season, Fletcher sees Thursday's win as a potential launching bad for a shot at the season title, as the Aug. 5 championship finale looms just three weeks away

"It's gonna be crazy," he said, "but hopefully we are gonna get some momentum from this and try to dominate the rest of these three races and bring home a championship."

Behind Martin, Russel Fleeman of Decula notched his third top-five finish of the season with a third-place performance, while Heim finished fourth and Griffin's Currie Pierce rounded out the top-five.

Below are the results from the Week 4 make-up features:

Outlaws Division
1. Kenny Brady (Marietta, GA)
2. Joshua Hicks (Senoia, GA)
3. Shelby Ruark (Suwanee, GA)
4. Michael Gannon (Canton, GA)
5. Max Brady (Marietta, GA)
6. Garrett Jorgensen (Canton, GA)
7. Blaze Crawford (Fayetteville, GA)
8. Ashton Whitener (Monticello, GA)
9. Gage Roberts (Milledgeville, GA)
10. Aprilia Holt (Senoia, GA)
11. Hayden Swank (Woodstock, GA)
12. Nathan Jackson (Mcdonough, GA)
13. Grayson Dickey
14. Blaise Maddox (Locust Grove, GA)

Ricky Sanders Racing, Inc. Bandits Division
1. River Allen (Hiram, GA)
2. Lucas Ruark (Suwanee, GA)
3. Sarah Sullivan (Gulf Shores, AL)
4. Kelley Puckett (Mcdonough, GA)
5. Justin Campbell (Griffin, GA)
6. Colsen Cochran (Ringgold, GA)
7. Brody Graham (Flowery Branch, GA)
8. Carson Ruark (Suwanee, GA)
9. Keaton Hendrix (Homerville, GA)
10. Grant Thompson (Mobile, AL)
11. Ryan Younginer (Stockbridge, GA)
12. Max Hennebaul (Monroe, GA)
13. Kenneth Henderson (Alto, GA)
(DNS) Garrett Erwin (Covington, GA)
(DNS) Tony Yawn
(DNS) Leland Honeyman (Mooresville, SC)
(DNS) Wilder Etheredge (Atlanta, GA)

Wallace Electric Rookie Bandoleros Division
1. Maddox Langham
2. Carter Griffis (Homerville, GA)
3. Ford Childers (Montrose, GA)
4. Bailey North (McDonough, GA)

Below are the complete results from the regularly scheduled Week 7 features:

Plemons Young Lions Division
1. Ryan Rackley (Valdosta, GA)
2. Hunter Johnson (Hampton, GA)
3. Holt Halder (Cumming, GA)
4. Gauntt Hudgins (Savannah, GA)
5. DJ Canipe (Fallston, NC)
6. Cale Hall (Griffin, GA)
7. Lawson Ingold (Social Circle, GA)
8. Audrie Ruark (Suwanee, GA)
9. Sammy Smith (Des Moines, IA)
10. Harrison Halder (Cumming, GA)
11. Clay Thompson (Bowersville, GA)
12. Carden Cochran (Ringgold, GA)

Plemons Investments Masters Division
1. Bill Plemons Jr (Locust Grove, GA)
2. Scott Moseley (Mcdonough, GA)
3. Robbie Woodall (Mcdonough, GA)
4. Mark Swan (Atlanta, GA)
5. Tony Armbruster (Covington, GA)
6. Wade Brewer (Hampton, GA)
7. Dennis Hecht (Hoschton, GA)
8. James Meredith (Locust Grove, GA)
9. Bill Whatley (Acworth, GA)
10. Randy Shubert (Stone Mountain, GA)
11. John Ponzio (Tyrone, GA)
12. Barry Bowen (Jackson Lake, GA)
13. Rod Nelson (Knoxville, TN)
14. Dale Jackson (Clinton, TN)

Outlaws Division
1. Michael Gannon (Canton, GA)
2. Joshua Hicks (Senoia, GA)
3. Blaise Maddox (Locust Grove, GA)
4. Gage Roberts (Milledgeville, GA)
5. Blaze Crawford (Fayetteville, GA)
6. Shelby Ruark (Suwanee, GA)
7. Ashton Whitener (Monticello, GA)
8. Max Brady (Marietta, GA)
9. Garrett Jorgensen (Canton, GA)
10. Grayson Dickey
11. Hayden Swank (Woodstock, GA)
12. Aprilia Holt (Senoia, GA)
13. Nathan Jackson (McDonough, GA)
14. Kenny Brady (Marietta, GA)

Wallace Electric Rookie Bandoleros Division
1. Ford Childers (Montrose, GA)
2. Bailey North (Mcdonough, GA)
3. Carter Griffis (Homerville, GA)
4. Maddox Langham (DNF)

Semi-Pro Division
1. Hudson Halder (Cumming, GA)
2. Christopher Clanton (Brooks, GA)
3. Rafe Slate (Eatonton, GA)
4. Brandon Brock (Hampton, GA)
5. Andrew Dollar (Atlanta, GA)
6. Davis Rochester (Lebanon, TN)
7. David Lawrence (Senoia, GA)
8. Cody Hall (Griffin, GA)
9. Pierce Brewer (Hampton, GA)
10. Trey Tadrzak (Stockbridge, GA)
11. Parker Brewer (Hampton, GA)
12. Amber Fleeman (Dacula, GA)
13. Brandon Collins (Hampton, GA)
14. Connor Younginer (Stockbridge, GA) (DNF)

Ricky Sanders Racing, Inc. Bandits Division
1. Carson Ruark (Suwanee, GA)
2. Grant Thompson (Mobile, AL)
3. Kenneth Henderson (Alto, GA)
4. Lucas Ruark (Suwanee, GA)
5. Colsen Cochran (Ringgold, GA)
6. Justin Campbell (Griffin, GA)
7. Kelley Puckett (Mcdonough, GA)
8. Brody Graham (Flowery Branch, GA)
9. Keaton Hendrix (Homerville, GA)
10. River Allen (Hiram, GA)
11. Sarah Sullivan (Gulf Shores, AL)
12. Ryan Younginer (Stockbridge, GA)
13. Max Hennebaul (Monroe, GA)

Chargers Division
1. Matthew Widener (Bethlehem, GA)
2. Nick Woodall
3. Ian Hampton (Stockbridge, GA)
4. Cody King
5. Logan Nalley (Canton, GA)
6. Kevin Vaughn (Grovetown, GA)

Racing Radios Pro Division
1. Dawson Fletcher (Canton, GA)
2. William Martin (Douglasville, GA)
3. Russell Fleeman (Decula, GA)
4. Corey Heim (Marietta, GA)
5. Currie Pierce (Griffin, GA)
6. Canon Cochran (Ringgold, GA)
7. Mike Weed (Franklin, GA)
8. Jeff Holden (Gainesville, GA)
9. Robbie Johnston (Laurel, MS)
10. Joshua Hicks (Senoia, GA)
11. Jensen Jorgensen (Stockbridge, GA)
12. Dylan Murry (Cumming, GA)(DNF)

The Thursday Thunder Legends Series presented by Papa John's Pizza continues with Week 8 next Thursday, July 20, featuring the Kids' Candy Scramble during the autograph session, prior to the evening's feature races.

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