Skip Nichols has won more races than any other driver in the Atlanta Motor Speedway summer series known as Thursday Thunder, and he added one more by winning the final race of the season on Thursday night to capture the Estes Services Masters Division championship. It is the seventh Masters Division title in Nichols career, and came in what he said would be the final race of his career.
Afterwards, Nichols said “My racing career has been a marvelous thing for me and my family over the 50-something years I’ve been racing and to end my career at Atlanta Motor Speedway with all these track officials and especially these fans who are out here to watch us race and have fun. I have enjoyed it and it has been the thrill of my life."
Woodrow Mullis earned his first career season points championship in the Young Lions Division after winning his ninth race in 10 starts.
R.S. Senter finished second to Will Martin in Thursday night’s Allred Family Dentistry Semi-Pro Division feature race, but it was good enough to lock up the season title. Like Mullis, the championship is the first for Senter.
In the 15th Street Pizza and Pub Outlaws Division, Jensen Jorgenson won the feature race to join Mullis and Senter as first-time Thursday Thunder season points champions. The Stockbridge native started at the front and stayed there on his way to the championship.
Chandler Smith took his third consecutive season points championship on the Quarter-Mile “Thunder Ring”. The Talking Rock native tied the record for most consecutive victories in a season with eight.
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