Smith’s Thursday Thunder Streak Ends


With a fourth place finish, Nichols’ lead at the top of the Masters division shrunk to five points over Moseley with the season finale set for next Thursday.

Hayden Swank of Woodstock paced the field to the green flag in the 15th Street Pizza and Pub Outlaws feature. Kamera McDonald, TX moved to the lead in turn two on the first lap. Division leader Jensen Jorgensen and Chase Purdy pressured McDonald over the next four laps before the pair slipped to the front of the field on lap four. Jorgensen held off Purdy over the remainder of the race to earn his sixth feature win of the season.

The Allred Family Dentistry Semi-Pro division began with Jeff Holden in the lead at the drop of the green flag. Taylor Jorgensen started from the inside of the second row but was able to slip to the lead as she pushed Holden to the outside on the first lap. At the front of the field, Jorgensen extended her lead on lap eight to half a lap. A battle for second place ensued between R.S. Senter and William Martin over the final eight laps but neither could gain any ground as Jorgensen won her second feature race of the season.

Blake Gaither started from the point in the Young Lion’s feature. Zach Leonhardi began from the outside pole but moved to the lead as he drove past Gaither on the first lap. Woodrow Mullis rode in second after two laps as he wove his way through the field after he started near the back of the pack. On lap 10, Mullis was able to slide to the inside of Leonhardi in turn four to take the lead. Mullis held off Leonhardi over the last half of the race as the pair drove away from the rest of the field.

Wilder Etheredge earned his first feature win of his career in the beginner Bandolero feature. Blaise Maddox finished second as he challenged Etheredge for the lead throughout the race. Gauntt Hudgins finished third.

The W.J. Plemons III Associated Group Insurance Inc. Pro feature saw Williams Plemons III capture the checkered for his sixth win of the season. From the inside of the second row, Will Martin was able to move into second place midway through the race but was unable to get past Plemons III.