Legends, Bandolero drivers take on Atlanta Motorsports Park
A unique challenge faced drivers in Race 3 of the Atlanta Motor Speedway Legends and Bandolero Road Course Championship. With a different course setting, drivers battled for series points at Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville, Georgia on Saturday afternoon.
Rookie Bandoleros took to the track first and Caleb Williams earned the win in the feature race as he survived three re-starts to post the win. Williams was able to get by Brody Graham on lap two and led for the final eight laps. The pair came out of turn one side by side before Williams slipped in front of Graham for the lead. Graham finished second while Garrett Erwin was third.
Joshua Hicks dominated the the combined Bandits and Outlaw feature as he captured the checkered flag from the pole. Hicks was the top Outlaw driver and was able to open up a five car length lead out of turn one off the start of the race and continued to add to his lead throughout the feature. Blaze Crawford finished second while Leland Honeyman finished third overall but was the top finisher among Bandit drivers.
The combined Semi-Pro/Young Lions feature was a spirited race that saw a handful of lead changes before Christopher Clanton pulled away from the field for the win. Clanton didn't take the lead until three laps remained in the feature. He lurked in third for the first handful of laps while Hudson Halder and Jason Treschl exchanged the lead three times from lap three to lap five as the pair finished in second and third respectively. Hunter Johnson finished fourth overall but was the top Young Lion driver in the feature.
Doug Stevens led from flag to flag to earn the win in the Masters/Pro feature. Dylan Murry finished second as he challenged Stevens throughout the race but could not find an opportunity to get past the leader. In sixth overall, Tony Armbruster was the top finishing Masters driver.
The Thunder Roadsters feature saw the closest finish of the afternoon as Darrel Krentz and Aaron Croslyn battled over the final two laps for the lead. The pair exchanged the lead five times but it was Krentz who took advantage of a bobble by Croslyn out of turn 16 and won the dash to the checkered flag.
Champions will be crowned in the Atlanta Motor Speedway Road Course Championship on Dec. 10 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. For more information or to test drive your own Legends machine, contact Legends of Georgia director Ken Ragan at (770) 707-2977 or visit www.legendsofga.com.
1. Doug Stevens (Griffin), 2. Dylan Murry (Cumming), 3. Dawson Fletcher (Canton), 4. Joshua Hicks (Senoia), 5. Corey Heim (Marietta), 6. Adam Robinson, 7. Bubba Harry (Griffin) - DNS
1. Hunter Johnson, 2. Conner Younginer (Stockbridge), 3. Rafe Slate (Eatonton), 4. Cale Hall (Griffin), 5. Cannon Cochran (Ringgold), 6. Drew Dollar (Atlanta), 7. Clay Thompson (Bowersville), 8. Annabelle Mowish (Cumming), 9. Carden Cochran (Ringgold), 10. Audrey Ruark (Suwanee), 11. Ricky Springer (McDonough), 12. Cody Hall (Griffin), 13. Harrison Halder (Cumming) - DNS
1. Christopher Clanton (Brooks), 2. Hudson Hadler (Cumming), 3. Jason Treschl (LaGrange), 4. Brandon Brock (Hampton), 5. David Lawrence (Senoia), 6. Michael Occhipinti
1. Tony Armbruster (Covington),2. Terry Mathis (Cumming), 3. Pat Sellars (Stockbridge), 4. Dennis Hecht (Hoschton), 5. Randy Shubert (Conyers), 6. Phillip Young (Dallas), 7. Lisa Scott (Dallas), 8. Barry Bowen (Covington)
1. Darrel Krentz (Charlotte, NC), 2. Aaron Croslyn, 3. Brian Weimer (Cumming), 4. Ray Scott
1. Caleb Williams (Lamar, SC), 2. Brody Graham (Flowery Branch), 3. Garrett Erwin (Mooresville, NC), 4. Mickey Mohwish (Cumming), 5. Carson Ruark (Suwanee), 6. Gianni Esposito (Dacula) - DNS, 7. Lucas Ruark (Suwanee) - DNS
1. Joshua Hicks (Senoia), 2. Blaze Crawford (Fayetteville), 3. Trey Tadrzak (Stockbridge), 4. Ashton Whitener (Monticello), 5. Shelby Ruark (Suwanee), 6. Michael Gannon (Canton), 7. Haden Swank (Woodstock), 8. Drew Dollar (Atlanta) - DNS
1. Leland Honeyman (Mooresville, NC), 2. Nathan Jackson (McDonough), 3. Ryan Younginer (Stockbridge), 4. Colson Cochran (Ringgold), 5. River Allen (Hiram), 6. Max Hennebaul (Bold Springs), 7. Jason Campbell (Griffin), 8. Sara Sullivan - DNS