Legend and Bandolero racers capped off a doubleheader week of Thursday Thunder in round five Thursday night, as electrifying bumper to bumper action continued at Atlanta Motor Speedway. 

This was highlighted in the Outlaw feature race. Garrett Erwin of Covington started 2nd to polesitter Jacob Bradley, although it would not stay that way long. Coming out of turn 2 of the opening lap, Erwin took the outside lane of Bradley to take the lead right out of the gate, an impressive maneuver not often seen at the Thunder Ring. Erwin was determined to claim victory as he controlled the first half of the race, but had to hold off challengers chasing from behind. However, the Covington native was too persistent for the competition, as he claimed victory by a half straightaway in the race’s final laps.

Earlier in the evening, the Bandits feature brought edge of your seat action, as defending champion Hudson Canipe of Candler, N.C. sat on the pole. Just behind Canipe was Nicholas Denton of Pascagoula, Miss., who was eager to pass Canipe and waiting for his moment to strike. That opportunity came with ten laps to go, when Denton battled with Canipe to get the inside lane, but failed to take the spot. Another opportunity never presented itself again for Denton as Hudson Canipe claimed his second checkered flag this week in the Bandits division. 

As the sun began to set on Atlanta Motor Speedway, the Masters feature race got underway with high speed bumper-to-bumper racing. McDonough native Robbie Woodall started out strong, but was challenged by Wednesday night’s winner Benjamin Jones and Masters ace Bill Plemons Jr. Ultimately Woodall’s tenacity was too much Thursday night, as he never lost sight of the lead and outmatched the competition in the Masters division. 

Caleb Heady of Shelbyville, Ky. continued a dominating season of Thursday Thunder by claiming yet another victory in The Associates Group Pro feature race. Previous winner Timothy Watson gave a spirited challenge to Heady, but it was not enough as Heady drove into victory lane for the fourth time this season.

In The Byron Powersports Semi-Pro feature race, Graham Campbell got off to a strong start, but keeping his lead would not come easy. McDonough’s Nathan Jackson chased the Braselton native throughout the race, but Campbell was undeterred and secured his second win of the year in the Semi-Pro division.

In other feature action, Parker Eatmon of Wilson, N.C. earned back-to-back wins by topping the WJP Investments Young Lions feature race. Luke Yarbough of Milton continued his command in the Chargers feature by securing his fourth straight victory, while Emma Britt of McDonough won the Fr8Auctions Rookie Bandolero race to add to her phenomenal season.

Here are the full results from Round 5 at 2021 Thursday Thunder:

Young Lions Legends 
1. Eatmon, Parker (Wilson, NC)
2. Bevin, Isaac (Louisville, KY)
3. Phillips, George (Charlotte, NC)
4. Buice, Lanie (Locust Grove, GA)
5. Kuehl, Lacy (Sarasoda, FL)
6. Nascimento, Ethan (Manteca, CA)
7. North, Bailey (Hampton, GA)
8. Hendrix, Keaton (Homerville, GA)
9. Reynolds, Jackson (Marietta, GA)
10. Kade, Matthew (Hampton, GA)
11. Bulger, Hudson (Perry, GA)
12. McElearney, Sean (Babylon, NY)
13. Dibble, Oliver (Owens Cross Roads, AL)
14. Yawn, Tony III (Roanoke, AL)
15. Ruggiero, Giovanni (Seekonk, MA)

Semi-Pro Legends 
1. Campbell, Graham (Braselton, GA)
2. Jackson, Nathan (McDonough, GA)
3. Gannon, Michael (Canton, GA)
4. Wagman, Jarrett (Titusville, FL)
5. Brown, Colin (Gray Court, SC)
6. Treschl, Jason (Lagrange, GA)
7. Hampton, Ian (Stockbridge, GA)
8. Barfield, Trent (Hamilton, GA)
9. Tadrzak, Trey (Stockbridge, GA)
10. Taylor, Jonathan (Roswell, GA)

Pro Legends 
1. Heady, Caleb (Shelbyville, KY)
2. Watson, Timothy (Panama City, FL)
3. Jorgensen, Jensen (Stockbridge, GA)
4. Hicks, Joshua (Senoia, GA)
5. Hall, Cale (Griffin, GA)
6. Woodall, Nick (Canton, GA)
7. Graham, Gavin (Lakeland, FL)
8. Bollman, Jake (Huntington Beach, CA)
9. Jorgensen, Taylor (Stockbridge, GA)
10. Clanton, Christopher (Brooks, GA)

Masters Legends 
1. Woodall, Robbie (McDonough, GA)
2. Jones, Benjamin (Macon, GA)
3. Plemons, Bill Jr (Locust Grove, GA)
4. Swan, Mark (Athens, GA)
5. Young, Phillip (Dallas, GA)
6. Shore, Russell (Jefferson, GA)
7. Yawn, Tony (Roanoke, AL)
8. Wehunt, Ronnie (Canton, GA)
9. Shubert, Randy (Stone Mountain, GA)
10. Anderson, Robert (Covington, GA)
11. Armbruster, Tony (Covington, GA)
12. Bowen, Barry (Jackson Lake, GA)
13. Potter, Wes (Covington, GA)

1. Canipe, Hudson (Candler, NC)
2. Dulin, Neal (Harrisburg, NC)
3. Denton, Nicholas (Pascagoula, MS)
4. Sanders, Bryce (Ola, GA)
5. Flater, Mitchell (Conyers, GA)
6. O'Neil, Baylor (Grantville, GA)
7. Kendrew, Makenna (Senoia, GA)
8. Malone, Beckham (Rock Hill, SC)

Rookie Bandoleros
1. Britt, Emma (McDonough, GA)
2. Mueller, Kerbi (Locust Grove, GA)
3. Cauble, Carson (Salisbury, NC)
4. Parrish, Dana (Bremen, GA)
5. Collins, Claire (Dallas, GA)
6. Belk, Cash (Hoschton, GA)
7. Rudolph, Briella (Griffin, GA)
8. Young, Luke (Dallas, GA)
9. Mueller, Lane (Locust Grove, GA)
10. Stevens, Kendall (Griffin, GA)

1. Erwin, Garrett (Covington, GA)
2. Bacon, Kyle (Buchanan, GA)
3. Bradley, Kaleb (Chapel Hill, NC)
4. Hocutt, Clay (Mobile, AL)
5. Morgan, Hunter ()
6. Esposito, Gianni (Dacula, GA)
7. Asztalos, Sebastain (Temple, GA)
8. Butler, Conner (Forsyth, GA)
9. Kade, Kayli (Hampton, GA)
10. Hicks, Katelyn (Senoia, GA)
11. Bradley, Jacob ()

1. Yarbrough, Luke (Milton, GA)
2. Younginer, Ryan (Locust Grove, GA)
3. Kepley, Meredith (Falls Church, VA)
4. Woodall, Amanda (Canton, GA)
5. Brown, Lee (Acworth, GA)
6. Maddox, Jeremy (Brasleton, GA)
7. Young, Lisa (Dallas, GA)
8. Cosier, Brian (Marietta, GA)
9. Anderson, David (Covington, GA)