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Saturday July 11th, 2020 7:06PM

Legends back on track with doubleheader action at AMS

By Dustin Bixby
  Contact Editor

The AMS Legends Series hit the track for double feature action on Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Thunder Ring on Saturday afternoon.

The features were the first for Legends and Bandolero racers at AMS since January, but it didn’t take long for competitors to knock the rust off as they dueled door-to-door and bumper-to-bumper around the tight ¼-mile track.

Caleb Heady scooted around Jensen Jorgensen in the last corner of the last lap to claim the first Pro feature win. The second Pro feature came down to that same duo, but in the encore Jorgensen held off Heady to take the feature win.

The Masters division saw the two most recent Thursday Thunder champions finish on top of each feature. 2018 champ Robbie Woodall took the first feature win and 2019 champion Bill Plemons, Jr. took the second feature win.

Ashton Whitener led flag-to-flag in the first Semi-Pro feature, followed by Blaze Crawford and Ian Hampton in second and third. In the second feature Crawford led after the halfway point, but Whitener surged past on lap 14 and held on to take the victory followed by Crawford and Hampton.

A slip by Gavin Graham opened the door for Nathan Jackson to take the lead in the first Young Lions feature, who went on to win. In the second feature Graham avoided a repeat of that costly mistake and held off a pursuing Jackson to take the second feature win.

In the Outlaws features Donovan Strauss and Ryan Younginer finished 1-2 in both races. Strauss in particular was dialed-in, leading 39 of the 40 laps between the two features.

Tristan McKee navigated around polesitter Garrett Gumm on lap 2 of the first Bandits feature and never looked back en-route to victory. McKee stayed hot in the second feature, climbing from fourth to the lead in short order to take both wins.

In Rookie Bandolero competition, Julia Buchanan led a quartet of female racers in the top-4 spots at the finish of the first feature. Buchanan was followed by Kayli Kade, Kateyln Hicks, and Caroline Powers. Beckham Malone took the victory in the second feature, followed by Carson Brown in second.

Chargers action saw Kason Hill take the victory in the first feature and Lanie Buice score the win in the second feature.

For more information on AMS Legends, visit AtlantaMotorSpeedway.com.

Atlanta Motor Speedway – Hampton, GA
Race Results – June 20, 2020

Young Lions Feature 1
1. Nathan Jackson – McDonough, GA
2. Mason Maggio – Palm Beach Gardens, FL
3. Michael Gannon – Canton, GA
4. Gavin Graham – Lakeland, FL
5. Matthew Kade – Hampton, GA
6. Jackson Reynolds – Marietta, GA

Young Lions Feature 2
1. Gavin Graham – Lakeland, FL
2. Nathan Jackson – McDonough, GA
3. Mason Maggio – Palm Beach Gardens, FL
4. Michael Gannon – Canton, GA
5. Matthew Kade – Hampton, GA
6. Jackson Reynolds – Marietta, GA

Semi-Pro Feature 1
1. Ashton Whitener – Monticello, GA
2. Blaze Crawford – Fayetteville, GA
3. Ian Hampton – Stockbridge, GA
4. Connor Younginer – Stockbridge, GA
5. Trey Tadrzak – Stockbridge, GA
6. Jason Treschl – Lagrange, GA

Semi-Pro Feature 2
1. Ashton Whitener – Monticello, GA
2. Blaze Crawford – Fayetteville, GA
3. Ian Hampton – Stockbridge, GA
4. Trey Tadrzak – Stockbridge, GA

Pro Feature 1
1. Caleb Heady – Shelbyville, KY
2. Jensen Jorgensen – Stockbridge, GA
3. Timothy Watson – Panama City, FL
4. Gage Roberts – Milledgeville, GA
5. Cale Hall – Griffin, GA
6. Treyce Capers
7. Austin Hill – Winston, GA

Pro Feature 2
1. Jensen Jorgensen – Stockbridge, GA
2. Caleb Heady – Shelbyville, KY
3. Gage Roberts – Milledgeville, GA
4. Cale Hall – Griffin, GA
5. Treyce Capers
6. Timothy Watson – Panama City, FL

Masters Feature 1
1. Robbie Woodall – McDonough, GA
2. Bill Plemons, Jr. – Locust Grove, GA
3. Ronnie Wehunt – Canton, GA
4. Wade Brewer – Locust Grove, GA
5. Phillip Young – Dallas, GA
6. Tony Armbruster – Covington, GA

Masters Feature 2
1. Bill Plemons, Jr. – Locust Grove, GA
2. Robbie Woodall – McDonough, GA
3. Ronnie Wehunt – Canton, GA
4. Wade Brewer – Locust Grove, GA
5. Tony Armbruster – Covington, GA
6. Phillip Young – Dallas, GA

Bandits Feature 1
1. Tristan McKee – Williamsburg, VA
2. Garrett Gumm – Brooks, GA
3. Garrett Erwin – Covington, GA
4. Nicolas Denton
5. Nathaniel Harry – Concord, NC
6. Mitchell Flater – Conyers, GA
7. Baylor O’Neil – Grantville, GA
8. George Phillips – Charlotte, NC
9. Carter Taylor – Lucedale, MS

Bandits Feature 2
1. Tristan McKee – Williamsburg, VA
2. Garrett Gumm – Brooks, GA
3. Garrett Erwin – Covington, GA
4. George Phillips – Charlotte, NC
5. Mitchell Flater – Conyers, GA
6. Nicolas Denton
7. Nathaniel Harry – Concord, NC
8. Baylor O’Neil – Grantville, GA
9. Carter Taylor – Lucedale, MS

Rookie Bandoleros Feature 1
1. Julia Buchanan – Senoia, GA
2. Kayli Kade – Hampton, GA
3. Katelyn Hicks – Senoia, GA
4. Caroline Powers – Griffin, GA
5. Beckham Malone – Rock Hill, SC
6. Alex Ford – Atlanta, GA
7. Makenna Kendrew – Senoia, GA
8. Carson Brown – Moseley, VA
9. Emma Britt – McDonough, GA

Rookie Bandoleros Feature 2
1. Beckham Malone – Rock Hill, SC
2. Carson Brown – Moseley, VA
3. Kayli Kade – Hampton, GA
4. Caroline Powers – Griffin, GA
5. Katelyn Hicks – Senoia, GA
6. Makenna Kendrew – Senoia, GA
DQ: Julia Buchanan – Senoia, GA

Outlaws Feature 1
1. Donovan Strauss – Marietta, GA
2. Ryan Younginer – Locust Grove, GA
3. Kyle Bacon – Buchanan, GA
4. Gianni Esposito – Dacula, GA
5. Bailey Buchanan – Senoia, GA
6. Kelley Puckett – McDonough, GA
7. Brianna Freeman
8. Bailey North – Hampton, GA

Outlaws Feature 2
1. Donovan Strauss – Marietta, GA
2. Ryan Younginer – Locust Grove, GA
3. Bailey North – Hampton, GA
4. Kelley Puckett – McDonough, GA
5. Kyle Bacon – Buchanan, GA
6. Bailey Buchanan – Senoia, GA
7. Gianni Esposito – Dacula, GA
8. Brianna Freeman

Chargers Feature 1
1. Kason Hill – Douglasville, GA
2. Lanie Buice – Locust Grove, GA
3. Chance Frank – Griffin, GA
4. Hudson Bulger – Perry, GA
5. Amanda Woodall – Canton, GA
6. Lisa Scott – Dallas, GA

Chargers Feature 2
1. Lanie Buice – Locust Grove, GA
2. Chance Frank – Griffin, GA
3. Amanda Woodall – Canton, GA
4. Kason Hill – Douglasville, GA
5. Lisa Scott – Dallas, GA
6. Hudson Bulger – Perry, GA

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