Legends cars coming around turn two during last week's Thursday Thunder action at Atlanta Motor Speedway. (PHOTO: Steve Knight)

JAMES BUTLER: Thursday Thunder, Atlanta Motor Speedway experiences a first for this sports writer

As a sportswriter since 2006, I have covered just about any sport you can name, including auto-racing. While I have provided live coverage on a great deal of these sports — including auto racing — I had never covered a live racing event until this past Thursday at the Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Thursday Thunder. Five

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Jensen, left, and Taylor Jorgensen take pride in the strides they are making toward a tandem NASCAR career. (PHOTO: Steve Knight)

ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Jorgensen siblings primed to make brother-sister noise in NASCAR circuits based on grassroots racing success

  By James Butler HAMPTON, Ga. — Family connections have seemingly forever been a part of NASCAR. From the Pettys to the Earnhardts to the Buschs, drivers that were kin have been linked and have seen their family names go on to represent a worthy status. However, there have been few sister-brother combos to make

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Jensen and Taylor Jorgensen have been two of the winningest Thursday Thunder drivers over the last several years. (File)

THURSDAY THUNDER: Atlanta Motor Speedway’s most popular grassroots racing series ready for its 18th season

By James Butler HAMPTON, Ga. — Atlanta Motor Speedway President Ed Clark helped kick off another Thursday Thunder Legends Series season as the AMS held its Media Day for the grassroots series and racers were allowed to practice for the first time on Wednesday. “This is always an exciting time for the competitors,” Clark said.

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Racing siblings Jensen (left) and Taylor Jorgensen stand next to their cars after competing in the Battle of the Big Top at the Texas Motor Speedway. (Special Photo)

Taylor and Jensen Jorgensen renew sibling rivalry at Battle at the Big Top in Texas Motor Speedway

FORT WORTH, TX. — Jorgensen Racing took on Texas this past weekend and came away fairly satisfied. The amateur racing team, led by Stockbridge siblings Taylor and Jensen Jorgensen made successful debuts at The Battle at the Big Top, a five-race Legends car competition — with a sixth bonus race that served as a national

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Jensen Jorgensen's No. 32 Legend's car crossed the finish line first during Friday night's final week of Winter Flurry action. It's Jorgensen's second Flurry crown in the last three years. (PHOTO: Speedpics.net)

ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Southern Crescent racers Jensen Jorgensen, Joshua Hicks, Robbie Woodall crowned Winter Flurry champs | FULL RESULTS

HAMPTON, Ga. — Three Southern Crescent area racers topped the points charts and won Winter Flurry championships Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Semi-pro Legends driver Jensen Jorgensen of Stockbridge snagged not only the Winter Flurry championship, but also the checkered flag in the winter racing series’ finale’ on the quarter-mile “Thunder Ring.” It was Jorgensen’s

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Joshua Hicks doesn't mind doing double duty between the track and the ball field. (Special Photo)

ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Senoia racer, baseball player Joshua Hicks looking to bring home another Winter Flurry title

By Gabriel Stovall gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com SENOIA, Ga. — It’s been several years since Joshua Hicks has been able to call himself a racing series champion at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. The 14-year old Senoia native had just turned 10 when he nabbed the first of his two Winter Flurry championships. It was a particularly prosperous time

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Jensen Jorgensen wants to keep his No. 1 ranking, despite his step up in competition. (Special Photo)

ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Jensen Jorgensen, two other area racers get checkered flags at Winter Flurry

HAMPTON, Ga. — Jensen Jorgensen was a part of a trio of Southern Crescent area amateur racers who grabbed checkered flags Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Winter Flurry. Jorgensen of Stockbridge (Semi-Pro Division), Joshua Hicks of Senoia (Outlaws Division) and Locust Grove’s William Plemmons (Masters Division) all notched wins during in the next-to-last race of

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