The 20th Anniversary Season of the Thunder Legends Series presented by Papa John's Pizza kicked off on a wet Thursday evening at Atlanta Motor Speedway, as more than 90 drivers competed in eight separate racing divisions in one of the toughest quarter-mile programs in the South.

Highlighted with wins by brothers Hudson and Harrison Halder of Cumming in the Semi-Pro and Plemons/Bestway Trailers Young Lions Divisions respectively, as well as Jensen Jorgensen of Stockbridge in the Racing Radios Pro Division, eight competitors got off to a hot start with Week 1 wins, as the 10-race season got underway.

Masters Division
Rolling off the grid first, Wade Brewer of Hampton led the field to the green flag in the Plemons/Bestway Trailers Masters Division feature to kick off the 2017 season among a crowded field of 13 drivers.

After leading the first three laps, a series of cautions led to Atlanta's Mark Swan assuming the spot at the head of the field, where he remained for all of two laps until Thursday Thunder veteran and the 2016 Masters Division champion, Scott Moseley, caught-up and passed him with a move to the inside on the sixth lap.

Moseley would use good speed and crafty maneuvering through lapped traffic to lead each of the last 15 laps in dominating fashion, taking the checkered flag for the ninth straight race going back to last season and for the 12th time in the past 13 races, going all the way back to Week 7 of 2015.

Behind Moseley, Swan finished second, while Bill Plemons, Jr. of Locust Grove rounded out the podium in third.

Semi-Pro Division
Cumming's Hudson Halder recorded his first Thursday Thunder feature win in the Semi-Pro Division, as he led each of the last nine laps of a time-shortened race despite starting at the rear of the field.

Drew Dollar of Atlanta won the pole and stayed ahead of the pack for the first two laps, but Eatonton's Rafe Slate made a pass exiting Turn 4 on the third lap to grab the lead, though he wouldn't stay there for long.

Just two laps later, Halder completed his climb through the field, assuming the front position and held off the field through a long caution and several late-race challenges.

Brandon Brock of Hampton finished second behind Halder, and Slate rounded out the podium in third.

Plemons/Bestway Trailers Young Lions Division
In a wild Plemons/Bestway Trailers Young Lions feature, Harrison Halder only led one lap, but it was the most important one, as he edged out Griffin's Cale Hall at the line to secure his own first Thursday Thunder victory.

In the early stages of the race, it looked like Hampton's Hunter Johnson was on his way to a sure victory after leading each of the first six laps with ease. Though he was showing good speed and hitting his marks, he would get tangled up with Fallston, North Carolina's DJ Canipe on the seventh lap, sending both to the rear, with Hall assuming the lead on the ensuing restart.

Hall was comfortably ahead for the next eight laps, but Halder staged a late-race rally and edged out Hall by less than a car-length as the caution and checkered flag came out on the time-shortened 15-lap feature.

After Hall, it was Gracie Trotter of Charlotte, Carden Cochran of Ringgold and Johnson rounding out the top-five in order.

Chargers Division
In the Chargers Division, a consistently fast Trey Tadrzak of Stockbridge led flag-to-flag for his first feature victory, while Ian Hampton - also from Stockbridge - finished in second behind him.

Outlaws Division
The Outlaws Division feature was a tale of two drivers. Leading from the pole, Senoia's Josh Hicks led the race through the first five laps, but a speedy Blaise Maddox of Locust Grove buzzed passed him on the sixth and never looked back, cruising through the final 15 laps for a dominating Week 1 victory.

"It's was great," said Maddox in a post-race interview. "I can't thank my dad and Rusty Clanton enough for making a fast car and a very consistent car. It's been great all week, and it was perfect in the feature.

"(Hicks) was running a strong race, but he got loose coming out of Turn 2 one time, and I just took advantage of it."

Behind Maddox, Hicks finished second, while Nathan Jackson of Mcdonough, Hayden Swank of Woodstock and Ashton Whitener of Monticello finished third through fifth respectively.

Ricky Sanders Racing, Inc. Bandits Division
Max Hennebaul of Monroe jumped out from his outside third-row starting position in the Ricky Sanders Racing, Inc. Bandits Division feature to snag the lead on the first lap, and he managed to keep the field at bay through six circuits before an accident sent him to the back of the pack early on in the race.

Restarting in the lead was Alto's Kenneth Henderson, and he made it count, staying out front for the duration of the race to secure his first Thursday Thunder victory.

Hennebaul recovered to finish fourth, while Lucas Ruark of Suwanee, Grant Thompson of Mobile, Alabama and Wilder Etheredge of Atlanta each scored top-five victories in the season-opening contest.

Wallace Electric Rookie Bandolero Division
It was all Ford Childers of Montrose for much of the Wallace Electric Rookie Bandolero Division feature, as he led each of the first 13 laps in the 20-lap race. But trouble struck when he encountered lapped traffic on Lap 14, as he fell behind with the race nearing its end.

With a good read on the traffic, Senoia's Aprilia Holt skipped two spots and snagged a brief lead before a caution flag waved but would give up the top spot to Winder's Cole McKeehan on the ensuing restart.

McKeehan led the rest of the way to secure the victory in his Thursday Thunder debut, while Holt finished second and Childers recovered to finish third and round out the podium finish.

Racing Radios Pro Division
It was the Jensen Jorgensen show in the night's Racing Radios Pro Division main event. After securing the fastest time in qualifying, Jorgensen was a class above the rest with a fast car that led each lap of the 25-lap feature, cruising to the checkered flag in his Pro-Division debut.

"It feels great," said Jorgensen after the win. "We struggled a lot (in practice) yesterday, and we didn't know what we had going into today. In qualifying, some people were saying 'Oh, you were in the last session; that was a fluke to qualify on the pole.' But I came out here and I walked the dog on them.

"I couldn't be more proud of the performance. My dad - we threw the book at him a few times this week, and we got it where we wanted it, and it was fast. I'm ready for (the rest of) the season."

Fort Worth, Texas' Mathew Barnard finished second behind Jorgensen, and Stockbridge's Bubba Harry followed with a third-place performance.

Below are the complete results from Week 1:

Plemons/Bestway Trailers Masters Division
1. Scott Moseley (Mcdonough, GA)
2. Mark Swan (Atlanta, GA)
3. Bill Plemons Jr (Locust Grove, GA)
4. Wade Brewer (Hampton, GA)
5. Robbie Woodall (McDonough, GA)
6. James Meredith (Locust Grove, GA)
7. John Ponzio (Tyrone, GA)
8. Randy Shubert (Conyers, GA)
9. Rod Nelson (Knoxville, TN)
10. Tony Armbruster (Covington, GA)
11. Bill Whatley (Acworth, GA)
12. Dennis Hecht (Hoschton, GA)
Wes Potter (Covington, GA) (DQ)

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

Plemons/Bestway Trailers Young Lions Division
1. Harrison Halder (Cumming, GA)
2. Cale Hall (Griffin, GA)
3. Gracie Trotter (Charlotte, NC)
4. Carden Cochran (Ringgold, GA)
5. Hunter Johnson (Hampton, GA)
6. Jak Crawford (Houston, TX)
7. Audrie Ruark (Suwanee, GA)
8. Gauntt Hudgins (Savannah, GA)
9. Ryan Rackley (Valdosta, GA)
10. Annabelle Mohwish (Cumming, GA)
11. Holt Halder (Cumming, GA)
12. DJ Canipe (Fallston, NC)
13. Lawson Ingold (Social Circle, GA)
14. Sammy Smith (Des Moines, IA)
15. Clay Thompson (Bowersville, GA)
16. Camden Prouty (Spanish Fort, AL)

Chargers Division
1. Trey Tadrzak (Stockbridge, GA)
2. Ian Hampton (Stockbridge, GA)
Hunter Burns (Thomaston, GA) (DQ)
Nick Woodall (DQ)
Kevin Vaughn (Grovetown, GA) (DQ)

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

Ricky Sanders Racing, Inc. Bandits Division
1. Kenneth Henderson (Alto, GA)
2. Lucas Ruark (Suwanee, GA)
3. Grant Thompson (Mobile, AL)
4. Max Hennebaul (Monroe, GA)
5. Wilder Etheredge (Atlanta, GA)
6. Colsen Cochran (Ringgold, GA)
7. Brody Graham
8. Justin Campbell (Griffin, GA)
9. Sarah Sullivan (Gulf Shores, AL)
10. Ryan Younginer (Stockbridge, GA)
11. Carson Ruark (Suwanee, GA)
12. Garrett Erwin
13. Tony Yawn (Roanoke, AL)
14. Keaton Hendrix (Homerville, GA)

Wallace Electric Rookie Bandolero Division
1. Cole Mckeehan (Winder, GA)
2. Aprilia Holt (Senoia, GA)
3. Ford Childers (Montrose, GA)
4. Kelley Puckett (McDonough, GA)
5. Carter Griffis (Homerville, GA)
6. Bailey North (Hampton, GA)

Racing Radios Pro Division
1. Jensen Jorgensen (Stockbridge, GA)
2. Matthew Barnard (Fort Worth, TX)
3. Bubba Harry (Stockbridge, GA)
4. Corey Heim (Marietta, GA)
5. Joshua Hicks (Senoia, GA)
6. Canon Cochran (Ringgold, GA)
7. Taylor Jorgensen (Stockbridge, GA)
8. Dawson Fletcher (Canton, GA)
9. Jeff Holden (Gainesville, GA)
10. William Martin (Douglasville, GA)
11. Currie Pierce (Griffin, GA)
12. Mike Weed (Franklin, GA)
13. Robbie Johnston (Laurel, MS)
14. Russell Fleeman (Decula, GA)

The Thursday Thunder Legends Series presented by Papa John's Pizza continues with Week 2 next Thursday, June 8.

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